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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Mark Pope, WR, University of Massachusetts

Mark Pope, WR, University of Massachusetts
Mark Pope the speedy and elusive wide receiver from the University of Massachusetts recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Mark Pope 
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: University of Massachusetts 
  • Height: 6ft 
  • Weight: 180lbs
  • Twitter: markpope06
  • Instagram: markpope6 

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft

  • My speed, the ability to run great routes and the accuracy with catching the ball. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

  • 4 years old 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

  • I’m very open minded and willing to learn. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

 – I would donate to many soups kitchens to help end homelessness. 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

  • the best advice I ever received was to be the best version of myself. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

  • my childhood hero was and is my mom. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

  • the most underrated former teammate I had was Issac Ross. 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • When others don’t keep things clean. 

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

  • Dr. Stratton 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

  • The hardest moment in my life to overcome was being kicked off a college football team on national tv with millions over people watching it. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

 – Something special about my school is that in Massachusetts you get to see all 4 seasons. And being from Miami where it’s always hot, seeing snow was a big experience for me. 

If you could have any franchise restaurant in your house what would it be?

  • Wing Stop 

What is your favorite snack food? 

  • Nutty Buddy’s 

What is your degree in? 

  • Liberal Arts 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

  • “I got everything you need.”

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

  • Jayden Reed because I feel like me and him share similar route running skills. 

What is your favorite game to play at the carnival/theme park?

  • Basketball 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

  • Rocky Balboa – because he’s a bad ass, he’s that’s guy in my eyes. 
  • My father- because he passed when I was 7 so i never got a chance to really spend time with him. 
  • Bernie Mac- he is so funny and I know he would make me laugh. 


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