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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Stefon Martin, WR, Incarnate Word

Stefon Martin has good hands and uses his size to make plays

Stefon Martin has good hands and uses his size to make plays

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Stefon Martin 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 190

What is your position? 

WR

Where do you play college football? 

University of  The Incarnate Word

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Went and visited kids at an Elementary School sat and ate lunch with them and  also spoke to them about the golden rule and respect, the smiles on their faces and to be able to give them something to talk about when they got home to their parents was pretty cool.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

College Algebra, I’m horrible at Math.

Where are you from? 

Atlanta, Georgia

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, Stephanie Johnson. Just the sacrifices that she has made for me and my sister, her faith and belief in God and a Multitude of other things, I could probably go all day, But she motivates me and keeps me going.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yep, Basketball 

stefon martinDid you play any other positions in football? 

My first position was Quarterback, but I also played DB.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed and ability to get open and my off the line releases. 

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look at a DB’s tendencies, their technique. I look how aggressive they are in man press I also look at how well they cover routes.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

My boy Jeremy Massey, still haven’t went against anyone that’s made me work harder than him.

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

Mike Wallace, We both are about the same size and his ability to separate and out run defenders is similar.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

I tore my ACL in 2011 during the start of my college journey, A lot of people told me I should quit and pursue something else but I stayed encouraged, stayed prayed up, worked hard to recover and allowed God to work and do what he does. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I talk to god, and listen to music

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Trying to get scouts to not over look me because I went to a small school and to realize I am just as good as guys that play at those “bigger” schools they were just put in better situations.

What is your biggest strength?

My Ability to beat guys deep, and my releases.

 What is your biggest weakness? 

I would like to be more consistent in attacking the football. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t and I just want to make that an every time thing.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

I play fast and physical, I’m always on time to meetings, workouts, practice or whatever the coaches ask us to do I’m there. I’m coachable and I have great character on and off the field, you don’t have to worry about me getting in any type of trouble. I’m just a stand up guy that wants to play football and take care of his family.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Michael Vick/ Atlanta Falcons

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

My Grandma Prezzie, Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

I’ll probably pay off these loans I built up from playing Junior college ball. Other than that, a nice home for my mother.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? Don’t drink soda
  • Pizza or Burgers? 
  • Dogs or Cats?

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