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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Martavis Moore, DB, University of Central Arkansas

Martavis Moore is a pretty physical cornerback regardless of his height. I like this kids passion for the game

Martavis Moore is a pretty physical cornerback regardless of his height. I like this kids passion for the game

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?

Martavis Moore

What is your Height/Weight?

5’8 WT: 193

What is your position?

CB and Nickel Back

Where do you play college football?

University of Central Arkansas

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

Helping little kids with their skills, and encouraging them to respect their parents, keep faith in God, and to get their education.

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

Introduction to Fiction

Where are you from?

Benoit, Ms

Who is your role model, and why?

Brent Grimes is my role model, because he helped me believe that I can make it in professional football. He came from a small school and he is a small athlete and I can relate to him in the same situation because he was raised by his mother with no father. I was raised by a single mother along with my other 10 siblings and I’m the oldest.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball, basketball, football, and ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played QB, WR, RB, CB, SS, PR, and KR

At your position, what separates you from others?

At my position my heart and remembering growing up without a father and helping my mother raise my siblings separates me from others. I volunteer for special teams, everybody has the same goal to get into professional football and start well. Everybody can’t start, so I do whatever I can to help the team and be a different in a win or a loss.

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

When breaking down film, first I research my opponent’s height and weight, review their stats and see how many times they are target a game. I then watch all of their releases from the line, know their favorite route, see do they play well through contact, and watch how they attack the ball.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Nickolas Brassell

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

Malcom Butler from the Patriots, because he went to a Junior College and I played 2 years at a Junior College, before coming to the University of Central Arkansas. He loved special team and special team is a major part of my game.

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

I lost my grandmother my senior year in high school on Christmas. I wasn’t at the house when she passed away, I was at my bother house. It was hard to stop crying because I wasn’t there to tell her I love her. I remember when she was telling me to go to college and don’t stop playing ball and don’t be like my cousin and brother smoking and drinking. So I did just what she told me to do and that how I overcome my obstacle.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes, to pray and run a lap around the field before every game.

What is your biggest strength?

Being physical and using my quarterback tools to see what the quarterback would do in situations.

What is your biggest weakness?

Thinking too much

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

Give my all everyday be where I am supposed to be and make sure that I am the first one there. Work harder than the next man in front of me and to use the lesson and the obstacle I have faced to become successful today.

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

Deion Sanders

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

MY grandmother

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

MY mother my and siblings a house

Rapid Answers:

  •    Tupac or Biggie?
  •    NFL Network or ESPN?
  •    Coke or Pepsi?
  •    Pizza or Burgers?
  •    Dogs or Cats?

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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