Mark Collins Jr: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Mark Collins Jr
School: Towson University/South Dakota
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I set the goal to start, get better and help my team win as much as I can.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I took the time out to focus on the fundamentals of my position, as well as elevating my game mentally.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would say I’m a smart, versatile player that has many strengths to my game. A playmaker that has a knack for the football.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
Offensive tendencies, formations, personnel groupings and patterns within their play-calling and scheme.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My knowledge for the game and my ability to play multiple positions in the back end. Also, I’m very cerebral about football and my natural instincts allow me to play fast and make plays.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’ll be training in Columbia, Maryland and 360fitperformance to polish my position drills, testing numbers and overall fitness.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My ability to pick up things quickly and adjust on the fly. I’m good at understanding schemes and working within the function of the defense. It’s something I’ve always used to my advantage. I’m also accountable, both on and off the field.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
I’m a versatile player that can play multiple positions in the back end. I possess all three phases of the DB position, tackling, coverage and creating turnovers. I’m a very smart player that’s been around the game my whole life that would do well with an opportunity if granted one.