Name: Martez Thompkins
School: Tusculum College
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My main goal was to not let a Receiver catch a touchdown on me in my final season and that goal was a success. A catch is a catch, but a touchdown is the one that hurts the most. I didn’t worry about setting other goals because I knew if I played my game, the stats would come. I just wanted to finally get recognized for my work on the field and I had no other option but to go out with a bang. I was first team All-Conference for the South Atlantic Conference and I also made the Don Hansen All-Region team.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Fast, Ball Hawking, Competitive.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
There’s always room for improvement. I will keep working on my technique, footwork, hips, and judging the ball in uncomfortable positions.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Because I like to follow the best Receiver, I first look to see whose the Quarterback’s favorite target. Then, I look to see if the Receiver is really fast or has average speed. This helps me determine how I’m going to line up against him. Next, I examine the release the Receiver likes to give his opponent. Finally, I look to see what route the Receiver has the most success running.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
Speed and NATURAL talent.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My demeanor is one of a kind. I don’t like to brag about my success, I’ll rather let others brag about my skill. You won’t hear me say as much on the field because everything is zoned out when I’m locked in.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
4.47 – 40 yd dash, 40.5 – Vertical, 10’4- Broad Jump.