Marquez Thomas: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Marquez Thomas
School: Albany State University
Position: Middle Linebacker/Nickel
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Be the best on the field at all times, be around the ball, make every play possible, be a leader on and off the field, and control the game with my mind and physicality.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Relentless, Outgoing, Machine
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will train with some former teammates working on my speed, lateral quickness getting better at my coverage skills, and working on being a four down player.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Always look at the Quarterback for how he manages the game and what’s his favorite places to put the ball. Also, I look at the Offensive Line on run plays and pass plays, certain down and distance, and what the other teams like to do.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I can cover, sideline to sideline speed, for sure tackler, coach on the field, and trying to kill the ball carrier every time.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am a four down player, special teams, defense, and a leader!
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I am a harder worker. I have never been in any trouble with the law. My passion for the game is on another level and I am willing to do whatever it takes to help my team out to reach the ultimate goals.