Pick Six: Q&A with Troy FS Sherrod Martin

Prior to Saturday's Senior Bowl, Troy FS Sherrod Martin went one-on-one with SDBoltReport.com publisher Michael Lombardo. Martin talked about meeting with NFL teams, learning from a pro coaching staff and contributing on the next level in this exclusive interview.

Editor's Note: This interview took place on Monday, Jan. 19, which was the first official day of Senior Bowl week. Martin capped off the week by posting three tackles and a pass breakup to help the South team to a 35-18 victory on Saturday.

Michael Lombardo: Tell me about your Senior Bowl week so far.

Sherrod Martin: The experience has been really busy. We're constantly meeting people and constantly being evaluated. As far as practice (on Monday), it was really intense and you really want to put your best foot forward.

ML: How was it to get back onto the field after a long layoff?

SM: I've got to tell you, at the beginning of the practice I was a little rusty. I'm looking forward to getting a whole lot better and improving day by day.

ML: What have you learned from the coaches of the Jacksonville Jaguars?

SM: For the most part, they expect you to know your job, but they're open-minded to any questions that you have. They coach you up on points. They're real brief and want the job to get done.

ML: How does the all-star feel of this week affect your environment?

SM: It really doesn't change my environment. I think that there are a lot of great athletes down here and everybody feels the same way about competing. It's a passion -- I think everybody has that passion -- and I'm just happy to get out there.

ML: Who are some of the teams you've had a chance to meet with in Mobile? Have any meetings stood out to you for any reason?

SM: I haven't had any meetings yet. I have a couple of meetings lined up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Minnesota Vikings.

ML: For the team that drafts you, what do they get when they add you to the roster?

SM: They're going to get an athlete who will give 110 percent; a playmaker; a guy that you don't have to worry about character issues; and someone who will handle business on the field as well as off the field.

Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. His analysis has been published by the NFL Network, Fox Sports and MySpace Sports. He has followed the Chargers for more than 15 years and covered the team since 2003.


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