Rookie Reaction: Q&A with DE Vaughn Martin

DE Vaughn Martin (Kevin Terrell/Getty)

SDBoltReport.com's Michael Kranzler talks with fourth-round pick Vaughn Martin in the latest installment of our Rookie Reactions series. Martin chats about making the most of his inexperience, adjusting to the NFL and partaking in Mini Camp.

To read Part II of this interview -- where Martin talks about his projected role in the defense and explains why he "definitely will be making plays" -- click here.

Michael Kranzler: What do you feel is the advantage of coming to the NFL with limited experience in the game?

Vaughn Martin: I think I'm more open-minded. I've obviously, from being in Mini Camp, learned some technique, things like that getting corrected. I don't really have any bad habits or really any habits at all. I'm very coachable.


DE Vaughn Martin
Kevin Terrell/Getty

MK: You are known for being extremely athletic but very raw in terms of technique. What do you need to work on most to contribute early on for this team?

VM: Staying low, learning the American game -- this is what they want me to do. Pretty much everything.

MK: How do you feel about starting your career as a defensive end rather than your more natural position on the interior defensive line?

VM: I don't mind it.

MK: Was there anything about your first rookie Mini Camp that you weren't expecting?

VM: No, I didn't go into it with any expectations at all. I had heard different things from different people, so I was pretty good that way.

MK: What appeals to you the most about coming to a team like the Chargers?

VM: I like that they're so close to winning everything. It really feels good to know that they want me to be a part of that, because they're so close to winning a Super Bowl.

MK: Is there anything you want to say to Charger fans, or that you would like them to know about you?

VM: I'm really happy to be in San Diego. I just love San Diego and the San Diego area. Everyone I've met so far has been really nice and I just appreciate that, because that's been very helpful with the transition.

To read Part II of this interview -- where Martin talks about his projected role in the defense and explains why he "definitely will be making plays" -- click here.

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