On Heyward-Bey's potential.
He is one of these kids that not only blessed with great athleticism and great speed, but he also has a great work ethic. I don't think he's a finished product by any stretch of the imagination. I think he is probably about 60 percent of what he is going to be, so I think there is a lot of room for improvement. And because of the work ethic and the character that he has, I am very confident that in time, he will be one of the top receivers.
On Heyward-Bey's decision to leave school.
I sat down with him, I called a bunch of general managers. In fact he came over one night with his mom. We had dinner at my house and spent about four hours… There were a lot of factors in it.
On Heyward-Bey's 4.3 forty time.
I think he felt very confident that he would do well. I explained to him that I didn't think he would have any problems running, he has been consistent. What he ran at the combine is what he ran for us for three years. I would say run it again because it didn't look he was running or that we didn't have the right time. Then he would get upset with me and run the same time again. I knew he would run well at the combine.
I think he has good prospects. I think people are going to look at him and his testing and see that hes a very talented kid.
TurtleSportsReport.com thanks Coach Friedgen for his time and we look forward talking to him in the future.