On whether he was surprised:
(LB): I was actually very surprised considering I didnt have any contact with the Cardinals the whole process. They worked me out at my pro day, but that was it. I didnt know what to expect.
On where he is:
(LB): Im home in Virginia.
On how he felt being compared to Joe Thomas:
(LB): Im not worried about things likes that. Im just worried about what happens once I get there. The Cardinals selected me and now its my turn to go out there and repay the debt.
On the Cardinals skill players:
(LB): I know theyre very great players. When I get there, Im not going to be star struck or anything like that, because thats not what Im there for. Im there to get a job done, thats what they expect from me and thats what Im coming to do.
On what he knows about the Cardinals offensive line:
(LB): Not that much actually.
On what hes been told about starting immediately:
(LB): I havent really talked to anybody yet, so I guess Ill find that out when I get there. Im supposed to be coming out today.
On how familiar he is with Offensive Line Coach Russ Grimm:
(LB): A little bit. I do know hes a tough guy. He worked me out at my pro day and really tried to kick my butt. Im ready for him to be my coach, well go out there and well get some things done. Im sure hell make me a better player.
On the physical style of play Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt wants:
(LB): Thats what I like. Im not the type of guy who likes to sit back and let the defensive lineman come and hit me; I want to go hit him.
On the criticism of his pass blocking being not as good as his run blocking:
(LB): Thats cool; I mean everybody has something to work on. If thats what Ive got to work on, then thats what Ive got to work on. Its not a big deal.
On how Russ Grimm tried to kick his butt:
(LB): In the drills, he made sure I didnt have any energy before we went to then next one.
On the reaction from his family when he was drafted:
(LB): I didnt even get to hear my name called because they started screaming when they mentioned I might get selected.
On when he spoke with Head Coach Whisenhunt before he was drafted:
(LB): I talked to a lot of different people. They were just saying that they might select me and wanted to know how I felt about it. They were telling me what would happen if I was selected, that type of thing.
On whether he thought he would be a top five selection:
(LB): I knew I was going to get drafted, I just didnt know where.
On whether it couldve turned out any better:
(LB): No, I think this is a great opportunity for me.
On whether hes ever been to Arizona:
(LB): No, actually this will be my first time. And Ill be there for awhile it seems.
On the weather in Arizona:
(LB): I have no clue what to wear out there.
On Matt Leinart text messaging Head Coach Whisenhunt after the pick to thank him:
(LB): He actually called me a little while ago – but I missed his call though, I dont know how. I definitely have to call him back.
On his father being a former Marine and how it affected his work ethic:
(LB): You think Russ (Grimm) is tough; you never met anybody tougher than my dad. Whatever he says goes, your word is your bond, just go out there and if you want to set a goal for yourself, youve got to go out there and reach it.