On being back out at UCLA:
It felt good. I haven’t been back here in a long time. It felt good to move around. It wasn’t where I wanted it to be, but I wanted to showcase there was nothing wrong with the knee. Just getting back in to football shape. Im ready to move to being an NFL player.
On being cleared:
I got cleared to do lateral movement.
On what percentage healthy he is:
I’d say 80%. I wanted to make it apparent there is nothing wrong with the knee. I’m a football player. It will take weeks of training, but I’ll get there.
On the attention on him:
Its a cool experience, but kind of weird. Having your guys undivided attention is cool. Having guys who respect how you play.
On if he talked to scouts:
I talked to a few of them. They were happy with my jumps. It was ok for me. I felt good. That was the first time I’d really done that since I got injured. I could do all those drills. I think I have a workout with the Chaegrs at some point.
On what’s next:
Its grind time. I go back to Tempe tomorrow and work. Do my workouts, my team visits, get drafted and OTA’s.
On working on April 1:
Correct, I’ll probably do it here, run a 40-yard dash, get myself on the clock. I’d say a 4.6, 4.5, I could live with that. A 40-inch vert is nowhere near my best.
On if he benched:
I benched at the combine. I have my retake. They said if I did my pro day, I wouldn’t have to do my retake.
On what his goal recovery time:
I would say I’m right where I want to be. It was a time preference. It was a six month injury so I’m hitting all the marks I wanted to be. I’m right where I want to be. It all played out how I wanted it to.
On if he went to the spot he got injured:
I didn’t. I didn’t even think about that.
On his conversations with Jim Mora about the draft:
Really just be who you are. He just told me to be myself, don’t put on an act. Don’t try to sound like a perfect kid. Speak intelligently. He has faith in me. He’s behind me 100%. He told me to be me.
On not having enough tape when he declared for the draft:
I got both sides of the fence. That’s why it was important I came out. To show it’s not an urban legend or myth that I was moving around.
On if he’ll be ready on April 1:
I should be. I just got cleared to run on January 22nd after not running for four months.null