Marcus McNeill: The last time I gave up a sack I was a freshman, playing actually offensive guard. They wanted to just throw me in the fire as a young pup back then at guard and I gave up a sack on a slide protection and I'm real disappointed about that.
Marcus McNeill: Mississippi State, I can't remember the player.
Talk about winning the Jacobs award.
Marcus McNeill: I knew I worked hard for a lot of years and a lot of people consider me to be one of the best linemen in the SEC. So I didn't really know that much about the Jacobs award, I was very proud to win it, but I had my eyes on the Outland trophy and things like that.
Do you expect to start as a rookie in San Diego?
Marcus McNeill: Definitely, I think if I didn't have those expectations for myself, I probably wouldn't even want to go to the next level. I definitely want to get on whatever team I get to and make a big impact real soon.
Do you have experience on the right side of the line and would you play there, if needed?
Marcus McNeill: I can go to the left or right side. I played left and right side, we flip-flopped when I was younger so I have a little bit of experience at both and none of them really gave me any problems and I didn't give up any sacks or tackles at all.
Are there any benefits of starting out at right tackle to get your feet wet?
Marcus McNeill: I really don't see it like that. Of course there are going to be very good pass rushers over there at that right end with me playing the left tackle, but I am always up for the challenges and I never back down from stuff like that. If they put me on the left side, I think they can throw me into the fire pretty early and I will adapt pretty well.