On if he is more comfortable at guard or tackle: "I feel like I can play either one. I have experience at guard and tackle, so I think I can play either one."
On if he is more comfortable on the right side of the line: "That is what I have always played, but I got one day in at it [the left side] at the Senior Bowl, and I think with work I can get it down. I just haven't done it."
On his experience with the Dolphins coaching staff at the Senior Bowl: "Just getting in, learning a new system. I loved everything we were doing with the power and everything. It's just an exciting moment for me right now."
On how he would describe his style as an offensive lineman: "I think I definitely fit into the power running game. That fits me perfect, that's what I love to do, running the power. That's what we do in Miami."
On the advice he received from his older brother [2009 first-round pick Peria Jerry]: "It's a blessing to have a guy like him to help you out. [He said] Come in, work hard every day, just go out and compete."
On how close he was to entering the draft last year: "I was very close to entering the draft, but I sat down and had a talk with couch [Houston] Nutt and I think it was the best decision for me. I don't regret it at all."
On why he returned to school: "The opportunity to come back and play and get better. That was the main thing. I believe I got a lot better this year."
On when the Dolphins began to pursue him: "I kind of felt strongly about them at the Senior Bowl and at the Combine. I have just been praying a lot. I really wanted the opportunity to go play with coach Sparano and coach Guge [Dave DeGuglielmo]."
On who called him from the team to tell him he was drafted: "I can't remember. I was too excited to hear the names to be honest with you. I was just too excited."
On if this is the point in the draft where he expected to be drafted: "Yes sir. This is where I was expected to go, somewhere around this time. I was very pleased with it."
On why his brother plays defense and he plays offense: "I played defense in high school also, but I came into college and switched over. I just started playing offense."
On why he switched to offense: "We didn't have any offensive linemen and the coach asked whether I was willing to try it, and I was willing to try it and I liked it, so I decided to stick with it."
On how big his parents are: "My parents aren't too big when compared to me. My mom is bigger than my dad. My dad is a smaller guy."
On what led to him being so big: "I just feel blessed to be honest to be this size [and] carry this weight around. I'm blessed to be honest."
On if he has been to Miami before: "No sir. This will be my first time coming to Miami."
On how soon he expects to get down to Miami: "We start minicamp next weekend, so I will be down next weekend for the first time."
On if he ever had any surgery to correct shoulder problems: "Never had surgery on anything. I never had any shoulder problems. I was healthy throughout my college career so I never had any injury problems."
On clarification of any shoulder problems in the past: "No, I didn't have any shoulder problems, I was fine."
On if he ever had any injury issues: "I had hemorrhoids, that is the only thing."
On if he plays mean: "You got to play this game. It either me or it's you. That is what it is all about."
On his pass protection skills: "I feel really good with my pass protection. I learned a lot of little techniques. I am willing to come in and learn all that I can learn."
On if he talked to former teammate Michael Oher about the transition to the NFL: "I talked to [Michael Oher] and [he] just told me to give it my all and go out and grind."
On if his familiarity with the wildcat will help him with the Dolphins: "Yes, definitely it is going to help me. I am just happy I got to play for [Ole Miss head coach Houston] Nutt and get a feel for it."
On how much pride he takes blocking for three different 1,000 yard rushers: "I take a lot of pride it in. Blocking for those guys, having the opportunity, they made my job a lot easier. I can tell you that."
On the competition of the SEC and how that prepared him for the NFL: "I think it helped me out a lot. In the SEC, you have a war week in and week out. I think it helped me out and prepared me for the NFL."