Tony Hunt Press Conference Transcript

The Eagles are impressed enough with Penn State's Tony Hunt that they started shopping Ryan Moats immediately after they drafted the Nittany Lion. Here's what Hunt had to say abuot coming across the state to join the Philadelphia Eagles.

On whether he feels he can be the big running back many feel the Eagles need:
"I feel like I'm a big back and I think that's why they drafted me. Hopefully, I can bring something to the table that this team is looking for."

On how much playing time he expects to receive with the Eagles:
"To be honest, I don't really have a clue about that. I haven't heard anything yet about anything like that [about how much playing time I'll receive]. I'll have to wait and see."

On where he thought he would be taken in the draft:
"I was thinking anywhere from [rounds] two to three. I went late three. I was just happy to go to Philly. I think it was getting a little long late in the rounds, and I ended up going to Philly. So, we'll make it work."

On whether the Eagles were one of the teams that expressed interest in him prior to the draft:
"They were one of the teams I visited, so, yeah, I'd say so."

On what role teams he visited with prior to the draft wanted him to play:
"Basically the ‘big back' role- the role I played my whole college career. That's what I can do."

On why he has become known as what people label "a big back":
"It just kind of happened. I didn't necessarily say ‘[I'm a] big back.' I just did some hard running. You don't necessarily have to be big to do that. I just go after the yards that other guys kind of don't want to get."

On whether it was important for him to be drafted by a successful franchise:
"I think that's definitely a positive thing about it, to go to a good football team that's going to get better."

On whether there was too much emphasis placed on his 40-yd. dash time at the combine:
"Yeah, I think that's the truth. I kind of knew that that would be the case. So, it didn't bother me as much as I expected it [to]."


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