Meanwhile, our scouting department, our college scouts, pro scouts, evaluated all the receivers available in this year's draft and felt Justin was by far better than any receiver that we could get in the second round, and felt that the value of the 42nd pick was well worth getting Justin on our club.
Justin is young at age 25. He started 10 games for Tennessee this past year. What impresses us about him is he's got great hands, he's got the size we're looking for, he's a physical receiver, and he'll block. Even as a starter, he played a lot on special teams. He was also their punt returner and had a pretty good punt return average, even though a lot of teams started kicking the ball away from him.
What our needs were in terms of that X receiver position, we felt this was the guy we wanted all along. I know there's some questions as to other receivers that may have been available. We had gotten many phone calls from teams. What you have to understand is, when you get a phone call, that doesn't mean we're interested. San Francisco did call about Terrell Owens. We were not interested. Owens, although he's a great player in his own right, with his age, was not just the right fit here. Justin is the guy that we wanted from day one. Fortunately for us, it was able to work out.