Q)Did any other teams call you during the first round?
Keller: There wasn't anybody talking to me on the phone. I don't know if my agent was talking to anyone. But (the Jets) were the only team I spoke with.
Q)Where did you watch the draft?
Keller: At Purdue University. They gave me a suite in the press box at the stadium. I [was] with all my family and a lot of really close friends.
Q)Did the Jets surprise you by picking you?
Keller: I'm not surprised. I went on a visit to New York and I really liked them. I think they liked me a lot, and I just think it's going to be a really good fit. I had a really good feeling about the Jets.
Q)Did you expect to go in the first round?
Keller: I definitely wouldn't say that I expected to go first round, but I hoped for it. It was kind of a goal that I set for myself about a year ago, just to put in the work and do everything I possibly could to get myself into the first round. It's a dream come true.
Q)What do you think the transition will be like from college to the NFL?
Keller: In college, more than anything, I was used as a receiving tight end. But I know with work and repetition, I can become a much better blocker. I think in time I can become an every-down type of tight end.
Q)How do you feel about the criticisms of your blocking?
Keller: Some people may feel that way and that's fine with me. They're just some of the people I'll have to prove wrong. It's a type of motivator more than anything else to me. When somebody thinks I can't do (something), I just have to prove them wrong.
Q)What did you do over the last year in terms of work to make yourself a first rounder?
Keller: It was just (working on) every aspect of the game, putting in more work in the weight room, trying to work harder while I was on the field, running and (putting time in) the film room. Even when time's up and practice (and meetings) are over, when you go back home, just popping in a DVD and watching a little more film --it's the small things. It's working on all the little things that pro scouts really catch on to.
Q)What were you matchups with Vernon Gholston like?
Keller: There were a few times that I had to block Gholston. It went well for the most part. He got me a couple times, but I got him a few times. I think I fared pretty well as far as blocking is concerned.