Q&A WITH: Sean Taylor

The Redskins' newest selection chatted with the local media. <br><br><b>Q: </b>How does it feel, are you happy? <br><b>A: </b>Of course. I can't wait to get started. It's unbelievable, really.

Q: Is this a big honor for a safety to be drafted fifth overall?
A: Yes it is. I think it's all the hard work and everything leading up to this point that made it all possible.

Q: Does the Redskins style of defense appeal to you?
A: Of course. Their aggressive style won't take anything out of my play. It will be great for me. We did a little of that in college. It'll be great to do that at the NFL level.

Q: What do you bring to the Redskins?
A: A player who will work every day and come in and make hits and make plays.

Q: Did you have any idea where you might go?
A: It was a tossup because Cleveland was calling me and Washington called me after Cleveland did. Cleveland called me when the Giants had the fourth pick. The Redskins let me know they would pick me.

Q: Joe Gibbs coached when you were a little kid. How much do you know about him?
A: I've heard about him. He's in the Hall of Fame. I know a little abouthim. I'm not sure I know all the ins and outs about him, but I do have a little history.

Q: Did you and Kellen talk about your situations and where each other might go?
A: The question would arise. But all you can do is sit back and wait. That's the easiest way to go about it for me. I just sat back and waited and the Redskins picked me.

Q: Why have so many guys from Miami been first-round picks?
A: Because we produce great talent and great players. A lot of players with leadership come out of there and it's just a great school.

Q: Do you enjoy playing special teams?
A: Yes I do. I play special teams, so be it. I should play it at the next level.

Q: Did Cleveland say how they were trying to get you?
A: They said they were trying to get in front of the Giants.

Q: Clinton Portis was in Joe Gibbs' ear about you, have you talked to him about the Redskins?
A: He was one of the first guys to call and congratulate me on becoming a Redskin.

Q: What do you do best on defense?
A: I love when I get an interception and have a chance to get my hands on the ball and take it back for a defensive score. That's the most excited I can get.

Q: What was this day like for you?
A: It was quick. It was like it's here, it's happened and it's gone. It was a great experience. I'm really excited.

Q: Are you looking forward to going up against Jeremy Shockey?
A: I think the whole experience of the NFL will be very good for me. I can't wait to play and get going. It'll be exciting.

Q: How much do you want the number 26?
A: I want it, but there are a couple of people who kind of want it. I'm not sure how they'll handle it.

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