Q: What was your impression of the Redskins before the draft?
My visit with them was two weeks ago and from the time I stepped foot in the
door it felt like home and felt like that was the place I was supposed to be.
Everyone was friendly. There were a lot of guys working out. I talked to a
couple of players like (Antwaan) Randle El and he talked to me like I had been
on the team forever. I met with Coach Gibbs and we had a nice conversation and
it just felt right.
Did you visit anyone else?
Q: Some scouts projected you as an offensive tackle. Has anyone here talked to you about that?
A: It was all defense when I was there. I never played offensive line before but a lot looked at me and said they could see me playing tackle. I'm open to the idea. At my heart I'm a defensive tackle and that's where I wanted to play. But if offensive tackle is what it took to get me a chance to play, then that's what I would do.
What do you do best on the field?
I have good size, athleticism, I'm pretty quick, and I use my hands well.
Those are the strengths
of my game.
Why did you drop so much weight?
I came in and I was real out of shape. It was bad weight. I wanted to get faster
and then put the weight back on the right way. I didn't put as much back on. I
was about 330 pounds and now I am between 310-315 pounds. It is more muscle and
I can carry better and run well with it.
There was some talk of you before the season being a first-day pick. What are
your thoughts going in the fifth round?
My dream as a kid was to get drafted. It was never to get drafted in the first
round, although that would have been nice. I got drafted and there are a lot of
guys that played football as kids and didn't get this opportunity. It didn't
really matter where I got drafted. I'm just glad that it was with a team that
I wanted to be with.