Senior Bowl Q&A: Maryland S Terrell Skinner

Maryland safety Terrell Skinner is appreciative of his invitation to perform in front of NFL scouts this week at the Senior Bowl. Skinner talked about the honor, what he needs to show this week, who has impressed him and more in an interview with Monday.

Q: Is this Senior Bowl experience feeling like it's a step up for you?

I actually do feel like it's a step up. It's a great honor to be here with all the great players in the nation and to be recognized. It's a big accomplishment for me in itself, being able to be coached by NFL coaching staffs is just incredible.

Q: What sort of feedback are you getting from the coaches?

I really haven't got any feedback yet. We haven't got in our meeting after the practice yet, so we'll wait and see. I got an interception (Monday). I did some good things and there are some things I need to clean up that I know of. But it's a different perspective when coaches are talking about it.

Q: What do you feel you need to show NFL scouts to get your stock rising up?

I think I need to show my big-play ability, show them that I can make plays on the ball. I've got the frame. I think mainly it's about showing them that I can be that big-play safety.

Q: Did you have a chance to meet with some teams last night?

Yeah. Carolina, Green Bay Packers, Jets. That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. They asked pretty simple questions, like how long have you been playing safety.

Q: Is it nerve-wracking at all for you going through these interviews?

No, not really. I just want to be myself and answer questions to best of my ability. I'm pretty relaxed anyway.

Q: Who have you gone against here or even in college that you consider one of the tougher receivers to cover?

Today I went against the tight end from Oregon (Ed Dickson). He was pretty good. He was more athletic than I thought he was from seeing him on TV and stuff like that. He was pretty athletic. The only person that I ever went against before (that's on his North team at the Senior Bowl) was Jacoby Ford, but I haven't had a chance to guard him yet, so we'll see what happens the rest of the week.

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