Ed Thompson: Talk about your visit with the Eagles.
Chris Johnson: I had a good visit. I went out to eat with all of the coaches and all my visits went pretty much the same. I met with Philadelphia, Tennessee, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and the second week went to Washington, St. Louis, Dallas, Arizona,. I know they really don't think I'll be there when their pick comes around, but I don't know what they're planning on doing. All in all it went pretty well.
Thompson: You say a lot of teams didn't think you'd still be on the board when they had a chance to pick?
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Thompson: That had to be flattering...
Thompson: Did you get a chance to talk about Brian Westbrook while you were in Philadelphia? I know you admire him and have drawn some comparisons to him.
Johnson: Yeah, I got to talk about him with the head coach. I said I can do a lot of things that he does, I'm just faster than he is.
Thompson: You remind me of Edgerrin James as well in some ways. Do you see any similarities between the two of you?
Johnson: Yeah, Edge is patient and he runs real hard every time he gets the ball. It's kind of sad in a way, but you lose your speed the older you get. But he's still a patient back and runs hard every time he touches the ball, wants the ball in his hands, has good vision and is good at hitting the hole. I feel we compare in those areas.
Thompson: You two also seem similar personality-wise. You're both a little on the quiet side until you get to know people. I think you two could hit it off well.
Johnson: Yeah the crazy thing is that after the Hawaii Bowl game I got a call from Edgerrin James and we've been talking back and forth throughout this whole process. We've become friends during this process.
Thompson: What are you going to be doing this weekend as you prepare for your name to be called?
Johnson: Just chillin' in the house and watching the TV with some family and friends.