First round picks on joining the NFL
April, 26, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
First-round draftees talk to ESPN radio about joining the NFL.
- Dont'a Hightower talks about the different positions he could play for the Patriots.
- Shea McClellin talks about getting the opportunity to play with Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher and the rest of the Bears' defense.
- Quinton Coples says he believes he can be a difference-maker on the Jets' defense.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft pick Mark Barron says it was a pleasant surprise to be picked by Tampa Bay.
- Buffalo Bills draft pick Stephon Gilmore looks forward to helping the Bills' defense make some big plays. Gilmore says he knew he was one of the top players in the draft.
- Kansas City Chiefs draft pick Dontari Poe talks about what being drafted means to him and his mom.
- Jacksonville Jaguars draft pick Justin Blackmon talks about the surprise of being picked by Jacksonville. Blackmon says he loves to compete.
- Miami Dolphins draft pick Ryan Tannehill says he's excited to get down to Miami to start working.
- St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Brockers talks about being drafted.
- Arizona Cardinals draft pick Michael Floyd talks about getting the opportunity to play with Larry Fitzgerald.
- Philadelphia Eagles draft pick Fletcher Cox talks about what it means to be drafted and the parts of his game that he can work on.
- Bengals draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick says he had a feeling Cincinnati would draft him.
- Chargers draft pick Melvin Ingram says he's willing to play wherever the team needs him.
- Tennessee Titans draft pick Kendall Wright says he has the ability to create separation. He also talks about keeping in shape.
1:00 PM ET New Orleans Atlanta 1:00 PM ET Minnesota St. Louis 1:00 PM ET Cleveland Pittsburgh 1:00 PM ET Jacksonville Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET Oakland New York 1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Baltimore 1:00 PM ET Buffalo Chicago 1:00 PM ET Washington Houston 1:00 PM ET Tennessee Kansas City 1:00 PM ET New England Miami 4:25 PM ET Carolina Tampa Bay 4:25 PM ET San Francisco Dallas 8:30 PM ET Indianapolis Denver