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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.
Final Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14 Final Detroit 23 Buffalo 0 Final Indianapolis 7 Cincinnati 35 Final New York 7 Philadelphia 37 Final St. Louis 13 Miami 14 Final Kansas City 14 Green Bay 34 Final Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0 Final New England 13 New York 16 Final Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10 Final Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13 Final Chicago 13 Cleveland 33 Final San Francisco 40 Houston 13 Final Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3 Final Denver 27 Dallas 3 Final Arizona 9 San Diego 12 Final Seattle 31 Oakland 41