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We've got Carlos!
How will you be watching the draft
Me and my family will sit and the house in front of the TV in Charleston, probably playing cards or something. Friendly game.
Carlos, Who was your favorite player growing up?
I would have to say Julius Peppers, because I'm from Carolina.
how cool is it that you'll now be playing with guys you've watched?
Getting that first hit on Peyton Manning will be cool. Hitting guys like Vick that we watched and played video games with will be cool too.
do you play video games? How excited are you to see yourself in Madden next year?
Yeah, I play a lot of Call of Duty and 2K9. I play a little bit of Madden, but not too much.
Would you rather play in a 4-3 defense or a 3-4?
No preference really, but I feel like I can play both positions. We had both of them at Florida.
Where is your prediction of what pick you get taken? One mock draft I looked at said you were going 38th overall to Cleveland.
No. You never really know, because everyone makes trades at the last minute. I was in New York speaking with the Jets and they just signed Jason Taylor.
What is your favoirte part of this process
My favorite part? My least favorite is the wait. But my favorite would have to be to fulfill my childhood dream. It was the dream of my peers growing up and my family.
When did you know you could play in the NFL?
It's always been a dream to play in the NFL. Coming out of high school, I felt that if I succeeded in the SEC and did well, that it would improve my chances. That's why I wanted to go there. I felt it could improve my chances.
What current NFL DE is your favorite?
I would say Mario Williams, Peppers and Demarcus Ware.
what's the been the craziest question someone's asked you?
One of the coaches asked me who had given me the nickname Big Philly. But no one's ever asked me that before. Another question was, would you want to be a cat or a dog? I wasn't sure what they were looking for for an answer.
Would you be accepting of going to New Orleans where everyone loves LSU and hates Florida? The Saints would love to have a talent like you.
I wouldn't have to worry too much about that. We played the Sugar Bowl there and got to see the city. I wouldn't mind playing there. It's a good city.
Do you expect to start your rookie year?
Yeah, I'm going to do whatever it takes for me to start. They're drafting me to come in and play, not sit the bench.
what's your biggest strength? weakness?
My biggest strength on the field is stretching the play. If I'm not making the play, I'm stretching it out so that someone else can make it. My biggest weakness? That I'm not on the other side of the field.
Hey Carlos!! Do you have any pre game rituals??
No. A lot of the team got together and Spikes would break it down, but that's as close to a ritual as we had.
What was your favorite moment at Florida?
The national championship that we won in '09.
Who was the most difficult OL you had to face during your college career?
Oklahoma and Alabama's OL gave us the most trouble. They held a lot and they got away with it.
But we won both of those games.
Which teams have shown the most interest?
You can't really tell, because teams make trades and sign guys until the last minute. I had 11 or 12 visits and all of them seemed like the teams were interested.
You never know.
Once a Gator always a Gator!
Thanks for chatting Carlos!