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What do you expect to be the hardest part in making the transition to the pros?
It's not as laid back as college. You're not hanging out with friends, it's more of a business. Do your job.
Pass blocking or run blocking?
Probably run blocking. It's a lot easier to put someone on their back when you're run blocking than pass blocking.
When did you start to think you could make it all of the way to the NFL?
Probably midway through my senior season. After the Texas game.
Does it matter to you if you come in and start right away/
I want to start. I want to earn my position. I want to play right away. I want to contribute.
How awkward was it at the combine being weighed and measured like you were all cattle?
I got used to it. We did it a little bit there at Oklahoma. Weekly.
Is it any different or harder playing in front of a more mobile quarterback vs. a more traditional qb?
I've never had to play with a mobile QB. I can only talk about playing for a more traditional QB. I'm used to playing with my friend Landry Jones.
What are your draft day plans?
I'll be in New York. All of my plans will be scheduled for me. New York is where I'm going. I'm excited for that.
How much of the draft talk and analysis do you listen to?
Really none of it. I can't control anything. So, why put attention on something I can't control.
There are a lot of talented OL in this year's draft. What do you think sets you apart from the others?
Athletic ability. I think you can see that from my combine. And my potential. I think I have the most upside of any player in this draft.
What's the worst part about this whole draft process?
The not knowing of what's going to happen.
How do you feel playing at OK helped you prepare for the NFL?
I think they treat players like an NFL organization. We're playing against high caliber teams week in, week out. Good competition.
What's the best pancake you ever had on a guy?
That's a tough one....Probably Texas Tech this year. I drove him out.
What's your favorite sport other than football?
It's my first love growing up.
What's your favorite part of being an OL?
Probably having the comaraderie with the other OL. It's kind of like a brotherhood, along with the physical aspects of it.
What is your main goal for rookie year?
Start and contribute to my team. Everything else will take care of itself.
Do you think Landry Jones underappreciated and received more criticism than he deserved during his stayin Norman?
I would say a little bit. He has everything you want for in a QB. When he's on and in rhythm, he's one of the best in this class.
What's the hardest part about juggling football with school work?
Time management. You have so much stuff to do, if you don't manage it properly, it can get out of whack.
Who is the qb u want to protect most right now?
Of all-time, it's probably Brett Favre. I was a Green Bay Packer fan growing up.
What are you biggest strenghts as a lineman? And what areas do you feel can be improved upon?
Strengths: athleticism and versatility. Stuff I need to work on: technique.
if you weren't playing football right now what would you be doing?
That is a very good question. I'd be finishing up my degree in HR at Oklahoma.
Getting ready to send out resumes.
How far can you throw a ball still?
What was the best thing about playing at Oklahoma?
When I was playing Texas in the Cotton Bowl. It's some of the best moments I had there.
Where do you think you'll be drafted? And was the draft process about what you expected, or much different?
Top 10, but no idea other than that.
worst workout to do?
Long distance running.
Are the Longhorn fans as obnoxious as they appear?
Very much so.
I appreciate all of the support. See you next week at the draft.