How do you think the adjustment is going to be from a small school like Western Michigan to a huge city like Houston?
I don't think it is going to be too much of an adjustment. I'm able to adjust to things pretty well. I have been to Houston before with my roommate, who is from Austin. It isn't that far of a drive so one weekend we drove over to Houston.
How do you think your 4.6 speed will translate in switching to linebacker from defensive end?
I think that was one of the reasons they thought I could do that, because of how well I could run and my 40 time. They thought I could make an impact. My junior year in college my position is sort of what Houston is asking me to play. I had some linebacker stuff and played some defensive line stuff. It is not too much of a stretch for me.
What do you think about the trade up with Houston's division rivals in the Titans?
It is pretty interesting, actually. I am not that familiar with the rivalry and why they are such rivals, I know it is though. It is pretty interesting, I'd like to see what happens and people are going to be talking about it.
Charley Casserly is notable for loving draft picks and he gave up three for you, does that motivate you to play harder?
I'm going to play no matter if I got picked first round or third round, whatever. I'm going to play my butt off and work my butt off no matter what.
Did you know the Texans were interested in you?
I knew they were interested in me since they are a 3-4 team and I fit the profile for the type of player that is most suited for their system.