Top pick OL Justin Pugh was asked if there was any pressure coming into TPC and if anything has changed over the last week for him:
"Not really. I’ve been playing football my whole life, so I want to just go out there and play football. When you’re on the field, you don’t really think about all the outside aspects. You just think about playing your game and that’s just something I’m going to continue to do and something I’ve been doing, so I’m used to it."DE Damontre Moore was said to be immature and a slacker by some. That's not the case now that he's a pro. He's in the right mindset to become part of the Giants DE rotation:
"Honestly, my goals are to do whatever coach says. Just come in here with a closed mouth and open eyes and just ready to work. Whatever they tell me to do, I’m doing it like full speed."
QB Ryan Nassib was asked about what his thoughts were on becoming a Giant:
"I couldn’t be more excited to be a Giant. I haven’t really spoken with the coaches about what my role is going to be or what their expectations are. It’s really only day one. I’m just going to go out there and compete like I do always in the weight room, on the field, in the meeting rooms; not necessarily with the older guys, especially Eli, but kind of compete with myself and make sure that I can be the best player I can be my rookie year because God forbid something happens… But I’m thinking this is going to be a developmental year for myself, so I’m just going to make sure I can grow this year and do the best I can to get ready for whatever comes my way."
S Cooper Taylor, who stands nearly 6'5", on if he's too tall to play safety:
"I’m up there, one of the bigger guys. I’m a little over 6’4. So I’m definitely one of the taller safeties, one of the bigger safeties, but I think that plays to my advantage the way the league is going with as many tight ends as there are and as good as the offenses are. I think there’s a spot for a little bit bigger safeties, so hopefully I’ll be able to fill that role."
OL Eric Herman on his alleged 'mean streak':
"I like to specify with being on the field and being off the field. When I put on my helmet I’m a different person. I like to play hard football. It’s really exciting. I’m glad that I can continue playing."
7th round pick RB Michael Cox feels he can he can be a contributor to the club:
"I’ve just got to show them my skill set. I’m a big, fast running back and can play and just help the team out."