On the overall perception of the draft: "We feel good about the draft. I've always been a big believer that if you strengthen your offensive and defensive lines and create and have enough big people you have a chance to compete. We've got good players here, we supplemented with some youngsters that we really look forward to having them come in. We took the QB Nassib, who we were very high on, the grades were extremely high. He was the highest-ranked player when we took him, and then we added some guys at the bottom that are very, very interesting.
"Cooper Taylor, for example. A big safety who can run, is very smart who had a lot of statistics throughout his career. Eric Herman - a guy who'll fight ya, a battler who helped his team rush for 175 yards against Penn State."
"We feel good about it. You never accomplish everything you want to accomplish, but on the other hand we felt real good."
On what he likes about QB Ryan Nassib and why they decided this year to address the backup QB spot:
"There's great value in taking a young QB if you have the opportunity to do that. Because you can exercise many things down the road from the developmental standpoint, etc. You stabilize the backup position. You put yourself in a position where you have a guy who's a good football player. Everyone in the league has to have a QB or they don't have a chance."
"What we liked about this young man is he's a natural leader. There isn't any question about it. He has that charisma. He's s tough guy, he's a fighter. He took a football team that some would question how talented they were and he moved the ball against everybody. Did an outstanding job. People want to talk about the velocity in which he releases the football. He's very smart, so our people here - Jerry Reese, Marc Ross - they really liked this guy from Day One and that became evident as we went through our meetings."
On OL Justin Pugh: "He's very smart, he's very technically sound. He is a good football player whether you talk about pass protection, run block, combo blocks inside. He's a guy who'll play - we have him at about 307. He's competitive, he's nasty, he likes the game. When you look at him, you like his feet, you like a lot of the things he does. Jerry talked about he doesn't have the longest arms in the world. Well, he doesn't. On the other hand it did not prove to be any kind of a factor in his collegiate play on the left side, and that's the position his QB said he trusted him everyday. He felt his back was well-protected."
"This guy has about 10 1/4" hands. I even think because of his intelligence and his scrappiness, if you wanted him to learn a center position he might be able to play in there. He can do that as well. A versatile kid."
On DT Jonathan Hankins: "Well, he's a load, now. He's primarily a frist and second down run stopper. Big, strong kid. Plays low to the ground, very difficult to underneath this kid. Has been heavy, they got him down in the 320 area. I just think the power inside is a very important factor. People want to talk to me about the options and QB Read option and the option you face when you play Washington, well the play that hurt us and everyone else is the dive. You've got to hammer away inside at those people and not allow to be single-bloked or even combo-blocked. This kid has proven to be very strong in there against the run. He's a guy that was never substituted for...he plays and plays and plays. He'll chase you down the line of scrimmage. He doesn't have a lot of numbers in terms of sacks and that type of thing, but he is a tough kid and he's a youngster. He's another guy that we think as he develops he's going to be even better.
What was it about Damontre Moore that allowed him to drop down the board:
"Well, there's some immature things, but (D-line coach) Robert Nunn went out and visited with their coach out there and had a very good discussion with him. He liked this Moore kid very, very much. They had a couple of incidents with him, like I said, he'e immature, young. But by and large he's a tough kid."
"He is one of those guys who could play in the very versatile spots you come up with, you create - your dime, your nickel, and your back concepts. He's also a guy who's got outstanding range. He has 12 1/2 sacks. He's around the QB a lot. He loves to compete. He plays hard and I really related to that."
On Richmond S Cooper Taylor: "We can sit him down in there. He's got great range, long arms. Stands tall. You can use him in the 4-2-5, 4-1-6 packages depending on the quality of the guys you have. He is certainly a candidate for one of those spots in the middle, but we'll see."
On UMass RB Michael Cox: "He's a big. strong guy and that's what attracted him to us. He can bang the ball up in there. He ran well against the big teams."