With all of the talk about the Chiefs and Russell Okung, I thought it appropriate to post a few quick highlights from his recent press conference (as in, two minutes ago) here at the NFL Combine. No huge quotes here, but some humorous responses for sure. Responses below after the jump:On being interviewed by every team in the NFL and facing constant questions:
You just have to be honest and be up front. I don't have anything to lie about. If you're this type of player, then you're this type of player. I don't have anything to hide.
On being considered among other top tackles in the draft class:
I don't want to shy away from any competition. Ultimately, it's not up to me. I'm just lucky to be here and just feel blessed to be in front of you all.
On what type of situation is most comfortable for him:
We ran a lot of zone blocking in college, so that's where I'm most comfortable. But I can play whatever is needed. I'm not worried about it.
On his current weight and playing weight:
I'm at 307 right now and I plan to play at 310.
On which teams he's spoken to at this point, including Redskins or Chiefs:
I haven't really spoken to too many people at this point. And you can't always go by what you hear.
On what the definition of a franchise tackle is:
A franchise player is the cornerstone of a team. Someone that you can count on.
On what his favorite part of the job is:
Whatever coach tells me to do, that's what I like to do.
On his role:
I've always been an unsung hero. I'm just used to that. I don't need to be the number one guy. I'm just glad to walk through the door.