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Chris Gragg: "I knew I was the most explosive tight end"

Posted Apr 27, 2013

TE Chris Gragg comments on being drafted by the Bills.

BUFFALO BILLS SEVENTH ROUND DRAFT SELECTION (222ND Overall)

Tight End Chris Gragg Conference Call

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Q: How was it this weekend? Kind of a long wait for you here.

A: It was a long wait. They were telling me my talent was second or third round, but the way it came to Buffalo I could not be more excited.

Q: What has you so excited about landing here?

A: I knew they needed a tight end. I had talked to them at the Combine and then my pro day. I knew they would need a tight end and I told them I could be there guy.

Q: What do you think you were able to show at the Combine? Do you feel teams are over your knee injury?

A: I would think that is what I wanted to show at the Combine—that I was healthy. I knew I was the most explosive tight end. Fast, explosive and things like that. I just wanted to show them I was healthy.

Q: What do you think about possibly being a move type guy at the tight end spot?

A: I am willing to do whatever. I did all of that in my career at Arkansas. I played in the backfield, wing and as a tight end spread out. I feel like I can do it all.

Q: With Arkansas losing three receivers last year, how did your role change?

A: I just tried to become a leader, especially off the field and still continue to make plays on the field. The season kind of ridded me because of some injuries, but in my five games I felt like I was pretty productive and a leader out there.

Q: Where do you feel you made the most improvements with your individual game this past year?

A: My blocking. Coming from receiver and then becoming a tight end. My blocking, I know I got a lot better at that.

Q: When did you make the move from tight end to receiver full-time?

A: 2009.

Q: You did play in games at receiver for Arkansas to start your career?

A: My freshman season, 2008, I played the whole season at receiver.