Kiko Alonso: "I feel like I can play any spot in [the Bills] system"


Linebacker Kiko Alonso Conference Call

Friday, April 26, 2013

Q: What are your thoughts on being drafted here on Day Two?

A: It is awesome. It is a dream come true. I am just feel really pumped right now and am really excited.

Q: Do you think the Oregon defense was underrated nationally?

A: Yeah, definitely. I think, not taking credit away from the offense obviously because they are awesome putting up the points and yards per game. It is really hard to look past them, but we have a lot of great players on the defense. We already had one picked with Dion (Jordan). We have a ton of players and a lot of talent who do not really get looked at because of what the offense is capable of doing and what there is on that side of the ball.

Q: How much did the coaching staff move you around in terms of inside and outside?

A: A lot. We played a lot of different defenses; a lot of different looks. A lot of times I was not in the box, I was in the box, up on the line or off the ball. We did a lot of stuff so I was all over the field.

Q: Would you say you played more inside or outside?

A: I would say inside, definitely.

Q: How do you think your type of skills fit the multiple front systems the Bills plan to run?

A: I feel like I can play any spot in that system. I am really excited to come out there, just compete and play hard.

Q: You did not run at the Combine, right?

A: Yeah.

Q: What did you run on your pro day?

A: I was clocked between high 4.6 and low 4.7. That is what the range was with all of the people timing it.

Q: You had a wrist injury. Where does that stand?

A: I had a wrist injury midseason and I was actually cleared about three weeks ago for full activity. So I am good to go.

Q: How much contact did the Bills have with you throughout the pre-draft process?

A: I interviewed with them at the Combine and I talked to them a good amount.

Q: What do you know about the Bills?

A: I know they have a lot of great players. They have (C.J.) Spiller and a lot of guys. They actually drafted a guy who went to my high school, Trent Edwards. Obviously he is not there anymore.

Q: You had to sit out the 2010 season, what did you tell teams about that?

A: I just told them I put in my time and am moving forward. I'm ready to play football and compete.

Q: The Rose Bowl game against Wisconsin—will that be the top highlight game you remember from your career?

A: I would say just winning games; all of the games. That was a great game, but we gave up too many points that game. I like when the defense goes out there and we shut people down. The whole team. That is what I like.

Q: Can you give me an idea of your typical coverage assignments?

A: A lot of different looks. We were in zone coverage. We played a lot of man-to-man.

Q: What position groups were you mostly assigned?

A: At times I was guarding tight ends, at time running backs and at times receivers.

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