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St. Louis Rams First Round Draft Pick RB Todd Gurley Conference Call

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(On if being picked by the Rams came as a surprise and did the Rams show interest before the draft)

“A little bit. A little surprised, but like I said I’m just happy. I’m happy, real happy to just be a part of the Rams.”

(On if the Rams were one of the 20 teams he visited and was told to keep quiet about) 

“No, they weren’t. They weren’t.”

(On what is the earliest date that he can play football)

“Right now there’s no time table. Not putting a timetable on anything. Everything’s been on schedule and just looking forward to coming back.”

(On what percent he is injury-wise)

“Like I said, I really wouldn’t say a percent. At the end of the day, I’ve never been through one of these injuries. But, like I said, I’m not a doctor or therapist. Everything is going on schedule. Still have a lot of work to do though.”

(On if he feels it’s realistic to play on opening day)

“Yes, I think that’s a realistic goal. But, like I said, I’m not putting any time table.”

(On his current rehab process)

“My rehab’s been going good. Haven’t been limited to anything far as the weight room, blocks, been running, doing some control cutting – just getting after it.”

(On if he’s been able to run at full speed)

“Yes, I have a couple times. But most of it is…a lot of my workouts are modified.”

(On if he expected to go in the top 10)

“I mean, yes.” (Laughs)

(On why he expected to go in the top 10)

“Because I know what I worked hard for and I had confidence in myself, just because of my injury. Because at the same time, I didn’t want to have my head down to be expecting to go low. I’m not that type of person.”

(On what running back he plays the most like and who did he grow up admiring)

“I don’t try to be like anybody else. I definitely look at a lot of the great running backs especially in the NFL. I grew up a (New Orleans Saints RB) C.J. Spiller fan.”

(On how difficult his suspension was last year)

“It was very difficult, just not being able to play. Having a good season and them telling me I had to sit down.”

(On what he knows about the Rams’ offense)

“I know they like to run the ball, so it’s a special, special place. I’m looking forward to going out there and working for them.”

(On if he had a combine visit with the Rams)

“Yes, I did.”

(On if the Rams talked to him at his pro day)

“I’m not sure. I don’t think I talked to anybody at my pro day.”

(On when he thought the Rams would be a possible landing spot for him)

“I didn’t to be honest, but I’m happy.”

(On what it felt like to get the phone call letting him know he was going to be a Ram)

“It was crazy. It was awesome for sure to get that phone call and be a part of the team.”

(On how he would describe himself as a back)
“I feel like it’s kind of a one-cut, down hill runner. I don’t try to do too much. I’ve still got a lot to learn and improve on my game.”

(On if he watched football growing up)

“I always watched football because that’s what I played, but being in North Carolina you don’t have a choice, but to watch basketball all the time.”

(On if he was a good basketball player)

“I thought I was (Chicago Bulls’ PG) Derrick Rose for a little bit, but that didn’t work out too well.”

(On his relationship with LB Alec Ogletree)

“I’ve got a good relationship with him. I remember my first time in camp during goal line he hit me, ‘Man, I felt that.’ I was like from that day forward I’m running low. It will be good to get back there with him and team up. That’s one of the best players I’ve ever played with.”

(On if Ogletree has reached out to him since being drafted)

“I’m not sure I haven’t checked my phone. I’m pretty sure he did.”

(On if he knows any other Rams)

“No, I don’t.”

(On the most important thing he’s learned from himself during his rehab process)

“Just be patient. Just because you can’t do something one day doesn’t mean it’s not going to come the next day. You’ve just   got to keep working at it and try not to be frustrated.”

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