March 12, 2014
LB Shaquil Barrett
(on how he felt he performed)
“Today was a good day. The on-field drills went pretty well, pretty smooth. Some of them I thought I could have done a little bit better, but I think I’m being a little tough on myself because I’ve talked with some coaches who said I had a strong showing.”
(on what he felt he did best)
“I think the position drills were my strongpoint of the day – moving my hips and showing that I have some flexibility and good at transitioning.”
(on meeting scouts and building contacts)
“I met a lot of scouts at the East-West Shrine Game, but it’s always good to talk to them and see what they think of you and what’s recommended that you improve on.”
(on the process leading up to the NFL Draft)
“Working out, class still, family, just finishing up everything in Fort Collins . . . I might have some private workouts with some teams if they call me.”
(on his workout process from the end of the season until now)
“I’ve focused a lot on working out and working with Coach Kent. We worked on everything we did today. I felt ready to go today because of all that we worked on together.”
CB Shaq Bell
(on his evaluation of today)
“I felt good. I was a little bit nervous in the 40, but I got that out of the way and I think I did pretty good with that. Overall, I just wish in the shuttle drill we got two chances. We only got one, and I felt like that’s like your warm-up one. Overall, though, I felt good about myself.”
(on making the most of his one chance in front of scouts)
“I’ve been practicing hard with Coach (Mike ) Kent (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach), so I felt prepared. The only thing I was nervous about was the 40.”
(on the process until the NFL Draft in May)
“Now it’s just waiting and seeing what your agent has to say. It’s the ultimate waiting game.”
RB Kapri Bibbs
(on what he was able to improve upon today compared to his performance at the Combine)
“My main thing after the Combine was getting healthy. I went to the Combine banged up – even today the turf toe was still bothering me a little bit – but I got a cortisone shot and just tried to make it through the day, because it’s an important day.”
(on improving on his 40-yard dash time)
“It’s not anywhere close to where I want it to be. The last time I ran a 4.5 was when I was in high school. The injury right now is what it is, but I just want to show teams that hook or crook, broke or bent, I’m going to get back to where I used to be.”
(on what he was able to show scouts, even while injured)
“A lot of scouts, they just want to see you come out and compete. When you go to an 18-, 21-week season in the NFL you’re going to be banged up. The guys who are good are the ones who can play through injuries. I want to show them that regardless of if my toe was off, on or bent to the side I was going to go out there and compete.”
(on when he expects to be fully healthy)
“My podiatrist said it can take four to five weeks of complete rehab and staying off of it. I plan to do that now that it’s all interviews and meeting with teams. I plan on really resting my toe.”
(on feedback he received from scouts in attendance)
“I talked to a lot of scouts, and they liked the way I competed. They all knew I was hurt, but I showed what kind of competitor I am.”
(on what was important to him today after going through the Combine last month)
“Today I really wanted to show my size. I wanted to be plus 300; I was 304 today, which is good. We did a lot of pulling. I wanted to show that I’m not just a guy who sits and brawls guys, but that I want to be a guy who can get out and pull and move well. I think I did that. I’m really happy with how I moved and how it felt.”
(on his interaction with scouts)
“I just wanted to continue to reinforce the idea that I can do everything. I think I’ve developed some good relationships with a lot of these scouts and GMs and front office guys. It was good to see them and continue those relationships and network. It was kind of like a business conference.”
(on his focus from now until the NFL Draft in May)
“Just to be a better football player. I don’t want to be a better 40-yard dash runner, I want to be a better football player, and to be ready when camp comes around. I want to be ready to contribute and be playing Day 1.”
(on it being an exciting time, knowing that projections have him getting drafted)
“There is anxiety, because you don’t know where you’re going to go, and you have to wait so long to find out. It’s just so cool to be in this situation; to be considered as a draft prospect is so cool and something I’ve worked really hard for.”
(on his training process now to impress for camp)
“I’m working with LaCharles Bentley in Arizona; he has a lot of veteran guys who are working there, and I just feed off those guys as they give me tips. It’s really valuable.”
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