Michael Smith, Running BackON THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE:”It was a great experience. A lot of scouts came out to look at Robert Turbin and me, and all the other athletes like Stanley Morrison. It was great. I did really well from what they are telling me, I don’t know my numbers yet. I was just focused on doing everything well and to just keep working hard each and every day.”ON HOW HE FELT WHILE COMPETING:”I felt good, got a little tight but at the same time had jitters and was nervous. Everyone is looking at you and you are just scared of making a mistake, you’ve just got to keep playing. I grew up playing football so I know what to do, I just have to relax.”ON WHAT HIS BEST EVENT WAS:”Probably my vertical. I know I got a PR [personal record] but I don’t know the exact number. I just felt like I got really high and did well.”Robert Turbin, Running BackON HOW HE DID:”I feel like I did a decent job, got exposed to some different things that I had never seen before. I will take those things that I learned and work on them and do everything that I can to improve, so come draft day I am ready for whatever they throw at me.”ON HOW THE PROCESS HAS BEEN:”It has been a lot of fun. I’m really having one of the best times of my life, really. Being out in Arizona the sun is out every single day, that helps. Meeting other guys from other schools, training with them, working hard with them, talking about each other’s schools and the differences and stuff like that. Hanging out on the weekends and then going to the combine, seeing how that whole thing was set up. Meeting guys like Marshall Faulk, seeing Michael Irvin, Rich Eisen [from the NFL Network] and some of those guys. All of that has been a great experience and just been fun to be around; it’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity.”ON EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NFL DRAFT:”It’s the only way to find out. I know what I can do as a football player and as a running back. I’m not cocky nor arrogant or anything like that, but whoever picks me up in April is going to get everything I’ve got, every single day. That is about the only thing I can promise you.”
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