First Round Selection Ereck Flowers Conference Call
Q: How surprised were you that the Giants ended up picking you?
A: I was really surprised. I saw the phone light up and it was surreal.
Q: It seemed that the Giants did an extensive amount of research on you. You had to have known they were interested in you.
A: I took a visit. I saw the coaches and we had dinner.
Q: What did you think about that visit?
A: It was great. I got to sit down with Coach Flats (Flaherty) and the offensive line coaches. Jessie Armstead went to Miami, so there was a connection there. I think it was a pretty good vibe.
Q: Did you have any inclination that the Giants would be a landing spot?
A: I thought it could be a possibility, but in drafts you never really know. I was sitting here just waiting on the call.
Q: You're close with your dad. What's his first name and did he play football?
A: Everald Flowers. He played football at Washburn University. He played linebacker.
Q: Is your father serving as your agent?
A: We have a lawyer to do the contract, but he's the one who has been representing me.
Q: A lot of the coaches have said you're a quiet guy with a mean streak.
A: I like to really get into the game, and I really play with a lot of passion. I love the game of football.
Q: Could you give us a scouting report on what you think of yourself as a player and what you still think you might want to work on in the NFL?
A: I think I'm a player who needs to work on everything. I think I've got a long ways to go and I'm ready to go that way. I love everything about football, so I'm pretty happy about the confidence in myself. I'm just ready to take this next step.
Q: What do you believe you do so well that made you a high number one draft pick?
A: I think I'm a pretty good run-blocker. I think I show a good amount of athleticism. I think I'm a pretty good reach-blocker, but other than that, I think I can improve in everything, including the things that I would say I do pretty well at. I'm ready to make those improvements.
Q: Who have you styled your play on the field after?
Photos of Miami OL Ereck Flowers
A: My favorite player coming in was Trent Williams.
Q: You're a pretty young guy. Do you think you can come in and play right away?
A: I do. I feel I can.
Q: What makes you think your game translates to the next level well?
A: I have a lot of confidence in myself and whatever I do or I wouldn't be playing this sport at all or doing any of the stuff I do. It's really just the confidence in myself and what I see in myself. I can't really sit here and persuade you, but I'm confident in myself and what I do.
Q: Do you think of yourself as a left tackle in the NFL?
A: I see myself anywhere on the line. I'm ready to come in anywhere on the line to make a contribution. Whatever helps the team win.
Q: Have you ever played guard?
A: I've played it in practice. My team never really needed me to play guard. I played both tackles, so I'm ready to play wherever.