Fifth Round Selection Mykkele Thompson**
Q: Did this catch you by surprise getting drafted by the Giants in the fifth round?
A: It was a surprise to me. I don't even know how to explain it right now.
Q: What's surprising to you about it?
A: Just the place. It sounds right. This was the only team I took a visit up to. I'm just glad they believed in my ability and picked me up.
Q: What was the visit like? Who did you meet with and what was the impression you came away with?
A: I met with everybody. Of course, I was mainly with the defensive coaches and the defensive back coaches. It's just a great vibe around there. They all really care and they want to win. I got a positive vibe from every one of them.
Q: Is this where you expected to go in the draft or did you have a different feeling heading into this process?
A: Honestly, I had no idea where I was going to go. Obviously, free agency was a possibility. Me thinking that I didn't put that good of numbers up this past season, I thought free agency was going to be the main goal probably.
Q: Was there a reason for the numbers you put up this season?
A: There was no reason for it. I didn't have too much action this past season.
Q: What do you bring to the NFL?
A: Honestly, I'll play wherever they want me to. In college I played every defensive back position, so wherever they want me to go, that's where I'll play, and, of course, special teams is really big.
Q: Is it your versatility or something else that you might say is your best quality?
A: My versatility, of course, and, of course, my length and my speed for my size.
Q: Do you know anything about the Giants' second round pick, Landon Collins from Alabama?
A: I have seen a couple of games on him and of course I have seen his stats and everything.
Q: What were you doing today? Were you preparing for the possibility of being drafted or just taking it as it goes?
A: Of course, that is what I wanted to happen, but I was just here with my family. Nothing too big. We are just relaxing on the couch. I had no clue when or if my name would get picked, so I was just waiting by the phone.
Q: What was the reaction when the phone rang?
A: At first I just thought I was getting a text message. My phone has been blowing up. When I saw the New York area code, I was shocked, and I looked up at the TV and saw that [the Giants] had the next pick. I don't even know how to explain it right now.
Q: Did you live in Italy very long as a kid?
A: My dad was in the Air Force. I lived in Italy for a couple years, but nothing that I can remember.
Q: When you started wearing contact lenses did that help you when playing football?
Q: When did that start and how much of a difference did that make?
A: That started probably towards the beginning of this past season. Of course seeing better is always a one-up in your game. With my performance, it seemed like it helped.
Sixth Round Selection Geremy Davis**
Q: Did you think the Giants might be interested?
A: I know they are close to Connecticut, but I never really heard from them. During this whole process, you never know how teams work this thing out or if they show interest or they might be interested. There is so much that goes on. I am just happy to see my name and do the best work I can for the Giants.
Q: What do you think you can bring to this team?
A: From a receiving standpoint, I am a big, physical guy. I am not afraid to open up big blocks for running backs and other receivers. I am not afraid to go across the middle. I have great hands. From a special teams standpoint, I can use my physicality on the front line for kickoff returns or blocking for the punt, running down on the kickoff and making a tackle. I am just going to give my all.
Q: You went from over 1,000 yards [receiving] as a junior to 700 yards this past year… What was the reason for that?
A: I missed two games with a high ankle sprain [on my left leg]. Then when I hurt my ankle, it was in the beginning of the ECU game so I pretty much missed three games. Prior to that, I was on pace for another year like I had, but unfortunately I had the injuries. I came back strong at the pro day, Combine and all star games. I am happy that the Giants realized it.
Q: Can you make a catch like the one Odell Beckham Jr. made?
A: I always practice those muscle memory catches on the JUGS machine. [Beckham Jr.] is a great talent and I am happy to be working with him and a lot of the other guys like Victor Cruz and [Rueben] Randle. I just hope I can get under those guys' wings and contribute on special teams and eventually at the wide receiver position.
Q: What do you think you can do on special teams?
A: I am a pretty big guy. Six-two, 215 [pounds]. I am a physical receiver. I am going to run down there and make tackles. I can be an in man on punt protecting for the punt. Front line on kickoff return. I am going to use all those traits that I have as a receiver on special teams.
Seventh Round Selection Bobby Hart**
Q: The Giants project you playing guard at this level. When was the last time you played the position?
A: I played guard my sophomore year and then in practice a little bit this year. Guard is fine with me. Whatever they need me to play, that's what I'm willing to play.
Q: What are the differences you find between the two positions? Was it an easy transition when you moved from tackle to guard?
A: Pretty easy. With any new position there are new challenges, but I'm up for all of the challenges ahead.
Q: How much did you talk to the Giants prior to the draft? Did you have any idea you would land with the Giants?
A: I had no idea I'd be landing here. I talked to them in Indianapolis briefly. It was definitely a shock, but I'm definitely happy to be here.
Q: What about all the big games you've played in at Florida State helps prepare you for the NFL?
A: It definitely has helped. We're definitely battle-tested there. We've been through a lot. Just keeping my composure in those games we had.
Q: What are your thoughts on Jameis Winston?
A: Jameis is a great guy. I'm pretty sure he'd be successful wherever he went just by the time he puts into the game and his passion for it. Wherever he went, whether it was first or wherever, I know he'll be successful.
Q: Do you know Ereck Flowers?
A: Not personally. Just playing against him and talking to him after the game. Nothing personal.
Q: How would you describe yourself as a player?
A: A very smart player. Tough player. Just a player that's going to get the job done.