What C.J. Mosley, Ravens Rookies Said At 2014 Combine


Members of the incoming rookie class will face the media this week as part of their required duties at the NFL's National Scouting Combine.

The 15-minute press conference with the national media can be an intimidating assignment, and it's often a first chance to leave a positive impression for some of the top players around the country.

Here's a look back at what members of the 2014 Ravens rookie class said at the combine:

ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

On why he returned to school for his senior year:
"I think I made the right decision. I pretty much knew after my junior year that I was coming back, so it was all about getting my education and proving to the world and NFL scouts that I could be an every-down linebacker. I graduated last December, so everything is checked off of my list my senior year."

What teams will get if they draft him:
"As a football player, they're going to get someone that can be relentless no matter whether I'm on special teams or on defense, whatever position they have me at. And as a person, I'm going to be a loyal person, humble, always committed to what I'm doing."

DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida State

On playing for a cold-weather team:
"I love the cold weather. That's the weird part about it. I'm a Florida boy, but I love cold weather. I think I play better in the cold. I'm ready for it. Whatever pitch is thrown at me, man, I'm ready to stand at the plate."

On if he considers himself a leader:
"I definitely do, on the field and off the field. On the field, I was definitely one of the leaders of our defense. I feel like we had probably the best defense in the country. And off the field, I was a leader as well."

S Terrence Brooks, Florida State

On what separates him from other safeties:
"Just being very instinctive. I have a great feel for knowing where the ball is going. I'm fast and quick and physical, too. Just all those things tie into being a good player."

On who is the best safety in the draft:
"I would say me. I just feel that I'm an all-around player. I'm not just a hitter or somebody who can just cover. I pride myself on just doing everything. I feel like that's what separates me."

TE Crockett Gillmore, Colorado State

On how he stacks up against other tight ends:
"There are guys out there who are considered better, but I know my game and I know that there isn't that much of a difference. I like to bring what I call a bad attitude. People started noticing."

OG John Urschel, Penn State

*On finding a balance between football and majoring in mathematics: *"It's not that hard when you love what you do. I truly enjoy math and I really love football. I had a great time at Penn State. I loved every single minute of it and it never felt like work to me."

*On NFL people not believing he's serious about football: *"It's funny. That would be a reasonable question to ask me looking at the things I've done on paper. But the funny thing is no one has asked me that here. Media people are the only people asking me that. In my humble opinion, when I sit down with coaches and scouts they see immediately that I'm serious about football, that I love the game and this is my No. 1 priority. And I think that becomes immediately obvious."

QB Keith Wenning, Ball State

On his if expects to get drafted:
"Hard to say. I hope I am. It would be a blessing if I was. I'm confident. I think I should be. But that's not my decision.

On his goal at the combine:
"I'm just going to do everything I can. I'm confident what I can do. Just comparing with the best here I feel like I'm able to make all the throws. I'm able to do what I need to do to be successful to show 32 decision-makers at the next level what I'm capable of doing."

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