I think that it definitely makes the transition easier being able to know linebacker and having also played on the defensive line. You can kind of know what they're expecting on the back end and what you are kind of expecting from them.
In college you can get away with things based off your athletic ability versus some of the other players.
I don't want to be one of those players that is just a first, second or third down player. I want to be a four-down player, able to play in the ground and dirt with the linemen, but also able to play in space.
There were 31 teams that didn't think I was as good as the guys taken off the board. That's no disrespect to the talented players that they are, but I'm confident in my abilities and every time I go out there I want people to wonder why I wasn't on their board and why they didn't try to pick me up.
I feel that I'm more of a speed player, being able to rush the edge with a lot of speed coming around the corner. But I also have the athletic ability to cover and play in space.
I'm very competitive and if I'm not in the weight room than someone is getting better than me. I just have to stay in there and prove myself any way that I can.
In the off-season you like to take a little time for yourself, but I'd like to say that people say I live in the weight room and that I had the keys to it. That's just the type of character I am.
I pride myself in being physically the best that I can be, whether its cardio, strength or quickness.
You learn something new from every player. No player is the same, so I'm definitely trying to pick up as much as I can from the guys ahead of me and from the guys who have been in the league for a long time.
I'm able to mentally adapt to things very well.
Linebacker is a lot more detail oriented and you have to know a lot more than a defensive end necessarily would on any given play.
God gives you opportunities and I'm thankful that the Chiefs gave me this opportunity. I'm very grateful to be on this team. I'm just going out there to try and be the best player that I can be for this team and take it from there.
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