The Indianapolis Colts finished out their 2013 NFL Draft with five picks on Saturday. Each of those players, including the new "Mr. Irrelevant," took time out to talk to local media on a conference call.
Here are a few highlights of their interviews, as transcribed by the Colts media relations staff:
Khaled Holmes, C, USC, 6-3, 302, fourth round
“My dad played for Bo Schembechler at Michigan from 1972 to 1976. He had an opportunity to play in the NFL but did not take it up. By brother, as you mentioned, was a tight end in the NFL and played two years in the NFL with the Dolphins and Rams. And Troy (Polamalu) is my brother-in-law. I've been fortunate to be around some great football players growing up and I'm just trying to be like them.”
Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin, 6-4, 329, fifth round
“(After transferring from Tennessee after academic problems) I just went to work and knew I had to prove to myself and others that I was a better person than what was out there and just go to work every day, go hard, go hard on the field and off, and just learn to play football. The passion for the game, I just love being out there, so just taking it one day at a time.”
John Boyett, SS, Oregon, 5-10, 204, sixth round
“The first thing I think of when I think of the Colts is Tony Dungy. I played with Tony Dungy's son, Eric, and Eric's a great dude and I know his dad is, too. I got to meet him and talk to him a few times in Eugene and on the phone. I just know coach Dungy is a very classy guy and I know that's how the whole Colts organization is.”
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State, 5-8, 195, seventh round
“As a running back, I think that we all need to do a lot of good things and I think my one option is that I can run the ball really well. Definitely running the ball and catching the ball out of the backfield and I can contribute on special teams. So I think that's a big thing that I want to look to establish myself on and I'm definitely excited to have the opportunity to come up there.”
Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina, 6-3, 258, seventh round
"I bring a lot of physicality to the game, a lot of smarts to the game and a lot of passion. Good players will give you everything you got, every play, every game and they always leave it out on the field. ...I'm just happy to be drafted. I'm Mr. Irrelevant. That's going to add more fuel to the fire. I'm going to have to go out there and prove myself every game, every practice."