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Published on 04/30/2011 at Sat Apr 30 17:26.
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Virgil Green scores a 48-yard touchdown (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison).

Virgil Green scores a 48-yard touchdown (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison).

The Denver Broncos picked two tight ends in this years draft, Virgil Green happened to be the first to conduct an interview with the Denver media. Here’s what we came away with:

On transitioning from wide receiver to tight end

“Initially it was a tough transition. I went from being a high school receiver who everyone was afraid to hit to a tight end where you are hit almost every single play. Gaining weight was by far the toughest part. I have a fast metabolism and my body doesn’t like to put on a lot of weight but I ended up putting weight on and I feel fast, and I feel athletic and physical. I am hoping to bring some of my athleticism and physical ability to the Denver Broncos.”

On his familiarity with TE Julius Thomas

“Me and Julius actually had a chance to train together so I know him a little bit. I am excited to work with him and compete with him as well.”

On whether his draft day was stressful

“No, it has not been as stressful for me. I left it in God’s hands and I knew he would put me where I fit perfectly. I know he put me in Denver for a reason and I am going to go out there and do what God asks me to do.”

On describing himself as a blocker

“I think I am a great in-line blocker. At Nevada, we ran the ball a lot. So in our offense, if you couldn’t block, you couldn’t play.”

On his plans until the a labor agreement is reached

“I have been working out with a trainer in my hometown this last week. We have been working out hard and I am focused on getting into the weight room and getting my conditioning in because I know I have to be ready at all times. I just love working hard so every day is going to be a constant staying in the weight room for an hour-and-a-half or two hours and then doing conditioning work later that day. When I get that call from the Broncos to show up, I will be ready.”

On his 42-inch vertical jump at the NFL Combine

I have always had a jumping ability. In high school, people were always laughing about how I dunked on people in basketball games.

On prior interaction with Broncos

“We talked at the combine. I talked to (Tight Ends) Coach (Clancy) Barone and he let me know that he was very interested in me. He came over and worked me out and we went over some offensive things that he wanted to show me. I kind of felt like the Broncos was one of the teams that were going to draft me. I am ready to go play.”

On playing basketball

“In high school, that was actually my main sport up until my senior year. Basketball was one of my first loves and my first passion.”

  • Monclernimei

    for taking your time to write this