Auburn football: Pro Day quotes from Ryan White and Nosa Eguae

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 4, 2014 

Nosa Eguae runs through a drill at Auburn's Pro Day on Tuesday.

LAUREN BARNARD — Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala. — Defensive lineman Nosa Eguae and defensive back Ryan White spoke after they finished up at Auburn's Pro Day on Tuesday.

Check out what the pair had to say below.

White

Opening statement

"I feel like I helped myself out a little bit. I could have did better on some things, but overall I'm OK with it."

On whether he was out to prove anything:

"Definitely. I wanted to prove that I'm a top-tier corner and that I had some good numbers to back that up. Hopefully today I jumped in front of a couple of people and hopefully I get a few calls for some workouts so I can improve some more."

On what NFL teams he spoke to Tuesday:

"Just a couple of teams. Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars.

On whether teams view him as a corner or safety in the pros:

"More as a corner."

On what teams have told him about his ability:

"They just see talent. They see a diamond in the rough. Someone who is going to come to a team and do all they can and who's going to provide at many positions. That's what I bring to the table. I'm very versatile and smart. I love this game and I'm going to give everything I've got."

On what number he posted that he liked best:

"My broad jump actually jumped out to me. I didn't think I was going to jump that far. I did want to get into the 10s, but I ended up jumping like 10-(foot)-4, 10-(foot)-5, which is a PR for me. I've been jumping 9-11s and 10s, so doing that just felt really good for me."

Eguae

Opening statement

I feel like I did real solid in position drills, so overall it was a good day.

On how much weight he's gained since the end of the season:

"I've put on about 14 pounds, give or take."

On whether he wants to play inside or outside in the NFL:

"I'm trying to add new things and they're looking at me as a guy be in the trenches, a guy that can play the 3, a guy that play the D-end in a 3-4, I just want to market myself as that — a guy that can go into any system fit into the mold their team is looking for."

On whether moving inside last season helped him:

"Definitely. It definitely raised my stock as a draft pick and I thank (defensive line) 'Coach G' (Rodney Garner) for giving me that opportunity. I just want to thank the coaching staff for giving me that opportunity."

On what number he posted that he liked best:

"I think I ran a pretty solid shuttle. ... I think I've got good football skills and I just wanted to show that."

On whether he spoke with scouts Tuesday:

"I had a couple of phone calls that they want to meet me after, so I'm just going to stick around and meet with whatever team wants to meet me."

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