T.J. Graham Reacts To Being Selected As A Bill

April 27, 2012 Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT

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T.J. Graham Reacts To Being Selected As A Bill

April 27, 2012 Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. ( WKBW Buffalo Bills ) Eyewitness Sports continues NFL Draft coverage all weekend at wkbw.com and on Eyewitness News.

Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo is covering all the picks.

Here is more on T.J. Graham


Wide Receiver T.J. Graham
Friday, April 27, 2012

On his reaction to being picked by the Bills:

I’m very excited. It’s something I worked for my whole life. I’m just going to enjoy the opportunity I have now with the Buffalo Bills.

On if he expected to be selected in the third round:

I spoke with some people and they suggested that this was the earliest I would go. You expect the worst in this situation, so getting the best that they told me is a pretty good thing. I am pretty excited about it.

On how much contact he had with the Bills prior to the draft:

I had a couple of meetings with them and talked with them a couple of times. It was a destination that I saw myself going to. I am really going to enjoy it.

On if he felt good about his meetings with the Bills:

Yes, I felt really good. The meetings went well, meeting the coaching staff and Coach Gailey.

On if he considers himself a slot receiver or an outside receiver:

Anywhere I can play. It does not really matter to me; anywhere I can get onto the field and contribute to the success of the offense.

On where he lined up at North Carolina State:

Outside or inside. It depended on the defensive match-up for that week.

On his experience returning kicks and punts:

I did both all four years in college. I finished my career as the career all-time leader in ACC for kickoff return yards. This past year I led the ACC in punt return yards. I have had success on both. There were years I was better here and there.

On having returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns throughout his collegiate career:

Yeah. I wish I had more though.

On if he will be able to stretch the field at the NFL level:

My speed has translated to the track and I use that to run and excel in there. On the field, I can definitely stretch the field and make the defense have to play the full field instead of the short field.