On contact with the Lions previously to be drafted: "Barely any. Spoke to them once at the All-Star game and that was the only contact I had with them."
On if this was a surprise to him: "I expected to go where I did. It came to be a big surprise. I didn't have any contact with the Lions at all so I was just very surprised to even hear from them."
On what NFL teams say about his size: "I was told by some I had a pretty good size throughout the whole training program. I gained a little bit of weight like 12 lbs. I was told I could gain a little more."
On whether he's more of an inside or outside LB: "I'm more of an outside. It depends on the scheme.
On whether he's 4-3 scheme comfortable: "Very."
On playing safety: "I feel like I'm mobile enough and I'm a hard worker. Anything that I was ever needed to play I would work my hardest to try and play it."
On coverage skills down field: "I feel pretty confident in my ability to cover."
On Lions and franchise: "I know that over the last couple of years it's been a franchise that is on the rise. I know that it's known for Motor City, a tough community. Tough place to be and a lot of history there."
On special teams: "I've always been excited about special teams. I know that the third of the game is a very important part of the game. I played special teams my whole career- high-school, college. I'm excited about it."
On being a captain: "To me it just describes a person who is confident within themselves, humble, they lead by example. I'm not a guy who gives a bunch of speeches, I just go out there and I have a "get it" dynamic."
On nicknames: "Last couple months I go by "T-dub."