2014 NFL Draft: Nevin Lawson talks about being picked by Lions

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Here's a look at what cornerback Nevin Lawson had to say about being picked by the Detroit Lions on Saturday.

Below is a recap of what cornerback Nevin Lawson had to say about being picked in the fourth round by the Detroit Lions on Saturday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.)

On if he had any inkling that the Lions would draft him: "I met with them and the secondary coach during the combine and I felt like we had a great conversation, so I kind of did."

On what coaches have told him about his transition into the NFL: "They definitely say they like my man-to-man skills. They like the way I play and they like the way I compete."

On if he sees himself playing on the edge of the secondary or in the slot: "Both."

On his special teams experience at Utah State: "I played every special teams (position)."

On if he was a gunner on special teams: "Yes, I was."

On his toughness as a cornerback: "It's just the way I play. It's just part of being a competitor. You want to compete, so toughness comes with it."

On how much contact he had with the Lions leading up to the Draft: "I met with the Lions at the combine and I had a great conversation with them."

On what NFL cornerback he models his game after: "I look at all NFL cornerbacks. Every corner should have a different type of game. I consider my game to be different from everybody else, but what I do is I do look at other corners and take certain things from what they do and try to add it into my game."

On his confidence that he can contribute as a rookie right away: "I'm just going to come in and work hard, you know what I'm saying? I'm going to give my best effort and work my butt off. Hopefully, that will make me be able to help this team out in some type of way, whatever it is to help us win."

On being a shorter cornerback: "My height never bothered me. It's not how big you are, it's how big you play."

On why his game is different from other cornerbacks: "I like to do everything. I feel like I can do everything. I feel like I can blitz, I feel like I can tackle, I could play off, I could play press, I could play zone, whatever I'm asked to do, I think I can do it as a corner. I want to be a complete corner."

On if he knows any players on the Lions currently: "I know a lot about Detroit. I don't know anybody personally. I played against Kyle Van Noy and Ziggy (Ansah) and I had a great conversation with them when I met with them before back in Utah, but I know about the Lions. I know it's a great organization to play for and it's just a great city. I'm very excited and looking forward to coming in and competing and doing my best."

On Detroit as a city: "Definitely a historic city. A lot of stuff going on over there. A lot of people over there, they definitely want their teams to do good, so they're big-time fans that love their teams."

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