Cornerback Jordan Miller runs a drill during the University of Washington’s first spring football practice at Husky Stadium on Monday March 27, 2017. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

Falcons select Washington cornerback Jordan Miller in the fifth round 

Here’s what Miller had to say: 

On what it was like to get the call: “It’s great. It’s everything I have imagined and way more. I’ve never felt like that before in my life.”

On what he thinks he can add to the team at cornerback: “I’m a long, press corner and as a player maker, getting the ball back.”

On battling through the injuries at Washington: “I mean it was tough. It’s turned me into the person I am right now. It’s turned me into a better person and a stronger football player, going through that diversity.”

On the communication he had with the Falcons during the pre-draft process: “Other than a recent phone call I got that may have been like five or six days ago. I was told by my defensive back’s coach, that the head coach had called him about me, and I didn’t know that they were that interested. I’m so happy to be part of this team here.”

 On Kaleb McGary: “He’s a great dude. He’s a character, he has a lot of personality. I love that dude, he’s really cool. He’s been really cool to me, we’ve had a lot of classes together. He’s really cool.”

On any interactions during his time at Washington with the Trufant family: “I met Desmond (Trufant) when we played against Auburn my first game of last season, we played in Atlanta. I was always a big fan, I always watched him before I came to UW, so I knew who he was. But that was the only time I got to talk to him. He’s a great player.”

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