5 things to know about Kaleb McGary

What Kaleb McGary had to say after getting drafted by the Falcons 

On what was it like getting the call you were getting drafted: “There are no words man. I couldn't be happier. I don't even know what to do with myself right now. I'm so happy.”

On how the family is doing: “They're ecstatic, man. They're celebrating with me, they're excited, they're happy. It's just all-around awesome. It's awesome.”

On what type of player he is and whether he is expecting to start: “They're getting a guy that is very prideful of being a lineman. I love everything about being a lineman. I'm going to bust my tail to protect their quarterback and tailback as much as I can. I want them to be afraid. I want the quarterback and tailback to never worry about a thing. As far as starting goes I'm just going to come in and do the best I can and compete and work and try to contribute in any way that I can.”

On describing his meetings and visits with the Falcons in the pre-draft process: “I thought that it went very well. I really enjoyed my visit and I felt very happy and very comfortable there, and I'm very, very, very excited that they must have felt the same way with me.”

 On the Falcons giving up a significant number of picks to get him: “I know it's kind of redundant me saying this but there's, there are no words. I feel so honored and so important. I feel so, God, I don't know. It's just an incredible feeling. I feel valued, and it's just an honor. It's just an honor. I couldn't be happier I really couldn't be.”

On who he was surrounded by when he got the call: “My family, and my teammates and Twitter.”

On whether Washington ran any outside zone or what do they do with the run: “We run a little bit everything. We run a little bit everything, to be honest with you.”

On what exactly: “Inside zone, outside zone, you name it, man. We're just like every other college team. We run a little bit of everything.”

On hearing Atlanta Falcons what is the first thing that comes to mind: “Tough. Tough and gritty and persistent. I know that's three words.”

On whether he was expecting to be a first-round pick tonight:“I wouldn't say expecting, but I was hoping to be. Honestly, I was just ready to leave it in God's hands and, you know, let the chips fall where they may.”

On his ability in the run and block the run: “I feel that I'm very, very capable and I'm a very good run blocker. I only hope to improve and get even better than I am, though.”

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