Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield making a play against Indiana. (Associated Press)

What Kendall Sheffield had to say about getting drafted by the Falcons 

On the feeling getting the call: “It was a great feeling. I’m extremely happy. Extremely proud. Just happy to be an Atlanta Falcon and I’m ready to go up there and work.”

On what he can bring as a defensive back and the injury he had recently:  “My peck is really good. I’m getting some rehab down there in Houston right now. But I also bring a good, long, physical corner. I’ll bring to the team my presence, going in and getting to work every day and try to get better at my craft and try to achieve as much as we can for the organization.”

On what they told him about how long the process is for the rehab: “It wouldn’t be that long. I’m ready.”

On the history of his college career:  “I started off at Alabama and I transferred to a junior college and that opened up my process. By opening up my process, I got to choose from any school that I wanted. Ohio State came in and the rest is history.”

On how much interest were the Falcons showing in the pre-draft process: “They showed me a lot of interest. I had a private workout with them at Ohio State and that was about it.”

On who he was communicating with at the Falcons:  “During the private workout I was talking to (Dan Quinn) and (Thomas Dimitroff). The cornerback coach, (Doug Mallory), assistant GM (Scott Pioli) all of them came up and the day before I had a meeting with the cornerback coach and that was about it. A lot of communication with them.”

On what happened at Alabama: “It was just a better decision for me to leave and transfer and go to a junior college. Then got recruited to go to Ohio State.”

On whether the injury occurred during bench press:  “Yes.”

On when the injury occurred:  “On March 3rd.”

On where he feels most comfortable playing:

“I feel comfortable anywhere. I can press, I can do anything.”

On right, left or corner:  “No, it doesn’t matter.”

On playing nickel: “I can do anything.”

 On what was it like being around the staff at Ohio State that has developed so many NFL cornerbacks:  “It was great being around them. Coming into Ohio State, the traditions and to live up to the traditions, I was happy.”

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