TJP: What was the interest from the Jets like? Were the Jets a team you were hoping to play for?
DD: I definitely wanted to play for the Jets, there was no other team I wanted to play for. I got a great vibe from the coaches, the system, the area. I got the call (that I was drafted), and I was very excited. This was the only team I wanted to play for.
TJP: Describe for the readers what the feeling is like when you get that call, and your dream of playing in the NFL is realized.
DD: You get a rush of different emotions when you get that call. First, excitement. You are also excited that the draft process is over, and you have to get your mind right for the transition from the interview process to the next step. You have to get ready for the transition.
The system hasn’t actually been difficult to learn. It’s very similar to the system we ran in college, just the terminology is different. The system keeps the other team in a lot of confusion with all the different interchanging parts. The coaching staff does a great job of teaching it to us. It will be great to play with great athletes that make it flow. You can be very tough when you have speed and put pressure on the QB.