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Okoye arrives in Houston

First-round draft pick Amobi Okoye arrived at Hobby Airport in Houston late Saturday night and took some time to speak to about being selected by the Texans and contributing to a rapidly improving defensive unit.

(on how it feels to be the No. 10 overall draft pick) "It feels good. It feels great. I felt really good when I got the call. Sitting around, my agent called me to let me know (the Texans') interest, so I was just waiting on their call and I saw that area code pop up and got the call and they asked me if I wanted to be a Texan. It felt really good."

(on what he can bring to the Texans) "I think I can bring a lot, especially to the defense. Prior to (the coach) letting me know what he wanted to do (on defense), I knew from the picks from last year exactly what direction they're going, and that's to improve the defense. With me being an addition to the 'D,' I can't wait. I've been out of football for four months waiting for the draft, so I can't wait to get out there and compete."

(on his message to Texans fans) "Thanks for having me. I hope you all embrace me and I am going to bring a lot to the city."

(on his impressions of Houston)"The last time I came here was, I think, three years ago during my freshman year of college. We came down during Christmas break with my family. We have some family over here that we were visiting. I love the city. I don't want to say I remember a lot. But I remember having a good time as far as going around and sightseeing and stuff like that. So I guess my impressions are really good. I can't wait to explore the whole city and know my in's and out's."

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