Cornerback Sherrick McManis was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round.
These quotes are part of our 2010 Path to the Draft coverage presented by FOX Sports Houston.
After he was selected in the fifth round (144th overall) by the Texans, Northwestern cornerback Sherrick McManis answered questions from the Houston media via conference call. The following is a transcript of his interview.
Texans CB Sherrick McManis
(on his initial reaction to receiving phone call from Texans) "I was excited. I was happy someone gave me a chance."
(on any having idea the Texans might draft him) "I really didn't have a clue. I talked with them (Houston Texans) before, but I talked to a lot of teams — you just never know."
(on what he thinks of the Houston Texans) "I'm willing to come there and give them everything I got. I know they drafted an upper-round guy (Kareem Jackson), and I'm ready to compete."
(on what type of player he is) "I would have to say a physical player that's willing to do whatever it takes to win a game. A humble guy with good ball skills."
(on looking forward to playing special teams if opportunity presents itself) "I take pride in special teams — that's what got me into Northwestern. I'm ready to do that for the Texans."
(on what he thinks of the Texans cornerback competition) "I'm ready to get in there — to compete — learn as much as I can from the veterans and compete for a spot and do whatever I can to help the team out."
(on what wide receiver in the Big Ten conference he shutdown) "I was real glad when I went against (WR Mario) Manningham. I felt that competition was always there. To be able to go against Manningham, Ted Ginn, (WR James) Hardy — so many guys that have so much potential that I was able to play against and learn from."
(on being open-minded to switching to the safety position) "Whatever I can do to help my team and whatever I am successful at, I will do it."