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In His Own Words: Michael Egnew
By on June 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

The Dolphins, looking to add versatility at tight end, selected Michael Egnew in the third round of the April’s draft. Egnew recently spoke with John Congemi about the biggest differences between Missouri and the NFL. Here’s what he had to say:

On the temperature during practice

“It definitely is hot. It’s tough. It is the same  for every player and you adapt to the temperature and you get better every day”

On transitioning from college to NFL

“We have an excellent coaching staff. They present the information well. It’s my job to pick it up, and that’s kind of what I am doing. Every day you get a little bit more, and eventually you learn the offense and how it goes.”

On excitement of starting first OTA’s

“It was definitely awesome coming out there and working with the veterans. The practice tempo is a little bit faster than in college, so know that you’re there and that it’s time to get to work”

On the biggest change from college to NFL

“I think more so it’s that fact that everybody’s a little bit better; everyone is a little bit faster, a little bit quicker and a little bit stronger. You have to adapt to that and you have to be quicker, faster and stronger.”

On his expectations

“(It’s) definitely one of those things that you’re never really ready for until you start doing it. I think definitely I expected what was out here. It is one of those things that you just have to do and you learn as you go on.”

On his level of comfort

“There is always going to be some thinking. We are not even a third through the playbook. Definitely there is a lot of thinking going on out there. But the coaches present it well and give you all the tools you need to succeed.”

On the chemistry with Ryan Tannehill

“He is a great quarterback, a good guy, really well-coached. I am just trying to catch everything he gives to me and the chemistry is starting to flow and is working out”


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