2022 Third Round Draft Pick Offensive Lineman Joshua Ezeudu
April 29, 2022
Q. Congratulations, Josh.
JOSH EZEUDU: Thank you so much. Thank you so much.
Q. What position would you say you play?
JOSH EZEUDU: I will play anything the team needs me to play. I’m a team player. I just can't wait to get there and get to work.
Q. What was your reaction when you heard you were being selected and that it was going to be to New York and the Giants?
JOSH EZEUDU: It was very surreal. Like you think about it so much, but until it actually happens, it kind of shocks you. I was speechless. I didn't know what type of emotions I had, then as soon as I heard my name being called, I let it all out. It was surreal. It took a lot of hard work to get here, but the hard work is still not done though.
Q. Are you with family or friends? Where are you?
JOSH EZEUDU: Yes, I'm with my family right now.
Q. In Georgia?
JOSH EZEUDU: Yes, in Georgia.
Q. Was it a surprise to you that it was the Giants and here in the third round?
JOSH EZEUDU: I mean, I would say for your name to be called is always a surprise. Everybody expects it to happen, but until it actually happens, it actually kind of shocks you. So, yes, it was a big surprise, but at the end of the day, I just thank God for everything.
Q. Did you have a hunch the Giants were interested throughout the process? What was your connection to them?
JOSH EZEUDU: I just met with (Offensive Line) Coach (Bobby) Johnson before my pro day, and he was also at my pro day too. So that was the only interaction I had with them.
Q. You played multiple positions in the same drive? How does that work?
JOSH EZEUDU: Yes, sir.
Q. Is that by design?
JOSH EZEUDU: That's just what happened based on whatever our team needed. If our team needed a left guard, then I would move to left guard. If we were struggling at tackle, I would move out to tackle.