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Carl Nassib Conference Call - 4/29

The Browns selected Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib at No. 65 with their first of three picks in Friday's third round.

On to what he attributes his breakout season last year:
"There are a lot of things. Such a great team, such great coaches and I just attribute it all to hard work and dedication. I can't wait to continue to improve and continue to win and succeed in Cleveland."

On his reaction when former Penn State and Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien's comments that he would not play professionally:
"I always had dreams of playing in the NFL since as long as I can remember. A lot of people did not agree with that and that never deterred me from my dream. Bill O'Brien told me what he thought so I just kept working my hardest and never let that phase me."

On if the Browns have told him where he will play:
"I talked to both (defensive line) Coach (Robert) Nunn and (outside linebackers) Coach (Ryan) Slowick. We have not decided that, but wherever they need me, I'll play. I'm just so, so excited to be in Cleveland."

On if he has experience dropping, given the Browns play a 3-4 system:
"Yes sir. I dropped at Penn State multiple times. Pretty much every game, I dropped."

On the journey from being a preferred walk-on to an elite player:
"Earning a scholarship was incredible. When I earned my scholarship, it really motivated me to let everybody that I was the real deal. It was a great experience at Penn State. I could not have asked for anything more from Penn State."

On keys to his breakout season:
"We had an amazing defensive line. I couldn't have done it without them. We had an amazing coaching staff. There isn't just one thing. There are so many things that helped me succeed this year. I'm just so happy."

On who spoke to him on the phone and what the team said about joining the Browns:
"I talked to (Head) Coach (Hue) Jackson, and he told me that I needed to bring the same intensity and the same dedication that I had at Penn State. I told him I would bring that every single day."

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