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Emmanuel Ogbah Conference Call - 4/29

On his background and his knack for getting to the QB:
"I was born in Lagos, Nigeria and came to the United States when I was nine-years old. I'm a relentless player and I love to get to the quarterback. That's how I play."

On if he sensed the Browns were interested in him:
"To be honest, I had no idea. I didn't have any private workouts or visits so I had no idea that I was going to be a Cleveland Brown."

On what will be the hardest part of transitioning to the NFL:
"The biggest part about transitioning to the NFL will just be having all that money. I've never had that money before so I don't know what I will be able to do with it. Also, learning how to say no. That's what a lot of vets tell me."

On pass rushers who he models his game after:
"When I was younger, I used to watch a lot of (Pro Football Hall of Fame and former NY Giants DL) Michael Strahan, and I kind of modeled my game after him. He was a relentless pass rusher with speed and power, and those are the combos I usually use when I pass rush."

On how he was introduced to football:
"I started playing football in seventh grade. The reason why I really tried football is because my friends were playing it. I've been in sports ever since I was young, so I just decided to give it a shot, and I ended up being really good at it."

On how he will fit in the Browns 3-4 defense:
"I will play whatever position the Cleveland Browns want me to play. I will rush standing up. I will rush with my hands on the ground. Whatever they want me to do, I will do it."

On how much LB he played in college:
"We were a 4-3 defense. I was an end in the 4-3 defense, but I have rushed standing up and rushed with my hands on the ground."

On developing his body and his speed:
"I was always tall and skinny, but I gained a lot of weight coming to college. I was not as big until I got to college."

On receiving positive evaluations for his reputation by draft analysts and the source of his positive personality:
"It was really just the way I was raised. My parents really instilled in me the act of respect and respecting everybody around you. Ultimately, my dad is a pastor so that actually helped a lot, too."

On if he discovered his speed in Nigeria and played other sports:
"In Nigeria, I played a lot of soccer growing up. When I got here, I played basketball, too, before I transitioned to football."

On his immigration story:
"The reason why we immigrated is because my dad just wanted a better life for my family. There was a lot of corruption back in Nigeria."

The Browns kickstarted the 2016 NFL Draft's second round Friday by selecting Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah with the No. 32 pick.

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