Top draft picks introduced to local media

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Chris Johnson (left) and Jason Jones (right).

RB CHRIS JOHNSON / DL JASON JONES SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2008
INTRODUCED TO LOCAL MEDIA AT BAPTIST SPORTS PARK**

RB CHRIS JOHNSON

(On what last 24 hours have been like)

It's kind of been crazy as far as being nervous and waiting to get called and being anxious to see where you are going. It's exciting.

DE JASON JONES

(On being able to play right away)

For me, coming in and playing right away is a good thing for me not a bad thing. I look at it as a supporting cast of guys with (Titans defensive ends) Kyle Vanden Bosch, Jevon Kearse and (defensive tackle) Albert Haynesworth who can help me out with this process of playing.

(On if he will be star struck playing with guys like Kearse and Vanden Bosch)

I don't think I will be star struck. I'm just going to be glad to get the help from those veterans that have played in the league for eight plus years. The knowledge that they have I can use to my advantage.

(On what last 24 hours have been like)

Just like Chris said, it's been an exciting time for me just to see that 615 number pop up on my cell phone. I was nervous the whole day. I watched the draft from about 3:00-8:00 and about 8:45 I got picked. When I got that phone call I was relieved and I'm happy to be a Tennessee Titan right now.

(On if training at D-1 he had a premonition that he would play for Titans)

I didn't really have an idea of coming to play for the Tennessee Titans. I know once I took my visit out here, my pre-draft visit, I knew this would be a place that I felt like I could fit in. It was the right situation for me so I'm glad I'm here.

RB CHRIS JOHNSON

(On being able to play right away)

It's really exciting just looking at last year and all the things that (Minnesota Vikings running back) Adrian Peterson did; going to the Pro Bowl, Rookie of the Year, those type things. It made all rookies these days feel good about coming in here trying to play and just trying to get on the field, just trying to win a Super Bowl.

DE JASON JONES

(on being star struck by the Titans' defensive line)

I don't think that I will be star struck. I am just going to be glad to get the help from these veterans that have played in the league eight plus years. The knowledge that they have I can use to my advantage.

RB CHRIS JOHNSON

(on doing whatever the coaches want him to do in order to get the ball)

I like new things and I just want to help this team win. Whatever way they come up with to get me the ball to try to help me to get touchdowns, I'm all for it.

(on his speed and the speed in the NFL)

I've never gotten ran down. I was the fastest guy at the combine, but I know coming to this level that every year it's the fastest guy at the combine. So it's a lot of speed at the next level. I know you going from college running 4.9s and 5.0 flats to the NFL where they are running 4.5s and 4.6s. Everybody has speed at this level. You can't just get the ball and try to take it outside, you have to stick with the play.

(on how old he was when he realized he was fast)

I was young when I realized that I was one of the fastest dudes in the nation; it was about my 10th grade year.

(on transferring sprinter speed over to football speed)

If you are a track guy coming to football it's harder. I was always a football guy first. I never ran track until I was a 9th grader. It's really not a hard transition.

DE JASON JONES

(on his concerns about his weight)

Right now that is up for discussion with the coaches. The coaches are going to let me know where they want my weight to be at. I know that I have more room to gain weight in my upper body as well as my lower body. It is up to the coaches.

(on his current and normal weight)

I am at about 270.

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