INDIANAPOLIS – Some of the highlights from my interview with Georgia’s Orson Charles, who NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has rated as the top tight end in the draft.
ON LOW NUMBER OF TIGHT ENDS: We are still competing. That’s the No. 1 thing. That’s why everybody comes to the combine. That’s why they select the best in the country because it’s a competition. They want to see people compete and that’s what we are going to do this Saturday.
ON COMING OUT EARLY: It was very tough. I definitely took a lot of time to pray about it. I talked to coach [Tony] Dungy about it. I talked to people in my circle as far as my pastor, Ben Watson, who’s my mentor and my mom. I just felt that it was time to open a new chapter in my life and pursue my dream.
ON HIS BLOCKING ABILITY: Blocking is just mainly a want-to. You have to want to do it and then it’s just technique. If