2009 Draft

Steelers Kraig Urbik Third Round Pick Interview

Here is the media interview of Steelers third round draft pick Kraig Urbik after being selected 79th overall in the 2009 NFL draft.


Kraig Urbik:

What are your thoughts on getting picked by the Steelers?

I am really thrilled to be coming to a great team and a great franchise with a great history. I am looking forward to playing guard; I am looking forward to coming in to play in their system.

Can you play both guard and tackle in the NFL?

I primarily played guard in college but I have shown that I can play tackle in a pinch if needed. I would think primarily that I would be a guard.

Do you prefer the right or left side?

I have only played the right side but I can easily play left guard. Hopefully they can put me wherever.

Have you always played guard?

In high school I was always a left tackle. At Wisconsin, I was going against the best defensive linemen.

How much interest did the Steelers show in you in the days leading up to the draft?

None at all, actually. I didn’t interview with them at the Combine. I talked with them in the bullpen at the Combine but didn’t talk to them too much.

What do you know about the Steelers?

They have a rich history. It is blue-collar team and a blue-collar city. They have tough teams that have been very good the past couple of years. I am really looking forward to the opportunity.

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