ASK THE STEELERS – JONATHAN DWYER – PART 1
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Robbie Lloyd in Canada asks: What was the feeling like watching the draft and waiting for a team to call you, especially since the draft lasted three days?Jonathan Dwyer: It was an emotional process. You feel excitement because you know it's going to happen and I will be able to live my dream of playing in the National Football League.
Christina Belío in El Paso, Texas asks: How did you feel when you were picked by the Steelers?
Jonathan Dwyer: At first when I got the phone call I didn't know who it was. I was just excited to receive the phone call. When I heard it was Mr. (Art) Rooney, Mr. (Kevin) Colbert and Coach (Mike) Tomlin I knew who it was and I was excited because it's a good team and a good organization to be a part of.
Neil Fitzgerald in Kildare, Ireland: Being drafted in the sixth round is an honor, but at the same time you must have thought you deserved a higher round. How will this affect your mindset entering the season?
Jonathan Dwyer: It doesn't really affect it. I am just happy to have the opportunity to play at the next level and am glad that I have a team that believes in me as a player and person. Of course I think I should have gone higher, but it just makes me hungrier and want to prove everyone wrong. I want the Steelers organization to know they had a great pick and won't regret it.
Deb Potter in Arizona asks: Steelers fans are glad you lasted until the sixth-round, but why do you think that you did?
Jonathan Dwyer: Maybe because of the offense that I came from and probably because I didn't have the greatest combine performance. I had a broken toe so I wasn't 100% and didn't perform at my highest capability.
Tony Cangey in Huntington Beach, California asks: How do you feel you can complement the Steelers backfield with Rashard Mendenhall andMewelde Moore?
Jonathan Dwyer: I can be all different types of a back, the complete back that everybody wants. If they need me to be the third down guy and catch the ball I can do that. If anyone goes down, all three of us can contribute. It will be great as a unit to have everyone fresh and healthy. It can be a great three-headed monster.
Carlos Lezama Lugo from Mexico City asks: What strengths do you bring to the Steelers organization?
Jonathan Dwyer: Durability, physicality and deceptive breakaway speed.