Urbik conference call

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2009 THIRD-ROUND DRAFT PICK KRAIG URBIK OFFENSIVE GUARD 79th Overall Conference Call

KRAIG URBIK
Guard – University of Wisconsin
3rd Round – 79th overall

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?
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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.

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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.

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Have you always played guard?

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

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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.

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What do you know about the Steelers?
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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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