The Raiders' top draft pick of the 2012 draft, Utah offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, said he had interviewed with the Raiders at the Senior Bowl and at the Combine.
The Raiders' top draft pick of the 2012 draft, Utah offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, participated in a conference call with assembled media at the team's complex. Following, then, is a transcript of the Q&A with the No. 95 overall pick…
Question: Did you have any inkling that it would be the Raiders?
Answer: Not really. It’s one of those things where it’s just sort of a crapshoot, and you never know what’s going to happen. I was told to expect the unexpected in the draft, and that’s kind of what happened. I was excited. I’d interviewed with some of the coaches. When I got the phone call, I couldn’t have been more excited.
Q: Were you getting worried that you might have to wait another day?
A: Yeah. You always kind of have that worry. You have your family over at the house. It’s always a little awkward when you have to tell them, ‘Come back tomorrow.’ I was just extremely lucky and fortunate to be called tonight.
Q: Did you have any contact with the Raiders over this entire process?
A: Oh yeah, absolutely. I had interviewed with them at the Senior Bowl and again at the Combine. They saw me at all of those things. There was contact, there were interviews, there was plenty of that.