Ryan Torain teleconference
Ryan Torain
Ryan Torain

Posted Apr 27, 2008


Denver Broncos fifth round pick RB Ryan Torain speaks to the media.

ARIZONA STATE RB RYAN TORAIN CONFERENCE CALL (Rd. 5 - 139th overall)

On how it feels to be a Bronco
"I am so excited. They are a great running team, a great place to play, a great coach, great players and a great team. I can't wait. I am excited to be there."

On his health
"I feel great. I am back to 100 percent, and I have been working out every day. When I got hurt it was a bad situation, and I couldn't finish my season. I just stayed on the grind, got back to 100 percent and tried to showcase my talent."

On the exact injury
"I tore a ligament in my foot, they call it Lisfranc. Rehab went amazing. I had a new surgery where they put buttons in my foot to tie it together. In the past, they used to use screws and you would have to have two surgeries. I had that new surgery and it healed up faster."

On when he expected to be drafted
"They said right in between mid third and early fifth [round]. I stayed cool and stayed patient. I watched a lot of my friends go and a lot of guys I have met throughout this whole process. It has been a real good day."

On what he brings to the Denver running game
"I am very versatile. I can catch out of the backfield, I can line up as a receiver and I run down hill. I can make guys miss, and I feel like I can do great things for this team."

On recovering from such a serious injury
"I had a great foot specialist, so I was not skeptical at all. I was just ready to get back on the field. I am working out on agility and quick twitch. I am just trying to stay in shape."

On his draft status had he not of been hurt
"I really can't call it. The draft is the draft. I was ranked at the top at the beginning of the year. I was at the top of the list, but once I got hurt and was done for the season it all fell apart. I just had to pick all the pieces up and rebuild."

On the Broncos' success at the running back position
"Watching the running backs throughout the year, they are a great team with a great running. I can't wait to be in it."



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