Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
D’Angelo McCray: I feel my biggest strengths are my versatility. I can play both sides of the ball. Offensively I am a great run blocker. I want to work on many things but I feel I have a lot of upside and can improve on my overall game as I continue to get better. Some teams still like me as a run stuffing DT.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
D’Angelo McCray: Right now my main focus is to get healthy. I want to get everything right so that once I get there I can be 100% and give it my best effort. Goals of mine are to be in the Pro Bowl and last a long time in this league.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest accomplishments?
D’Angelo McCray: Team wise I would say going to the Rose Bowl my Freshmen season. Coming out of high school I was a USA today All-American and not many people can say that. I was highly recruited and playing college football is an honor itself.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in D’Angelo McCray?
D’Angelo McCray: They are getting a hard worker who can come in and play and learn. I am very coachable and I do the right things and make good decisions.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
D’Angelo McCray: I like to download music. While in school I didn’t have a lot of free time so I am now getting use to a little more time to spend on myself outside of football but I like to hang out at the lounge. When I am back home in Florida I like to hang out at the beach. I watch a lot of movies.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to the most about your opportunity in the NFL?
D’Angelo McCray: From day one I just want to embrace the moment. Take it all in, it is an honor to be this far. After that I am looking forward to getting to work and get on the field as soon as possible and show what I can do to help a team win.
Scott Porter: What got you interested in playing football?
D’Angelo McCray: I think when I hit the middle school was when I got real interested in pursuing football and started to get real serious about it. At first I was a better basketball player, but at 6’2” I fit more into the football mold because of the height factor in basketball. My coach really helped me and I progressed well. I got into college and hurt in college. I was a bit inpatient in college but I am here today and ready to fulfil my dream now.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
D’Angelo McCray: I think the biggest adjustment will be the practice tempo. I hear speed is faster but in the NFL everything is always at full speed. Adjusting to a different level and how the NFL works compared to college will be a major adjustment that I will have to pick up on fast.