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2011 NFL Draft: Potent Quotables - Denver Broncos Select Safety Quinton Carter

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The Denver Broncos continued to address their defense by selecting safety Quinton Carter out of Oklahoma.  Along with Rahim Morris, the Broncos now have two of the highest rated safety prospects in the Draft. Here is what Carter had to say when he spoke to the media earlier today.

On whether he visited the Broncos

"No. I had a workout down in Norman, (Okla.)."

On whether he was surprised he was picked after S Rahim Moore

"Honestly, yes, I am very surprised. I wasn't sure if they would pick me or him, but obviously they picked him, and now they picked me. Whatever situation I'm going into, I'm very excited for the opportunity to be a part of any team. I'm ready to go to work. I'm going to be a part of the Denver Broncos, and with Rahim and myself coming, I'm sure we're going to have a strong backfield and also learn from Brian Dawkins who is my favorite safety in the game."

On playing free safety or strong safety

"I kind of see myself at both. I played both in college. I run down a lot; I've played man coverage as well as played deep middle-and cover-two coverages. I'm pretty familiar with both positions and I know how to play both. I'm not really sure where I'll come in and play or which safety (position) I'll play, but I am familiar with both positions."

On if he was told which position he will play

"Not as of yet. I'm really excited to be a part of the team, and wherever they put me, I'm very ready for my opportunity."

On learning from S Brian Dawkins

"He's extremely physical. Just starting off if you watch him play, you can just tell that he's passionate about the game and it means a lot to him that he's there physically. I feel like I take that same mode. Off the field I was very relaxed-= and from what I hear he's the same way-but on the field he creates that light switch, and he's a beast."