Tom Coughlin, 04.28.11

Q: Did you feel everyone was on the same page?

A: No question. No question. The value of this pick, where he was ranked, there wasn't any question about the fact that this player should be on the New York Giants. At one point there were probably four or five players in position there, where we felt real good about it. Then, as we got close and our pick matured, there was Prince and he was clearly the highest rated player that we could take on the board.

Q: Do you feel you can never have enough DBs?

A: I've always felt that way. You can never have enough cover guys because if you watch the way people play today with the addition of the receivers, they go one, two, three, four, until they figure out what you're going to cover some of these third, fourth receivers with. The more cover people you have, the better off you're going to be. Plus this young man is physical, he's fast, he has very good size, he's confident, which you have to be as a corner in this league. Sometimes when you look at him you say "Jeez," he comes under control a little bit at the break point area. You say "Wow, you better continue to give yourself a little bit of a cushion there, young man," but then all of a sudden he makes a break on the ball and picks one off. He's physical. They bring him off the corner a lot. He's played in a division where there's all kind of wide open passing attacks, so you know he's defended a lot over the years.

Q: In the notes on him it says "Often compared to Revis." Is that fair?

A: I didn't make that comparison, but he is an outstanding, young cover-corner who has a lot of very good attributes and we look forward to coaching him.

Q: At what point do you have to consider that a guy who was supposed to go top 10 might fall into your lap?

A: As it materializes. You're very conscious of each pick and how it fits exactly. Whether you're evaluating the team that picked so that you know well, this was a need for them and now that's gone. So what's the tendency for them to do the next time around? You're very conscious of that. By the same token, you're sitting there looking at your circumstance and then it starts to materialize on the board, as you get closer to where you are, who may very well be there. So then you begin to talk about each one of those players and you just hope that the quality is there when you have a chance to pick and in this particular situation, it was.

Q: Webster, Ross and Thomas - is this a guy talented enough to get on the field with them?

A: The more you can have, the better. It becomes very, very competitive and that's the way it should be. But it also gives you great flexibility. There's versatility in this pick in terms of being able to utilize this guy on special teams, to be able to utilize him in your various coverage packages. Whether it be nickel. Whether it be dime. We're looking forward to having an opportunity to - we see him on tape as an outstanding pressure player - and how that's going to fit in for us as well.

Q: You like DBs to take on the run, can he do that?

A: He's done that in college and he has good size and we think he can.

Q: How will you not being able to spend time with him because of the current circumstances affect things?

A: We're all waiting for further instructions, as you all know. But the issue that we received today is that you can give them material and you can spend some time with them. In the process of during the draft, you don't have that much time. Let's face it, you have a lot going on. According to the way the NFL instructs us, hopefully starting tomorrow, we'll know more about the future.

Q: Were there questions about why Prince was still there?

A: No. We talked, very thoroughly, about each player that we have in a position - maybe five guys a time that we're talking about and we go over all of the grades and the whole room gets a chance to chirp in. There wasn't any question about how we felt about him.

Q: Was the debate fiery or uniform, this is our guy?

A: It was straightforward, informative. All statements were very supportive.

Q: Did you meet with his family?

A: I did not personally meet with them, no.

Q: Did you meet with him at the combine?

A: I didn't, but our coaches did.

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