Here are some quotes from wide receiver Rueben Randle, the New York Giants' second-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, from Day 1 of Giants' rookie mini-camp on Friday.
Q: How do you think your first impression was?
A: It was pretty good, could’ve gone better – the little things, dropped a pass or two, but that comes with the game.
Q: How did you like putting a Giants helmet on?
A: It was great. Coming to a winning program, [after] leaving one, is pretty much a blessing. I thank the Giants for the opportunity to come here and move forward and make the best of it.
Q: How does it make you feel when you hear them say you’re ‘pro-ready’?
A: They are expecting big things from me. I have to live up to it. It’s a big thing hearing that from a coach. You have to put in all of the hard work and continue to get better.
Q: Mario Manningham’s not here, do you see that as an opportunity to get out there early?
A: Right. Like I said, you have to take full advantage of it. They brought me up for a reason. It’s my job to go out there and do what they brought me in to do, which is make plays.
Q: Do you think you’re NFL-ready?
A: I think I can get there. I’m still young. I’m still learning on the fly, but I think with the right time and the right opportunities, I can be there.