If the New York Giants select Florida defensive end Dante Fowler with the ninth overall pick, the scouting report and the film tell you they would be getting one of the premier pass rushers in the 2015 NFL Draft. His interview with reporters on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine tells you they would also be getting a guy who says he is a "loose person," and one who doesn't appear to worry about much.
"You don't want to be all kinds of grumpy and rude. You don't want to be that. You get wrinkles from all that stuff. I'm not trying to get that," Fowler said. "I want to be comfortable and you're able to do what you can do. You feel good about yourself. I don't want to be uptight and not feel good."
Fowler, from Florida, was asked if he was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan growing up.
"They're my home team. I like the Bucs. But they're the Bucs," Fowler said.
Fowler, who measured in at 6-foot-2½, 261 pounds, played both 4-3 defensive end and 3-4 outside linebacker for Florida. He expressed confidence in his ability, saying "my film speaks for itself."
"I play anywhere, I can play some linebacker to D-end to edge rusher, I can do a lot for team. I create a lot of problems for the offense and really just stressing out coordinators out," Fowler said. "I can do it all, some linebackers, some defensive end, I can do both. I can rush really good and I can drop back in coverage."
Fowler, it appears, can also entertain pretty well.