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Ted Thompson Press Conference Transcript No. 2 - April 25

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    (This is tremendously out of character for you to move up like this. What went into the decision?)
    Well, we thought a lot of him. We moved up last year too in a trade. I think it is a point, and we have talked about this before, the way you look at your board, so you have to kind of evaluate who you think you might get at your later picks against the player that you are talking about taking. We were really zeroed in on Clay. We think he's a really, really nice fit for our defense. He's a guy that has worked his way up. He was a former walk-on, 205 pounds, that wound up starting and playing for one of the better teams in America. He plays the game very well. He has obvious great genetics going for him, and I think he is going to have a really nice career.

    (Was there a void in the second and third rounds that made it worth going up to get him?)
    Yeah, I don't think it was so much that really as how much we thought of Clay. We really wanted ..

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