CB COTY SENSABAUGH
(on if this is about where he thought he’d be drafted and if he’s excited to get drafted by his home-state team)
It was great news because I’m from Tennessee. It’s just a blessing. I’m just happy to be able to participate in the NFL Draft, and being drafted and staying local—I don’t even know, words can’t even describe it. I don’t know what to say.
(on if he was a Titans fan growing up in eastern Tennessee)
I got to watch them, but I didn’t really have a favorite team growing up. I just enjoyed watching football, whoever it was I didn’t really have a specific preference.
(on if he is related to Dallas Cowboys DB Gerald Sensabaugh)
Yes, we are second cousins. We actually grew up together; we grew up on the same street and everything. He’s just a couple years older than me.
(on what Gerald Sensabaugh taught him in preparation for the NFL Draft)
Yes, he taught me everything I needed to know about this process. He gave me a lot of advice and walked me through everything step-by-step. He and my agent and my friends who are in the NFL, I got a lot of help from a lot of people.
(on what Gerald Sensabaugh taught him specifically in preparation for the NFL Draft)
He taught me so much, I don’t even know where to start. He taught me about the business part, how to be a man in the business, how to go about your business day in and day out, just everything. He’s just a blessing, and I’m happy to have him in my corner.
(on if he knew the Titans were interested in him going into the draft)
I had an idea. I didn’t if know they were going to pick me, but I had an idea that they liked me.
(on if he has been watching the NFL Draft or doing something else while waiting to get drafted)
I was actually watching the draft the entire time.
(on where he expected to be drafted)
No idea, I didn’t have any idea to be honest with you.
(on his 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine)
I ran a 4.37 unofficial and like a 4.42 official.
(on what his best 40-yard dash time)
I ran a 4.31 at Clemson, but I don’t know how that distinguishes between the Combine and what not, so I guess the Combine—we’ll say that’s the best one I guess.
(on if his speed is his best attribute as a football player)
No, I actually consider my knowledge of the game my best attribute.
(on if he studies the game of football a lot, and if he’s always been a student of the game)
Yes, (the importance of studying the game) is something I just learned on my own really.
(on if his speed is what got the attention of NFL teams)
I have no idea. I would say that has something to do with it, just going back watching my film I guess.
(on what he knows about Titans secondary)
I know that safety
(on if he plans to call Jamie Harper for a quick scouting report on the secondary)
I could if my phone was free. My phone is tied up. Everybody is blowing me up. I’ll talk to him in a couple of days.
(on how eager he is to get back on football field since his last college game wasn’t the greatest defensive game )
I have a lot of great memories at Clemson. That was a bad game, but that can’t take away from what we did. We accomplished a lot that nobody expected us to accomplish. I’m just happy to be a part of the NFL. I’m just ready to start playing football. This was my dream growing up. I’m just excited about the opportunity.
(on how early he thinks he can make an impact)
It’s all in God’s hands. I’m going to work hard and let him take care of the rest.
(on who called from the Titans to let him know he was being drafted)
I talked to (Secondary) Coach (Brett) Maxie and like four other people. I couldn’t get all the names because everybody in my house was yelling. I know for a fact I talked to Coach Maxie.
(on how many people are with him today)
It’s probably about eight or nine of us. I didn’t want a whole lot of people because I knew it was going to be crazy. I just wanted a certain few people. I’m actually having a little get-together tonight.
(on if he’s more of a man or zone cornerback)
I would say man is my strength. The scheme I played in at Clemson, we played a lot of man. I feel if I was brought into a zone scheme I could excel in a zone scheme also.
(on if he has ever been to a Titans game)
No, I haven’t.
(on if he thinks he can make an impact early like Cortland Finnegan did as a rookie)
I hope so. I just want to come in and continue to help my team win. Whatever I can do to help the team win is what I have to do.
(on playing outside or slot cornerback)
I played mostly outside, but also played in the slot some too, nickel and dime.
(on who wins a race between him and collegiate teammate and current Titans RB Jamie Harper)
I think I got him.
(on if he can do backflips like Jamie Harper)
No. Jamie has a little bit more bounce with those backflips. I can’t do all of that.