DB-MARLIN JACKSON-DRAFT DAY QUOTES
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On how it feels to be part of the IndianapolisColts) Saturday, April 23rd
"I'm very excited about the opportunity that I have, to come to this organization and try to help this team out."
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On if he had an idea the Colts were interested) Saturday, April 23rd
"Yes, I had an idea they were interested. (Michigan) Coach (Lloyd) Carr told me they had called and asked some questions about me. I had a good meeting with them at the combine. I really didn't know how interested they were. They were one of the teams that were interested, but I didn't know just how interested they were. Obviously, it turned out they were very interested."
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On how much of an honor is it to get to play for a playoff team like the Colts) Saturday, April 23rd
"That's what I was just telling my family. I'm going to be on the same team as Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. It's great to come into an organization that's all about winning and being competitive. That's what it's about, being competitive and trying to win and trying to be the best. And that's what the organization in Indianapolisis all about."
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On if he will be able to come in right away and play) Saturday, April 23rd
"Yes. I feel playing at the Universityof Michigan, playing in front of the big crowds and being in the defensive scheme I was in, I feel that I'm more than ready to come in and play."
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On what he brings to the Colts) Saturday, April 23rd
"I bring a fiery attitude and a tough, competitive corner that can cover and tackle as well, that's just going to compete every day and try to make himself and his teammates better."
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On waiting to be drafted) Saturday, April 23rd
"Based on some conversations I had with some teams earlier yesterday, I thought I was going to go a little bit earlier, like late teens to mid-20s. But I'm happy with my situation. I landed in a great organization and with a winning team."
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On competing against WR-Braylon Edwards in practice at Michigan) Saturday, April 23rd
"We used to go at it every day. We made it easy for each other on Saturdays, going against that high level of competition every day in practice. We made each other better."
DB-MARLIN JACKSON(On going from Braylon Edwards to now facing Marvin Harrison in practice) Saturday, April 23rd
"I think it's going to be a big difference, but I'll be ready for it. Marvin's a smaller, quicker guy, more elusive and probably runs crisper routes than Braylon does, but I'll have to get better. Going against a guy like him, I'm a competitor, and that is only going to make me better."