Philadelphia Eagles News

OT Fenuki Tupou

On how he feels about being drafted by the Eagles: "It's a dream come true. It finally happened. It's a good feeling. Nothing in the world like it."

On where he thinks he will fit in on the team:"Wherever they have me at. I'm just looking to come in and contribute any way possible whether it's at guard or tackle. I really like the way offensive line coach (Juan) Castillo's coaching style is. Wherever he has me at, I'm going to put forth 110 percent and do my best to contribute in any way possible."

On whether he has talked to coach Castillo:"Yeah, I just got off the phone with him a few minutes ago."

On what Castillo had to say:"He said that he's looking forward to working with me. He's going to send me a playbook here in a few days; get familiar with the plays. He's really looking forward to meeting me and getting to know me better. I really like him; a real nice guy, a real classy guy."

On whether they have talked to him about playing guard:"That's been the rumors with my agent and other teams that talked to me at the combine. Possibly look at me playing guard, either guard, or switching me over to right tackle. I'm looking forward to the challenge. I know I learned from one of the best coaches in the league, so they prepared me well."

On how he ended up playing on the offensive line after playing so many positions in high school:"It actually happened when I went to (junior college). I played quarterback, tight end and defensive end in high school to my first year at (junior college). When the coach took a look at me he thought right away left tackle because that's where we had a need for that position at the (junior college) level. He threw me in there and just went from there."

On whether he has ever been to Philadelphia: "No I haven't. The closest I have ever been to Philly was, I think, when we played Purdue. I think that's the closest I have ever been to Philadelphia or Pennsylvania. I took my trip out there in March, yeah I think March; last month. I really liked it. The weather reminded me of Oregon, overcast; just a real historic place. I can really see myself fitting in over there."

On not seeming to be excited after getting drafted: "Oh no, I'm just trying to hold back. All my family is inside, I'm in the room. I'm just trying to keep my composure. Just trying not to shed some tears; just trying to hold it in. I've never been one to really show emotion. I'm at a loss for words. I'm just trying to hold it in, I guess. I'm real excited. I can't wait to get over there."

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