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Q&A with RB Chris Wells



Ohio State University running back Chris "Beanie" Wells is amongst the best players at his position. Read what he had to say to the media at the NFL Combine.**

Q: Why did you come out as a junior?
A: A lot of guys were leaving and we made a run at the national championship two years in a row. We came back, a lot of guys wanted to make that second run at a national championship. We tried and came up short. All in all it was a decision made by me and my family and I think it was the best thing for me to do.

Q: How's your health?
A: My foot's great. I feel 100 percent, completely, my whole body feels healthy. I haven't really been talking with any teams about what they thought of it yet.

Q: How do you compare to other running backs in the Draft?
A: I don't really compare our styles at all. We're completely different running backs. The competitive nature in me is always going to tell myself I'm the best running back. I definitely want to be the best running back off the board.

Q: Which NFL running backs have you looked up to?
A: A lot of guys. The Adrian Peterson's, the Marshall Faulk's, the Jim Brown's, I look up to all those guys. But I wouldn't try to compare myself to anybody because I want to have my own style.

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I guess it's kind of hard to describe. I want to be that back who can take it the distance like a scatback or a back who can get the tough yards like a hard-nosed short-yardage back.

Q: What kind of factor will your 40 time play into your draft status?
A: For me I think it's going to be a big factor. It definitely could be. With any of the guys out here, it's something a lot of the pro scouts and the GMs play a lot of attention to.

Q: With such a big family, how excited are they about the Draft?
A: We don't really have any plans for draft day. My family was extremely proud and excited to be part of this. A lot of people don't get a chance to live out their dreams and that's something
I'm accomplishing and it's a blessing.

Q: Would it be a dream to play for the Browns?
A: That would be beautiful, to be able to stay home and play. But it's a dream already for me to have the opportunity to play in the NFL. Me playing for the Browns – I would be just blessed.

Q: Can you catch out of backfield?
A: I definitely can show people that. I feel as if I can do it. A lot of people have that question, can he catch. It just wasn't a part of our scheme at Ohio State. It wasn't a knock on our running backs. If you date back in history, I don't think a running back at Ohio State has caught over 13 balls in four or five years.

Q: If there was signature moment in your career, was it the long run vs. Michigan in 2007?
A: Definitely wasn't. My signature moment would be coming out of the tunnel (at OSU) for the first time. It was a great experience. I had all the butterflies in the world. It was incredible seeing that sea of red running out of that tunnel.

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