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Peterson Q&A: Ready to roll

(Draftees from the 2007 NFL Draft sat down for a couple minutes and shared their thoughts and feelings about being picked. This entry comes from Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, selected No. 7 by the Minnesota Vikings.) Q:Do you feel pretty good that after all you've been through the team with the No. 7 pick felt strongly enough about you to take you?A: I'm honored and I'm ready to go down there and get things rolling and help them turn the organization around. I'm just very excited that they trust in me and I will not let them down. Q:With Chester Taylor there, have they explained what your role will be?A: Once I get there I'm sure we'll discuss that more, but I'm sure between the two of us we can pound the ball. Q:How was it waiting in the green room? Did you think you'd go earlier?A: I didn't put my eggs in one basket. I was thinking maybe Arizona. It was a long wait but it's over now and I'm excited. Q:Have you talked with Vikings head coach Brad Childress and any of the other staff?A: Yeah, they're great people. I really enjoyed my trip to Minnesota. I'm really ready to get things rolling. Q:I know you've been asked this 1000 times, but how is the injury? Will you be ready for training camp?A: I'll definitely be ready. This was never an injury that would prevent me from getting ready for the season. Q:What do you think you bring to the table for Minnesota?A: Whatever they need. When I get out there, we'll figure out what kind of role I am going to play, but I definitely know I can contribute and help improve this team. Q:Are you relieved that this process is over?A: I'm happy it's over. It's a dream come true no matter what. I keep thanking God.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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