MOBILE, Ala. -- The most enjoyable conversation I had with a player at the Senior Bowl was with Oklahoma cornerback Jamell Fleming.
He's a high-energy young man, with a genuine enthusiasm for everything. Interestingly, he's represented by Earl Bennett's agent, and the topic of skinny jeans came up. Needless to say, Fleming isn't a fan -- of skinny jeans, that is.
And yes, he did speak to the Bears while he was in Mobile.
Here's my chat with him.
Q: How has this week been for you here in Mobile?
A: It's been a great experience. It's fun and different. I'm just trying to soak it in. you only get one shot to do this. So I'm just thankful that I have this opportunity.
Q: What are you selling to the NFL personnel?
A: I'm a talented athlete, who can do anything that you ask me to do. I'm physical. I make plays in the run games.
Q: So you pride yourself on your versatility?
A: Yes sir. I like to be well rounded; not a lot of guys can be. It's more difficult on you. You're not the biggest guy on the field. But you have to be aggressive and make pays.
Q: Do you think you could help the Bears defense?
A: They're getting up in age. They got a great defense, of course. But I don't watch too much of the Bears. I grew up in Arlington [Texas], so I watched the Cowboys a lot. But I wouldn't say I was a diehard Cowboys fan.
Q: What was the highlight of your college career?
A: I would say stripping the ball at Texas, and returning that for a touchdown. I had never experienced that. Just taking the ball from someone and scoring.
Q: Who is your agent?
A: C.J. LaBoy of Octagon.
Q: What will you work on before the Combine?
A: Work on my feet. And just getting back to healthy. OU, I had been there five years. And we work hard, every day, day in and day out.
Q: What are you hoping to run in the 40?
A: Me personally, I want to run a 4.3. I know I can. It's about technique. Get a good start. I can drive, and pick up my knees.
Q: Tell me something fun about yourself?
A: I got a lot of swag. I like different stuff. But I don't wear no skinny jeans, though. I think I'm too muscular for skinny jeans.
But I got an airbrushed backpack. It's got my Twitter name on it [@JamellFleming]