Rookie Reaction: Q&A with WR Jeremy Childs

SDBoltReport.com's Michael Kranzler chats with WR Jeremy Childs, who joined the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Boise State. Childs talks about his decision to leave school early, his ability to find soft spots in the defense, and his first Mini Camp in San Diego.

To read Part II -- where Childs talks about his first impressions of the Chargers and his relationships with Legedu Naanee and Antoine Cason -- click here.

Michael Kranzler: What attracted you to Boise State after getting offers from several schools in the Pac-10?

Jeremy Childs: I took a trip up there for my cousin, and me and Orlando Scandrick took a trip up there, and the vibe we got from the coaches and the fans was pretty good. I think I made the right decision, because so far I was committed to UCLA and I think it turned out great.

MK: What made you enter the NFL Draft after your junior year when you were so close to becoming Boise State's all-time leading receiver?


WR Jeremy Childs
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JC: I'm not a guy who cares about setting records and becoming the all-time leader and stuff like that. I felt it was time for me to take my talents elsewhere to the next level. Plus, I had personal stuff with my daughter and my mom's situations, so I felt it was time for me to showcase my talents and go to the next level.

MK: After going undrafted, do you regret not going back for your senior year?

JC: Not at all. I thought that it was the best decision for my family. I was really surprised I didn't get drafted, but I just need to keep riding it out and do what I've got to do.

MK: What caused you to be suspended from the team in 2007?

JC: It was just some school stuff, some academic work, some cheating that I was accused of.

MK: Do you feel you've learned from that mistake?

JC: Definitely. I feel that it was a while back. I did what I had to do and suffered the consequences and everything else was good.

MK: What do you feel you bring to the table as an NFL receiver?

JC: As an NFL receiver, you've got to catch the ball. I don't care how fast or slow you are, you've got to catch the ball. That's my strength, and I can run good routes. I've got decent speed, but if you can run good routes and catch the ball, then I feel like I can move the chains at any time.

MK: Was there anything about your first rookie Mini Camp that you weren't expecting?

JC: Just the meetings, how long they are. Somebody was telling me they were long but I didn't know they were that long. But everything else, it was pretty much just straight football.

To read Part II -- where Childs talks about his first impressions of the Chargers and his relationships with Legedu Naanee and Antoine Cason -- click here.

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