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Q&A with Bengals fifth round Draft pick Christian Westerman

We sent over some questions to the Bengals' newest offensive guard to learn more about his experience and what he hopes to bring to Cincinnati.

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Before the Bengals Drafted Christian Westerman in Round 5 of the 2016 NFL Draft, the team met with him many times and brought him in for a visit in Cincinnati. Clearly, the Bengals knew they wanted Westerman and luckily, he fell into their laps in Round 5 of the draft, a few rounds after many draft experts expected him to be picked. We spoke with Westerman to get a better sense for what he hopes to bring to the Bengals

Cincy Jungle: What was Draft weekend like for you? Where were you when you got the call from the Bengals?

Christian Westerman: Draft weekend was fun and stressful. It is a dream come true for me to play in the NFL. I spent the weekend with family and friends at my grandparents' house.

CJ: Were the Bengals on your radar? Had you met with the team or gotten a sense that they might Draft you?

CW: I admire the way the Bengals play football and I was very excited when I learned that they were interested in drafting me.  We met several times before the draft. I even had the opportunity to tour the facilities and meet the coaches on a visit to Cincinnati. 

CJ: What's one thing not many people know about you that you think Bengals fans would like to know?

CW: I love to fish and I hate to shop!!

CJ: How did ASU prepare you for the Bengals?

CW: My time at ASU gave the opportunity to continue to work hard on my game, and for my team, against some excellent competition.

CJ: Are you friends with Marcus Hardison? Or know Vontaze Burfict?

CW: Yes, Marcus and I are friends and teammates.  I do know Vontaze .

CJ: Are you excited to play on a team that consistently makes it to the playoffs?

CW: YES- I cannot wait to get to work with my teammates.

CJ: What are your goals for the next four years with the Bengals?

CW: To contribute in meaningful ways to help my team win championships!!

CJ: What are some of your hobbies outside of football?

I love to be outdoors-fishing, hunting and boating.

CJ: What position do you think you're best fit to play on the offensive line and do you have experience at each OL position?

I will play anywhere the coaches ask; I just want to play football for the Bengals.

CJ: Is there anything else you want Bengals fans to know?

CW: I am focused and I will work hard to help the team win championships.