Price showcases million-dollar ability, smile

INDIANAPOLIS — Brian Price is accustomed to being overlooked. He played for UCLA at a time when USC dominated the Los Angeles sports scene, and now he finds himself — despite being a potential top-10 draft pick — in the large shadow of Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy.

Needn’t worry.

“They put their pants on one leg at a time just like me,” Price said.

Then the laid-back L.A. native cracked a broad smile, which he did throughout his Saturday news conference at the NFL Scouting Combine. That only a handful of reporters attended his interview session, while Suh was flocked by dozens of eager journalists, also wasn’t a concern for the player known as “Quiet Storm.”

“I’m always the underdog. I like it like that,” Price said. “At the end of the day, I’m going to be mentioned (with them).”

Asked what was his favorite part of the combine, Price said he enjoyed meeting people (coaches, other prospects) he has seen on the news and that he was excited to be on television.

So, the question had to be presented. Price is from L.A., has a charming smile and loves television. Could a reality show be in his future?

“I don’t know. Maybe, if something swings my way, I can do that,” he said. “But I like to show off my million-dollar smile.”

Jason Feller

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