Star edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. dived into his draft preparation and hot takes Tuesday morning on ESPN's First Take with Stephen A. Smith.

Anderson is a projected top pick in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft. We usually see him in our beloved crimson and white, destroying offensive lines and causing havoc for opposing quarterbacks, but on Tuesday morning, Anderson hopped onto the famed show First Take to discuss the previous season and his pre-draft decision and ended off his television appearance with some controversial sports opinions.

First Take co-host Molly Qerim led off the questions by asking Anderson his reasoning for doing all the drills at the combine when, typically, most players do not. Anderson expressed his drive and competitiveness as reasons for that decision.

"For me, as just a competitor," said Anderson. "I think they just wanted to see me do linebacker drills. In my head, I'm like yeah, I have the tape, but now I'm going to go out there and compete with the linebackers to show y'all that I'm capable of being that versatile player that I say I am."

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Smith and Anderson were able to connect through them both having numerous older sisters in their families. Anderson has, time and again, attributed his sisters to his toughness and drive. He continues to do so here as Smith refers to older sisters as "bullies."

"They bullied me," Anderson said jokingly. "It's like having five more moms in the house. They boss you around, tell you what to do, bully you, everything. At the time, I was little, and they were bigger than me. They were athletes, too. They weren't just your skinny little sisters. They were a little big."

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When Anderson eventually goes to play in the NFL, he should rarely be intimidated as his sisters have seemed far more fearsome than any offensive lineman.

Moving into the "quick takes" segment of the show, Anderson and Smith answered various questions from a favorite home-cooked meal to Lebron James or Michael Jordan. In Anderson's case, it was his family's Sunday dinner and Michael Jordan over Lebron. The last question Qerim asks is whether to choose Anderson's former quarterback Bryce Young or seven-time super bowl champion Tom Brady.

To Smith's distaste, Anderson chose Bryce Young over the future hall-of-fame quarterback.

"I'm taking Bryce Young," said Anderson. "I played with him. I gotta have my boys back. You know what I'm saying."

Look out for Will Anderson Jr. at the 2023 NFL Draft. The first round starts on Thursday, April 27. Keep it locked with Tide 100.9 for Alabama NFL draft updates.

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