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    2009 Draft - 6 Quick Questions




    DD.comment: The players on this page are loosely ranked according to preseason scouting reports, combine invites, and postseason exhibition performance.

    6 Quick Questions OT Eugene Monroe ~ Virginia

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    EM: Because I want to continue my career, and prove that I am one of the best at what I do.

    DD:What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    EM: Loyal, hard-working, true team player, willing to do anything to help the team and win games.

    DD:What system do you best fit into?

    EM: At Virginia I played in a zone scheme for 4 years but believe I have the ability to adapt to any pro system.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    EM: I take the approach that every game is a big game. During the week pay attention to installing new packages and plays, fine tune my body, take are of myself. By the time game day rolls around I'm confident, don't need to do anything excessive to get ready.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    EM: If someone watched the films, they would see a technician, with great understanding of the game, but also ability to be a mauler.

    DD: Outisde of teammates, what was the biggest head-to-head battle you had in college?

    EM: Brian Cushing OLB Southern Cal. We knew each other from high school and both looking forward to the game. We both had a good showing.

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    6 Quick Questions: DE Paul Kruger ~ Utah

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    PK: Because I love the game of football and playing with the best in the world has been a dream of mine since a young age. I love the intensity and thrill of a game and the hard work and determination it takes to get there.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    PK: Leadership, a winning attitude, relentlessness, and team unity. Teammates have always been my friends but also know they can rely on me to set a good pace and be there when they need me most.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    PK: 3-4 or 4-3... I have the ability to stand up and use my athleticism in the open field as well as the strength to play the run and rush the passer.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    PK: Prepare... physically, mentally, emotionally and put it all together on that day.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    PK: Frank Summers.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    PK: A tireless leader who knows how to win and have a big impact on a game. Someone athletic, fast, and strong.

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    6 Quick Questions: CB Sean Smith ~ Utah

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    SS: It's been a dream of mine since I was a kid. Football is a game which I love. It also is something that I have dedicated myself since I was eight. I love putting on that uniform and representing my team.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    SS: I'm a very fun guy to be around. I have a great personality and gets along with everybody. I am a very confident person who can bring out the best in everyone around me and I definitely have a competitive nature.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    SS: Doesn't matter, I've been in both zone and power downhill schemes, running the football is running the football.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    SS: I usually try to relax and listen to music. I never try to exhaust too much energy so I like to get off my feet and either listen to music and or studying my game notes.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    SS: Julio Jones, the WR from Alabama, was a very tough opponent because he was a big receiver who could run. He was athletic, could catch, and had the ability to break tackles. Their team was constantly trying to find ways to get him the ball which made my job that much more difficult.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    SS: Jaw-dropping! There are few DB's with my size in the NFL right now who can move and play the game like I do. I can run, jump, locate the ball like Ed Reed, and most importantly I have a lot of fun out there. I definitely make sure the fans get their money worth.

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    6 Quick Questions RB Jeremiah Johnson ~ Oregon

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    JJ: Want to further my football career, I love the game.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    JJ: Seriousness, funny, comfortability.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    JJ: I just play football; I'm accustomed to any system.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    JJ: I stay to myself, when its time, I let the guys know its game time, no backing down

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    JJ: Zack Follet LB California.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    JJ: Speedy, good vision, nitty gritty back.

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    6 Quick Questions FB Brannan Southerland ~ Georgia

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    BS: It's been a dream, and something I worked for since I was a kid.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    BS: Leadership, discipline.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    BS: One that utilizes the fullback to block and catch out the backfield, and with an overall good run game.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    BS: Study, stay calm, focused.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    BS: Jerod Mayo ~ Tennessee.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    BS: I can cut block, block up top; I'm physical, and versatile.

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    6 Quick Questions DB DeAndre Wright ~ New Mexico

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    DW: Something I love to do.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    DW: I'm actually a quiet locker room player but set examples on the field.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    DW: Any system that requires man to man.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    DW: I develop tunnel vision, tune out the crowd, and focus on what we executed in practice.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    DW: Chris Williams ~ New Mexico State.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    DW: Competitive, toughness, play injured.

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    6 Quick Questions OT Troy Kropog ~ Tulane

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    TK: Love the competition.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    TK: Keep everybody focused.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    TK: West Coast/Zone blocking scheme.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    TK: Preparation during the week, I just focus on the task at hand.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    TK: I came across several tough and good players opponents. It's difficult to name one.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    TK: Quick, I can block down the field fast.

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    6 Quick Questions WR Jarett Dillard ~ Rice

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    JD: I love football I love the game.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    JD: Hard work & a humorous feel.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    JD: Any system that it takes to win.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    JD: Listen to music, & throw a baseball around.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    JD: Cedric Griffin, Texas.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    JD: Tenacity for the ball, go 110% every play, hard player.

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    6 Quick Questions DE Will Davis ~ Illinois

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    WD: I love football, I love the game.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    WD: Character, Hard worker

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    WD: Any system, I just want to play.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    WD: Practice, practice, practice (prepare through the week).

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    WD: I faced a couple of tough opponents its hard to name just one.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    WD: Speed, unstoppable, power.

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    6 Quick Questions OT Xavier Fulton ~ Illinois

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    XF: I love football.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    XF: I'm actually quiet in the locker room.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    XF: All of them.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    XF: Hours and hours of film study.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    XF: Vernon Gholston ~ Ohio State.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    XF: Relentless.

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    6 Quick Questions DB Brandon Underwood ~ Cincinnati

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    BU: It's a dream to play against the best.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    BU: Jokes, hard work, character, humor.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    BU: Any system.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    BU: Watch a lot of film, know my opponent in and out.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    BU: Donald Brown ~ UConn.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    BU: Fast, versatile, aggressive.

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    6 Quick Questions TE Darius Hill ~ Ball State

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    DH: I love the game.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    DH: Keep guys loose, while having fun, and knowing when its time to be serious.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    DH: West coast or spread.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    DH: Stay relaxed, listen to music.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    DH: Lamar Woodley - Michigan.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    DH: Versatile, play maker, and exciting to watch.

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    6 Quick Questions OG Ryan Stanchek ~ West Virginia

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    RS: It's been a dream, and something I worked for since I was a kid. It would be awesome making a living doing something I love.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    RS: A good teammate and doing what I have to do to help the team.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    RS: Zone blocking scheme or where linemen are able to move a lot more than usual.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    RS: Preparation during the week, whether it be practice or film study.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    RS: George Selvie ~ South Florida

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    RS: Scrappy, I play until the whistle blows.

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    6 Quick Questions FS Anthony Scirrotto ~ Penn State

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    AS: It's been a dream since I was 6, I love football.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    AS: Hard working attitude, desire to achieve for my team.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    AS: 2 Deep system but can also play over the slot in man but can adapt to anything.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    AS: Treat every game the same, film study and get comfortable which enables me to take risks.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    AS: Mike Hart ~ Michigan.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    AS: Physical, Fast.

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    6 Quick Questions: ILB Antonio Appleby ~ Virginia

    DD:Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    AA: I have a great love for the game, I love playing football and believe that anyone who is blessed with the capabilities and opportunity to do so should follow through and give it a chance.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    AA: I am a good teammate, on-and-off the field, I would be a quality representative of the organization. Football players have the opportunity to do things outide of the game, bigger than the game, over the years people in the community have given to me, I would like the chance to give back to the community.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    AA: Having played 4 years at Virginia I am comfortable playing the 3-4, i call it a 'man's defense' because especially inside you gotta get in there and throw guys around to make a play. But i feel i am versatile enough for any defense, very confident in my ability to learn.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    AA: Preparation, watching tape in the evenings, during the week getting reps in practice to see how it looks in real life. Preparation really is key so that by the time Sunday comes around, I'm relaxed in knowing what I have to do. I am calm and collected on the field, not the type of player who will stand up and shout at everyone but I will lead by example on the field, that's what matters.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    AA: Over the years not just in college but in high school I've played against so many great players, it's hard to pick just one... they all are kinda snowballed together into one big monster in my mind, but whoever it is, I am sure they respect me.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    AA: Gritty. Playing inside linebacker you gotta get in there, get in the grass. I am smart, able to let the defensive linemen know about their adjustments, to get the coverage guys on the right page. but once it starts im ready to get it going, whether it's playing the run or the pass I'm gritty and will fight for it every snap.

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    6 Quick Questions OT TJ Lang ~ Eastern Michigan

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    TL: Love playing the game, I love how I can make a living with it and support my family doing it.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    TL: Intensity & Leadership.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    TL: Zone blocking.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    TL: Listen to my ipod, extra studying whether its film, or playbook.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    TL: Larry English ~ Northern Illinois.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    TL: Aggressive, physical, play smart.

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    6 Quick Questions: RB Josh Vaughan ~ Richmond

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    JV: I've been dreamin about this since I was a little kid, 8 years old. It's my dream; playing football is what I want to do.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    JV: Strength, speed, versatility; I'm a good guy to be around character wise. People will see the type of person I am.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    JV: Doesn't matter, I've been in both zone and power downhill schemes, running the football is running the football.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    JV: Read my bible. listen to music. R&b at first, until get on to the field then hip-hop and other up tempo stuff that gets me ready to play.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    JV: Linebacker from Virginia Clint Sintim.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    JV: A person who makes plays, makes things happen, has a nose for getting in the end zone.

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    6 Quick Questions: QB Brian Johnson ~ Utah

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    BJ: I have always wanted to play professional sports, often times you hear about people hating their jobs and never wanting to go. I don't want to be that guy so I would much rather want to do something that I love.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    BJ: The qualities that I would bring would be hard work and dedication. The biggest thing that I have learned is that things don't always go your way so you have to work that much harder to give yourself an opportunity.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    BJ: . I believe I have the ability to grasp and be successful in any system. Because I was a spread qb in college you often get stereotyped, but the one thing I can say is that in the spread a lot is put on the QB, and I think that will make it easier to adjust to whatever is thrown at me.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    BJ: The way I get ready for a game is very simple, I keep preparing up until the last minute. I was taught that if you front load your preparation it makes it easier to adjust during the game there wasn't one time this season where I felt like a defense caught me off guard. I really take pride in the way I prepare for an opponent.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    BJ: The toughest player that I played against in college was LB Robert Henson of TCU, he competed at such a high level the entire game. I was really impressed with his physical and mental toughness.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    BJ: I would describe my game as smooth, I've been told several times that I make it look easy. I would give all that credit to the time I put into preparing the right way so I'm never caught off guard.

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    6 Quick Questions WR Lucas Taylor ~ Tennessee

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    LT: It's been a dream; I love the game of football and want to compete at the highest level.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    LT: Positive attitude.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    LT: Spread offense, but willing to compete in any offense.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    LT: Work hard in practice, watch a lot of film.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    LT: My sophomore year Safety from Georgia Greg Blue

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    LT: Playmaker, tough catches, not scared to crack block.

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    6 Quick Questions OT Brandon Pearce ~ Memphis

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    BP: Love playing football, I'm living the dream.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    BP: Consistency, hard work, and a desire to improve.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    BP: Zone blocking scheme or offense. I'm familiar with this scheme since my college days.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    BP: Study tape, practice, and go play.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    BP: Turk McBride ~ Tennessee

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    BP: Consistent, intense.

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    6 Quick Questions FB/RB Jerome Johnson ~ Nevada-Reno

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    JJ: To expand my horizon, and get paid for what I love doing.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    JJ: Hardworking mentality and humor.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    JJ: Any team that runs the ball.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    JJ: Listen to my ipod and just get in my zone.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    JJ: Michael Crabtree - Texas Tech, Chase Daniels Missouri.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    JJ: Hard nosed, finesse.

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    6 Quick Questions: OL Lance Louis ~ San Diego State

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    LL: I dreamed of this career when I was a kid. My dad, my brother, even my mom got me into it. I grew up on the game of football and love it.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    LL: I'm a pretty good player, bringing confidence, I'm a leader, a hard worker and willing to do anything for the team.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    LL: Any system, it's not hard for me, I pick up things pretty fast

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    LL: I just focus, sit in my corner, visualize the schemes and the plays that we installed - get pumped and ready to get it going.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    LL: Defensive end from TCU Chase Ortiz.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    LL: My motor keeps going, running up field to the next level, always trying to get key blocks. I play with excitement and passion for the game.

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    6 Quick Questions LB Ellix Wilson ~ Tennessee

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    EW: I love the game, and not ready to give it up.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    EW: Leadership.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    EW: Tampa Bay Cover 2.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    EW: Film Study.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    EW: Darren McFadden - Arkansas.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    EW: Physical, Speedy, I like running.

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    6 Quick Questions QB Casey Dick ~ Arkansas

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    CD: It's been a dream since I was little.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    CD: Character, passion, attitude.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    CD: West Coast.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    CD: Concentrate & confidence.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    CD: LaRon Landry S LSU

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    CD: Confidence & knowing defenses.

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    6 Quick Questions TE Julian Arthur ~ California

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    JA: I just want to play football.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    JA: Good character, work hard, team player

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    JA: West coast/Run Block Scheme.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    JA: Focus on little things during the week.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    JA: Bruce Davis - UCLA

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    JA: Ferocious blocker, soft hands, will get the 1st down.

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    6 Quick Questions SS Bret Lockett ~ UCLA

    DD: Why do you want to be a professional football player?

    BL: Football's my life.

    DD: What qualities do you bring to an NFL locker room?

    BL: Leadership, positivity, energy, consistency.

    DD: What system do you believe you best fit into?

    BL: Man, cover 2, cover 4 scheme.

    DD: How do you get ready for a big game?

    BL: Preparation during the week, whether it be practice or film study, looking over the playbook, or study.

    DD: Outside of teammates, Who is the toughest player you've faced in college?

    BL: Reggie Bush ~ USC.

    DD: For someone who had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

    BL: Physical, full speed, relentless.
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    Well Jarred Dillard makes me want him.
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    "SS: Jaw-dropping! There are few DB's with my size in the NFL right now who can move and play the game like I do. I can run, jump, locate the ball like Ed Reed, and most importantly I have a lot of fun out there. I definitely make sure the fans get their money worth."

    YES SIR!! Is it a coincidence that his initials are "SS"..That's what he'll be playing!

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