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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - Page updated at 08:30 p.m.
Highlights of NFL draft chat
Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Washington running back Chris Polk and Washington defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu talked Tuesday about this week's NFL draft in a live chat with readers. Here are the highlights.
Q: Kellen, when growing up as a kid, did you root for the Seahawks?
Moore: Absolutely. I loved Matt Hasselbeck.
Q: Does Moore equal Drew Brees?
Moore: I think it's very easy to relate to him because of the size factor. Awesome quarterback and definitely someone I continue to look at as an example.
Q: I get tired of all the people asking you about your size. Do you shake your head sometimes at why the question gets asked so often?
Moore: I laugh at it a lot. I think it's just a piece of data that's very easy to recognize and discuss.
Q: Was Justin Wilcox on the BSU staff when you were there? Anything you can tell us about him?
Moore: Yes, he was. He in fact recruited me to Boise State from Prosser. Awesome guy, great coach and really one of the big reasons I went to Boise State.
He'll do a great job at Washington. Well, except for the opener in 2013. That's the only game I will not be rooting for U-Dub.
Q: What's more important: arm strength or accuracy?
Moore: Accuracy, no question. You can throw it as hard as you want, but if you throw it nowhere close to your receiver, you're not going to win many games.
Q: Alameda, if you could choose your team, what team would you choose?
Ta'amu: I'd go to the Raiders. I grew up rooting for the Raiders. I was born there. That's why my name is Alameda. But I was raised in Seattle, so I wouldn't mind staying here, either.
Q: Was David DeCastro as strong as most people say?
Ta'amu: Yeah. Everything they say about DeCastro being strong and feeling his presence, that's true. He was explosive.
Q: NFL scout question that made you laugh?
Ta'amu: If I was a dog or a cat. You already know. I'm a Dawg.
Q: What round and number have scouts been saying you'll go?
Ta'amu: Probably mid-second. Then on down to the fourth round.
Q: Chris, do you see yourself fitting into the Seahawks' zone-blocking scheme?
Polk: Yeah, very much so. Coach Sark learned under Pete Carroll, so we have basically the same plays, the same offense. I think I would fit in well.
Q: Do you see yourself as an every-down back in the NFL or a change-of-pace guy?
Polk: I have a more physical type of running style. I'm not going to just try to outrun someone.
Q: How much do you weigh, and what do you expect your playing weight to be?
Polk: Right now, I'm 216, and probably 215 to 220 is where I'll play best at.
Q: What NFL player would you be most honored to be compared with?
Polk: I would definitely say Emmitt Smith. That was definitely a running back I looked up to while growing up.
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