John Crist: Most everyone had you as a second-round pick, but then you fell to the Bears in the fourth round. What was it like going to bed after Day 1 of the NFL Draft and having to wait an extra 24 hours before finally hearing your name called on Day 2?
D.J. Moore: It was long. I thought it was fine. I thought when I woke up in the morning, it wasn't going to be a long day. I'd probably get picked in the early-third round. That's what I was feeling. The next day was long, though.
JC: General manager Jerry Angelo told the media on draft weekend that even though you're not big, you play big. What exactly does he mean by that?
DJM: I guess you can say I make big plays. I step up when the time is right, when you need it.
JC: The last guy to wear No. 30 around here was Mike Brown, who is a legend in these parts. Did you give that fact any extra thought when you were getting dressed in the locker room before practice?
DJM: Honestly, I really wasn't too much thinking about it. I guess they just passed it down to another great player.
JC: In terms of Chicago's scheme on defense, how much of what they're asking you to do here is similar to what you were doing during your time in college?
DJM: It's like real similar. Like the Cover 3, Cover 2 schemes, I guess it's about the same thing. So I guess it's a pretty good fit.
JC: I know you played some offense while at Vanderbilt, too. Were you responsible for the entire playbook from cover to cover, or did you simply have a package of plays set aside for when you were in there?
DJM: Just a package, or they would just tell me when I went in. That was pretty much it. Some plays I just read the hot read or whatever, but they wanted to put me in an easy situation since I already had to know the entire defense.
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