2006 NFL Draft Audio: Darryl Tapp

Darryl Tapp has been sneaking up the NFL Draft boards after an impressive Senior Bowl week that showed his speed and nifty work with his hands could overcome his lack of height. His stature grew to the point that both 4-3 and 3-4 teams were courting him as the week progressed. It started with the New England Patriots asking him about possibly moving to outside linebacker and it wasn't long before other teams followed suit.

Darryl Tapp is one of the nation's most explosive defensive players who led the team with 10 sacks, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and 34 quarterback hurries.

A two-time first-team All-ACC selection, he was also a finalist for both the Lott and Hendricks national defensive awards in 2005.

The 6-1, 257-pounder from Chesapeake, Va., recorded 187 tackles during his career and had 40 tackles for loss and 21.5 quarterback sacks.

Tapp spoke with us on the pressure to perform in front of scouts, his off-season workouts to prepare for the combines and what teams have shown interest in him:


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