Claiborne: 'I will start right away'
Posted: Wednesday April 14, 1999 11:04 PM
Chris Claiborne visited the CNN/SI chat channel on April 14, 1999, three days before the 1999 NFL Draft. Chris Claiborne is a linebacker out of USC expected to go high in the first round. He fielded questions about where he might be drafted and what he expects to do once he reaches the NFL.
CNNSI_Host : Good evening and welcome to the CNN/SI Chat Channel. Our guest tonight Chris Claiborne, an expected top 10 NFL Draft Pick.
CNNSI_Host : What teams have you been talking to as serious contenders to draft you?
CNNSI_Host : What team do you think you would fit in best with?
CNNSI_Host : How do you think you would fit into Arizona's or Indianapolis' defensive scheme?
CNNSI_Host : You are the number one LB on everyone's list. Why is that?
CNNSI_Host : Do you see yourself as starter right away?
CNNSI_Host : How do feel about taking the next step into the NFL?
CNNSI_Host : USC has a proud tradition of linebackers like Junior Seau. Where do you fit into that tradition?
CNNSI_Host : Agents play a big role in the draft -- What did you tell your agent to do to get picked in the best position?
CNNSI_Host : How has your family fared throughout the draft process? How has their support helped you?
CNNSI_Host : How have you been spending your time waiting for the draft?
CNNSI_Host : Which NFL LBs do you admire?
CNNSI_Host : While growing up, who were you favorite NFL players? Who would you consider to be your best role model?
CNNSI_Host : From USCFAN: What did you learn at USC that will prepare you for the pros?
CNNSI_Host : From Guest92297: Although you reportedly have professed that the Colts are your favorite team, how would you feel about playing in Motown?
CNNSI_Host : From Jerry-: With the huge step-up from the collegiate ranks to the NFL, what is your approach to taking this challenge head on both mentally and physically?
CNNSI_Host : Was it a tough decision to leave school early?
CNNSI_Host : From Guest16770: If you couldn't be a pro football player, what would you be?
CNNSI_Host : Would you rather be a starter on a bad team or backup on a contender?
CNNSI_Host : Do you feel that salaries are getting out of hand for rookies?
CNNSI_Host : From Guest34465: Did you consult any former USC players now in the NFL before coming out? What was their advice about preparing for the NFL?
CNNSI_Host : From Guest04720: #CNNSI -> Chris, since you've faced him in practice, just how good is quarterback, Carson Palmer?
CNNSI_Host : Thanks for joining us.
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