Muhammad Wilkerson will be here at the top of the hour to take your questions!
Muhammad what position do you prefer 3-4 de or 4-3 dt? and which player do you resemble your game around most??
I got the chance to play both in college. I don't have a preference. I got the chance to be successful at both, so no preference.
Has Temple's former coach Al Golden contacted you/gave you advice since declaring for the draft?
Before I left, he gave me some advice about the process. He told me to make sure I was doing well and said he'd see me on TV.
What's the biggest you want to improve before you enter your first NFL season? Is it your explosion off the ball, your technique? I'm a huge fan!
I want to improve, overall, my technique. I feel there's always room for improvement.
Muhammad, what have you heard about where you may go in the draft? Are you even paying attention?
I have seen a few things, but I'm just hearing a lot of different things all over the place. From the Chargers to the 25th pick to the Saints.
Great Job on First Take today Muhammad! Do you hope to be drafted by a team on the East Coast to stay close to Temple or would you prefer the West Coast?
No preference. I'm ready to hear my name called next week.
Hey Muhammad, who was your favorite player growing up?
It would probably be Michael Strahan.
Hey Muhammad, what stadium was your favorite to play in while in college?
I would probably say Beaver Stadium, Penn State. It's a crazy environment.
Hey Muhammad, what has been your favorite part of the draft process?
Traveling, visiting teams. Visiting cities I've never been to before and eating good meals.
Muhammad, Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Yeah, I do a little bit of stretching on my own and do some pass rushing while listening to my iPod.
Muhammad, as a Temple alum and Temple athletics fan, I want to congratulate you and your teammates for bringing Temple football back to prominence. What will you miss the about being at Temple and will you return to finish your degree? Also, how do you feel about the football helmets sporting the Temple "T" this year instead of "Temple"? Good luck and best wishes, #9.
What I will miss the most is being with my teammates and being on campus and being a regular student. And yes, I will return to finish my degree. It's something that I promised my mom when I was trying to decide to leave or not that I would get my degree.
Muhammad, what or who do you attribute your success to?
I would say all the coaches that I had growing up through the years helped me be the athlete I am today.
When did you realize you had the ability to play in the pros, Did Coach Golden help you to reach your potential? PS: We'd love to keep you at #23 if we could.
Probably at the end of my sophomore year. I had some big shoes to fill behind Terrence. I sort of found out. The coaches told me I had the potential. Coach Golden brought a business aspect to the game and tried to get you to see life after football.
What has been your most favorite and least favorite part of the draft prep process?
Probably traveling coast to coast. Flying in those coach seats.
Pacquiao or Mayweather?
I'm not a big boxing fan, but when I watch, I like to watch Mayweather.
How would you feel to play for a team like the San Diego Chargers, a dynamic, talented team, that seems to just be missing one piece of the puzzle?
I would love to be a part of that organization. If I was the missing piece that was missing, I would do what I could to make sure I fulfill that.
What is one thing that you have to do before every game?
Yeah, I have to listen to my music. Got to.
Favorite Mlb Baseball team?
I don't follow baseball, but I like to watch the Yankees when they're on.
I know you were a highly regarded BBall player in HS. Did you want to play BBall for Temple also?
Yeah, I wanted to play basketball. I did. But the coaching staff didn't make a big thing about it, but didn't want me to play. I would have liked to have played.
You remind me of the great "Tez" from Seattle. Who do you ideal or play your game around?
I do like Justin Tuck. He's a big defensive guy. He can play inside or outside.
Better cheesteak, Pats or Genos?
What about Tony Lukes?
BigMo - thanks for your time at Temple University. As a proud Temple football supporter, it was a pleasure watching you play in the Cherry and White.My question - though you didn't have the chance to play basketball at Temple, how has your athletic background with basketball helped your career with football?
Basketball pretty much helped with sliding, footwork. That helped me out on the football field.
It helped me maintain a good weight. I wasn't sloppy.
if you could pick any team to be drafted by, who would you want to play for and why?
There isn't one. I have open arms. Whoever's ready to take a shot on me, I'm ready.
I appreciate all of the support.
Thanks for chatting Muhammad!