NFL Draft 2012: Husky NT Alameda Ta'amu A Top-10 Pick? One Expert Thinks It's Possible

Former Husky NT Alameda Ta'amu is a bit of a mystery as an NFL prospect. At 6'2, 341 he's a giant of a man, with the athleticism and mobility that NFL teams covet in a player his size. The problem though, is that when you look at UW's run defense this last season, you may come out less than impressed (because, frankly, UW's defense, on a whole, was awful). Regardless, after a solid Senior Bowl, he's now being talked about as a possible top-10 pick.

"He's a big, strong nose tackle who's had a very productive career," said Lande (via Rotoworld's Evan Silva). "We've always viewed him as a sort of mid first-rounder to high second-rounder. But when he went down to Mobile he displayed more athleticism than most NFL teams thought he had." Lande believes "the best nose tackle is going to go in the top ten," and it will either be Ta'amu or Memphis' Dontari Poe. At 6-foot-2 1/2 and 341, Ta'amu is an athletic behemoth on the interior."

Very interesting. Ta'amu is a guy to keep an eye on in the upcoming NFL Combine.

To talk about Ta'amu with Washington football fans, go to UW Dawg Pound. To talk about the NFL Draft in general, head to Mocking the Draft.

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