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  • Originally posted by Hines View Post
    I firmly believe Aaron Williams can stay at CB for the Steelers. I feel the same way about Malcolm Jenkins as well.
    Agreed. With him, it's a team by team basis. And on the Steelers defense, he could.

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    • Originally posted by Pitt View Post
      Yeah but we wouldn't be trading down too far, so I still wouldn't feel good about Brown being our top prospect out of this draft. I'd like Brown if he were paired with another, similar to the Timmons/Woodley situation;

      1. Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia
      2. Curtis Brown CB Texas

      1. Aaron Williams CB/S Texas
      2. Curtis Brown CB Texas

      1. Rahim Moore FS UCLA
      2. Curtis Brown CB Texas



      But this to me does not look good;

      1. Curtis Brown CB Texas

      And by "1." and "2." I'm referring to picks, not rounds.
      if it were something like

      1. Curtis Brown
      2. Marcus Gilbert or 2. Kendrick Ellis or 2. Quinton Carter

      i wouldnt mind
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      • Originally posted by Pitt View Post
        Agreed. With him, it's a team by team basis. And on the Steelers defense, he could.
        thats pretty much my thoughts on him...i think he may have to move to safety for some teams but with the steelers he should be fine at CB for what they will ask him to do. if not he would (better be) a hell of a FS
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        • Originally posted by K Train View Post
          thats pretty much my thoughts on him...i think he may have to move to safety for some teams but with the steelers he should be fine at CB for what they will ask him to do. if not he would (better be) a hell of a FS
          Yup. Either way, a win win for the Steelers. Which is why I think he is their guy.

          They like Juniors for one. Two, versatility. Three, character/Steeler types.

          I don't see more of a sure pick than Williams at this point (at 31).

          Maybe they'd be thinking more BPA like usual (Aaron Williams probably is here anyways) but not being able to sign Taylor yet, or fill some needs via free agency, tells me this whole not drafting a CB in the first round thing will come to an end.

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          • If I were to make a guess, Cam Heyward would be the pick. That said, I don't think he's there. I'll go 55-45 in favor of Heyward right now.

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            • yeah if it were heyward and williams both at 31 it would be a long 10 minutes....not sure which way i would lean, but id be happy either way.

              second thought i think id go heyward, but still a win win
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              • I'd go Heyward over Williams if they were both there. Have to wonder how high Heyward would go if not for all the 3-4 personnel 1st round grades (which is rare).

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                • hes still my #1 5 tech i think...i really think he could be a once-in-a-while type player like aaron smith or richard seymour. im saying most years hes a top 10 pick, this year he hurt his elbow and is in a stacked class
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                  • Originally posted by K Train View Post
                    hes still my #1 5 tech i think...i really think he could be a once-in-a-while type player like aaron smith or richard seymour. im saying most years hes a top 10 pick, this year he hurt his elbow and is in a stacked class
                    I would instantly look at it like Heath Miller value if he ends up going at 31.

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                    • And Vince Wilfork value if we're talking around the league.

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                      • good discussion guys, im learnign a lot

                        i wish i could contribute but keep these tidbits coming, im enjoying it

                        thanks to steel man for the fresh sig

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                        • I really think the Ras-i is the best fit for the steelers....getting him in the second would be amazing, even taking him in the 1st would be worth it imo.

                          he'll have to bulk up his lower body but realistically saying they sign ike, he would be a 3rd/4th CB on the steelers as a rookie. Ike and mcfadden are likely starters still, i think *** will be a cardinal before long and i want crezdon butler to be worked in, i especially wanna see what butler can do on the outside rather than nickel. dowling would be in the perfect situation to take over in a year, and probably get action as a NB or FS as a rookie

                          dowling is physical and aggressive and if he didnt get hurt i kinda think he would be right in between amukamara and jimmy smith in rankings and not behind aaron williams and brandon harris
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                          • Originally posted by Hines View Post
                            Second Annual Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Game:

                            Rules:
                            Prior to the draft, participants must submit a mock draft of their own.

                            For every player participants select in their mock that the Steelers select in real life, they get one point. If they had the player in the correct round as well, they get two points.

                            I.E. - 2008 Draft

                            1. Rashard Mendenhall --> 2 points
                            2. Tony Hills --> 1 point
                            3. Roy Schuening --> 0 points
                            4. Dennis Dixon --> 1 Point
                            5. Brandon Carr --> 0 points
                            6. Orlando Scandrick --> 0 Points

                            ALL MOCK DRAFTS MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE DRAFT!

                            The participant with the highest amount of points wins, and they get rep from other participants, bragging rights, and other participants must acknowledge their superior Steelers knowledge and understanding with a comment or image in their respective sigs.






                            Post mocks in here, I'll sort them out in word, and then tally up the scores after the draft.

                            Death was last year's winner!
                            1. Aaron Williams CB Texas
                            2. Marcus Gilbert OT Florida
                            3. Lance Kendricks TE Wisconsin
                            4. Austin Pettis WR Boise
                            5. Alex henery K Nebraska
                            6. Deunta Williams FS UNC
                            7. Frank Kearse DE Bama A&M
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                            • Theres a ton of talent I'd love to come away with tomorrow. I'd love to see Heyward on the team. Obviously any of the corners would be nice to have, my favrotie being Williams. Reports today that we want to trade up for Pouncey probably means it's not true, but I'd like to see it happen if he slides into the 20s. Another pick I'd be into at 31 is Ingram. He'd give us another talented back, and Mendenhall cannot possibly be expected to carry a load like he did last season.

                              And I think we're in a great position to trade down if a team is trying to jump back into the first and get one of the QBs. With the needs we have I wouldn't hate moving back and picking up an extra 3rd or 4th depending on how far.

                              Ideally I want Heyward. He was my favorite player on the OSU defense last year and I think he is a perfect fit for us. We've typically picked younger players with our first rounder since Tomlin has been here, but I don't think thats by any kind of design or that they're looking passed seniors.

                              Thanks to The Dynasty for the sig

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                              • Originally posted by DeathbyStat View Post
                                What do you guys thinks of Sherrod?
                                I think his ceiling is somewhere close to what Marvel Smith was. Not elite, but not bad either. Sherrod would probably be a better pass-protector and not quite the great run-blocker Smith was though.

                                Originally posted by lance uppercut View Post
                                I think the general consensus is he's a steady prospect who will probably be a quality starter but not a star. unlike so many OT prospects, he won't need moved inside. in a stronger draft, he's a classic 2nd rounder - in this draft, he's fringe first. I could see him going in the low 20s, and I could see him going in the mid-40s, possibly to us via trade-down. TBH, he kind of reminds me of Marvel. and, if that's what we were getting, cool.
                                Haha, I swear I hadn't seen this before my post. Guess great minds think alike ;). Also, "alright, that's cool" would be the perfect description of what my reaction would be if we drafted Sherrod.

                                Originally posted by Hines View Post
                                I firmly believe Aaron Williams can stay at CB for the Steelers. I feel the same way about Malcolm Jenkins as well.
                                Same here, I think Williams is athletic and talented enough to be a good CB for us. I would have no issues with switching him to S, though. Same goes for Ras-I Dowling, who I still really like.

                                Originally posted by K Train View Post
                                hes still my #1 5 tech i think...i really think he could be a once-in-a-while type player like aaron smith or richard seymour. im saying most years hes a top 10 pick, this year he hurt his elbow and is in a stacked class
                                That's really setting the bar high for him, haha, but I actually agree with you. Everytime I see him play, except for a couple games late this year, I am absolutely intrigued by what he does. He would be a perfect replacement for Smith, and I'd slide Hood over to RE. RE is supposed to be the better pass-rushing end, and Hood is a better rusher than Heyward, IMO, which is basically the only knock on Heyward. We don't need him to rush the passer though, just let Woodley and Harrison do their thing.

                                And if both Heyward and Williams are there, give me Heyward. I'd rather have an elite 3-4 end than a good CB, even if we desperately need one. I'd much rather go Heyward and Curtis Brown/Ras-I Dowling/someone else than Aaron Williams and another 3-4 end, where there is a significant drop-off in talent, IMO.

                                Originally posted by K Train View Post
                                I really think the Ras-i is the best fit for the steelers....getting him in the second would be amazing, even taking him in the 1st would be worth it imo.

                                he'll have to bulk up his lower body but realistically saying they sign ike, he would be a 3rd/4th CB on the steelers as a rookie. Ike and mcfadden are likely starters still, i think *** will be a cardinal before long and i want crezdon butler to be worked in, i especially wanna see what butler can do on the outside rather than nickel. dowling would be in the perfect situation to take over in a year, and probably get action as a NB or FS as a rookie

                                dowling is physical and aggressive and if he didnt get hurt i kinda think he would be right in between amukamara and jimmy smith in rankings and not behind aaron williams and brandon harris
                                Agree with virtually everything. I was very, very surprised to see Dowling run a 4.40 flat at 6'1 and 198. That is absolutely fantastic speed with fantastic size. Add that to his great ball skills and it could very well be a great corner. If not, he's at least be a very good FS. As you said, he's physical and doesn't shy away from contact. Tough tackler.

                                Finally, Marcus Cannon was diagnosed with cancer. This could, and probably does, shatter his draft stock. If he's there in the sixth, maybe even in the fifth, I'd still draft him. If he beats his cancer (and there's a 90% chance he does), and recovers the weight and strength he'll undoubtedly lose, he could be a very, very good guard for us. I thought he'd be able to turn into a Shawn Andrews type of player, so if we miss out on Pouncey (who I, like many of you, still have as our #1 guy), which will very likely happen, Cannon would be fantastic value as a 5th rounder. IR for one year, develop him his second, and work him in.

                                Props to clover_jeez!

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