2011 Steelers Mock Draft in 2010!
Don't go too in depth on the players more on the position. I have players I like and positions I think need to be filled. I will do my best to put the player in the right draft spot but don't read too much in depth since it is December.
RD1 - Brandon Harris CB Miami
Complete CB. Plays the run and pass both effectively. Taylor is a free agent and McFadden is a ok number two but would be better off as a nickel back. So whether we sign Taylor or not I would still look at CB with this pick. With oline/dline also being viable options.
RD2- JJ Watt DE Wisconsin
At 6-6 290lbs and has the ability to get upfield his is a quicker stronger Aaron Smith. I'm not giving up on Ziggy I just think we need eventual replacements for both Smith and Keisel. And with Ziggy and Watt in the rotation it should lessen the wear and tear on Smith and Keisel.
RD3- Mike Pouncey OG Florida
Mike was never as high of a draft prospect as his brother and has been playing good not great at center this year. He also has been banged up a little. Making me think like most interior linemen he will be a 2nd or 3rd round pick. But what a great tandom for the Steelers the Pouncey twins busting holes for Mende to run through!
RD4- Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma St
Mende has been running too much and need someone to take some of the work load. This is Darren Sproles, Dexter McCluster, and Danny Woodhead all in one. He is short at maybe 5-8 but is thick at nearly 200lbs. He has good hands and speed and if he can grasp blocking schemes would make a helluva third down back. No offense to Isaac Redman who he has been ok nothing special.
RD5- Chris Culliver FS South Carolina
He is playing out of position at CB. He has the speed to be a CB but not the hips. He should be a great special team right away and with any luck transition into a good FS in a few years.
RD6- James Brewer OT Indiana
A big kid that should give more depth at OT. We have been banged up pretty bad this year and having a #3 option would be a nice luxury.
RD7- Kevin Riley QB Cal
We all saw what happened when Batch and Dixon had to play. This kid has some potential. Let him learn and adapt to the pro speed for a season or two as the #3 and then see if he is good enough to back up big Ben.