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revefsreleets
11-20-2007, 04:06 PM
http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=1144&CID=719772

The Steelers wish list should include:
5. Jake Long (http://collegefootball.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=3411) - OT - 6'7" 320 lbs.- Michigan
Physical senior tackle has performed well on both sides of the line.

16. Michael Oher (http://collegefootball.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=52538)* - OT - 6'5" 325 lbs.- Mississippi
Mobile junior left tackle has the physical package to become a top-flight pro pass protector.

19. Gosder Cherilus (http://collegefootball.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=1042) - OT - 6'6" 320 lbs.- Boston College
Massive athletic left tackle has been a key blocker on QB Matt Ryan's blind side.

23. Ryan Clady (http://collegefootball.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=43745)* - OT - 6'5" 320 lbs. - Boise St
Mobile junior left tackle has been flawless against WAC speed rushers this season.

28. Sam Baker (http://collegefootball.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=7675) - OT - 6'4" 310 lbs. - USC
Savvy senior left tackle has struggled through a leg injury since early in the season.

The Duke
11-20-2007, 06:03 PM
Jake Long. Do we have a chance at that guy with a 20 or higher pick?

revefsreleets
11-20-2007, 06:43 PM
Sure. It all depends on needs of other teams. I really think Oher is the more realistic guy, though. And he can play G and T. As things stand right now, I'd be as happy as when we drafted Ben if we could draft Oher at pick 25-32.

Mosca
11-20-2007, 09:34 PM
Frank Coyle, the owner and head scout of NFL Draft Insider, is my wife's cousin. I see him every three years or so at family functions, mostly weddings and funerals. He is a strange bird, a nice guy but football is his life. He's a huge ND fan, but he definitely doesn't let the shamrocks get in his eyes.

SteelCityMan786
11-20-2007, 09:38 PM
There wish list needs a guard.

Rhee Rhee
11-21-2007, 01:13 AM
O-line...another OLB DB and possesion reciever are on my wishlist.... just wish we had like 6 first round draft picks.... o well

revefsreleets
11-21-2007, 09:46 AM
Frank Coyle, the owner and head scout of NFL Draft Insider, is my wife's cousin. I see him every three years or so at family functions, mostly weddings and funerals. He is a strange bird, a nice guy but football is his life. He's a huge ND fan, but he definitely doesn't let the shamrocks get in his eyes.

Phil Steele here in Cleveland is like that. He works 100 hours a week, and watches EVERY college football game on like 50 TV's he has set up in his office. But "Phil Steele's College Football Preview" is one of the most repsected, if not the most respected tome in the business.

MasterOfPuppets
11-21-2007, 02:05 PM
Sure. It all depends on needs of other teams. I really think Oher is the more realistic guy, though. And he can play G and T. As things stand right now, I'd be as happy as when we drafted Ben if we could draft Oher at pick 25-32.
lol....c'mon rev, stop teasin the lad. you know as well as i do that the steelers have about as good a chance as landing long,as the phins do of winning this years superbowl !!! i'm definitely on board with pickin oher. tomlin said he likes versatile players, so he's gotta look long and hard at a T / G option player.

ShutDown24
11-21-2007, 03:12 PM
With Faneca going I would be thinking were looking more at guards than tackles? Colon seems to be doing a decent job besides the false starts... Unless these guys are all convertable what is the deal here?

pittsburghp8baller
11-21-2007, 04:24 PM
With Faneca going I would be thinking were looking more at guards than tackles? Colon seems to be doing a decent job besides the false starts... Unless these guys are all convertable what is the deal here?

i agree our tackles are doin a whole lot better than last year, guard makes more sense than another tackle

revefsreleets
11-21-2007, 04:28 PM
lol....c'mon rev, stop teasin the lad. you know as well as i do that the steelers have about as good a chance as landing long,as the phins do of winning this years superbowl !!! i'm definitely on board with pickin oher. tomlin said he likes versatile players, so he's gotta look long and hard at a T / G option player.

Well, think about it. First off, there are many here who are convinced we won't win another game. 7-9 might be "good" enough to land him. And we could always trade up. But Oher is, again, the more realistic option where we'll be picking.

Long gave up one sack all year, and it was against Vern Gholston who will dominate at the next level.

Elvis
11-22-2007, 03:04 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
Now I am not saying that our season is over right now, and I do think we are gonna win some more games and make the play-offs. For our team to succeed though, we must protect Ben better. Faneca is Not the Great Hall of Fame player that everyone thinks he is. He gives up plays every game and I just dont see how he is considered the best OG in the league. We must replace him and our OT positions needs to be upgraded as well. Marvell Smith gives up too many plays as well for someone that is supposed to be guarding the blindside of our great QB.
What kind of year would Ben be having if he had good protection that the Steelers had during our Super Bowl Run?
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Mosca
11-22-2007, 10:10 PM
Phil Steele here in Cleveland is like that. He works 100 hours a week, and watches EVERY college football game on like 50 TV's he has set up in his office. But "Phil Steele's College Football Preview" is one of the most respected, if not the most respected tome in the business.


Yeah, he's like that; he absolutely has no life outside of the NFL draft. It's like he's consumed, like it's all there is in the world; that and the Catholic Church (he is an EXTREMELY devout Irish guy, in the old fashioned way; mass daily). Those are the only subjects he converses on. Not married, no girlfriends, no male friends either, outside of football (work) and priests.

Not saying it's bad, or good; just saying that that's the way it is.

revefsreleets
11-23-2007, 04:39 PM
I like football a lot. It's safe to say I love football. I watch a ton of college football, and I consider myself a student of the game. But we are talking, at worst (during bowl season)maybe 25 hours a week watching and maybe a few more reading about it, and that's only for a few weeks a year.

But these guys are crazy!

MasterOfPuppets
11-23-2007, 07:33 PM
hey rev's....was that you that said you were an akron zip ? what do you know of jabari arthur?

revefsreleets
11-25-2007, 03:55 PM
hey rev's....was that you that said you were an akron zip ? what do you know of jabari arthur?

Pure stud, but played against inferior competition, so it's tough to know if he'll be able to make the transition to the pro's (which essentially means "can he get seperation at the next level?"). He catches the ball more with his body than he should, but a good NFL WR coach can teach him. He was recruited as a QB but played behind Frye and Getsy so there was a bigger need at WR. He's big, fast, strong and clutch. I'm anxious to see how he performs with a real QB throwing to him against talented DB's in whatever college all-star game he goes to.

With coaching he could be the next Marques Colston. He has that much upside.

MasterOfPuppets
11-26-2007, 05:22 PM
Pure stud, but played against inferior competition, so it's tough to know if he'll be able to make the transition to the pro's (which essentially means "can he get seperation at the next level?"). He catches the ball more with his body than he should, but a good NFL WR coach can teach him. He was recruited as a QB but played behind Frye and Getsy so there was a bigger need at WR. He's big, fast, strong and clutch. I'm anxious to see how he performs with a real QB throwing to him against talented DB's in whatever college all-star game he goes to.

With coaching he could be the next Marques Colston. He has that much upside.
they have him listed at 6-4...225....not very impressive in the 40...4.65..low 4.48...high 4.73....but is he physical and agressive going after the ball?

revefsreleets
11-26-2007, 05:32 PM
I saw those 40 times and I question them. He plays faster than that on the field. Besides, there are successful NFL WR's with similar 40 times. He definitely uses his size to his advantage. One of the Zips best plays is throwing a WR screen to Arthur and watching him wreak havoc in space against smaller DB's. He also gets double covered a lot but finds ways to get open. If he can get seperation at the next level, he'll be a player. But he's going to be a bit of a project. He's a converted QB, so he's smart. Give him a year of seasoning and I think he could be a good NFL WR.

Godfather
12-05-2007, 12:36 PM
I like football a lot. It's safe to say I love football. I watch a ton of college football, and I consider myself a student of the game. But we are talking, at worst (during bowl season)maybe 25 hours a week watching and maybe a few more reading about it, and that's only for a few weeks a year.

But these guys are crazy!

Spends every day watching football and gets paid big money for it?

I think the rest of us are the ones who are crazy :wink02:

Godfather
12-05-2007, 12:38 PM
they have him listed at 6-4...225....not very impressive in the 40...4.65..low 4.48...high 4.73....but is he physical and agressive going after the ball?

Yeah, but at 6-4 you don't need to burn the defender. How high can he jump? That--plus his height advantage--will make him a good deep threat.

revefsreleets
12-06-2007, 10:56 AM
I don't have combine type numbers. All I can say is that he looks like a man playing with boys in the MAC. If he can seperate at the next level, he could be a really solid NFL receiver. Any other downsides can be coached out of him.

SteelersJW
12-07-2007, 07:30 PM
A 6'7" OT sounds like a good pick to me.

revefsreleets
12-07-2007, 07:38 PM
A 6'7" OT sounds like a good pick to me.

Why? We have a 6'8" OT on the roster now that everyone hates.

CrimsonTideSteelersFan
12-12-2007, 02:37 PM
I'd like to see the Steelers draft Leodis McKelvin, the 1st Team All-American PR from Troy in the first round. He's the #2 punt returner in the history of I-A college football - right behind Wes Welker. McKelvin is also a topnotch CB. Mel Kiper has him #19 overall right now on Kiper's Big Board.

Aussie_steeler
12-14-2007, 10:52 PM
The updated mock draft on Rivals has the Steelers taking Tyson Jackson DE of LSU.

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=749667

This is the first mock I have seen that hasnt either gone OT or CB. I guess they see the DE line a major area of need. Does this have anything to do with Aaron Smiths injury and age? Will his status play any role in the 2008 draft?

MasterOfPuppets
12-18-2007, 11:23 AM
The updated mock draft on Rivals has the Steelers taking Tyson Jackson DE of LSU.

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=749667

This is the first mock I have seen that hasnt either gone OT or CB. I guess they see the DE line a major area of need. Does this have anything to do with Aaron Smiths injury and age? Will his status play any role in the 2008 draft?i'm sure a guy like jackson would be extremely tempting if he were still on the board, but i think visions of Ben being hammered repeatedly into the ground SHOULD , bring the F.O. to thier sences. if i were Ben ,the day before the draft, i'd send the roony's a copy of my new, big fat contract, and a video compilation of all the hits i've taken the last 2 yrs. maybe even through in the medical report from the coccussion from last years ravens game....

Rhee Rhee
01-12-2008, 11:55 PM
they have him listed at 6-4...225....not very impressive in the 40...4.65..low 4.48...high 4.73....but is he physical and agressive going after the ball?

wow this guy impressed me on his size alone...

Elvis
01-14-2008, 02:21 PM
The updated mock draft on Rivals has the Steelers taking Tyson Jackson DE of LSU.

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=749667

This is the first mock I have seen that hasnt either gone OT or CB. I guess they see the DE line a major area of need. Does this have anything to do with Aaron Smiths injury and age? Will his status play any role in the 2008 draft?
Nice website to look at Aussie.. I have been there alot.
Jackson might be more of a project right now.. because he would end up at LB for the Steelers I believe. And to answer your question about Aaron Smith's age... yes.. I think that it will play a role in what the Steelers do in this draft. When Smith went down, our defense fell as well.. and that shows how important he is to our team.
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Rhee Rhee
01-16-2008, 01:13 AM
Times New Roman]Jackson might be more of a project right now.. because he would end up at LB for the Steelers I believe.
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???????

u sure elvis? u mean DE right?