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10-25-2005, 02:52 PM
just got down doing one of many mock drafts this year with 32 fans from other teams and this was my picks for the steelers.

1st round:


22. Pittsburgh Steelers - LenDale White, RB, USC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 23
Why- With bettis at 34 years old and duce unable to stay healthy we need a power back and White falls to us in the 1st and is just what we need a power runner with size and speed , also he has delt with sharing the load like the Steelers love to do which helps out in the long run.

2nd Round:


44. Pittsburgh Steelers - Mike DeGory, C, Florida

Height / Weight:
6-6, 296

Why- Jeff hartings is 34 as well and we need to groom a talent to fit our system which makes Degory a greta pick in the 2nd. Even if for soem chance hartings plays great and wants to stay degory can play G which makes him even more a great fit.

10-25-2005, 02:55 PM
Looking good to me :) I thought I was the only person who thought the Steelers would take a Center on the first day, not a DE :P

Steel - X
10-25-2005, 02:55 PM
Where do you do these mock drafts at? Would like to see complete listings.

10-25-2005, 04:57 PM
heres the full mock

Round 1

1. Houston Texans - D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
2. San Francisco 49ers - Ahmad Brooks, LB, Virginia
3. Oakland Raiders - Mario Williams, DE, NC St.
4. Arizona Cardinals - Reggie Bush, RB, USC
5. Minnesota Vikings - A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio St.
6. Green Bay Packers - DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
7. Tennessee Titans - Matt Leinart, QB, USC
8. New Orleans Saints - Chad Greenway, OLB, Iowa
9. St. Louis Rams - Jimmy Williams, CB, VT
10. New York Jets - Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, BC
11. Miami Dolphins - Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon
12. Cleveland Browns - Marcus McNeill, OT, Auburn
13. Chicago Bears - Vince Young, QB, Texas
14. Detroit Lions - Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green
15. Baltimore Ravens - Eric Winston, OT, Miami
16. Buffalo Bills - Rodrique Wright, DT, Texas
17. San Diego Chargers - Jason Allen, DB, Tennessee
18. New England Patriots - DeMeco Ryans, OLB, Alabama
19. Denver Broncos (via Washington) - Darnell Bing, S, USC
20. New York Giants - Charles Gordon, CB, Kansas
21. Kansas City Chiefs - Derek Hagan, WR, Arizona St.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers - LenDale White, RB, USC
23. Philadelphia Eagles - Tamba Hali, DE, Penn St.
24. Dallas Cowboys - Nate Salley, S, Ohio St.
25. Carolina Panthers - Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland
26. Jacksonville Jaguars - Tye Hill, CB, Clemson
27. Seattle Seahawks - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio St.
28. Atlanta Falcons - Michael Huff, S, Texas
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jon Scott, OT, Texas
30. Cincinnati Bengals - Jesse Mahelona, DT, Tennessee
31. Denver Broncos - Bruce Gradkowski, QB, Toledo
32. Indianapolis Colts - Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota

Round 2

1. Houston Texans - Marcedes Lewis, TE, UCLA
2. San Francisco 49ers - Ryan O'Callaghan, OT, Cal
3. Oakland Raiders - D'Qwell Jackson, LB, Maryland
4. Arizona Cardinals - Reggie McNeal, QB, TAMU
5. Minnesota Vikings - Andrew Whitworth, OT, LSU
6. Green Bay Packers - Thomas Howard, LB, UTEP
7. Tennessee Titans - Max Jean-Gilles, OG, Georgia
8. New Orleans Saints - Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia
9. St. Louis Rams - Bobby Carpenter, LB, Ohio St.
10. New York Jets - Marcus Vick, QB, VT
11. Miami Dolphins - Martin Nance, WR, Miami (OH)
12. Cleveland Browns - Abdul Hodge, LB, Iowa
13. Chicago Bears - Elvis Dumervil, DE, Louisville
14. Detroit Lions - Davin Joseph, OG, Oklahoma
15. Baltimore Ravens - Claude Wroten, DT, LSU
16. Buffalo Bills - Winston Justice, OT, USC
17. San Diego Chargers - Greg Blue, S, Georgia
18. New England Patriots - Alan Zemaitis, CB, Penn St.
19. Washington Redskins - Chad Jackson, WR, Florida
20. New York Giants - A.J. Nicholson, OLB, FSU
21. Kansas City Chiefs - Chris Leak, QB, Florida
22. Pittsburgh Steelers - Mike DeGory, C, Florida
23. Philadelphia Eagles - Ernie Sims, LB, FSU
24. Dallas Cowboys - Will Blackmon, WR, BC
25. Carolina Panthers - Gabe Watson, DT, Michigan
26. Jacksonville Jaguars - Tim Day, TE, Oregon
27. Seattle Seahawks - Orien Harris, DT, Miami
28. Atlanta Falcons - DeMario Minter, CB, Georgia
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - H.B Blades, LB, Pitt
30. Cincinnati Bengals - LaRon Landry, S, LSU
31. Denver Broncos - Jason Avant, WR, Michigan
32. Indianapolis Colts - Mark Setterstrom, OG, Minnesota

10-25-2005, 05:34 PM
I wouldnt see us taking a center in the first round unless they really think Okobi cannot handle the job!

I like that first round pick, he's a bruiser and team player.

Im not sure Cowher would take a RB in the first round though, they like value in the later rounds w/ RB's cuz drafts are usually stacked w/ them.

10-25-2005, 07:12 PM
theres not many power backs this year , just 1 reason why we might go ealry.

Heres soemone if your right BRC abotu goign late for a RB we might pick up .

Michael Bush RB Louisville


Hes 6'3 250 and they say fast but i havent seen him play so hes a ? right now for me.

ill keep u guys posted on mocks and such ;).

Steel - X
10-26-2005, 07:27 AM
Watch him play a few times not to bad Jersey would rather have LenDale though.

10-26-2005, 07:08 PM
i would have no problem taking Lendale in the first round, we dont have any GLARING holes, just small holes, like at WR, C, DE, etc, and depth problems. I have a feeling though if Willie really is our guy, we sign a FA RB, a young veteran..

10-26-2005, 10:09 PM
I just Googled NFL Draft 2006 to see what people were drafting us with first round, and this is what I saw. Listed by likelyhood;

Lendale White, Laurence Maroney RB - Just like JerseySTEEL said, the Steelers need a new powerback and Lendale looks to be it. fftoolbox.com has us taking Maroney, mainly because they are ranking us higher in the draft, and for the same reasons we would take Lendale

Nick Mangold C - about.football.com has us taking this Center, but if we look to be one of the few teams looking for a Center in '06, why not wait till Round 2?

Darnell Bing S - If McFadden and Colclough start eventually, that would make our secondary all 1 & 2 round picks, and we would have one of the best, but more likely a 2-4 pick.

Hank Baskett, Martin Nance WR - Both over 6'3 and over 200 pounds, A deep threat would be nice for the Steelers, but there are always good WR's in the draft, even down to the Undrafteds

Max Jean-Gilles G - NFLdraftcountdown.com has us taking him due to Kendall's health, but by the end of the year, G won't be much of a concern

Rodrique Wright DT - fantasyfootballjungle.com has us taking him to help our "mediocre D-line." They also had the Broncos taking a QB first round, due to how bad Plummer is, so don't pay much attention to this.

10-26-2005, 11:10 PM
I have been trying to keep an eye on Martin Nance. He and Ben were teammates at Miami of Ohio. The one game I saw him play he did very well. Would be interesting to see him here.

10-27-2005, 12:02 AM
With the depth at WR we have i doubt goign aWR 1-3 rounds.

Maroney = Ron Dayne

I say this because both had great lines in college and Maroney is a bust in my eyes.Just my view on him.

Yes we wont take a Center in the 1st round thats for sure. Centers will be there in the 2nd and the guy i have in degory will be there.(2-3rounds)

Going after a S such as Bing is a long shot, hes a great talent but depth at S is to storng for us to even think S in the first 5 rounds.(2nd day)

Kendalls been fine and chirs behind him are 2 big reaosn we wotn go G.(2nd day)

We dont need any Dline help but we might find a replement for Von but i think cowher likes our back ups to much to rush in the 1st for a DE.(2-5 rounds)

CB is one spot thats up in the air for me. We might want to get someone in there williams who will be 36 next year.(2-3 rounds)

Power running is just our game and a RB in the 1st is more likly then most. Not saying Willie wont be our number 1 we just need a force when Bettis retires after this year.And Lendal is the best choice with his great foot work and power running.

12-05-2005, 03:32 PM
Alright did a search on google and here are some different guys they have us taking in the first:

Claude Wroten DT LSU
Max Jean-Giles OG Georgia
DeMaco Ryans OLB Alabama
Martin Nance WR Miami of Ohio
Greg Eslinger C Minnesota
Manny Lawson DE/OLB NC State
Demetrius Williams WR Oregon
Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State
Jesse Mahelona DL Tennesse
Darryl Tap DE Virginia Tech
Jonathan Scott OT Texas
Hank Baskett WR New Mexico
Chad Jackson WR Florida
Lendale White RB USC

12-05-2005, 03:48 PM
I would really like to have one of these guys from your list...

DeMaco Ryans OLB Alabama
Martin Nance WR Miami of Ohio
Greg Eslinger C Minnesota
Demetrius Williams WR Oregon
Darryl Tap DE Virginia Tech
Jonathan Scott OT Texas
Chad Jackson WR Florida
Lendale White RB USC

12-05-2005, 03:52 PM
Yeah I'm still rooting for Martin Nance. Lendale White would be a nice addition as well.

12-05-2005, 05:45 PM
This is my favorite site for mock drafts........ http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/mock.html
It has links to many different mock drafts and is usually updated frequently.....Once the season is over they are usually updated weekly...........

12-06-2005, 01:24 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Needs
By: Jason Chernofsky

Wide Receiver
I think the Burress loss was one of the most overlooked offseason moves. They are clearly lacking a big target. Heath Miller at TE has done a great job in the endzone so far, but they also could use an improvement at WR, regardless of size. Ward is his same great self, and despite turning 30 this offseason, he will be fine as a starting WR for at least a few more years. Randle-El has been a bit disappointing as a 2nd WR, and he is a free agent this offseason. He makes a great slot receiver, but I don't know about him starting. Depth here is thin as well, and Quincy Morgan/Cedrick Wilson aren't going to show the potential we once thought that they had, so a guy like Miami of Ohio's Martin Nance would be a great pick in round 1, or maybe 2 if he fell. Other options include Mike Hass from Oregon State, Hank Baskett of New Mexico, and Demetrius Williams of Oregon, all round 2-4 options.

I love Jerome Bettis, but the fact is, he's starting to show that he's 33. Duce Staley has looked pretty good when he's played, but that's been rare over his two years as a Steeler, and as for Willie Parker, his grand start has worn off a bit, and despite not playing poorly, I don't know if he can be a feature back. He could be a good option for a two-RB system, which seems to be what the Steelers are most comfortable using. As he is a smaller RB, a bigger back, such as USC's LenDale White in round 1, or Michael Bush of Louisville, DonTrell Moore of New Mexico, or Mike Bell of Arizona would all be solid options in round 2 or later.

The Rest: http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/teams/steelers.html

Steel - X
12-06-2005, 10:57 AM
Alright did a search on google and here are some different guys they have us taking in the first:

Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State

Lendale White RB USC

Bobby Carpenter's injury did not look good I am not sure he will make the first round because of that.

I am pulling for Lendale that would be a fine addition, but I do not see him slipping that far.

12-06-2005, 02:08 PM
I have a feeling he won't either Steel. I kinda see a team right before us taking Lendale. It might be a situation where we have to trade up.

12-06-2005, 03:44 PM
that's even if lendale white comes out this year, if he is smart he will stay one more season and raise his draft status, cause without bush takin his carries he's gonna have a great season........and we won't be that high in the draft if we don't make the playoffs so if he does come out we might have a good shot cause not that many teams really need a running back

12-06-2005, 04:04 PM
I say Lendale first round, a Center second round, and a WR third round. Mainly because if we get a WR first round, if they do good, they won't want to stay with us. We're a primarily running team, and Plaxico knew where it was at. He wasnt gonna get the kind of numbers and deals that he wanted here, so he moved on. We took Ward in the 3rd round, and look at how good he's doing. I say Clinton Solomon out of Iowa, but I have no idea what his draft rating is. I dont pay much attention to College football. I just know he's 6'3", a Deep Threat, and looks good in Black and Gold :P

Then after that ILB, DE, OT, FS... not in that order.

12-06-2005, 04:16 PM
I think 1st round will be RB. Rounds 2 and 3 I see either a WR, C, or DE.

12-06-2005, 08:49 PM
i sure hope we draft a good running back in the first two rounds, right now if the draft was held tomorrow we'd have the 19th pick

12-08-2005, 02:44 AM
How many picks do we have this year? I heard someone mention the other day that we had 2 third round picks because of a trade? Wasn't sure how true that was though.

12-08-2005, 12:10 PM
How many picks do we have this year? I heard someone mention the other day that we had 2 third round picks because of a trade? Wasn't sure how true that was though.
I don't think we get one because of a trade... last year we had an extra 7th round pick because of Todd Fordham...

This year, for the first time since the Pre-Heinz Field era, the Steelers will be a major beneficiary of the league?s compensatory pick system. The Steelers lost four high-profile free agents in the 2005 off-season ? Kendrell Bell, Plaxico Burress, Oliver Ross, and Keydrick Vincent ? while adding only one significant player, Cedrick Wilson. The compensation formula is a well-guarded one, but a few things are known:

Picks are awarded based on ?net losses? of qualifying free agents, and
The level of pick awarded is based upon the contract, playing time, and performance.
In the Steelers case, the ?net loss? is three players ? the four they lost minus the one they signed. The deals signed by Vincent and Wilson were similar enough to offset one another, so the picks awarded to the Steelers will most likely be based upon the losses of Bell, Ross, and Burress. So what level of pick can the Steelers reasonably expect for each of these players?

Kendrell Bell ? Signed a 7-year/$35 million deal with the Chiefs.
Plaxico Burress ? Signed a 6-year/$25 million deal with the Giants.
Oliver Ross ? Signed a 5-year/$17.5 million deal with the Cardinals.

Based upon the compensation awarded to teams this year, and comparing similar contracts, it?s not unreasonable to think that the Steelers could be awarded two 4th round picks (Bell, Burress) and a 5th round pick (Ross). Of course, it?s also possible that they?ll only receive a 4th and two 5th rounders. If Bell has a monster year (and it?s not heading in that direction at this point), he could bump us to a 3rd rounder in compensation.

As always, we need to make an assumption. Since we have the data from this year, let?s stick with the original prognostication of two additional 4th rounders and a 5th rounder. That would leave the Steelers with ten picks in the draft: R1 (1), R2 (1), R3 (1), R4 (3), R5 (2), R6 (1), R7 (1).

12-08-2005, 12:23 PM
Ah, thanks for clearing that up BB2W. Rep for you on that.

12-08-2005, 03:05 PM
That's awesome, knowing the way the Steelers draft, a few 4th round picks can definately make an impact.