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Elvis
01-31-2008, 06:40 AM
These are my opinions, I Do Not Work for the NFL
1. Dolphins DT Glenn Dorsey LSU
2. Rams OT Jake Long Michigan
3. Falcons QB Matt Ryan Boston College
4. Raiders RB Darren McFadden Arkansas
5. Chiefs QB Brian Brohm Louisville
6. Jets DE Chris Long Virginia
7. Patriots (clev) DE/LB Vernon Gholston Ohio State
8. Ravens LB Keith Rivers USC
9. Bengals DT Sedrick Ellis USC
10. Saints S Kenny Phillips Miami, Fla
11. Bills DB Antoine Cason Arizona
12. Broncos LB Dan Conner Penn St.
13. Panthers DB Leodis McKelvin Troy
14. Bears DB Mike Jenkins South Fla.
15. Lions RB Jonathan Stewart Oregon
16. Arizona DE Calais Campbell Miami, Fla
17. Vikings QB Andre Woodson Kentucky (Bears are crying)
18. Texans WR DeSean Jackson California
19. Eagles OT Ryan Clady Boise St.
20. Tampa Bay DE Quintin Groves Auburn
21. Redskins OT Jeff Otah Pitt
22. Cowboys (Clev) DT Kentwan Balmer UNC
23 STEELERS OT Gosder Cherilus Boston College
24. Titans TE Fred Davis USC
25. Seattle RB Felix Jones Arkansas
26. Jaguars WR Malcolm Kelly Oklahoma
27. Chargers WR Limas Sweed Texas
28. Cowboys DB Reggie Smith Oklahoma
29. 49ers WR Early Doucet LSU
30. Green Bay OT Sam Baker USC
31. N.Y. Giants DB Aghib Talib Kansas
32. Forfeited
Everyone Feel Free to Grade My Draft and Have Fun

Aussie_steeler
01-31-2008, 10:15 PM
Looks strong in the top half.

I think Woodsons performance at the Senior bowl has dropped him out of the first two rounds at least. He will have worried a lot of scouts with his performance.

LambertIsGod58
01-31-2008, 10:57 PM
I'd like for us to take Lauranaitis from Ohio St. And it wouldn't be out of the question for us to take a LB 1st round....

Rhee Rhee
02-01-2008, 12:41 AM
I'd like for us to take Lauranaitis from Ohio St. And it wouldn't be out of the question for us to take a LB 1st round....

he went back to school... and im hoping that by LB u mean at least a OLB/DE kinda thing... even with that i wouldn't adress the LB position in round 1... round 2 maybe if shawn crable is still on the board.... but the chance he falls to us is very slim..

Elvis
02-01-2008, 02:55 PM
This young man is my hope for our 2nd round pick

Roy Shuening 6' 4" 318 lbs Oregon State

By: Robert Davis

After redshirting in 2003, Schuening started 12 games as a freshman in 2004, earning Freshman AA honors. He has not let go of that starting job since then, starting 50 consecutive games for the Beavers.
Schuening is a rock in the running game. He has good size, is strong, and plays with a mean streak. He is powerful at the point of attack and can drive defenders off the line of scrimmage. Once he locks on to a defender, he rarely loses control. He has good short area quickness and can block on the move.
Schuening lacks ideal athleticism, and is not a player you will ask to get out and pull much. He can pick up a defender in a short area, but gets lost when he has to cover ground. Schuening is a talented guard, if you need help in the running game. He can hold his own in pass protection, but his money is made by clearing out running lanes.

Elvis
02-01-2008, 02:59 PM
This is the annalysis on my 1st Round
OT Gosder Cherilus 6' 7" 315 lbs Boston College

:cheers:
By: Robert Davis

After redshirting in 2003, Cherilus moved into the starting lineup as a freshman. He started 37 straight games on the right side until he moved over to left tackle this season.
Cherilus is the ideal right tackle prospect. He has excellent size and plays as big as he is. He is very strong and shows the ability to drive people off the football and clear out running room. He is a decent athlete that shows the ability to slide in a short area to keep the defender from getting to the quarterback. Cherilus has been very steady and durable during his career, and should be ready to play immediately in the NFL.
Cherilus may be confined to the right side, as he lacks the standout athleticism to protect a quarterbacks blindside. It is not a major problem as a right tackle, it just may limit his overall upside. Cherilus is a very good right tackle prospect. His upside may be limited which will likely keep him out of the top half of the first round, but there are plenty of teams looking for a quality right tackle. Cherilus should be a very solid offensive tackle at the next level

Elvis
02-01-2008, 03:22 PM
This guy could also be a valuable pick at #2 if there is not a quality OL left in the 2nd.

Frank Okam 6' 5" 330 lbs Texas

By: Robert Davis

Okam was a heralded recruit that had an immediate impact for the Longhorns in 2004. He earned Freshman AA honors after finishing the year with 22 tackles, six for loss, and two sacks. A year later as a sophomore he had 48 tackles, five for loss, and a sack on his way to earning All Big 12 2nd team honors. Last season as a junior, Okam had 37 tackles, six for loss, and two sacks. Okam bounced back with a strong senior year, finishing with 52 tackles, 11 for loss, and five sacks.
Okam has all the athletic talents you could hope for in a defensive tackle. He has excellent size and can hold his ground at the point of attack. He can take on blocks, control running lanes, and bring down the ball carrier. He is not just a run stopper, as he is an excellent athlete that has the quickness and change of direction ability to get into the backfield and make tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Okam has the ability to play in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defense.
For all his athletic gifts, Okam has never made the big plays you would assume he would make. He will take some plays off and rely on his talent too often. He needs to learn to play with more fire on a consistent basis and he could dominate. Okam has as much upside as any defensive lineman in this draft. His ability as a run stopper and the potential as an impact penetrator should make him one of the first three defensive tackles selected in April.

Elvis
02-01-2008, 03:27 PM
How about this young man in the 2nd Round?

:wink02:
DB Tracy Porter 5' 11" 186 lbs Indiana

By: Robert Davis

Porter showed off his big play ability as a corner as a freshman, picking off three passes and finishing with 22 tackles. As a sophomore, he had 48 tackles to go with three more interceptions. As a junior, Porter had 59 tackles and four picks, earning 2nd team All Big 10 honors. He closed out his career with 83 tackles, 5.5 for loss, a sack and six interceptions.
Porter is a very good cover corner, with all the talent to translate that ability to the NFL. He is a very good athlete, and has the quickness to stay with receivers in and out of their breaks. He also has the speed to run down the field with receivers and not lose any ground. Porter has also shown an impressive nose for the football, picking off 16 passes during his career. He is also aggressive, and not afraid to help out in run support.
Porter is a quality cover man, but he lacks the size to match up with physical receivers at the next level. He is going to lose out in one on one situations and it is not something he can really change. Porter had a big senior season, and pushed himself into consideration for the Top 50. There will be some underclassmen talent that joins the group, but as long as he works out well, Porter should be taken in the second round at some point.

Aussie_steeler
02-01-2008, 04:09 PM
This guy could also be a valuable pick at #2 if there is not a quality OL left in the 2nd.

Frank Okam 6' 5" 330 lbs Texas
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Okams value is falling fast due to a poor work ethic and motivation. On his day he is a monster but on others he is below average. Falling fast to the 3rd round.

Rhee Rhee
02-02-2008, 01:07 PM
How about this young man in the 2nd Round?

:wink02:
DB Tracy Porter 5' 11" 186 lbs Indiana

By: Robert Davis

Porter showed off his big play ability as a corner as a freshman, picking off three passes and finishing with 22 tackles. As a sophomore, he had 48 tackles to go with three more interceptions. As a junior, Porter had 59 tackles and four picks, earning 2nd team All Big 10 honors. He closed out his career with 83 tackles, 5.5 for loss, a sack and six interceptions.
Porter is a very good cover corner, with all the talent to translate that ability to the NFL. He is a very good athlete, and has the quickness to stay with receivers in and out of their breaks. He also has the speed to run down the field with receivers and not lose any ground. Porter has also shown an impressive nose for the football, picking off 16 passes during his career. He is also aggressive, and not afraid to help out in run support.
Porter is a quality cover man, but he lacks the size to match up with physical receivers at the next level. He is going to lose out in one on one situations and it is not something he can really change. Porter had a big senior season, and pushed himself into consideration for the Top 50. There will be some underclassmen talent that joins the group, but as long as he works out well, Porter should be taken in the second round at some point.

there are sooo many CBs this year... almost too many there will CB's aplenty around the 3rd... charles godfrey... zack bowan... all will be available

Elvis
02-02-2008, 01:22 PM
Here are some NFL Draft Sites for some draft information for ya:

NFL Draft Countdown (http://nfldraftcountdown.com/)
Heards Football (http://www.heardsfootballreport.com/)
Draft Daddy (http://www.draftdaddy.com/)
Draft Connection (http://draftconnection.com/)
War Room Report (http://www.warroomreport.com/)
Walter Football (http://walterfootball.com/)
QI Sports (http://qisports.com/)
DJ NFL Mock Draft (http://www.djnflmockdraft.com/)
Draft Tek (http://drafttek.com/)
The Football Expert (http://www.thefootballexpert.com/mockdraftdatabase.html)
Hail Redskins
Our Lads (http://www.hailredskins.com/MockDraft.htm)Draft Expert
FF Xtreme (http://www.fantasyfootballxtreme.com/nfl-draft-info) NFL Draft Forecast (http://nfldraftforecast.com/)
Draft.com (http://www.draft.com/)
Draft Headquarters (http://www.draftheadquarters.com/)
N2FL (http://www.n2fl.com/)
My NFL Draft (http://www.mynfldraft.com/NFL-Mock-Draft) Draft 32 (http://www.draft32.com/) Pro Draft Guide (http://www.prodraftguide.net/) Arm Chair GM (http://www.armchairgm.com/2008_NFL_Draft)
Draft Wisdom (http://draftwisdom.com/)
East WestSports News (http://www.eastcoastsportsnews.com/08draft.html) Pats Draft (http://patsdraft.com/) NFL Mocks (http://nflmocks.com/) NFL Combine (http://www.nflcombine.net/) New NFL Draft (http://newnfldraft.com/)

MDSteel15
02-02-2008, 08:46 PM
http://www.thefootballexpert.com/coxmockdraft.html

This guys Steelers picks are retarded!!! Come on people:dang:

MasterOfPuppets
02-02-2008, 08:59 PM
http://www.thefootballexpert.com/coxmockdraft.html

This guys Steelers picks are retarded!!! Come on people:dang:lol....no freakin doubt !!! insurance picks in rd's 2 & 3......:jerkit:

Rhee Rhee
02-03-2008, 12:24 AM
http://www.thefootballexpert.com/coxmockdraft.html

This guys Steelers picks are retarded!!! Come on people:dang:

what a tard...

Elvis
02-03-2008, 06:24 AM
Sorry everybody, I have not been to most of these. The one I like the most I think is footballsfuture.com

Galax Steeler
02-03-2008, 06:26 AM
http://www.thefootballexpert.com/coxmockdraft.html

This guys Steelers picks are retarded!!! Come on people:dang:

They must have been smoking crack when they made this mock draft.

Elvis
02-05-2008, 05:23 AM
Try this one everyone
nfldraftcountdown.com
It is one of my favorites to check out and get info on each player.
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Elvis
02-05-2008, 06:00 AM
DB Terrance Wheatley 5' 10" 185 lbs Colorado
By: Robert Davis

Wheatley showcased his potential as a freshman, finishing the season with 24 tackles with five pass break ups. A year later, he developed into one of the better corners in the Big 12, picking off four passes to go along with 33 tackles. He sat out the 2005 season due to a wrist injury. He first had surgery in the spring, then needed surgery in August, ending his season. Wheatley bounced back last year, finishing the season with a career high 57 tackles, five INT?s, and 11 passes broken up. As a senior, he finished with 42 tackles, one for loss, and five interceptions.
Wheatley is an excellent cover corner. He is a very good athlete, that has very good quickness and change of direction skills. He can mirror a receiver in and out of his routes, and has the speed to stay stride for stride with them down the field. He also shows quality ball skills, being able to locate the ball in the air and go up for it. Wheatley is also aggressive in run support, and not afraid to come up and throw his body around to stop the ball carrier.
The first issue with Wheatley is his lack of ideal size. He is not as big as his listed size, and he will not be able to match up with bigger, more physical receivers in the NFL. It may also hinder his ability in run support, because he will not be able to get off blocks or bring down bigger ball carriers on a consistent basis. Wheatley has also had a nagging wrist problem throughout his career with the Buffs. He has had numerous surgeries, including two that made him sit out the 2005 season. He will need to prove that there is nothing wrong with his wrist in the post season with his medical reports. Wheatley is a very good prospect as a cover corner, but he has his limitations. He could push for a selection on Day One if he checks out well medically. That wrist will have a big impact on his draft position.

Elvis
02-05-2008, 11:22 AM
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No Respect For This Young Man
I for one love Jeremy Lehman MLB. This guy could be a possible guy for the Steelers in my opinion and he would help the aging MLB's we already have.

by Michael Abromowitz (%20%20michael@thefootballexpert.com)
NFL Draft Director
1/25/08



If I was my building my defense around one prospect in this draft, I would definitely consider Glenn Dorsey, Chris Long, Sedrick Ellis, Keith Rivers, and Vernon Gholston. But there is another prospect I would consider, and I may even take him ahead of all of the other prospects. The beauty of this prospect, I could probably easily draft him in the 2nd or 3rd round. Why is he then not a top prospect? Is it because he has a criminal record, too small, too slow, a hybrid position player, lack of experience, poor attitude, injury history, too stupid to read a playbook, or poor stats. Actually, none of those fit J Leman:

Criminal record ? not even close, if helping elementary school kids is a crime, then Leman is guilty.

Too small ? at 6-2 Leman has the ideal size to play ILB.

Too slow ? Leman?s 40 may be only 4.8, but I watched plenty of tape to know he is one fast player.

Hybrid position player ? he is a perfect fit for ILB.

Lack of experience ? He played in 47 collegiate games.

Poor attitude ? This guy is a team captain and a leader, his teammates look up to him.

Injury History ? 47 collegiate games is all I need to say.

Too stupid to read a playbook ? already has his Masters.

Poor stats ? collected 407 tackles, 38 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks.

I watch Leman, and I just can?t figure it out, why is he not a top prospect? My pundits will keep throwing me the 4.8 time, but the number is meaningless to me. A guy can be 4.5 fast, but can?t tackle worth a darn. A guy may be timed at 4.8, but be a total tackling machine. Lofa Tatupu was timed at 4.83, you know the Pro Bowler from the Seahawks. Tatupu also is 2 inches smaller. Draft experts thought the Seahawks reached with Tatupu in the second round. Looking back, I think they got a bargain.

J Leman is my ideal franchise defender, a player I would love to build my defense around, and I wouldn?t even have to use a first round pick on him. I was a big fan of the book Moneyball and have since tried to develop my scouting in a similar method the Oakland Athletics do in baseball. I try to find a statistic or factor that separates the great players from the others. One factor I consider more than anything else is heart/leadership. Just watch a college football game one day, and pay attention to each player. Watch the players? movements/attitude before the play, during the play, and after the play. Watch how teammates respond to a certain player. I swear some players will stand out more than others. When I did this last year, the two players that stood out for me were Patrick Willis and Eric Weddle. Their presence on the field is incredible. When these prospects are being measured at workouts and the Combine, one measurement that is never considered or measured is heart. Both Willis and Weddle play the game with it. Leman plays the game the same way, and I truly think he can make the same impact Willis made as a rookie.

So I go back to the beginning. If I was the general manager of a team and had to choose between Glenn Dorsey, Chris Long, Sedrick Ellis, Keith Rivers, Vernon Gholston, and J Leman, would I really consider taking Leman. And the answer is absolutely. But I would probably take one of the others knowing I could easily take Leman in the 2nd round. That is unless some NFL team already knows what I know.

Rhee Rhee
02-06-2008, 12:27 AM
with dan connor projected as ILB and curtis lofton and phillip wheeler moving up someone is bound to fall... im guessing that its J leman and we'll (hopefully and im praying) that we'll be able to get him in the 3rd...

Elvis
02-13-2008, 05:04 AM
I think that the Steelers should consider upgrading at the FB position as well, maybe this guy could come around the 4th or 5th round.
Owen Schmitt FB 6?3 260

Owen Schmitt FB 6' 3" 260 lbs. West Virginia
By: Robert Davis

Schmitt was a force as a freshman running back, rushing for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns. After sitting out the 2004 season, he came back in 2005 with a different role. He was now going to be a short yardage and blocking back for Steve Slaton. He still managed to rush for 380 yards and two touchdowns on the year. As a junior last year, he ran for 351 yards and seven touchdowns. This season, Schmitt ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, adding 12 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Schmitt is an absolute load to deal with. As a runner, receiver, or blocker he is tough to match up with. He has excellent size, is very strong, and has decent straight line speed. As a runner, he is tough to bring down not only because of his size and strength, but his unwillingness to be tackled. He continues to battle and moves the defenders. As a blocker he paves the way for two of college footballs most exciting players in Slaton and Pat White. Schmitt has also shown the ability to catch the football when called upon as well.
Schmitt lacks the quickness and change of direction ability to be anything more than a short yardage back, but he can pick up the tough yards. Those same traits may hinder his ability as a receiver, and hurt him as he tries to block NFL defenders on the move. Teams have shied away from fullbacks for the most part, but there are some talented ones this year. Schmitt is right up there with the best, and potential as an all around fullback will entice some teams on Day Two.

Rhee Rhee
02-13-2008, 11:24 PM
I think that the Steelers should consider upgrading at the FB position as well, maybe this guy could come around the 4th or 5th round.
Owen Schmitt FB 6?3 260

Owen Schmitt FB 6' 3" 260 lbs. West Virginia
By: Robert Davis

Schmitt was a force as a freshman running back, rushing for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns. After sitting out the 2004 season, he came back in 2005 with a different role. He was now going to be a short yardage and blocking back for Steve Slaton. He still managed to rush for 380 yards and two touchdowns on the year. As a junior last year, he ran for 351 yards and seven touchdowns. This season, Schmitt ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, adding 12 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Schmitt is an absolute load to deal with. As a runner, receiver, or blocker he is tough to match up with. He has excellent size, is very strong, and has decent straight line speed. As a runner, he is tough to bring down not only because of his size and strength, but his unwillingness to be tackled. He continues to battle and moves the defenders. As a blocker he paves the way for two of college footballs most exciting players in Slaton and Pat White. Schmitt has also shown the ability to catch the football when called upon as well.
Schmitt lacks the quickness and change of direction ability to be anything more than a short yardage back, but he can pick up the tough yards. Those same traits may hinder his ability as a receiver, and hurt him as he tries to block NFL defenders on the move. Teams have shied away from fullbacks for the most part, but there are some talented ones this year. Schmitt is right up there with the best, and potential as an all around fullback will entice some teams on Day Two.

5th round is a maybeee.... definitely not fourth round...

i hope other teams will wise up and not reach on a guy in the 3rd round..

i love owenn schmidt as a player but i defintitely don't think he warrants a 3rd round pick

Elvis
02-18-2008, 10:55 PM
1. Jake Long, Michigan

2. Ryan Clady, Boise State

3. Chris Williams, Vanderbilt

4. Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh

5. Gosder Cherilus, Boston College

6. Sam Baker, USC

7. Barry Richardson, Clemson

8. Anthony Collins, Kansas

9. Carl Nicks, Nebraska

10. Chad Rinehart, Northern Iowa

I think that the Steelers would be improved to add any of these good young O Lineman in the upcoming april draft dont you?
:tt02:

Elvis
02-18-2008, 11:04 PM
I really think that this hasnt been discussed any either. But the Steelers need some playmakers in the secondary as well dont you all think?
Here is nfldraftcountdown.com's top 5 DB's this year

Leodis McKelvin 5' 11" 190 lbs Troy
Mike Jenkins 6' 0" 201 lbs South Florida
Aqib Talib 6' 2" 205 lbs Kansas
Dominique Cromartie 6' 2" (Only 170 lbs?) Tennessee St.
Patrick Lee 6' 0" 200 lbs Auburn

I think that maybe Patrick Lee might be a nice fit for the Steelers in 2nd round if they are interested and he is still around.
But should the Steelers select one earlier if someone like Talib is available in the 1st?