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lamberts-lost-tooth
03-14-2009, 06:16 PM
I have already listed numerous guys that I would like to see us get....so in this thread pimp your guy...tell us what why...and what round we should take him in....and for us to discuss what we think of "your guy"...

Not just first day guys...but guys you would like to see in ANY round...So PIMP YOUR GUY!!!!


I will start with someone I have not mentioned yet ....


Desmond Bryant from Harvard had one heck of a pro-day. I wouldnt use an early pick on him but this is the type of player that I would like to get into camp as a late pick or UDFA and see what he can do.

In addition to having ran a 4.92 40 and recorded a 31-inch vertical...he had 35 reps on the bench. You weight lifters will know how impressive that is when you take into consideration that he has 35 ½ inch arms. .

Worth a shot at giving us some depth at DE..at a relatively cheap price.

Name: Desmond Bryant
College: Harvard
Height: 6-5 Weight: 288
Position: DE Pos2: DT
Projected Round: Round7-UDFA

225 Lb. Bench Reps: 35
40 Yrd Dash: 4.92
20 Yrd Dash: 2.82
10 Yrd Dash: 1.67
Vertical Jump: 31
Broad Jump: 09'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.45
3-Cone Drill: 7.44

calsteeler
03-14-2009, 06:59 PM
Those are nice measurables sure. But what kind of player is he ? Playing at harvard is not the Mecca of competition. Not saying he's bad, but how did he do going up against the best at All-Star games ?


My Favs, well I already pimped Texas DT Roy Miller. The other players I like for various reasons.....


Mike Mickens CB of Cincinnati. A legit 3 inches taller than Alphonso Smith, and unlike Smith, has done well when he faced several Big time WR's in this draft class. As where Smith has been burned against the likes of Darius Heyward-Bey, and Hakeem Nicks last season.



Joel Beil: OT Furman. This kid also played at a small school. But by all accounts in the All-Star games and at Indy, he did exceptionally well in the drills. Is extremely strong and has good arm length. He measured out and drilled as well as Eugene Monroe did, and guess how hign Eugene will be drafted ?


Mike Wallace: WR Ole Miss. This guy is totally under the rader. But is right up there with Heyward-Bey in the speed department. Has a great verticle, and after not playing much as a true freshmen, he has played every season since, and has gotten better, and his Yds per catch were the best in the very tough defensive SEC. Also, he holds most if not all the SEC records as a kick-returner.
If the steelers sign a Vet WR to replace Nate Washington, then this guy would be a great addition in the lower rounds to add depth, and a return specialist.


I'd say, depending on how they rise in the coming weeks during personal workouts,,,

Roy MIller with our 4th rounder

M.Mickens with one of our 3rd rounders

M.Wallace in the 5th round.

Joel Beil with the other 3rd, only cause i really think he's gonna rise on some draft boards.

devilsdancefloor
03-14-2009, 07:30 PM
3rd rounder Darryl Richard DT/Georgia Tech 6'4" 306lbs
Good, solid 2-gap DL guy that doesn't get the recognition he deserves on a good Georgia Tech DL. Makes plays, but more importantly for the Steelers, he fills the running lanes very effectively, something the Steelers will need as Aaron Smith gets older & closer to finishing up. Big, long arms help with disengaging blockers.

3rd rounder Kraig Urbik, G, Wisconsin 6'5" 323 lbs
A road grader who played both RG and RT in college. If not for some knee injuries, he could be rated higher. Likely better than Darnell Stapleton right now.

4th rounder maybe even 5th Joe Burnett, CB, Central Florida 5'11" 184 lbs
Provides depth in the secondary in a role as a nickel or dime back. Returned punts throughout his college career.

might be a 7th rounder or UDFA
Everette Pendescleaux, DE, Northern Iowa 6'6" 305 lbs
A developmental project as a 3-4 DE, much like Aaron Smith was when he came out of Northern Colorado (although Everette won't need to add all the weight that Aaron needed to as a rookie). Has a basketball background, so the big frame should be athletic.

lilyoder6
03-14-2009, 08:37 PM
i'm going to pimp

ILB Nick Hursky from Liberty

there is no film or measurables to look at b/c he had knee surgery at the end of his season

Texasteel
03-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Mark Parson CB, Ohio.
Very Quick & hits hard. Instinctive ball hawk. Very seldom got beat in man to man. Was not invited to the combines. Projected 40 time 4.4, has put up 18 reps in the past.

Louis Vasquez OG, Texas Tech.
Big, 6'5" 335, with 34 3/4" arms. Very strong with 39 reps at the combine. Stock when down some this year because of an early ankle injury, but is just fine now. Big time run blocker, and did not give up a sack at pass happy Texas Tech he junior year.

El-Gonzo Jackson
03-14-2009, 10:14 PM
Already been pimpin Keenan Lewis, CB Oregon St. tall kid with speed and experience playing man coverage all the time at OSU.

Gerald Cadogin- OT Penn St. I hoped to get him in the 6th or later, but I think his stock is rising now.

Antonio Dixon-NT Miami. Injury hampered his senior season, but a load inside that plays with great motor. Could be a guy that spells Hampton during games and is an eventual replacement.

Myron Pryor- NT, Kentucky. consistently mentioned as one of the toughest guys to block in the SEC and shows incredible quickness for a man that large. Maybe a 4th round prospect as a NT.

And I just love to say Frank "the tank" Summers.

Steeldude
03-15-2009, 01:45 AM
Mike Wallace: WR Ole Miss. This guy is totally under the rader

problem with wallace is his poor attitude. didn't he push his coach?

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-15-2009, 03:41 PM
Gerald Cadogin- OT Penn St. I hoped to get him in the 6th or later, but I think his stock is rising now.

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Love the Codagin pick....Good fit for the Steelers and high character player (has put out several gospel albums)

Also love both of Texasteel's pick on CB Parsons and OG Louis Vasquez ... Cal Steelers OT Bell pick is another that I have pimped in the past and totally agree that he is worth a shot... (though I think he will be there in the 5th round)

Texasteel
03-15-2009, 06:51 PM
If we could get Codagin or Bell in the 5th I would be tickled. Both could be that surprise picks that starts at LT for us for a long time.
Good call guys.

I also like Dixon. If healthy, could be a hell of a find.

hindes204
03-15-2009, 07:06 PM
Duke Robinson
OL
6'5 335
Oklahoma

El-Gonzo Jackson
03-15-2009, 07:27 PM
If we could get Codagin or Bell in the 5th I would be tickled. Both could be that surprise picks that starts at LT for us for a long time.
Good call guys.

I also like Dixon. If healthy, could be a hell of a find.

Never seen Bell, but he sounds interesting. More of a project at LT, but sounds like he plays with a nasty edge and likes to finish blocks. :thumbsup:

I really dont think Cadogin is gonna be a LT, but you never know. I think he could be a solid RT or guard. The leadership and character of the guy sounds great, and he stands out on tape in the run game.

Havik
03-15-2009, 07:36 PM
DT Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State
Very productive, great size to play in the 3-4

OT Fenuki Tupuo, Oregon
Would be a great fit at RT

calsteeler
03-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Not that I know alot about this player. But, considering his Pro day results, I'm sure some of you will get " Wet " just thinking about getting him. Especially if the steelers decide to trade Larry Foote away for another pick, or to move up in the draft. Here's the clip from " Kffl "






| Freese works out at Minnesota's Pro Day
J. Pesavento, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports Minnesota State LB Blake Freese measured a height of 6-foot-2 3/4 and a weight of 242 pounds at the University of Minnesota's Pro Day. He ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.62- to 4.64-second range. He also measured a 37-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-2 broad jump and completed 34 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

Aussie_steeler
03-16-2009, 01:44 AM
Pimpin Candidate #1

Austin Collie
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 206 | Position:WR | College: Brigham Young

Legitimate NFL build. Muscled up athlete. Faster on the field than his rather pedestrian 40-yard dash time would indicate. Good initial quickness off the snap. Good hand usage and lateral quickness to gain a quick release against press coverage. Sharp, savvy route-runner. Varies his speeds and can sink his hips to generate separation. Good burst laterally. Works his way back to the ball if he sees his quarterback in trouble. Soft hands. Snatches the ball out of the air and is quick to put it away. Can track over either shoulder. Good elusiveness to make the first defender miss and strength to run through arm tackles. Good vision and will cut it back inside. May lack elite deep speed, but good early acceleration. Averaged 26.5 yards per kick return from 2007-08.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1273775


Pimpin Candidate #2

Frantz Joseph
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 243 | Position:LB | College: Florida Atlantic

Very physical at the line, throws his body into the hole. … Gets very low in his ready stance. … Will not win any track events, but seems to get to every play with good football speed. … Attacks the line with great ferocity. … Runs through the ballcarrier on tackles -- behind the line or after hustling to the sideline on quick screens. … Swarms to the ball downfield, plays through the whistle. … Possesses one of the most ferocious punches in the country; slams the pads of linemen when attacking the run. … Can also slip through traffic to hit a back in the hole. … Rarely gets knocked to the ground on cut blocks. … Uses his hands to get off blocks near the line and at the second level from full-grown guards. … Should be a fine special teams player due to his aggressiveness and sure tackling.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1125389



Now that I have officially pimped them they are now 100% no chance of being drafted by the steelers. Just call it " The kiss of death"

Gasteeler
03-16-2009, 02:25 PM
Round 2

Herman Johnson Height: 6-7 | Weight: 364 | Position:OG-OT | College: LSU

Strengths: Mammoth size with dominant strength ... Very long arms ... Great pancake block ability ... Solid athleticism to pull and trap ... Getting better at picking up blitzes ... Nice hand punch ... Mentally tough and doesn't wear down in the fourth quarter ... Extremely strong hands and can manhandle opponents ... Great in short-yardage and goal-line situations ... A lot of experience ... Could be worked out at right tackle ... Extremely high upside.

Weaknesses: Play isn't consistent ... Doesn't play up to his huge frame; only when he wants to ... Lapses in concentration ... Sluggish on cut blocks ... Needs to block with more balance and slightly lower to the ground ... Needs to develop footwork a bit.

Texasteel
03-16-2009, 06:27 PM
Never seen Bell, but he sounds interesting. More of a project at LT, but sounds like he plays with a nasty edge and likes to finish blocks. :thumbsup:

I really dont think Cadogin is gonna be a LT, but you never know. I think he could be a solid RT or guard. The leadership and character of the guy sounds great, and he stands out on tape in the run game.

Your probably right about Cadogin, I just want a LT so bad I'm starting to grab at straws. I do like him as a late round pick though, Depending on what we do in the 1st 3.

KeiselPower99
03-16-2009, 08:12 PM
Marshall Safety C.J. Spillman

El-Gonzo Jackson
03-16-2009, 11:20 PM
Pimpin Candidate #1

Austin Collie
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 206 | Position:WR | College: Brigham Young



Pimpin Candidate #2

Frantz Joseph
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 243 | Position:LB | College: Florida Atlantic



Now that I have officially pimped them they are now 100% no chance of being drafted by the steelers. Just call it " The kiss of death"

I have heard of Collie and like the sounds of him. Frantz Joseph description says to me..........Earl Holmes for the new millenium!!! What rock do you guys find these players under???

El-Gonzo Jackson
03-16-2009, 11:32 PM
Round 2

Herman Johnson Height: 6-7 | Weight: 364 | Position:OG-OT | College: LSU

Strengths: Mammoth size with dominant strength ... Very long arms ... Great pancake block ability ... Solid athleticism to pull and trap ... Getting better at picking up blitzes ... Nice hand punch ... Mentally tough and doesn't wear down in the fourth quarter ... Extremely strong hands and can manhandle opponents ... Great in short-yardage and goal-line situations ... A lot of experience ... Could be worked out at right tackle ... Extremely high upside.
Weaknesses: Play isn't consistent ... Doesn't play up to his huge frame; only when he wants to ... Lapses in concentration ... Sluggish on cut blocks ... Needs to block with more balance and slightly lower to the ground ... Needs to develop footwork a bit.

Sorry, but these are traits I completely disagree with. I never saw Johnson Pull or trap anybody in the 5 games I watched of LSU this season.

He played RT in the senior bowl and got beat all week. I think he is best in an offense where he just has to straight up block the guy in front of him as guard.

Competitiveness: Johnson has been described by coaches as a player who does not respond well to hard coaching and needs positive reinforcement. He plays with good aggression, but when he is beaten, it is either by a speed or power move. He is lacking strength for a player his size, but if he gets his hands on an opponent in the short area, he will win more than a fair share of those battles. At the line of scrimmage, he will lock on and try to maul the defender, but struggles generating good athletic ability when playing in space. He is an aggressive player with a strong hand punch, showing good determination in his game. He will play with pain and gives a solid overall effort, but will sometimes run out of gas late in games.

Work Habits: Johnson needs to be monitored in the training room, as he has had the "battle of the bulge" throughout his career. His natural strength fails to translate to the football field, more as the result of not yet gaining confidence in his own body. He is not a self-starter, but does well when in a structured environment. He is just not the type that can do it on his own, needing guidance. Over the years, he has become an adequate performer in the weight room, but could use more dedication to add more strength

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/518158

Sorry to question your guy. But, this is one guy that I think would be the biggest mistake for the Steelers to ever take.

Aussie_steeler
03-17-2009, 03:08 AM
I have heard of Collie and like the sounds of him. Frantz Joseph description says to me..........Earl Holmes for the new millenium!!! What rock do you guys find these players under???

I was lucky to watch nearly all the bowl games this year and in some of the games I saw some real gems. I guess nothing really beats watching film to identify talent.

My ultimate pimp is an UDFA by the name of David Oswald RT (6'8 330lb) out of BYU. (you wont get any details on him but he played as well as the rest of the BYU O line guys that are projected to get drafted). I think all the BYU O lineman can be, at worst, NFL training camp material.

Give It To Abercrombie
03-18-2009, 05:39 PM
I swear when I saw this thread title, I would open it up and see a Photo-shopped Alex Mack draped in purple velvet or Sean Smith with a silver walking stick and black boa.

Now no one try any of these, I don't want to get shot for taking a cool thread way off topic.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-14-2009, 09:59 AM
Brandon Hughes CB, Oregon St.
Height: 5-11 Weight: 182

Has ran as fast as a 4.3

Not considered a quick twitch Man-to-Man Corner but is a good zone-cover corner with excellent run support skills. A cornerback with 31 starts...originally recruited as a receiver...candidate for the Lott Trophy, and the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's outstanding cornerback. He will need to bulk up a bit but isn't afraid of contact and is exceptional at jamming recievers at the line.

Brandon is from my city and is the little brother of a past co-worker of mine. He is projected as a 4-6 round prospect.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-14-2009, 10:50 AM
David Bruton FS, Notre Dame
Height: 6-2 Weight: 219
Ran a 4.40 : 4.40 40 Low: 4.32 40 High: 4.52
Projected Round: 3-4


Ranked third on the team and tops in the secondary with 85 tackles ... also posted one sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, two passes broken up, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ...

03/20/09 - A team captain, Burton has the size, speed and athleticism to help immediately on special teams in the NFL as he matures into a starter. Scouts certainly took note at the combine when he blazed through 40 yards in 4.40 flat and soared 41½ inches in the vertical jump. Burton first showed up as a playmaker when he became a starter in 2007, collecting 85 tackles, three interceptions and 4½ tackles for loss. His production increased in 2008 when he had 97 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. - Frank Cooney, The SportsXchange, NFLDraftScout.com

03/19/09 - Notre Dame Pro day: Though the Fighting Irish have fewer prospects this year than they have traditionally had in the past, the 15 teams’ scouts in attendance at Notre Dame’s pro day were nonetheless gushing over how great an event head coach Charlie Weis put on. It was considered one of the best stops ever in pro day history in terms of how the scouts were treated. It featured not only one meal, but two meals. It was very well organized and Weis made all the players and support staff available for questions. It was absolutely unbelievable. Safety David Bruton (6-2 1/4, 219 pounds) stood on all his numbers from the combine and did only position drills. He has great range as a safety and is a special teams ace. - Gil Brandt. NFL.com

02/13/09 - PRO POTENTIAL: FS David Bruton has good height (6-2) and has the speed to cover a lot of ground as the centerfielder of the defense. He might not be the most physical free safety on the board, but he can make plays in the passing game and has shown he can contribute on coverage teams. Probably a mid-round pick. Was invited to the NFL Combine.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=72944&draftyear=2009&genpos=FS

tony hipchest
12-23-2009, 11:04 PM
Pimpin Candidate #1

Austin Collie
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 206 | Position:WR | College: Brigham Young

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has anyone given you props for this call yet? of course he plays with peyton manning, and on a 14-0 team, but none of that diminishes the fact that he is the most productive rookie wr in this years draft so far.

good call. :thumbsup: its not often a rookie can step into the shadows of marvin harrison and look good. then again, manning can make an nfl jock named after a waiter in a french food restraurant look good.

Aussie_steeler
12-24-2009, 01:54 AM
has anyone given you props for this call yet? of course he plays with peyton manning, and on a 14-0 team, but none of that diminishes the fact that he is the most productive rookie wr in this years draft so far.

good call. :thumbsup: its not often a rookie can step into the shadows of marvin harrison and look good. then again, manning can make an nfl jock named after a waiter in a french food restraurant look good.

Thanks Tony - every time I see the colts play I think of what could have been.

The only thing that stops me from pulling my hair out ( apart from being bald) is that we landed Mike Wallace.

I will go out on a limb this year before any bowl games or workouts and say that my "AUSTIN COLLIE for 2010" is ......................Kerry Meier WR Kansas 6'2 220lbs senior who this season has hauled in 102 catches, 985 yards and 8 touchdowns.

The omen I am counting on is that his hometown is Pittsburg, Kansas. His draftstock is fairly low ( Collie was always a 3rd to 4th rounder) but I love the way he just keeps making catches. I think he is a QB convert so he sounds a lot like on Hines Ward.


NB: Tony - I could take the easy way out and say that my WR pimp for 2010 is Jordan Shipley. He has similar draft stock to Austin Collie but as he comes from a big program he will get the kudo's he deserves. That is why I am going to pimp Kerry Meier. (It means more if it comes true)

If I wanted to pimp another BYU guy I would go with TE Dennis Pitta. He is gunna catch a lot of balls in the nfl. Keep an eye out for him. Watch for Indianapolis to draft him to team up with Dallas Clark. Those two would be untouchable.

MasterOfPuppets
12-24-2009, 04:33 PM
who are brandon stockley, ben utecht.... - name 2 guys who haven't done much without payton manning.

revefsreleets
12-27-2009, 01:54 PM
Mike Wallace: WR Ole Miss. This guy is totally under the rader. But is right up there with Heyward-Bey in the speed department. Has a great verticle, and after not playing much as a true freshmen, he has played every season since, and has gotten better, and his Yds per catch were the best in the very tough defensive SEC. Also, he holds most if not all the SEC records as a kick-returner.
If the steelers sign a Vet WR to replace Nate Washington, then this guy would be a great addition in the lower rounds to add depth, and a return specialist.



M.Wallace in the 5th round.



Any ever give props for this find? Although he turned out to be much more than the above, it was still the first I had heard of him. Also, there's that "correlation" stat again, YPC in college being an accuarate estimator of ability to get separation at the next level.