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Mr. Goosemahn
09-06-2009, 12:44 AM
Hi guys, first post.

Here's a mock draft I'd done at another site and came to share here.

Seeing that Scott put up a new mock made me want to do a one for us. Enjoy.

Offseason:

- Batch retires.
- Parker resigned.
- Matt Spaeth let go.
- Justin hartwig resigned.
- Darnell Stapleton let go.
- Willie Colon resigned.
- Casey Hampton franchised.
- William *** resigned.
- Keiwan Ratliff resigned.
- Deshea Townsend let go.
- Tyrone Carter let go.
- Ryan Clark resigned.
- Jeff Reed resigned.
- Daniel Sepulveda resigned.

1. Anthony Davis - OT/OG - Rutgers - 6'6 - 325 lbs.

http://images.athlonsports.com/d/16569-1/AnthonyDavis.jpg

A versatile offensive lineman who's got a ton of experience, as he started as a guard and kicked out to tackle last year. Is athletic and could shore up either side of the line for a long time. Tomlin likes position versatility and this guy can play 4 out of 5 positions on the O-Line at a very high level.

2. Vince Oghobaase - DT/DE - Duke - 6'5 - 305 lbs.

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics/400/XO/XOLVYDWELVIVSFL.20081004191939.jpg

A strong guy with the prototypical size for a 3-4 DE, Oghobaase can be very disruptive in the backfield. In his three years at Duke, he's tallied up 29 tackles for a loss and 11.5 sacks. He's durable, playing in 36 games, and would be the player opposite Ziggy Hood in the developing D-Line.

3. Kam Chancellor - S - Virginia Tech - 6'3 - 230 lbs.

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Chancellor is a big safety who looks like a linebacker. Hes a bit slower than youd like a safety to be, but with Polamalu by his side, it shouldnt be a major issue. The upside with Chancellor is that hes a great wrap-up tackler with great skills in run support. He knows how to deliver the big hit (like Ryan Clark) and makes sure that defenders feel it when he stops them. Ive seen countless videos where he comes up and simply stops RBs in their tracks with precisely placed hits. He understands leverage and knows how to tackle low, ensuring that their forward progress is instantly stopped. Hell fall to the third round due to his slow time (anywhere from 4.5-4.7), but he makes up for this with his fast play-recognition and hitting abilities.

4.a. Graham Garrett - TE/FB - Wisconsin - 6'3 - 250 lbs.

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A placer in the Sean McHugh kina of mold, hes placed both FB and TE, so his position versatility is something that the team will love. Hes got good, solid hands, and is also good at blocking. He kind of reminds me of Chris Cooley. Hed be a valuable guy to have as it could allow Summers to develop more as a RB and hed be Spaeths replacement, a TE who can actually block.

4.b. (Bryant McFadden Comp Pick) John Jerry - OG/OT - Ole Miss - 6'6 - 335 lbs.

http://www.football.com/UserFiles/Image/john%20jerry%20front.jpg

Jerry has spent the majority of his college career at guard, but he has played tackle on the left side. Hes a force to reckon with as a run-blocker, and his monstrous frame allows him to take on defenders and erase them from the play. As is the case with most drafted guys, hes got position versatility. Hed compete with Urbik and Essex and Kemo for a job, as I do believe he could start immediately. I would love to see this guy play on the opposite side of Foster, as wed have a pair of very nasty run-maulers.

4.c. (Byron Leftwich Comp Pick) J.D. Walton - C - Baylor - 6'3 - 305 lbs.

http://www2.baylor.edu/baylorproud/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/walton-aug09.jpg

With A.Q. Shipley apparently not making the team, and with Hartwig on the wrong side of 30, we need to get a C who can hold his own and boost our run game. Besides Hartwig, the only center would be Legursky, and even though I like the guy, I simply dont see him as the long term answer at C. Walton is a guy who intrigues me, mainly because he constantly works at improving his technique and the improvements are visible in his play. Hed be a good player to have in the center of our line for the next few years.

5.a. Mike Neal - DT/DE - Purdue - 6'4 - 302 lbs.

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Another defensive lineman. I believe that Kirschke will not make the team next year, and that Eason is also on his way out. With Neal, our DEs would consist of Aaron Smith, Brett Keisel, Evander Hood, Vince Oghobaase, and Mike Neal. Thats a scary line with great rotation. Neal is a guy whos got a ton of upside. In each of the past season, hes improved his numbers. Hes got 7.5 sacks (5.5 came from last year) and 14.5 tackles for a loss (10 from last year) in the past three years. Hes improving his pass-rush moves, and actually had a sensational game today vs. Toledo, deflecting a pass for an interception and wreaking havoc in the backfield.

5.b. (Nate Washington Comp Pick) Rusty Smith - QB - Florida Atlantic - 6'5 - 230 lbs.

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Rusty Smith is a big guy who normally doesnt make that many mistakes. He put up 32 TDs and 9 ints two years ago, but his numbers came down last year with 24 TDs and 14 ints. Still, Smith is a solid quarterback who could easily fill the void wed have for the #3 spot and could later compete for the #2 role.

6. Cam Thomas - NT - North Carolina - 6'3 - 330 lbs.

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Its about time we add another NT to the team. With Hampton and Hoke being the only ones who play, we have no one to replace either of them. Thomas is a big-bodied run stuffer, who could gradually develop a nice skill set as Hoke did. Hes not necessarily Hamptons successor, but hes a good guy to have as a backup for now.

7. Austen Lane - DE/OLB - Murray State - 6'7 - 270 lbs.

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics11/400/GQ/GQPEHEJEWXWVNSX.20090506220020.jpg

Lane has nice speed for a guy his size (around 4.6 seconds), and last year he demonstrated that he could be a great pass-rusher. Last year alone, he put up a whopping 22 tackles for a loss and an impressive 12 sacks. The fact that he plays against a low level of competition works against him, but he could be one of those diamonds in the rough we tend to find. If he can translate these skills into the NFL, he could wind up being a solid player behind Harrison and Woodley. He could be another great pass-rusher for us. And as the Giants love to demonstrate, you can never have too many pass-rushers.

Aussie_steeler
09-06-2009, 03:51 AM
Great to see a mock out so early.

For this mock to eventuate I am guessing that the steelers would need to be picking in the late teens or early twenties to land those guys in rounds 1 and 2. Chancellor (a great pick IMO) probably goes a bit higher.

O line, D line and free safety sounds fine to me.

Cheers

#1 Big Ben Fan
09-06-2009, 04:38 AM
Very nice draft man. I like it. I really like Boo Robinson the NT from Wake Forest and I would put him as the Steelers 2 rounder.

Texasteel
09-06-2009, 06:34 AM
Very nice draft man. I like it. I really like Boo Robinson the NT from Wake Forest and I would put him as the Steelers 2 rounder.

Just got a feeling you won't see Boo in the 2nd round.

BKAnthem
09-07-2009, 10:00 PM
I would be interested to see if the Steelers go O line heavy, especially since they don't seem to think it's a problem as evidenced by their last 2 drafts...

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Nice stab at a mock already. I still think we are gonna have to trade up to get Davis, but I'd be fine if we got him.

I was pimping Matt Tennant from BC in the 2nd, but he is getting some positive run and likely will not last there either.