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taztroy43
02-02-2010, 01:23 AM
1st round: either.... OG Mike Iupati, OT Brian Bulaga, or FS Earl Thomas(if Thomas is still on the board!)....I prefer FS Earl Thomas Texas 5'10" 195lbs 4.41 40 times but if he's gone then OG Mike Iupati Idaho 6'5" 325lbs
I would love either Thomas or Iupati but if Thomas is gone(we can get Rolle in the 3rd) then we should go w/ Iupati...Mike Iupati seems to be a versatile guy...he has nimble feet and can possibly play RT for us in the future(not to sure he can play LT in the NFL)...I think that if we draft him he will probably take over at the RG spot right away...His run blocking is pretty impressive and with good coaching his pass blocking as well as his run blocking can only get better!!! You never know this guy can turn out be our next Faneca for years to come....but I just love the way he plays.....This guy is a BEAST and he fits the mold of a physical Steeler linemen!

2nd round- either....CB Kyle Wilson, Patrick Robinson, or even Brandon Ghee....I prefer CB Kyle Wilson 5'10" 190lbs 4.42 40 time Boise State Kyle Wilson impressed a lot of scouts during the Senior Bowl and I know that Mike Tomlin took notice...Some reports said that he looked like the best CB out there and that is saying a lot!! His stock went up after senior bowl and I think he's projected to be a 2nd round pick....I hope we get a shot @ him because he can be the shut down CB that we need across Ike Taylor!

3rd round- FS/SS: Myron Rolle 6'2" 217lbs 4.4/4.5 40 time
If we weren't able to draft Earl Thomas(he would be the ideal compliement to Troy Polamalu)...Myron Rolle would do just fine @ the FS position....This guy can play either S position in the NFL....He's very smart and has the athleticism to play FS(I read somewhere that he can run in the high 4.4's -low 4.5's)...He's a big safety and has the range and smarts to learn a very complicated playbook!!!

4th round- DT Torell Troup 6'3" 310lbs 5.2 40 time This is a guy that I was really impressed during the East/West shrine game...he just simply dominated @ the line of scrimmage...He seems to have a great personality so you know that he probably is well grounded... He seems to posses high motor and above average strength....I would love this guy to be a Steeler because he won't start right away but he can contribute @ DT if he's needed... much like Ziggy Hood did before Aaron Smith went down...This will give him some time to develop into a true NT in our system...This guy seems to have the size already....He's 6'3" 310lbs and its not all fat like Cody from 'Bama....personally I think this guy would be a steal in the 4th round!

5th round :

a). OT/OG Ciron Black 6'5" 331lbs
This guy is somewhat versatile...He didn't have a bad senior bowl week and at LSU he had 53 starts at LT for the LSU Tigers...I think this guy would be a great pick in the 5th round because he has a lot of experience playing @ LT...and he can most likely be moved into a G if needed...he would mostlikely be a backup early in his career at T and maybe even G if somebody gets hurt....I think that he would pan out better than Tony Hills did....so I wouldn't mind the Steelers taking an experienced LT here in the 5th...

b).TE/FB/H-back/WR Dorin Dickerson 6'1" 222lbs 4.67 40time
This guy got some love from coach Mike Tomlin @ the Senior Bowl practices...He seems to be an athlete that can play various positions...I would love for the Steelers to draft this guy because he can play WR/TE/FB/ and H-back....He has pretty impressive hands for a guy that can play multiple positions....I wonder if he can pan out as a WR....sort of a Hines Ward possession/physical type receiver who initiates contact rather than taking it???Just a thought.....

c).RB- Legarrette Blount 6'1" 245lbs high4.5 40 timeor Joique Bell 5'11" 223lbs low4.5 40 time
I think both of these guys can be a very good complement to "RUSHard" Mendenhall....Blount posseses power when running and can easily be our 3rd down back....He showed some quickness when running and thats something you gotta like @ his size....Joique Bell is a small school prospect that plays to the level of any "big" school guy....He showed some speed during practice and some pretty good agility as well as good hands and an ability to pass protect and he puts his shoulders down to run over players(thats something I love to see in aRB)....I think this guy would be a gem because he seems to be well rounded in all areas to be a NFL RB, and nobody is really thinking highly of him @ the moment to draft him in the 3rd(he can possibly go in the 4th).... I think he would be a steal for us in the later rounds.....Yes I understand that we have another small school prospect in "Redzone Redman" but adding another guy like Bell in the 5th wouldn't hurt!



6th round- MLB- Micah Johnson 6'2" 258lbs mid4.7 40 time (he should fall big time...he had a bad knee injury and he's projected to miss the combine so he'll be a great pick up here)
He is very athletic and closes to the ball very quick....He seems to be an above average cover linebacker who seems to have some soft hands when intercepting the football....This guy would of easily been the 3 or 4 best ILB in the draft if it wasn't for his knee injury!!! I would love to get this guy here because he doesn't need to start right away....Once he's a 100% then he can contribute to the team on Special Teams.....and when his time comes he would already be comfortable w/ the Steelers playbook.....

7th round :

a).- OLB O'Brien Schofield 6'2" 238lbs high4.6 40 time(another LB that had a bad injury...this guy injured himself during Senior Bowl practices....if he's not able to even come back for his pro day then he will most likely fall big time....I'm still not sure if he'll fall to the seventh but it doesn't hurt to hope....:hope:)...I think if he falls to us in the 7th...he will be one of the steals in the draft!!! Highly unlikely though....:noidea: Again this guy doesn't have to start right away...He can contribute on Special Teams once he gets healthy and he can take his time in learning the Steelers complicated playbook...and in the future...if one of our OLB goes down he would already be a comfortable w/ the playbook and ready to step up...

b).- TE Jeff Cottam 6'8" 260lbs mid4.6 40timeTennessee....he should be a FA but his blocking ability is pretty good...he's a big framed TE who is very athletic for his size....I think the Steelers can develop him into a Heath Miller type of guy....he already is a good blocker but he's not much of a receiver....he's strictly a blocking TE....but with good coaching he'll develop more as a reciever and I think he's worth the 7th round pick....I want somebody to compete w/ our TE Matt Speath....Speath's looks soft when he attempts to block....maybe some competition will make him improve on a lot of areas!!!....:noidea:

Honorable mention: TE Jimmy Graham Miami 6'6" 250lbs 4.68 40 time....I was really hoping that the Steelers take a shot at this guy in the later rounds preferably w/ one of their picks in the 5th...but after a decent Senior Bowl he improved his stock to a 3-4h round TE prospect...He still a project but he has amazing athletecism(played b-ball for the U) and like they mentioned on the NFL network...."he is a willing blocker"....I was disappointed that he improved his stock...He looks to be like another Antonio Gates type of player....but of course he would most likely be a better blocker because of his willingness!!!


Let me know what you think of my 1st mock draft....I kind of did it in a hurry so I wasn't able to explain why I chose the players that I did but I will later....I tried to be realistic about it and I selected the guys that I also want to see in B & G....Well constructive criticism welcome....:drink:

Northside Jonny
02-02-2010, 01:47 PM
I like the way your thinking here. The only pick i really don't want to see is Brandon Ghee. If he was still there I would much rather see Kareem Jackson from Bama.

taztroy43
02-02-2010, 02:04 PM
I like the way your thinking here. The only pick i really don't want to see is Brandon Ghee. If he was still there I would much rather see Kareem Jackson from Bama.

Kareem Jackson would be another CB I would consider for the Steelers....but if he has a slow 40 time in the combine he would probably drop to late 2nd or early 3rd....I was reading somewhere that his 40 time might cause some concern for NFL teams...can anyone confirm that???

Chidi29
02-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Schofield tore his ACL. He won't be drafted.

Steely McSmash
02-02-2010, 10:54 PM
Schofield tore his ACL. He won't be drafted.
I think he will. He can easily be stashed on the PS or IR/PUP. He'd need a year to learn 3-4 OLB anyway so you'd get a really good value IMO.

I like the draft for the most part.

Not too crazy about the Dorin Dickerson pick if you're picking Blount as well. Versatility is great in moderation. I'd like to see a straight up 5-10, 245 lb fullback who has good experience blocking and maybe catching a checkdown or two. Dickerson seems like the most value to the NFL in general as a RB or H-back.

Couple of your picks might be a touch optimistic:

not sure you'll see Blount at the end of the 5th. He was a beast in the Sr. Bowl.

Ciron Black same, I think he's a 3-4 round guy.

Micah Johnson is a 3-4 th rounder as well I think. There aren't a lot of stud MLB this year.

I kind of like RB Stafon Johnson from USC (kid who crushed his voicebox) he'd be a good late round flyer to compete with Redman in camp.

taztroy43
02-02-2010, 11:54 PM
I think he will. He can easily be stashed on the PS or IR/PUP. He'd need a year to learn 3-4 OLB anyway so you'd get a really good value IMO.

I like the draft for the most part.

Not too crazy about the Dorin Dickerson pick if you're picking Blount as well. Versatility is great in moderation. I'd like to see a straight up 5-10, 245 lb fullback who has good experience blocking and maybe catching a checkdown or two. Dickerson seems like the most value to the NFL in general as a RB or H-back.

Couple of your picks might be a touch optimistic:

not sure you'll see Blount at the end of the 5th. He was a beast in the Sr. Bowl.

Ciron Black same, I think he's a 3-4 round guy.

Micah Johnson is a 3-4 th rounder as well I think. There aren't a lot of stud MLB this year.

I kind of like RB Stafon Johnson from USC (kid who crushed his voicebox) he'd be a good late round flyer to compete with Redman in camp.

I also like RB Stafon Johnson & I think Joique Bell or Johnson would be a good pick up in the 5th or 6th round....As for Blount there is a chance that he can slide w/ a poor combine but I think he won't make it past the 4th or early 5th.
Cirion Black would probably go before the 5th as well but there is a possibility of him sliding w/ a poor combine...
As for ILB Micah Johnson I think he'll be there in the 5th because of the injury that
he suffered....I think a 3rd or 4th round pick would be too high for
a player that might miss the combine n possibly his pro day!! But
a team might acquire him in the 4th but again I still think it would be
too high for an injured player....He should be there for us in the 5th, hopefully....

surcalifero
02-03-2010, 03:05 PM
I don't see Rooney taking a chance on Blount...the guy just punch another football player last year. :coffee:

Chidi29
02-03-2010, 06:22 PM
I think he will. He can easily be stashed on the PS or IR/PUP. He'd need a year to learn 3-4 OLB anyway so you'd get a really good value IMO.
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Hmm...maybe you'r right.

I was thinking that this guy went undrafted after blowing out his knee, but it says he was taken at the end of the 4th round.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8921

Funny thing is that he went to Wisconsin, too.

Though O'Schofield doesn't have the talent Jack did, but yeah, I could see him getting picked up late 6th/7th.

taztroy43
02-04-2010, 01:08 AM
Hmm...maybe you'r right.

I was thinking that this guy went undrafted after blowing out his knee, but it says he was taken at the end of the 4th round.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8921

Funny thing is that he went to Wisconsin, too.

Though O'Schofield doesn't have the talent Jack did, but yeah, I could see him getting picked up late 6th/7th.

O'brien will most likely get drafted in the later rounds(6-7th)....It's kinda funny because I have a feeling that he will be forgotten by a lot of NFL teams because of that knee injury....I believe that he will be a great pick up in the later rounds and he can pan out to be way better than Bruce Davis did.....seriously what happened w/ Davis??.....You remember QB Dennis Dixon??? A lot of teams forgot about him when he went down during his last season @ Oregon...He was a big time candidate for the Heismen....and he was there for us I believe in the 5th round....look @ him now...He's probably going to be Roethlisburger's backup next season!!!! I hope O'Brien pan's out sort of like our Dixon....I understand that O'Brien had his injury way later(@ the Senior Bowl) than Dixon but like Steely McSmash said..."He can easily be stashed on the PS or IR/PUP. He'd need a year to learn 3-4 OLB anyway so you'd get a really good value IMO."....:thumbsup:

Aussie_steeler
02-04-2010, 05:05 AM
Apart from Legarette Blount I think your draft is sensational.

1. OG
2. CB
3. FS
4. NT
5a OT
5b. WR
5c RB
6. ILB
7a. OLB
7b. TE

Great balanced draft that I can see only has one small hole. I would love to see a SS somewhere to compete for the #2 SS spot.

Iupati and Ciron Black are good OT picks. Black may be one butt ugly player but I think he is a player. He keeps getting it done somehow.

Cant argue with a starting CB in the 2nd round because of what you have done in the 3rd. Myron Rolle is a player on the rise who is really starting to WOW people.

Troup and Dickerson are players that are well liked by the team here. They are nearly as well liked as our two pimps who have broken down lately, Schofield and Johnson. I think you could take a punt on one of them but maybe not both.

I like the mock a lot. Look forward to a few more in the upcoming months.

Chidi29
02-04-2010, 05:01 PM
That's true about Dixon. Though he was probably a higher touted prospect and like you said, had a couple more months to recover. Schofield will likely get a look late.

Yep, Davis completely fizzeled out. Couldn't even hack it on special teams; sometimes, it seemed like the effort wasn't even there. I think New England signed him to a future contract a couple weeks ago.

taztroy43
02-05-2010, 02:27 AM
Apart from Legarette Blount I think your draft is sensational.

1. OG
2. CB
3. FS
4. NT
5a OT
5b. WR
5c RB
6. ILB
7a. OLB
7b. TE

Great balanced draft that I can see only has one small hole. I would love to see a SS somewhere to compete for the #2 SS spot.

Iupati and Ciron Black are good OT picks. Black may be one butt ugly player but I think he is a player. He keeps getting it done somehow.

Cant argue with a starting CB in the 2nd round because of what you have done in the 3rd. Myron Rolle is a player on the rise who is really starting to WOW people.

Troup and Dickerson are players that are well liked by the team here. They are nearly as well liked as our two pimps who have broken down lately, Schofield and Johnson. I think you could take a punt on one of them but maybe not both.

I like the mock a lot. Look forward to a few more in the upcoming months.


Thanks Aussie....all the guys that I have here in my mock are guys who I would love to see wearing B & G!!! :tt02: .... you're right, I was thinking about adding a SS somewhere in the draft to compete w/ Carter....but I still want to know if Clark is going to be resigned...and if he does or not, that would probably affect my mock a little bit....I was thinking about S Nate Allen but he'll probably go somewhere in the 2nd.... I think that we have to go CB in @ least one of our first three selections in the draft.... I'm really high on CB Kyle Wilson from Boise State and I ultimately decided to go w/ him in the 2nd round....Do you think that if we resign Ryan Clark we would probably look @ a SS to back up Troy P instead of a FS??? after all we still have Ryan Mundy under development @ FS.....

taztroy43
02-05-2010, 02:31 AM
That's true about Dixon. Though he was probably a higher touted prospect and like you said, had a couple more months to recover. Schofield will likely get a look late.

Yep, Davis completely fizzeled out. Couldn't even hack it on special teams; sometimes, it seemed like the effort wasn't even there. I think New England signed him to a future contract a couple weeks ago.

Man I hope we don't draft another Davis....that guy was just disappointing....and like u said he couldn't even cut it on ST....all I gotta say to him now is :wave:.......and maybe he'll step up his game with the New England CHEATERS!!!! :rofl:

Aussie_steeler
02-05-2010, 02:38 AM
Thanks Aussie....all the guys that I have here in my mock are guys who I would love to see wearing B & G!!! :tt02: .... you're right, I was thinking about adding a SS somewhere in the draft to compete w/ Carter....but I still want to know if Clark is going to be resigned...and if he does or not, that would probably affect my mock a little bit....I was thinking about S Nate Allen but he'll probably go somewhere in the 2nd.... I think that we have to go CB in @ least one of our first three selections in the draft.... I'm really high on CB Kyle Wilson from Boise State and I ultimately decided to go w/ him in the 2nd round....Do you think that if we resign Ryan Clark we would probably look @ a SS to back up Troy P instead of a FS??? after all we still have Ryan Mundy under development @ FS.....

Last year the FO went with 2 CB's. They will be given every chance to succeed. The only way that this changes is if Keenan Lewis is being prepped to be a FS. Unless a freak fall unexpectedly I dont see CB in the draft.

I think Carter is done and a young SS must be brought in who a tackling machine who can cover a TE . Even if Clark is resigned I cant see Mundy ever being a starter. Its either Keenan Lewis or a high draft pick this year to be the heir to Ryan Clark.

Clark doesnt have a contract yet and I dont know if he will get one -- I hope he gets a 2 year offer because without him the team is empty at FS

taztroy43
02-05-2010, 02:57 AM
Last year the FO went with 2 CB's. They will be given every chance to succeed. The only way that this changes is if Keenan Lewis is being prepped to be a FS. Unless a freak fall unexpectedly I dont see CB in the draft.

I think Carter is done and a young SS must be brought in who a tackling machine who can cover a TE . Even if Clark is resigned I cant see Mundy ever being a starter. Its either Keenan Lewis or a high draft pick this year to be the heir to Ryan Clark.

Clark doesnt have a contract yet and I dont know if he will get one -- I hope he gets a 2 year offer because without him the team is empty at FS

yeah....Mundy doesn't seem like he'll be a starter for us in the future....because he looks lost every time he gets a chance to play and he tends to struggle when reading his assignments....I don't know about Keenan Lewis being moved to FS but it would be pretty interesting to see if they would consider it....Lewis has the ability in my mind to be a pretty successful FS....he looks solid as a tackler and as a cover CB ...maybe that can translate to FS but I doubt they would go that route...we really didn't get a chance to see what he can do @ CB this year...he was out I believe for almost the whole season w/ back issues.....but like you said we already drafted Burnett and Lewis....and we already have Gay on our roster....so a CB this draft probably won't be a priority in the upper part of the draft....

I do believe that they will go FS to play along side Polamalu this draft but I don't know if it would be in the 1st(if Earl Thomas is there) or anywhere before their 5th....I pretty sure that they'll draft a S in the upper part of the draft....but I'm having a hard time trying to see who they would be interested in. and in what round.....:banging:

Aussie_steeler
02-05-2010, 03:14 AM
I do believe that they will go FS to play along side Polamalu this draft but I don't know if it would be in the 1st(if Earl Thomas is there) or anywhere before their 5th....I pretty sure that they'll draft a S in the upper part of the draft....but I'm having a hard time trying to see who they would be interested in. and in what round.....:banging:

I am looking at FS in the 2nd or 3rd.
My list in order is:
2nd Round - Nate Allen, Morgan Burnett, Myron Rolle
3rd Round - Major Wright and maybe ....Kam Chancellor ( I think he is more a SS but he may be the perfect pick. A guy who can play both #2 SS and #2 FS. That leaves the starting FS position open for a Free agent .Le Beau likes an experienced head to play FS to lead his secondary whilst Troy freelances.

supa_fly_steeler
02-05-2010, 04:35 AM
i wouldnt mind kyle wilson or patrick robinson taking the transition to free safety, kyle wilson looks like he can be a safety and free safetys are normally cover guys right? He's also excelled on punt returns im no hater on logan but the way he was used in 2009 (did a pretty good job) we could have an extra body in the roster that can be used for a backup.

I do think we need at least 3 safeties in this draft, we can't always rely on Troy to be 100% healthy throghout his career.

damn im excited for the draft why such long offseasons :(

Texasteel
02-05-2010, 06:52 AM
I am looking at FS in the 2nd or 3rd.
My list in order is:
2nd Round - Nate Allen, Morgan Burnett, Myron Rolle
3rd Round - Major Wright and maybe ....Kam Chancellor ( I think he is more a SS but he may be the perfect pick. A guy who can play both #2 SS and #2 FS. That leaves the starting FS position open for a Free agent .Le Beau likes an experienced head to play FS to lead his secondary whilst Troy freelances.

Thats pretty realistic list Aussie. I'm afraid that those planning on Rolle in the 3rd round may get surprised.

Not sure my preference in you 2nd round list wouldn't be Rolle, Burnett, Allen. How would your preference go?

SteelMember
02-05-2010, 08:29 AM
I am looking at FS in the 2nd or 3rd.
My list in order is:
2nd Round - Nate Allen, Morgan Burnett, Myron Rolle
3rd Round - Major Wright and maybe ....Kam Chancellor ( I think he is more a SS but he may be the perfect pick. A guy who can play both #2 SS and #2 FS. That leaves the starting FS position open for a Free agent .Le Beau likes an experienced head to play FS to lead his secondary whilst Troy freelances.

I think your right on with that window Aussie.

If we're going to get a FS, and we need one weather Clark stays or not, round 2-3 is where it's at. Preferably 2nd... unless Thomas somehow falls in our lap in the 1st.

I'd say the next deepest position for that window would be CB.

Aussie_steeler
02-05-2010, 02:49 PM
FS is top end loaded in this draft. Beyond those guys listed I dont see much other than career #2 Free safeties.

The draft however seems pretty consistently spread throughout the rounds for SS talent.,

If you want a starting free safety for 2011 from this draft it has to be from the first two rounds.

The order of preference for me at the moment is;

Rd 1 - Earl Thomas
Rd 2 - Taylor Mays, Nate Allen, Myron Rolle, Morgan Burnett
Rd 3 - Major Wright and Kam Chancellor

Mays is a guy I wouldnt like to gamble on. I think he and Chancellor would be great understudies to Troy. If he had only 2 years left in the league I would take one of them and let them back up both the FS and SS spots.

I want a pure cover guy to play FS and I think the other five players on my list fit that role.

Just quietly though .......... I am an armchair critic from downunder so I dont know how that counts for