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Duds
04-17-2010, 10:43 AM
I posted this in the other draft room by mistake..rookie mistake I guess that is why I am a "Waterboy".

Here are guys by position who I would love to have if I was drafting for the Steelers:

QUARTERBACKS
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FULLBACKS
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TAILBACKS
Anthony Dixon, Mississippi St.---I think he will be around in the 5th or 6th round and has good size and speed (6'0" 239, 4.61) I saw him a few times on TV this year and was pretty impressed with him. He would give them a solid 1-2 punch with Mendenhall.

Anthony Harding, Fresno St.--with two 7th round picks, they can pick up another RB to provide depth and special teams help.


WIDE RECEIVER
Golden Tate, Notre Dame--I think he will end up being a Hines Ward clone and fit the Steelers mentality perfect. Plus he is a great kick returner. I hate Notre Dame but I really like him. Could be a 2nd round pick.

Riley Cooper, Florida--a 7th round selection that provides depth and special teams help. Coud become a 3rd or 4th WR in a year or two.

TIGHT ENDS
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OFFENSIVE TACKLES
Bruce Campbell, Maryland--He seemed to be the most athletic of the OL at the combine and might still be around when the Steelers pick in Round 1.

GUARDS
Mike Iupati, Idaho--Everyone seems to be pumped for him so I guess I will be pumped too. From what you read about him he can step in and start in year one. He seems to be the most sure fire out of Campbell, Pouncey, and himself. Maybe he will be the next Alan Faneca.

CENTERS
Maurkice Pouncey, Florida--Another popular Mock Draft pick for the Stillers. I am not sure he won't slip into the 2nd round, or at the very least if this is who the Steelers really want they can trade down in the 1st round and still get him. I don't think you draft him at #18 though.

DEFENSIVE ENDS
Kevin Basped, Nevada--The Steelers need some depth on the DL and this guy should be around in the 5th or 6th round. He is a special teams guy also that could help in that area.

DEFENSIVE TACKLES
Jared Odrick, Penn State--Should be around in the 2nd round when the Steelers pick and could be a possible replacement down the road for Smith or Keisel at DE. Or maybe he could be a Nose?

LINEBACKERS
Rolando McClain, Alabama--a 1st round option if Iupati, Campbell, and Pouncey are all gone by pick #18. With Farrior on the way to retirement, he can be the heir apparent. He was a freak for Alabama last year and one of my favorite college players.

Navorro Bowman, Penn State--helps them get younger and can be a future starter.

Phillip Dillard, Nebraska--would be a good solid backup as an ILB and special teams guy. He can be their 6th round pick.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri--I previously thought he would go high but from what I read now maybe will be available in the 2nd round. I think he is too much like Timmons and the Steelers will stay away from him.

Brandon Lang, Troy--he would fit in as a backup OLB and is a good pass rusher with good size (6'3" 260, 4.80). 2nd or 3rd rounder

CORNERBACKS
Jerome Murphy, South Florida--good size (6'0" 191, 4.49) that will be there in the 2nd round and maybe he will slide to the 3rd.

Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt--another corner with good size and speed (6'1" 203, 4.51). 2nd or 3rd rounder

Jovani Chappel, Pittsburgh--local boy that could help on Special Teams and provide depth at corner, will be around in the 7th round.

SAFETIES
Eric Berry, Tennessee--he is my pick this year to end up being a future Hall of Famer. He won't be around at #18, but if the Steelers wanted him real bad they could trade up in the top 6 to get him.

Nate Allen, South Florida--I am not a big Earl Thomas guy, so I chose Allen instead to put here. He is bigger and just as fast and according to my Sporting News Draft Preview, he is smart and intelligent. He can be in charge of keeping Big Ben out of bars. 2nd rounder but will have to trade up to get him I think.

Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech--6'3" 232, 4.59. Wow. He is like having an extra linebacker who can cover. Also a 2nd rounder.

Myron Rolle, Florida St.--everyone knows how smart he is and he is also very physical. He could be a solid backup safety for the next few years. 6th rounder.

KICKERS
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PUNTERS
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Alright, so here is a round by round look on who I would be happy with in each round..

1st Round
OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
OG Mike Iupati, Idaho
C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
ILB Rolando McClain, Alabama
CB Eric Berry, Tennessee

2nd Round
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame
DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
OLB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
CB Nate Allen, South Florida
S Kam Chancellor, Va. Tech

3rd Round
OLB Brandon Lang, South Florida
CB Jerome Murphy, South Florida
CB Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt

4th Round
ILB Navarro Bowman, Penn State

5th Round
TB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
ILB Phillip Dillard, Nebraska

6th Round
DE Kevin Basped, Nevada
S Myron Rolle, Florida St.

7th Round
WR Riley Cooper, Florida
RB Anthony Harding, Fresno St.
CB Jovani Chappel, Pittsburgh

With four 5th rounders, I see them trading away two of those picks for higher picks this year or in later years

SteelerFanInStl
04-17-2010, 11:17 AM
Anthony Dixon is the RB that I like also but most likely he won't be there in the 5th. We would need to take him in the 4th. I think he'd be an outstanding complement to Mendy and the short yardage guy that we desperately need. We could take Blount in the 5th but I'd rather have Dixon.

Duds
04-17-2010, 11:48 AM
I would love to have Blount as well but I don't see the Steelers drafting anybody this year that has even a hint at off field issues in the wake of recent events. Guys like Blount, Perriloux, Dez Bryant etc. may have been looked at in past years but I think the Steelers play it safe in regards to these types of players this year.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-17-2010, 12:20 PM
I would love to have Blount as well but I don't see the Steelers drafting anybody this year that has even a hint at off field issues in the wake of recent events. Guys like Blount, Perriloux, Dez Bryant etc. may have been looked at in past years but I think the Steelers play it safe in regards to these types of players this year.

Blount may be the exception this year. His coach put him on a strict probationary watch in which LaGarrett had VERY strict academic and behavioral conditions he had to meet...and did. Those teams that look into his background will know that. He is much more grounded and mature and even refused to go night-clubbing with other players while at the senior bowl.

St33lersguy
04-17-2010, 12:53 PM
Rolando McClain, Alabama--a 1st round option if Iupati, Campbell, and Pouncey are all gone by pick #18. With Farrior on the way to retirement, he can be the heir apparent. He was a freak for Alabama last year and one of my favorite college players.

So are you trying to say that a steal at 18 like McClain shuold be passed if any of those 3 linemen are available?
I don't want Bruce Campbell, he is nothing but a workout warrior said to be inconsistent and looks like a bust in the pros

Duds
04-17-2010, 01:21 PM
I think OL is more of a pressing need and if one of those three are there, then they will take them. I won't be complaining with McClain, but then we will be drafting lineman in the 2nd and 3rd round and all I can think of is Tony Hills, Kraig Urbick, Trai Essex, Mathias Nkwenti, Kris Farris, Chris Conrad, Paul Wiggins, etc.

Psyychoward86
04-17-2010, 02:13 PM
Anthony Dixon is the RB that I like also but most likely he won't be there in the 5th. We would need to take him in the 4th. I think he'd be an outstanding complement to Mendy and the short yardage guy that we desperately need. We could take Blount in the 5th but I'd rather have Dixon.

Dixon and Blount i would choose with almost a flip of a coin, but one thing most people havent taken intoconsideration is that he has played all 4 years in college, and with tons of playing time. He might already have a lot of wear and tear on him.

Godfather
04-17-2010, 02:28 PM
He had a lousy combine but I'd still like to have Chad Jones. He's a clutch player and lays the wood.

Plus he would have Polamalu and Clark as his mentors, so he could develop into the next great Steeler defensive back.

SteelerFanInStl
04-17-2010, 03:06 PM
Dixon and Blount i would choose with almost a flip of a coin, but one thing most people havent taken intoconsideration is that he has played all 4 years in college, and with tons of playing time. He might already have a lot of wear and tear on him.

If we were looking for him to be the #1 RB then I'd say that might be a concern. We have Mendy for that though so it doesn't bother me.

Steel Glory
04-17-2010, 03:13 PM
Campbell would be a pretty good choice I guess. He has athletic ability he just didn't showcase it well in college. My first mock had him as our pick in the first, but I don't know if he makes it past Oakland with his combine numbers.