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BB2W
04-12-2006, 07:35 AM
Which projected pick would you most like to see the Steelers select with the 32nd pick in the draft?

clevestinks
04-12-2006, 12:03 PM
Mangold, is a huge stretch, but who knows

slashsteel
04-12-2006, 12:08 PM
Mangold and Carpenter are probably the safest picks as far as both should be low risk- solid NFL players.

Whitner and White are close as well. Any of the four I could live with as well as Lawson.

From a need standpoint I probably would go with White or Whitner.

and if it is just a want then Lawson gets my nod.

Ambridge
04-12-2006, 03:29 PM
Voted for Darnell Bing.

Steel - X
04-12-2006, 03:32 PM
I went with Nick Mangold because out of those players he would be the one I would choose because Carpenter and Bing will not be left and the others I have question marks on.

clevestinks
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
I know Mangold, whom I picked, would be a boring choice. But we have seen the Steelers draft big O linemen early before, and although it seemed boring, we always have a damn good line

Ambridge
04-12-2006, 03:56 PM
I went with Nick Mangold because out of those players he would be the one I would choose because Carpenter and Bing will not be left and the others I have question marks on.


I heard Bing projected going as late as the early second round so he could still be there when the Steelers are up.:cool:

silver2000svt
04-12-2006, 04:37 PM
Manny Lawson is a super freak...

6'5"
235 lbs
4.42
40" + verticle jump
Won the ACC 110 m hurdles... And he is a DE/LB... That is a freak

Here is his verticle at the wolfpack day of champions


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/silver2000svt/manny.jpg

Midnightwriter1
04-12-2006, 05:10 PM
i have always said that we will draft a DE/ LB and lawason fits what we do perfectly and he would step in when either Haggins or Porter leave free agency. Would be a perfect fit if the Steelers go that way... if White is available and Lawson is available .. will be tough call.. i feel the others will be gone by our pick

Haiku_Dirtt
04-12-2006, 05:34 PM
I know Mangold, whom I picked, would be a boring choice. But we have seen the Steelers draft big O linemen early before, and although it seemed boring, we always have a damn good line

...at least if you know in a 16-game season where games are won and lost. I do like Bing too.

BUT I've been a Lendale White blow-hard for a while though so he got my vote.

As a true freshman he averaged 5.3 yds on 141 carries.

As a sophomore he averaged 5.4 yds on 203 carries. After his sophomore season he had 31 TD's (28 rushing) the most by any player in USC history.

As a junior he averaged 6.7 yds on 197 carries and added another 24 TDs.

The numbers only really really jump out when you consider he had to share the rock with none other than Reggie Bush. And to make history scoring touchdowns at USC you have to outscore Marcus Allen, OJ, Charles White and Reggie Bush. And he did it making good tacklers look sophomoric.

Suitanim
04-13-2006, 09:37 AM
I think the Steelers will lay off Lawson...the bad taste of Alonzo Jackson isn't out of their mouth yet.

Bing is attractive, and USC has already panned out once for us in the defensive backfield.

I think we can forget about Moss.

Carpenetr or Whitner would work, although we tend not to start LB's in their first year with us since our 3-4 takes some seasoning.

I'm off the White bandwagon.

Addai I don't see at all.

Demetrius Williams is showing as late RD 2 on a lot of draft boards.

I picked "other" just to be different.

Midnightwriter1
04-13-2006, 06:01 PM
Signing Harrison mean we will lay off LB completly ? I am nto thinking RB/ WR / or RB in first round pending who is available.

Koopa
04-13-2006, 06:59 PM
i picked white cause i don't even know anymore.....i'm so confused lol, i don't care anymore, i just hope duce can stay healthy cause willie is gonna need some one to cover his ass again this season.

i don't like mangold, i wouldn't mind bobby or whitner but i doubt they'll be there at 32, moss is a midget, i did like him for a while but not anymore, i rather draft hester in the later rounds for the punt returner and draft nance in the second or third if he drops that low for a wr...

i don't know who manny lawson is so i wouldn't pick him, i wouldn't mind bing either, i don't really like adai, the only back i want in the first would be lendale but i don't really even want that anymore lol and i don't know who Demetrius Williams is either

hell i guess i should've just put other and said rodrique wright, it would be nice to have two longhorns holding down the d-line

Midnightwriter1
04-13-2006, 07:25 PM
lol is ok Koopa, during draft they show higlights of the player and their stats so you will get to know them. but your right.. is very confusing as to whom the Steelers are gonna take.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-13-2006, 07:32 PM
I know Mangold, whom I picked, would be a boring choice. But we have seen the Steelers draft big O linemen early before, and although it seemed boring, we always have a damn good line


:iagree: and if Ive said it before Ive said it 1000 times.. we all know what happens when neglect good OL in the draft.. look no further than a few years ago when Troy was drafted, we didnt get any and our OL just flat out sucked and we had to play musical lineman all year long.

Suitanim
04-14-2006, 09:48 AM
But we aren't in that horrible of shape at OL if you think about it. We have Hartings and Okobi at C, and Okobi can back up either OG if one gets injured. We also have Kimo II waiting in the wings behind Simmons. At Tackle, we have Essex who performed admirably for a rookie playing LT, to back up either position, and there's a couple other young guys on the team whom the Steelers will nurture along. There's also always the option of moving Faneca out in a pinch.

Stlrs4Life
04-14-2006, 12:50 PM
Carpenter was my choice. Always need depth at the LB spot. Especially in a 3-4 Defense.

Suitanim
04-14-2006, 12:55 PM
To give you an idea of just how unsure people are about #32, I just did a Google search for "NFL Mock Draft" and out of the first 6 I looked at, I saw:

Moss
Greenway
Carpenter
Mangold
LenDale White
Whitner

Haiku_Dirtt
04-14-2006, 03:46 PM
i picked white cause i don't even know anymore.....i'm so confused lol, i don't care anymore, i just hope duce can stay healthy cause willie is gonna need some one to cover his ass again this season.



No kidding!!! This feels like the beginning of the second week before the Super Bowl. And here is another "Jerome is from Detriot" story for the umpteenth time.

Busforever
04-15-2006, 05:58 AM
I picked Carpenter, because behind our starting OLB, I believe only in James Harrison - and Haggans often misses games...
And I just can't see the Steelers draft a 3rd center, after re-signed Okobi (and don't forget that Jeff Hartings can play one more season... at least!). I think we have enough young linemen with Essex, Starks and Kemoeatu. And Okobi has few experience. Yes we could have more depth, but I think we just need a veteran, as an insurance.

BB2W
04-15-2006, 09:37 AM
Carpenter is moving to the top... I'm kinda suprised that not one person has picked Sinorice Moss.

Ohio Steeler
04-15-2006, 03:34 PM
If Bobby Carpenter is there we should take him how ever I dont think he will be so I think it will be Nick Mangold

Suitanim
04-15-2006, 04:38 PM
I'll post this here and in the draft forum...

Steelers report: Inside slant
April 15, 2006
The Sports Xchange


It's likely the Steelers will move up in either the first or second round -- or at least try to -- rather than sit at the bottom of each during the draft.


Pittsburgh has 10 draft picks after picking up three compensatory picks, and while they cannot trade any of them, they can use their own picks in the third and/or fourth round to go after a need position.


A big safety, a big running back and a speed wide receiver now seem to be their priorities, at least early in the draft. They've had or will have safeties Donte Whitner of Ohio State, Darnell Bing of Southern Cal and Daniel Bullocks of Nebraska in for visits. They are looking for someone to compete at free safety, where Chris Hope started the past two years. Hope signed with Tennessee as a free agent.


The Steelers signed Ryan Clark from the Redskins as a free agent, ostensibly to replace Hope. But they would prefer someone bigger, at least someone who might take over in his second year. At 6-2, 225, Bing might fill that bill and he also might be in the range where they could either grab him at No. 32 or move up anywhere into the 20s to get him.


The problem with getting a big back is that LenDale White, Bing's USC teammate, is one of the few in this draft. The fact he has grown bigger since the end of the season and had a poor workout at USC has NFL teams backing off. The Steelers will take a closer look at him in Pittsburgh.


The group of wide receivers is not strong this year and it is further weakened by the Steelers' requirement for one -- big and fast. They're not likely to get Santonio Holmes or Chad Jackson and would not be interested in Sinorice Moss.

Koopa
04-15-2006, 05:10 PM
has anyone heard anything on that humes dude??? i liked what i read on him when suit first mentioned him a few months ago, but i ain't heard nothing on him since

Suitanim
04-15-2006, 05:21 PM
has anyone heard anything on that humes dude??? i liked what i read on him when suit first mentioned him a few months ago, but i ain't heard nothing on him since

I'm not surprised at that, since he's probably going to be a day 2 pick, and many people are looking at him as a FB instead of RB.

You know how I came across him? I searched the top 100 college RB's and filetered out all of the guys under 225 lbs, then started doing individual searches and the RB's that were left...he was the guy I was most impressed with behind LenDale White in the "big back" category.

Here's a couple draft reports on him:

Position: RB Number: 32 School: Virginia Tech (http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/profiles_by_team.cfm?school=Virginia%20Tech) Height: 6'1 Status: Senior Weight: 233

This is a player at the running back position that may benefit from a position change
He is a running back with good size, and a running style that places him at a low center of gravity, which makes for a difficult time for defenders trying to knock him off balance or trying to tackle him
He also posses deceptive speed and quickness for a runner of his size, with a strong lower body and tree trunks for legs, his body structure and running style reminds me of current NFL running back "LaMont Jordon"
However, he seems to lack the burst to the hole, short area quickness and foot speed to avoid defenders consistently to be successful at the next level at his current position, but I feel if he were to move to the fullback position it would match his skills perfectly
He is a very effective straight ahead runner between the tackles, with the leg and lower body strength to become an effective short yardage and goal line specialist at fullback
He also reminds me of former NFL fullback "Mike Pruitt", in stature and his bruising down hill running style, who consistently ran through would be defenders tackles, I feel this is where he would best find his niche and best utilize his skills
The one question would be if he could handle and adapt to the blocking assignments he would be asked to perform at that level, and if he is willing to adjust his game to the new position
His alternative would be to stay at his current running back position and finding himself a low draft pick or more likely a non-drafted player, and hoping to find a roster spot on an NFL team, or converting and maximizing his skills and adding draft value to himself

Height: 6-0 7/8 | Weight: 227 | 40-Time: 4.73 http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/playerpics/rb/cedrichumes.jpg
Official Bio (http://www.hokiesports.com/football/players/2005/humes.html)

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/images/stars/one.gif Strengths:
Has excellent size...A powerful and bruising runner...Good athletic ability...Hits the hole fast and with authority...Breaks a lot of tackles and is a load to try and bring down...Good short yardage and goaline runner...Solid blocker...Decent receiver out of the backfield...Versatile...Hard worker & team player with good intangibles.

Weaknesses:
Was never the full-time workhorse in college and didn't show whether or not he can carry the load...Does not have great speed...Doesn't change directions all that well and is basically a north / south runner...Is not a big play threat...Might have some minor durability concerns...A bit of a 'tweener without a true position.

Notes:
Could potentially move to fullback at the next level...Ran for 752 yards (4.6 avg.) and 11 touchdowns as a senior for the Hokies...Might be a sleeper who could develop once given the opportunity to be the main ball carrier for a pro team.

Volpe1564
04-15-2006, 05:35 PM
as long as we take one of those top 3 in the poll ill be happy but i voted for White

Haiku_Dirtt
04-16-2006, 03:31 PM
I'll post this here and in the draft forum...

Steelers report: Inside slant
April 15, 2006
The Sports Xchange


It's likely the Steelers will move up in either the first or second round -- or at least try to -- rather than sit at the bottom of each during the draft.



I kinda' agree. It seems imperative that a move will happen.

The most interesting 'day one' picks are still arms-length away unless we get lucky. Relying on luck is a fools game.

BB2W
04-22-2006, 07:59 PM
One week out... Who is it gonna be?

:BUMP:

Suitanim
04-22-2006, 08:10 PM
Ko Simpson

tony hipchest
04-22-2006, 08:30 PM
One week out... Who is it gonna be?

:BUMP:

it depends on whose gonna be left to choose from after 31 plaYERS are picked.:bouncy:

i think i want m. lawson still, and as much as i think w. parker is the real deal, you can never have too many rb's. l. white if hes there.

this year reminds me of thinking and hoping l. johnson would fall in our laps and we get blindsided by a trade up for t. polamalu.

whoevers picked, i wont bitch about it though. should be a good draft, despite our last place position (wouldnt trade it for nuthin!)

Suitanim
04-22-2006, 08:34 PM
The major benefit of picking last is that we have the best chance of our pick actually signing and getting into camp close to on time.

Sadly, since the NFL won't learn from the NBA, the first Rd draft choice is almost always a holdout until the end of camp, or even worse, which results in both the player and the team suffering.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-23-2006, 02:13 AM
And the major difficult part is choosing a player still orthy of the first round when you are so close to the 2nd round. Making sure to not over spend or reach for a player.