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Terminator
01-15-2013, 07:21 PM
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/mock-drafts

A Safety, a Cornerback, and 2 defensive tackles.

Considering how pathetically abysmal our offense was this year, is it really this likely we will be taking a defender 1st round?

WokeUpWithaWoodley
01-15-2013, 07:46 PM
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/mock-drafts

A Safety, a Cornerback, and 2 defensive tackles.

Considering how pathetically abysmal our offense was this year, is it really this likely we will be taking a defender 1st round?

Don't agree with any of those picks. Lewis should be back and Allen is a rising star no need for cb in first. Elam maybe but not tht high trade bck would be ok for him or vaccaro I like vaccaro better though cause of his coverage skills. And McClendon will man the nt no need for another de in first we have hood and heyward.

The_Joker
01-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Nooo. OLB 1st, RB 2nd, Safety 3rd and DL 4th

fer522
01-15-2013, 08:13 PM
Don't like those picks at all

PhantomJB93
01-15-2013, 08:53 PM
Alright with Elam obviously, but NO to the corner and a big NOOOOOO to the DT's, especially with Manti and good OLB's on the board in several of those situations.

SteelersCanada
01-15-2013, 09:10 PM
These guys are paid thousands and thousands of dollars to write this stuff? Wow, must be nice.

It's much, much more likely we go OLB in the first round. With Art Rooney saying we 'need to get pressure on the Quarterback and that will translate into turnovers', I guarantee he'll be whispering in Colbert's ear. So, that being said, look for Mingo or Jordan to be taken in the first round barring something spectacular happens.

teegre
01-15-2013, 09:15 PM
CB - NO!!!

NT - I understand the idea (Casey is old; Ta'amu is in trouble; and McClendon is unproven)... but, I do not see it being a NT.

Matt Elam - YES!!!!!!!!!

lloydwoodson
01-15-2013, 09:36 PM
I think the Jonathon Banks pick might happen.

1. Tomlin is a DB coach who missed on Revis when Taylor was still on the team.
2. Swaggin' will be 35 next year.
3. Keenan Lewis reportedly want a 7 million / year contract despite having 1 career interception.
4. Banks is a 6'2 former safety who plays the physical style needed for the Steelers system.

I actually like the Banks pick. Mingo or Te'o would be more helpful though and from film Elam has really nice instincts.

OLB is the biggest current need. All these analysts have the Jets picking OLB... don't they desperately need a WR? When Holmes went down their leading receiver finished with 56 catches. Chargers are in the same boat. Arizona is another 3-4 team that desperately needs help on offense.

I think there will be several OLBs available.

austinfrench76
01-15-2013, 09:40 PM
Tomlin didn't miss on Revis, he was picked 1 pick AHEAD of us in that draft. ESPN sucks for mock drafts and for alot of their analysis. It's like they read 1 or 2 things from a local writer and run with it. They write shit about Ben and Haley not getting along (not true) our Defense being old (even with a number 1 ranking and several #1 drafts picks on Dline over the past few years). I agree that Elam would be awesome or the OLB from Georgia.

kent
01-15-2013, 09:52 PM
Trade back and stockpile picks so we can get Clowney next draft. (Won't happen but I can dream)

lloydwoodson
01-15-2013, 10:04 PM
Tomlin didn't miss on Revis, he was picked 1 pick AHEAD of us in that draft. ESPN sucks for mock drafts and for alot of their analysis. It's like they read 1 or 2 things from a local writer and run with it. They write shit about Ben and Haley not getting along (not true) our Defense being old (even with a number 1 ranking and several #1 drafts picks on Dline over the past few years). I agree that Elam would be awesome or the OLB from Georgia.

Yeah I'm saying Tomlin would have taken Revis. Tomlin was high on Revis to the media before the draft. That is where the specualtion from multiple media sources came from.

And Ben doesn't get along with OCs not named Bruce. And the defense is old- still very good but 2010 was their last dominant year.

NSMaster56
01-15-2013, 10:23 PM
Obviously alot can change between now and April and the Steelers have multiple needs, but...

Lets say both Elam AND Te'O are sitting there... how could they NOT do whatever it takes to trade up and nab both?

Even at great cost to 2/3D rounders (this and/or next year) a quality CB/RB/QB/WR could still be had in later rounds...

Sounds too good to be true.

OX1947
01-15-2013, 11:35 PM
If there was a draft the steelers needed two in the first, its this draft.

Terminator
01-16-2013, 07:06 AM
Te'O showed his true colors in the Bowl game. He's a scrub. I will bet money he amounts to nothing in the NFL.

ms52737
01-16-2013, 03:53 PM
I don't really see the steelers going Corner in the first round.... But if I had to see one get picked.

Xavier Rhodes please

wwhickok
01-16-2013, 04:11 PM
I do like Elam but I do agree we should trade back and get some extra picks.

I am not in favor of drafting a RB in the 2nd round. I don't think it's a bigger need than Safety or OLB(which I'd like to see us take in the 1st round)

Riddle_Of_Steel
01-16-2013, 05:56 PM
Nooo. OLB 1st, RB 2nd, Safety 3rd and DL 4th

If Woodley can be counted to pick up his game next year, technically,we will have 3 viable OLB starters: Harrison, Woodley, and Worilds. I am confident Harrison gets back to near form and takes a discount. Woodley should have a big year after this disappointing one.

If we just keep Mendenhall and work out whatever bad blood there is between he and coach, we won't need to waste a draft pick on RB, especially with so many other areas of need.

I actually agree with the original assessment, except I would go:

1) DT
2) TE
3) CB
4) SS/FS

We probably won't have Casey the Hutt. That leaves Steve Mclendon to hold down the DT position all by his lonesome. Better hope he does not get hurt.....or we might have to get Ta'amu out of prison to play. Also, with only one DT, what happens on those 3rd downs when they line up in a 4-3?

With Heath likely gone to start the year, we need some tight ends to spread defenses out. Paulson is looking pretty good, but Pope is NOT the answer.

After Ike taylor and Keenan Lewis (who we may lose) went down-- things got ugly. We need more than 2 viable starting CBs. Lest we make Phillip Rivers and Spurlock (who?) look like future hall of famers again.

teegre
01-16-2013, 06:06 PM
We probably won't have Casey the Hutt. That leaves Steve Mclendon to hold down the DT position all by his lonesome. Better hope he does not get hurt.....or we might have to get Ta'amu out of prison to play. Also, with only one DT, what happens on those 3rd downs when they line up in a 4-3?

After Ike taylor and Keenan Lewis (who we may lose) went down-- things got ugly. We need more than 2 viable starting CBs. Lest we make Phillip Rivers and Spurlock (who?) look like future hall of famers again.

NT is a possibility... or it won't get drafted at all. It's weird how things are. NT is such a keystone for the 3-4, that you would think that they'd go Nt in R1... but... with McClendon being given a shot, and Fangupo (a Chris Hoke clone) as a back-up, they might be willing to roll the dice that Ta'aamu sticks around (does tno go to jail), which would eliminate the need for a NT. It is a calculated risk... and I'm not sure where Colbert stands on that risk.

Cortez Allen is the future (with Allen). Beyond that, Yes, they need a nickel-back... like a R4-R5 pick... (insert my love of Leon McFadden SDSU).

AgentGold007
01-16-2013, 07:49 PM
I like the idea of trading back, pickup a couple extra picks, and drafting Vaccaro or Elam in the first round, maybe another safety later, a DE/OLB like Buchanan from Illinois in the fourth or so, a DT like Pena from Mississippi St. in the 6th or 7th, and maybe a ILB somewhere along the way. Point is we need to get more young blood in key positions on defense so we can be solid for years. My only problem with drafting defensive players is that it takes LeBeau too long to work them into the system and they sit the bench for a year or two before they get consistent playing time. But it's still necessary to start reloading the defense.

Kingmagyar
01-17-2013, 07:28 AM
If the Steelers do not add a RB or WR in Free agency and they probably will not I guarantee you will see both picked within the first four rounds of this draft.

Besides Colbert's recent statements about the RBs is not a glowing endorsement and indicates huge changes will happen here and I believe he said no restricted free agents will be offered tenders.

Just look at the current depth chart of this team to find your answers on what positions the Steelers will draft early.

MeanGee2047
01-17-2013, 08:08 AM
Is it April yet? Damn....

Justp94
01-18-2013, 01:18 AM
Even with all this Manti T'eo bullshit going on, I expect the Steelers to pick him in the 1st round if he's still available, if not they could get Jonathan Banks, Kenny Vaccaro, Matt Elam, Chance Warmack, Jonathan Cooper, Alec Ogletree, John Jenkins, or Dion Jordan in the first round if they're available and no matter which one they choose, they should be a good first round. I think it comes down to the Steelers 2nd and 3rd round picks of under-appreciated talents that could help this team.

pete74
01-18-2013, 05:26 AM
Even with all this Manti T'eo bullshit going on, I expect the Steelers to pick him in the 1st round if he's still available, if not they could get Jonathan Banks, Kenny Vaccaro, Matt Elam, Chance Warmack, Jonathan Cooper, Alec Ogletree, John Jenkins, or Dion Jordan in the first round if they're available and no matter which one they choose, they should be a good first round. I think it comes down to the Steelers 2nd and 3rd round picks of under-appreciated talents that could help this team.

There is no chance we take him round 1. I doubt anyone will. He proved that he is a compulsive liar last season and that he can't play against NFL talent during the Alabama game. Personally I wouldn't touch him before round 2 at the earliest.
We're also not taking a lineman like a lot seem to think. There is no way the Steelersare uusing that many 1st and 2nd round picks on the offensive line.
I say best player available between the a safety, linebacker, wide receiver and tight end

Terminator
01-18-2013, 07:34 AM
We have so many more pressing needs than an inside linebacker.

steelfury02
01-18-2013, 09:47 AM
I wouldn't be devestated to get Te'O in Rd 2 - but as Pete said, he got absolutely manhandled by the closest to NFL pedigree you can find - both against the blockers, the runner, and the O-line - he looked like a little kid trying to go up against Mr. T in his Rocky III prime. You can say he had a bad night, but Alabama is just that much better than the rest of the NCAAMF programs - that was a ton of NFL starter readies on both sides of the ball, especially on O.