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Soberdisposition 03-05-2014 06:27 AM

My mock with options
 
I have included a few options in the early rounds (hence the letters by the picks) Let me know what you think.

#1A - Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
Heath is 32, he is not going to last forever. I cant see Mike Evans getting past Detroit at #10 and Sammy Watkins will be long gone by then. He is therefore by default the best offensive ''weapon'' left. Great hands and can be used in intermediate routes or pushed out and used to crack coverage over the top.

#1B - Justin Gilbert CB OSU
Best CB in the draft. Just had a great combine. We need a CB. Pretty simple. I doubt he lasts till #15 though. If he is here we have to pull the trigger.

#1C - Darqueeze Dennard CB Michigan State
Aggressive CB, didnt play against the best opponents but had some good stats. Offers great run support . Physicality is off the charts which is something i love especially with the impending retirement of Troy.


Round 2

#2A - Deone Buccannon S Washington State
This guy ! People might say this is too early but when you have a safety who plays this physical and has the play recognition skills he has available then it is a no brainer. No hes not great in zone, and yes he over pursues at time but i look at these as things that can be coached. Having the mentality to actively want to kill the man in front of you cannot however.

#2B - Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU
Intelligent and aggressive OLB. This pick might look like a bit of a luxury at the minute but it allows him time to sit and learn our defence and come in next year to form a tandem with Jarvis Jones. It would also give him time to work on his coverage skills which are lacking.

#2C - Allen Robinson WR Penn State
Reliable hands, big size. Needs to work on his blocking but at 6'3'' and 210 Lbs youd like to think that could be coached. Projects as a possession receiver which will be useful in our current offense. Whilst id prefer Bucannon i quite like the idea of replacing a wide receiver with poor hands with one with great hands.

Round 3 (anticipated compensatory)

#3A - Daniel Mccullers DT Tennessee
At 159kg and 6'8'' this guy adds the size that appears to be lacking somewhat from our line. He commands double teams which leads to a lot of favorable 1v1 matchups for our pass rushers or other d linemen. He needs to work on his consistency and hands but he really is a great prospect at this position.

#3B - Louchiez Purifoy CB Florida
Natural athlete but struggles in run support and zone coverage. He had a poor combine so could fall lower than this but considering he was garnering interest as a 1st/2nd round prospect at the start of the year...People also forget he spent a large chunk of last year learning how to play WR. I think with consistent training at CB he could be a very good option.

#3C - Ty Zimmerman S Kansas State
Another intelligent safety. Good tackler who likes to support against the run. Experience on special teams mean he can contribute to the team right from the off. He falls this low because many consider him to be unathletic.

Round 4

#4A - Pierre Desir CB Lindenwood
Tall CB. Physical. Outstanding mature character which should impress the GM. Concerns about inferior competition and his tackling ability.

#4B - CJ Fiedeorowicz TE Iowa
Drops this far because his name is difficult to spell. In all seriousness he is a tall well built athlete who has flown under the radar due to being underutilized in Iowas offence. Showed his athleticism in the combine. I like his blocking and hand catching and he could be a more realistic option than Ebron in #1

#4C - Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss
Drops due to his lack of on tape speed and poor route running. Despite a lack of top end speed i see an explosive athlete with coachable issues. Another tall WR for BB

#4D - Bruce Ellington WR South Carolina
Fast. Experienced in the screen game and a very good blocker. Also has experience on special teams. A lack of size may hinder him but i think he slots nicely into our offence as it stands and could be very productive. Personally if we get him in the 4th its a bit of a steal for me.


Let me know what you think. Im doing this in between prepping for a game this Sunday so it will be done as and when i have time. 5 + 6 Next.

teegre 03-05-2014 11:44 PM

Re: My mock with options
 
Of your choices: Dennard. But, I prefer Nix.

I'd take Bucannon & Purifiy in R2 & R3 respectively.

Moncrief wouldn't drop that far, but I'd take him... and then, Bene Benwikere in R5.

Soberdisposition 03-06-2014 04:30 AM

Re: My mock with options
 
I used to also prefer Nix in the first round but the more i look into it the more i like Daniel McCullers pick. So much talent in rounds 1-3 though that its hard to go wrong.

Whatever happens, i hope we pick Buccannon. Im definitely getting on his bandwagon at the minute.

SteelerJT 03-06-2014 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soberdisposition (Post 1273074)
I used to also prefer Nix in the first round but the more i look into it the more i like Daniel McCullers pick. So much talent in rounds 1-3 though that its hard to go wrong.

Whatever happens, i hope we pick Buccannon. Im definitely getting on his bandwagon at the minute.

I'm also more on the McCullers /Ellis bandwagon myself. I just feel that they can find talent in the middle rounds and the position just doesn't have high value, much like RBs. Bell is a great talent, but his position pushed him down the board.

I'm also not a huge Allen Robinson fan. I'd rather see someone more explosive.

Kingmagyar 03-07-2014 04:39 AM

Re: My mock with options
 
Solid Mock with some options. Would love anyone of those guys in the 1st.

And Here I am so proud of myself for discovering NT Daniel McCullers last night. Seems he's no secret around you knowledgeable draftnicks! Real nice pick in the 3rd especially if we have two picks in that round after trading down in the first. (Mike Evans or Justin Gilbert already being gone of course)

I really like three WRs a whole lot better then Alan Robinson of Penn State.
Jordan Mathews Vand., 4.46 6'3" 212
Donte Moncrief Miss, 4.40 6'2" 221
Martavis Bryant Clemson 4.42 6'4" 211

Seriously check these guys out for 2nd round picks! Those guys are great! I like Bryant and Mathews a little better then Moncrief at this point.

Ebron would be a nice luxury but Miller, Spaeth and a mid to late rounder can keep us hanging on a couple more years. Need a CB, S, WR far too much then a TE in the first round at this point.

Hoping right now for Gilbert in the 1st or a trade down for Kyle Fuller, Calvin Pryor, or HA HA Dix. Then one of those 3 awesome receivers I listed above in the 2nd.

Also keep you eye out for ILB Shayne Skov Stanford round 3-4

Soberdisposition 03-07-2014 04:44 AM

Re: My mock with options
 
Im a big fan of Skov but unless we gain an extra 3-4 pick i cant see us taking him. I cant see him falling much lower than the 3rd to be honest. Id rather look at someone like Bullough in the later part of the draft or as an UDFA .

I literally just started looking at McCullers the day before i wrote that up, kicking myself i had never seen him before.

teegre 03-07-2014 07:33 AM

Re: My mock with options
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Soberdisposition (Post 1273501)
Im a big fan of Skov but unless we gain an extra 3-4 pick i cant see us taking him. I cant see him falling much lower than the 3rd to be honest. Id rather look at someone like Bullough in the later part of the draft or as an UDFA.

I'd rather use one of those top three picks on other defensive positions, and go with Vince Williams (or Sean Spence)... but, I do like Skov. (There's a thread that I started, with his name in the title.)

If the Steelers do indeed think that they need an ILB, Skov is a great one (and a good value at 98). But, if they're satisfied with Williams/Spence/Garvin, then like I said, use that pick on another defensive position.


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