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Haiku_Dirtt 01-10-2007 03:26 AM

first round pick
 
Precarious choice.

If you believe the mainstream media we are swiss cheese. Disagree. The players we have now clearly succumbed to the pressure of winning. I'm not shocked.

If I'm Colbert then forget the open market. A RB is always an option but...if it's not in the cards then we have three options.

1) OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

2) LINEBACKER

3) CORNERBACK

Y'all know football. SO! Do we take the best football player at their position?

MY first choice is the best offensive lineman. Period. Linebacker second.

Galax Steeler 01-10-2007 03:57 AM

Re: first round pick
 
I'm thinking cornerback. we gave up alot of big plays.

jbattenhouse 01-10-2007 06:38 AM

Re: first round pick
 
Our D this year did not perform as well as it did last year, but I think it had a lot to do with losing Chris Hope. I think that once Anthony Smith learns the D and gets some more experience, the secondary will improve a lot. Also, while Ike had some bad games, DT was consistently burned all season long. Ike should have been allowed to start opposite BMac and got back his groove. He performed very well in the last game, much better than DT did, so I don't think we take a CB unless someone is there who just cannot be passed up (who that is I don't know).

I think it will be OLB, although if a stud OL is there then that might be the pick. Haggans and Porter are both in the last years of their contracts and at least one will be gone.

Stillers43 01-10-2007 07:21 AM

Re: first round pick
 
I will give you three names for those positions that would make me happy with the first pick!
OL- Brown PSU
LB- Poszulney PSU
CB- Revis Pitt

aburdell 01-10-2007 09:36 AM

Re: first round pick
 
I agree with the Oline and Dback choices but Im thinking middle linebacker rather than outside. we do need some depth at outside for the future but thats why we resigned james harrison. he makes some good plays and i love when he throws chad johnson down on his head haha. he will be starting whenever haggans or porter stop producing. on the other hand farrior is getting pretty old and foote is becoming a top linebacker. farrior will be in his 11th or 12th year i cant remember and Im not too thrilled with rian wallace or clint kriewalt. we should look at pattrick willis out of ole miss. he was a very underrated player this year

DACEB 01-10-2007 09:49 AM

Re: first round pick
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stillers43 (Post 203301)
I will give you three names for those positions that would make me happy with the first pick!
OL- Brown PSU
LB- Poszulney PSU
CB- Revis Pitt

Good choices, I believe we are in good position to fill a need with a top notch player. I think we draft best player available at 15. Any way we should get a quality player whether OLB/DE, CB, OL, or big RB/WR.

memphissteelergirl 01-10-2007 10:06 AM

Re: first round pick
 
IMHO, the O-line should be our priority now. The first pick should go towards getting some depth there. Probably a LB second.

coachspeak33 01-10-2007 11:06 AM

Re: first round pick
 
I really cant see us taking a DB in round 1... Ric Coclough is #4 on our CB depth chart.... Now I am not a huge fan of his but.... look around at other teams.... most of which would love to have a guy of his ability at #4 on their depth chart.... not a bad option to fall back on in case of injury....

I am not a gigantic fan of the "best player available" mentality too much either.... we saw enough bad things from our O line this year for that postion to warrant consideration.... we also know that two factors:
Age (Farrior is entering his 12 or 13 season, Porter and Haggans are approaching 30)
Contract Issues (If Joey thinks the Rooneys are gonna give him top 5 LB $, think again)

These issues are also reason enough in my opinion to warrant serious consideration for selecting a LB with our Rd 1 pick

klick81 01-10-2007 11:09 AM

Re: first round pick
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by memphissteelergirl (Post 203332)
IMHO, the O-line should be our priority now. The first pick should go towards getting some depth there. Probably a LB second.

I agree. Ben needs protection.

lamberts-lost-tooth 01-10-2007 11:31 AM

Re: first round pick
 
Thomas will go before our pick..and other than Blaylock..Im not too enamored with any other Linemen in the first round...and I'm not entirely convinced that the level of play between Blaylock and some of the lineman that will go in the second round is enough to make me draft one early.
I think we can get a blue chip LB in the first..and a very good OL in the second


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