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lloydwoodson 02-24-2012 08:44 AM

A Case for Still
 
I think that Devon Still would be an outstanding NFL NT. I hope he will be available at the 24th pick. While the defense is still among the best in the league it has been poor against the run in comparison to past years. I believe this is because Hampton used to be so great against the run. More than one player has said that Hampton is the best run-stopper in the league. The Steelers need a Devon Still to carry the torch. That position is crucial to defensive success. Still sheds blocks and gets in the backfield. He'd be great. If he is not there hopefully Cordy Glenn is available. I think one of these two players will be the first pick.

lloydwoodson 02-24-2012 05:44 PM

Re: A Case for Still
 
Nobody biting on this one? Everyone wants Vontaze Burfict? LOL! If NT doesn't get patched in a hurry it doesn't matter who is at ILB because they are going to be blocked downfield anyways.

ricardisimo 02-25-2012 08:51 PM

Re: A Case for Still
 
This, from Dulac at the PG:
Quote:

Gerry Dulac: He is not a nose tackle, and I would be surprised if the Steelers would use a No. 1 pick on another defense end. A pure nose tackle, such as Memphis' Dontario Poe, most definitely. But after drafting Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward in two of the past three years, I don't think they're No. 1 pick will he used on Still.

Bayz101 02-25-2012 08:56 PM

Re: A Case for Still
 
I hope the first pick is used to upgrade the offensive line.

kan_t 02-26-2012 10:45 AM

Re: A Case for Still
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayz101 (Post 1000052)
I hope the first pick is used to upgrade the offensive line.

I have the same thinking at first. But the more I look at the draft, the more I think that the Steelers will use their first pick on Poe if he's available. With a good combine I don't think Glenn will be availabe and I just don't see any other OL player is worth a late first round pick.

The OL class is deep in this year draft. They may go to upgrade the OL in the second or third round.

lloydwoodson 02-26-2012 10:31 PM

Re: A Case for Still
 
I agree that Still isn't the classic NT. He isn't going to be the big body that plugs lanes as well as a massive NT (even though he is 6'5 310 pounds with amazing agility and the frame to get stronger). I think with the way the NFL is going to the pass I think it might be beneficial to have a smaller NT who can get pressure in the pass rush and collapse the pocket. Still is bigger now than Jay Ratliff of the Cowboys and will get bigger and stronger. More penetration vs brute force. I don't see this pick happening but I think Still will be a good player and could play NT.

bac151rum 02-27-2012 12:38 PM

Re: A Case for Still
 
I would think that right now, barring someone falling incredibly, the Steelers first pick will come from Poe, Hightower, or Glenn. Poe and Glenn had great combines. Have to see how fast Hightower can run, but if he puts up a low 4.6 then its even possible all three are gone by the time we pick.
And I don't believe Still will transition well to NT. If we wanted to go that road, we could kick Ziggy over.

Dalarin 03-15-2012 01:09 AM

Re: A Case for Still
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayz101 (Post 1000052)
I hope the first pick is used to upgrade the offensive line.

You and me both, but I've been arguing Still's case for months now. The long and strong arms are some of the most important qualities in a lineman and he sure has them.

ShutDown24 03-15-2012 03:56 AM

Re: A Case for Still
 
Still can play nose. Saying he can't is silly. Poe is more of a 34 end than Still is.

ricardisimo 03-15-2012 05:01 AM

Re: A Case for Still
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ShutDown24 (Post 1002775)
Still can play nose. Saying he can't is silly. Poe is more of a 34 end than Still is.

Where do you people come from? Look, I'm not even saying you're wrong (although you are, of course) but you shouldn't expect to come on a pro football site, contradict the sum total of accepted wisdom on a topic and not be called out on it.

So tell us: how is Poe more of a 3-4 end than Still?


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