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Cpitt78 04-11-2013 11:47 AM

Mock
 
This is how I'd like to see the Steelers draft go down. Undecided on the 1st and 2nd round picks but I'd be happy with any of the players I have slotted there.

1st Tavon Austin, WR / Cordarrelle Patterson, WR / Xavier Rhodes, CB / Kenny Vaccaro, FS / Jarvis Jones, OLB
2nd Matt Elam, SS/ Robert Woods, WR
3rd Travis Kelce, TE
3rd (from Patriots if we lose Sanders) Marquise Goodwin, WR
4th Marcus Lattimore, RB
5th Michael Mauti, MLB
6th Nickell Robey, CB
6th (compensatory) Joe Kruger, DE
7th Earl Wolff, SS

My thoughts on the picks: FYI: Some of the highlight videos are not safe for work due to language.

ROUND 1:
Austin is a weapon much like Harvin was for the Vikings. A little smaller but if used right he could be deadly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3_UNFZHSQU

Patterson is a bigger receiver with nice upside. Compared to Donald Driver.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zsWCMyjdZA

Rhodes would offer up some much needed help at the corner position with the loss of Lewis.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GELytS0ne24

Vaccaro is hard for me to justify here being that we have Troy and Clark but if the FO picks him I'm ok with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W2vFYz-1pE

Jones has the spinal stuff that concerns me but again, if the FO picks him I'm ok with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJsBr8HqsEA

ROUND 2:
Elam would offer some depth at safety. Not in love with his hands but no one is going to be Troy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rREjDTpTedE

Woods is a great route runner and finds a way to get open. I love what I see on tape from him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HntP81YXPxY

ROUND 3:
Kelce is being compared by some to Gronk and we could use another tight end. This guy is a Steeler.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHQV9gYczGk

Goodwin has blazing 4.25 speed and could help us stretch the field and partially replace the void of Wallace.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je7sPrc4RnQ

ROUND 4:
Lattimore would be the biggest steal of this draft if he comes back healthy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iova6SfF0V0

ROUND 5:
Mauti is my homer pick but that guy is a leader and our locker room needs more of them right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaqYAnoW8Co

ROUND6:
Robey is a bit undersized but fast and very athletic so if he can make up for his lack of size that would b a steal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsLBxb-jJuI

Kruger may develop into the player his brother is and that would be another steal for us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPOBrrIld6A

ROUND 7:
Wolff could contribute right away on special teams and has all the tools to be a productive safety as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcOI6vd62b4

What do you guys think?

harrison'samonster 04-11-2013 12:09 PM

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looks good. I'm like you, can't decide any of the first 2 rounds. If I were you I'd consider another LB in the second. I love the 3rd to 7th. That TE you've got in the 3rd looks pretty good.

Cpitt78 04-11-2013 12:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by harrison'samonster (Post 1101015)
looks good. I'm like you, can't decide any of the first 2 rounds. If I were you I'd consider another LB in the second. I love the 3rd to 7th. That TE you've got in the 3rd looks pretty good.

If we passed on Jarvis in the first then I could see us going for another OLB in the second if someone slipped out of the first like Cornellius (Tank) Carradine -- assuming the team thinks he can play OLB. I just don't see a middle linebacker worthy of that spot. I'd much rather the leadership and instincts of Mauti in the 5th.

Cpitt78 04-11-2013 12:56 PM

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When I think of a special player at the DE/LB position, I am thinking to next year and I am talking about Jadeveon Clowney. If this season doesn't go well for us I am hoping we can get him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c7o5wMUDXs

harrison'samonster 04-11-2013 01:51 PM

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Corey Lemonier is another possiblity in the 2nd, if he falls to us then. I do like the Lattimore and Mauti picks, but injury is a concern with both

Cpitt78 04-11-2013 04:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by harrison'samonster (Post 1101070)
Corey Lemonier is another possiblity in the 2nd, if he falls to us then. I do like the Lattimore and Mauti picks, but injury is a concern with both

Good points about the injury but that is also why we may have a shot at them in the later rounds. Risk reward kind of thing - now if they FO passes we know that the risk was probably too high. Conversely, if they aren't there it may be a sign that the risk wasn't high enough :)

Cpitt78 04-11-2013 05:03 PM

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I'm curious if the mocks that have us taking Bjoern Werner in the first are projecting him as a DE or an OLB? I'm guessing LB.

smooth 04-12-2013 12:23 PM

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Like your mock for the most of it.

It's easy to justify Vacarro being selected. Clark will be a UFA and Troy could be a cut next year if he has another injury plagued season. Depth is also a concern. Can't see them not taking a safety in the first three rounds.

I would rather see another option instead of Goodwin. He is fast, but has trouble tracking a deep ball. Stedman Bailey if he's there would be a better option.

Good job though, I like the guys you have listed. Jones and Patterson scare me a little bit, but they do have big potential.

The Steelers may want more of a sure thing at running back. Lattimore may be going to a team that already has an established feature back.But if he is to overcome his injuries, he will be a steal where you have him.

teegre 04-13-2013 10:09 AM

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A NB named Nickell. Nice.

I'd also like a LB named Sack, a safety named Pick, and a WR whose initials are TD.

harrison'samonster 04-14-2013 08:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Cpitt78 (Post 1101151)
Good points about the injury but that is also why we may have a shot at them in the later rounds. Risk reward kind of thing - now if they FO passes we know that the risk was probably too high. Conversely, if they aren't there it may be a sign that the risk wasn't high enough :)

what do you think of Nico Johnson, AJ Klein, Bruce Taylor or Jon Bostic as ILB? They might go in the 4th, so you'd have to draft them higher than Mauti. I think Taylor might still be there in the later rounds though.


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