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Old 04-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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Default Re: Interactive Mock Draft 2012 - Steelers are On the Clock

Originally Posted by bac151rum View Post
Pick is Dant'e Hightower, ILB, Alabama. The perfect blend of need and BPA. He will shore up the run game immedeately, and with Ray Rice and (potentially) Trent Richardson 4x a year, thats going to be valuable. Rule #1 in getting to the Super Bowl: win your division. And to win the AFC North, you have to stop the run. His work ethic, intelligence, and leadership ability are unquestionable. He will also add a dangerous up-the-middle blitzer on a team whose sack numbers were down last year.
Some of the other choices (Poe, Adams, Jenkins) may potentially be better players down the road, but may potentially be huge busts. Others (Konz, Zietler, Jones) would be overdrafting, as they should all go 29 or later. Worthy, Upshaw, and Merciless are good players, they just do not fill as immediate a need as Hightower.
I expect Cincinnati to get Miller and the Ravens already have Rice and a run outside the tackles would kill Hightower. You think that will help?
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