Originally Posted by 19ward86
dont worry about backup lineman unless you think it is important.dont worry about it adding up to 53.
QB: Ben Roethlisberger,Charlie Batch, Brian St. Pierre
RB: Willie Parker, Verron Haynes, Big Back from Texas A&M, Gary Russell
FB: Dan Kreider, Carey Davis
WR: Hines Ward, Santonio Holmes, Nate, Cedrick, Reid, and maybe Dallas Baker
TE: Heath Miller, Matt Spaeth, Jon Dekker(tuman will retire or be released)
LT: Marvel Smith
LG: Chris Kemeatu
C: Kendal Simmons
RG: Max Starx (he tried out for center last year)
RT: Willie Colon
LE: Aaron Smith
NT: Big Snack Casey Hampton
MLB:Foot, Farrior, and back up is Timmons
SS: Ryan Clark
CB: I like Ike, Townshend, Mcfadden
K: Big Jeffy
Not a good depth chart.
Verron Haynes was cut for a reason, he cant stay healthy. He wont be a Steelers again, and Davenport has filled his 3rd down back role fine.
And I am not big onJavorskie Lane. He looks fatter everytime I see him.
I dont see the Steelers having 6 recievers on the depth chart. We have Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth who are capable recievers. Teams usually keep 6 recievers when they dont have any good recieving threats at TE. We do.
Max Starks at G? Are you kidding me? He is 6'8 and doesnt play with a mean streak. If you think Simmons sucks at G, Max Starks would make him look like an All Pro.
Simmons to guard wouldnt be much of an upgrade over Mahan. People here may hate Mahan, but he is better than Simmons at center. If we dont draft or sign a center in FA, Mahan stays put. I doubt the Steelers roll over on him that quickly.
2008 Steelers Depth Chart:
Italics indicated new Steelers
Possible FA signing like Derrick Ward or TJ Duckett
: 4th round pick, Kreider leaves in FA
Quincy Morgan Jr (Washington)
It is VERY possible we could draft a WR, even on DAY 1, and possibly even round 1 depending on who is available. I dont think we should draft any WR in the first round not named Malcolm Kelly though. WR is our 2nd biggest need behind OL, IMO. We need to replace Washington and eventually Ward. I think the Steelers give Washington 1 more year to put it all together. He wont.
(Tuman cut due to health issues)
[b}LT[/b] Marvel Smith
[b}RT[/b]1st or 2nd round pick
People keep talking about us needing a G, but we need a T much more than we need a G. Quality guards can be found throughout the draft. The only 2 guards that warrant a 1st round pick this year are Eric Young, and Michael Oher, who I really want because he has experience at both.
Assuming Jake Long is gone:
Tackles (Top 3)
Sam Baker: A few month ago, it looked like he would be a top 10 pick, but with the emergence of other players, and his injury history, he may fall to us. He will still most likely go in the top 20, but there is a chance.
Michael Oher: Strong player, with never ending motor and a mean streak. Can play both G and T.
Chris Williams: See Oher. Pure tackle, same qualities.
Other possibilities include: Gosder Cherilus, Jeff Otah and Ryan Clady
Guards: (Top 3)
Duke Robinson: If he declares, he is the best guard in the draft.
Eric Young: Best guard in the draft if Robinson doesnt commit.
Roy Schuening: Alot like Faneca. More of a 2nd rounder.
Other possibilites: Andrew Crummey, Shannon Tevaga, Jordan Grims and Will Arnold.
C: Steve Justice is the best center in this draft by a country mile. If we dont draft him in round 2-3, its a huge drop off, and nothing better than what we already have.
Possibly Ryan McBean or UDFA
(This is another position I wouldnt mind addressing on the first day. Hampton needs someone that can come in and give him a breather.)
The Wood (Steelers let Haggans walk)
Possible late round pick or FA.
(Another position that needs addressed, but its not crucial, Farrior is playing his best football and could play another 2 years after this at a high level. Foote is playing better. Timmons can move inside to Footes slot and play ILB. Still, dont be surprised if a pick is spent on this.)
(Do NOT be surprised if we spend a first rounder on this. We are thin at CB after cutting Coke. Townsy is fundamentally sound, but his body is wearing down. BMac may actually get to start next year, but is a better nickleback than starter at this point)
Kill Switch/Ryan Clark will split time
My DREAM Draft:
1. WR Malcolm Kelly
2. OT Chris Williams
3. C Steve Justice
4. FB Peyton Hillis
5. CB Terrance Wheatley
7. DT Carlton Powell
More realistic draft:
1. OT/OG Michael Oher
2. CB Dominique Rodgers Cromartie
3. WR.Jaison Williams
4 OG Will Arnold
5. FB Jehuu Caulcrick
7. Best available DLineman