Originally Posted by Aussie_steeler
Totally respect your opinion and yes I agree that he has received some glowing reports from the shrine week. However he is not really facing any QB's or QB's that are going to set the NFL alight.
I have watched a few V Tech game and I think Chancellor can be a liability as FS playing the deep cover role. He is often caught out of position and being a big guy he is slow to regroup when has been turned around.
I have stated here before that I would much rather have him as a strong safety who backs up Troy and plays that run stuffing / rover type role. In a pinch he could play FS but I am not sold on him as a full time FS. He is a way better run stuffer than cover man.
I have seen him shown up badly in college football by average players. I hate to imagine what NFL elite talent will do to him.
If we want a FS to eventually replace Ryan Clark then I think you better draft a guy that is first and foremost a pure cover FS. Better off spending a 2nd to get Nate Allen IMO.
If we can get Chancellor for great value (4th) then I would grab him as the replacement for Tyrone Carter.
Agree w/you on most points....he does look to be more of a SS @ the next level but he may be able to play FS(Thats more than I can say for Taylor Mays...he has to show me that he can cover in the Senior Bowl!!!)....and in the NFL it's a whole different ball game!!!! i just hope that the Steelers pick up FS EARL THOMAS....I honestly hope that he doesn't get drafted before the 18th pick....Thomas would instantly upgrade our defense....Nate Allen wouldn't be a bad pickup.....If I'm not mistaken I've heard that he's very versatile like Thomas....but the difference is that I heard that Allen can play both SS & FS.....As for Thomas I've looked at some reports and some scouts have been saying that he might be able to play CB @ the next level because of his athleticism.....so all in all I would want the Steelers to address the Safety position w/ either the 1st pick or the 2nd!!!!