Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Steelers Draft Central > ** The War Room 2014 **


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Fever Presents...

Steelers Panthers

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 PM
NBC
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-05-2014, 05:27 AM   #1
Soberdisposition
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Member Number: 24720
Thanks: 62
Thanked 58 Times in 34 Posts
Default My mock with options

I have included a few options in the early rounds (hence the letters by the picks) Let me know what you think.

#1A - Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
Heath is 32, he is not going to last forever. I cant see Mike Evans getting past Detroit at #10 and Sammy Watkins will be long gone by then. He is therefore by default the best offensive ''weapon'' left. Great hands and can be used in intermediate routes or pushed out and used to crack coverage over the top.

#1B - Justin Gilbert CB OSU
Best CB in the draft. Just had a great combine. We need a CB. Pretty simple. I doubt he lasts till #15 though. If he is here we have to pull the trigger.

#1C - Darqueeze Dennard CB Michigan State
Aggressive CB, didnt play against the best opponents but had some good stats. Offers great run support . Physicality is off the charts which is something i love especially with the impending retirement of Troy.


Round 2

#2A - Deone Buccannon S Washington State
This guy ! People might say this is too early but when you have a safety who plays this physical and has the play recognition skills he has available then it is a no brainer. No hes not great in zone, and yes he over pursues at time but i look at these as things that can be coached. Having the mentality to actively want to kill the man in front of you cannot however.

#2B - Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU
Intelligent and aggressive OLB. This pick might look like a bit of a luxury at the minute but it allows him time to sit and learn our defence and come in next year to form a tandem with Jarvis Jones. It would also give him time to work on his coverage skills which are lacking.

#2C - Allen Robinson WR Penn State
Reliable hands, big size. Needs to work on his blocking but at 6'3'' and 210 Lbs youd like to think that could be coached. Projects as a possession receiver which will be useful in our current offense. Whilst id prefer Bucannon i quite like the idea of replacing a wide receiver with poor hands with one with great hands.

Round 3 (anticipated compensatory)

#3A - Daniel Mccullers DT Tennessee
At 159kg and 6'8'' this guy adds the size that appears to be lacking somewhat from our line. He commands double teams which leads to a lot of favorable 1v1 matchups for our pass rushers or other d linemen. He needs to work on his consistency and hands but he really is a great prospect at this position.

#3B - Louchiez Purifoy CB Florida
Natural athlete but struggles in run support and zone coverage. He had a poor combine so could fall lower than this but considering he was garnering interest as a 1st/2nd round prospect at the start of the year...People also forget he spent a large chunk of last year learning how to play WR. I think with consistent training at CB he could be a very good option.

#3C - Ty Zimmerman S Kansas State
Another intelligent safety. Good tackler who likes to support against the run. Experience on special teams mean he can contribute to the team right from the off. He falls this low because many consider him to be unathletic.

Round 4

#4A - Pierre Desir CB Lindenwood
Tall CB. Physical. Outstanding mature character which should impress the GM. Concerns about inferior competition and his tackling ability.

#4B - CJ Fiedeorowicz TE Iowa
Drops this far because his name is difficult to spell. In all seriousness he is a tall well built athlete who has flown under the radar due to being underutilized in Iowas offence. Showed his athleticism in the combine. I like his blocking and hand catching and he could be a more realistic option than Ebron in #1

#4C - Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss
Drops due to his lack of on tape speed and poor route running. Despite a lack of top end speed i see an explosive athlete with coachable issues. Another tall WR for BB

#4D - Bruce Ellington WR South Carolina
Fast. Experienced in the screen game and a very good blocker. Also has experience on special teams. A lack of size may hinder him but i think he slots nicely into our offence as it stands and could be very productive. Personally if we get him in the 4th its a bit of a steal for me.


Let me know what you think. Im doing this in between prepping for a game this Sunday so it will be done as and when i have time. 5 + 6 Next.
__________________
The teams i play for;
Manchester Titans & UWE Bullets

Last edited by Soberdisposition; 03-05-2014 at 06:42 AM.
Soberdisposition is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 10:44 PM   #2
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 14,175
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 19,448
Thanked 20,645 Times in 8,601 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: My mock with options

Of your choices: Dennard. But, I prefer Nix.

I'd take Bucannon & Purifiy in R2 & R3 respectively.

Moncrief wouldn't drop that far, but I'd take him... and then, Bene Benwikere in R5.
teegre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 03:30 AM   #3
Soberdisposition
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Member Number: 24720
Thanks: 62
Thanked 58 Times in 34 Posts
Default Re: My mock with options

I used to also prefer Nix in the first round but the more i look into it the more i like Daniel McCullers pick. So much talent in rounds 1-3 though that its hard to go wrong.

Whatever happens, i hope we pick Buccannon. Im definitely getting on his bandwagon at the minute.
__________________
The teams i play for;
Manchester Titans & UWE Bullets
Soberdisposition is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soberdisposition For This Useful Post:
teegre (03-06-2014)
Old 03-06-2014, 06:15 AM   #4
SteelerJT
Team Owner
 
SteelerJT's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Philly
Posts: 2,583
Gender: Male
Member Number: 25777
Thanks: 7,725
Thanked 4,162 Times in 1,960 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soberdisposition View Post
I used to also prefer Nix in the first round but the more i look into it the more i like Daniel McCullers pick. So much talent in rounds 1-3 though that its hard to go wrong.

Whatever happens, i hope we pick Buccannon. Im definitely getting on his bandwagon at the minute.
I'm also more on the McCullers /Ellis bandwagon myself. I just feel that they can find talent in the middle rounds and the position just doesn't have high value, much like RBs. Bell is a great talent, but his position pushed him down the board.

I'm also not a huge Allen Robinson fan. I'd rather see someone more explosive.
SteelerJT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 03:39 AM   #5
Kingmagyar
Team Captain
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 937
Gender: Male
Member Number: 16118
Thanks: 12
Thanked 196 Times in 105 Posts
Default Re: My mock with options

Solid Mock with some options. Would love anyone of those guys in the 1st.

And Here I am so proud of myself for discovering NT Daniel McCullers last night. Seems he's no secret around you knowledgeable draftnicks! Real nice pick in the 3rd especially if we have two picks in that round after trading down in the first. (Mike Evans or Justin Gilbert already being gone of course)

I really like three WRs a whole lot better then Alan Robinson of Penn State.
Jordan Mathews Vand., 4.46 6'3" 212
Donte Moncrief Miss, 4.40 6'2" 221
Martavis Bryant Clemson 4.42 6'4" 211

Seriously check these guys out for 2nd round picks! Those guys are great! I like Bryant and Mathews a little better then Moncrief at this point.

Ebron would be a nice luxury but Miller, Spaeth and a mid to late rounder can keep us hanging on a couple more years. Need a CB, S, WR far too much then a TE in the first round at this point.

Hoping right now for Gilbert in the 1st or a trade down for Kyle Fuller, Calvin Pryor, or HA HA Dix. Then one of those 3 awesome receivers I listed above in the 2nd.

Also keep you eye out for ILB Shayne Skov Stanford round 3-4
Kingmagyar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 03:44 AM   #6
Soberdisposition
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Member Number: 24720
Thanks: 62
Thanked 58 Times in 34 Posts
Default Re: My mock with options

Im a big fan of Skov but unless we gain an extra 3-4 pick i cant see us taking him. I cant see him falling much lower than the 3rd to be honest. Id rather look at someone like Bullough in the later part of the draft or as an UDFA .

I literally just started looking at McCullers the day before i wrote that up, kicking myself i had never seen him before.
__________________
The teams i play for;
Manchester Titans & UWE Bullets
Soberdisposition is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soberdisposition For This Useful Post:
teegre (03-07-2014)
Old 03-07-2014, 06:33 AM   #7
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 14,175
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 19,448
Thanked 20,645 Times in 8,601 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: My mock with options

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soberdisposition View Post
Im a big fan of Skov but unless we gain an extra 3-4 pick i cant see us taking him. I cant see him falling much lower than the 3rd to be honest. Id rather look at someone like Bullough in the later part of the draft or as an UDFA.
I'd rather use one of those top three picks on other defensive positions, and go with Vince Williams (or Sean Spence)... but, I do like Skov. (There's a thread that I started, with his name in the title.)

If the Steelers do indeed think that they need an ILB, Skov is a great one (and a good value at 98). But, if they're satisfied with Williams/Spence/Garvin, then like I said, use that pick on another defensive position.
teegre is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts