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Old 05-10-2014, 05:40 PM   #21
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So he will be a LT moved to C? Either way I like the pick.
We're not sure. He has versatility and can play every position, it's just finding where he excels. As Matt pointed out, he could be our third Guard.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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That was the Patriots MO in the early 2000's(Draft super smart o-line men). Notice we're doing that a little. Beachum was his university's valedictorian I believe.
beat the hell out of Cowher's MO on drafting o-linemen

get them big, stupid with heavy feet.
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We're not sure. He has versatility and can play every position, it's just finding where he excels. As Matt pointed out, he could be our third Guard.
Now what is needed is some time in the weight room. I like the pick. From what I have read he is described as an intelligent person. I think Munchak will do a fine job with him.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:07 PM   #24
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getting back to Chuck Noll's days,

not the biggest o-linemen, athletic for o-linemen
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That was the Patriots MO in the early 2000's(Draft super smart o-line men). Notice we're doing that a little. Beachum was his university's valedictorian I believe.
that is good because I believe Adams and Gilbert only have a 160 IQ collectively.
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beat the hell out of Cowher's MO on drafting o-linemen

get them big, stupid with heavy feet.
Reminds me of when Bill Cowher drafted Chris Kemoeatu in 2005.
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that is good because I believe Adams and Gilbert only have a 160 IQ collectively.
And you are being generous
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Matt Miller gave it an A.

I may have been a little too harsh on the pick at first.
Me too. At first I don't like it. Mainly because I really think the OL depth is adequate and I really want them to pick one more CB or OLB in the fifth. But if he turns out to be another Beachum, that's great value.

After the first few rounds, I start to learn that we shouldn't care much about the position team picks. As long as they turns out to be a solid contributor to the team, it's a home run pick.
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5 reasons to like Wesley Johnson

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Versatility is a strength of Wesley Johnson, an offensive lineman from Vanderbilt

Why you should be excited about Wesley Johnson:

* He started a school-record 51 games at Vanderbilt.

* He has started at tackle, guard and center. “He’s not only a guy who can play all three positions, he’s a guy who has played all three positions,” Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak assessed.

* At 6-foot-5 and 297 pounds Johnson has the necessary size, but he’s also agile enough and athletic enough to fit the mold of the more mobile offensive linemen the Steelers have been seeking as they incorporate the outside-zone blocking scheme.

* He was a First-Team All-SEC selection at left tackle in 2013.

* Johnson blocked No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney effectively in Vanderbilt’s most recent game against South Carolina. “He did very well, actually,” Munchak said. “He plays with confidence. He had a nice, solid game against Clowney.”

http://www.steelers.com/news/article...3-a0bb766ee215
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We're not sure. He has versatility and can play every position, it's just finding where he excels. As Matt pointed out, he could be our third Guard.
What I like most is reading reports stating his high intelligence. I believe that will go along well with Munchak's system. I like this pick. Great value, IMO.
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