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 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


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 Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2014, 11:37 PM   #881
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12,998
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 16,910
Thanked 17,990 Times in 7,597 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

@SteelersCanada
@BLACK_AND_YELLOW

Thank you. Timmons "can" play OLB, but he is much more effective as an ILB. Makes total sense.
teegre is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to teegre For This Useful Post:
BLACK_AND_YELLOW (02-19-2014), SteelersCanada (02-19-2014)
Old 02-19-2014, 06:52 AM   #882
BLACK_AND_YELLOW
Head Coach
 
BLACK_AND_YELLOW's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,562
Gender: Male
Member Number: 18312
Thanks: 644
Thanked 1,790 Times in 847 Posts
My Mood: Amused
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Mayock on Nix and what he likes @15 for us.

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2014/02...n-kyle-fuller/
__________________
“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” - Michael Jordan
BLACK_AND_YELLOW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 08:38 AM   #883
SteelersCanada
Living Legend
Supporter
 
SteelersCanada's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,146
Member Number: 24400
Thanks: 5,141
Thanked 9,138 Times in 3,917 Posts
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLACK_AND_YELLOW View Post
Mayock on Nix and what he likes @15 for us.

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2014/02...n-kyle-fuller/
Woah. Okay. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mayock and think he's one of the best in the business, but I wasn't ready to declare Fuller a top 20 pick. Maybe I missed something or Mike is overvaluing him a tad.
SteelersCanada is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SteelersCanada For This Useful Post:
BLACK_AND_YELLOW (02-19-2014), SH-Rock (02-19-2014)
Old 02-19-2014, 09:25 AM   #884
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12,998
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 16,910
Thanked 17,990 Times in 7,597 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Fuller at 15... hmmm.

Fifteen.

A dime & a nickel.
teegre is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 11:25 AM   #885
Hawaii 5-0
Armchair QB
Supporter
 
Hawaii 5-0's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Aloha State
Posts: 8,466
Gender: Male
Member Number: 24013
Thanks: 7,068
Thanked 9,467 Times in 4,035 Posts
My Mood: Cool
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

6 players the Steelers will be watching at NFL Combine

By Alan Robinson
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert calls the NFL Draft talent pool as deep as any he has seen in 30 years. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock says it's the best in at least 10 years.

For the Steelers, it needs to be.

A fast-deteriorating defense needs help at multiple positions, including some of the most crucial in coordinator Dick LeBeau's scheme. Ben Roethlisberger must be surrounded by weapons, Colbert said. And age is becoming a factor for a team that's 16-16 the past two seasons after being 24-8 the previous two.

Salary cap restraints will limit the Steelers in free agency unless they make dramatic personnel moves between now and March 11. As usual, that makes their draft preparations critical as they start to narrow their possible picks.

The NFL Combine that starts Thursday in Indianapolis gives them the chance to see many, if not all, of those potential picks in a workout-interview setting in which they can assess the player, his personality and his character.

Six players the Steelers will be watching closely at Lucas Oil Stadium:

HA HA CLINTON-DIX, S, 6-0, 210, Alabama. Is being compared to Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. The Steelers have drafted only one safety in the first round in 44 years — Troy Polamalu — but they'll likely have two new starting safeties by 2015. Dix has excellent coverage skills, a Steelers secondary weakness last season. What the Steelers will watch in Indy: Can they take a cornerback or wideout in the first round and possibly get big-hitter safety Calvin Pryor (6-1, 210) of Louisville in the second round?

DARQUEZE DENNARD, CB, 5-11, 195, Michigan State. Even if Ike Taylor returns in 2014 — and he might not — cornerback is a position of great need. Dennard lacks Seahawks cornerback-like size, but he's a playmaker. He doesn't just project, he also produces (four INTs in 2013) and he's physical and aggressive. What the Steelers will be watching in Indy: His 40 time. A good time makes him even more attractive.

MIKE EVANS, WR, 6-4, 225 Texas A&M and KELVIN BENJAMIN, WR, 6-4, 230, Florida State. The Steelers badly need a big, cornerback-shedding wide receiver to complement Antonio Brown, and Roethlisberger loves big wideouts. Evans and Benjamin might be on the board at No. 15. What the Steelers will watch in Indy: Did Johnny Manziel make Evans or vice versa? Is Benjamin fast enough?

RYAN SHAZIER, LB, 6-1, 230, Ohio State.

TROY NIKLAS, TE, 6-6, 270, Notre Dame. The Steelers missed out on the Irish's Tyler Eifert last year, but Niklas could be there when they draft in the second round. Can block and is athletic. Doesn't have great speed, but Heath Miller doesn't, either. What the Steelers will be watching in Indy: As fast as Niklas is developing, how much more upside does he have?

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/...#ixzz2tmnlGOO5
__________________
Hawaii 5-0 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 11:34 AM   #886
awe1028
Water Boy
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 16
Member Number: 25661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Who is the better DE prospect? Will Clarke or Aaron Donald.

Both are considered undersized DE.

My feeling that they are both pretty equal.

If that is the case, whichever one the Steelers can get with a lower round or lower pick would the one to get as that increases the relative value.
awe1028 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to awe1028 For This Useful Post:
harrison'samonster (02-19-2014)
Old 02-19-2014, 01:24 PM   #887
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12,998
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 16,910
Thanked 17,990 Times in 7,597 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Quote:
Originally Posted by awe1028 View Post
Who is the better DE prospect? Will Clarke or Aaron Donald.

Both are considered undersized DE.

My feeling that they are both pretty equal.

If that is the case, whichever one the Steelers can get with a lower round or lower pick would the one to get as that increases the relative value.
Donald is by far the better prospect: he'll go mid-to-late R1.

Clarke could be a Aaron Smith type of steal: R4/R5 who develops into a stud.
teegre is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to teegre For This Useful Post:
harrison'samonster (02-19-2014)
Old 02-19-2014, 02:29 PM   #888
pete74
Super Moderator
Supporter
 
pete74's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: pittsburgh
Posts: 3,271
Member Number: 15921
Thanks: 90
Thanked 415 Times in 220 Posts
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

I think we will grab Calvin Pryor if he is there. We really need a top safety with this being Troys final year and I think he is the best in this draft
__________________
pete74 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to pete74 For This Useful Post:
harrison'samonster (02-19-2014), teegre (02-19-2014)
Old 02-19-2014, 06:29 PM   #889
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12,998
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 16,910
Thanked 17,990 Times in 7,597 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pete74 View Post
I think we will grab Calvin Pryor if he is there. We really need a top safety with this being Troys final year and I think he is the best in this draft
I agree.

If they go for a FS in R1, I like Pryor better than Clinton-Dix. (That said, Bucannon in R2 is a better value than either one.)
teegre is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to teegre For This Useful Post:
harrison'samonster (02-19-2014)
Old 02-19-2014, 09:11 PM   #890
Hawaii 5-0
Armchair QB
Supporter
 
Hawaii 5-0's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Aloha State
Posts: 8,466
Gender: Male
Member Number: 24013
Thanks: 7,068
Thanked 9,467 Times in 4,035 Posts
My Mood: Cool
Default Re: Draft. What's our biggest need?

Quote:
Originally Posted by teegre View Post
I agree.

If they go for a FS in R1, I like Pryor better than Clinton-Dix. (That said, Bucannon in R2 is a better value than either one.)
I have this bad feeling that Deone Bucannon is going to be drafted by the Ravens this year
__________________
Hawaii 5-0 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Hawaii 5-0 For This Useful Post:
Steelstoned1972 (02-19-2014), teegre (02-19-2014)
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 03:28 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