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Old 02-21-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

Pure cover corner or cover two. That is the question.

Jenkins will be long gone, but we could move up 10 spots and get the next in line.



Vontae Davis, Illinois
Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.39.
Projected Round (2009): Top 20 Pick.

1/13/09: An AP All-America Third Team and a projected top-20 prospect, Vontae Davis declared a year early. With an outstanding combine, he could leap Malcolm Jenkins in these rankings.

12/13/08: Though Vonte Davis was benched this season, he still qualified for the All-Big Ten First Team. Davis finished the year with 78 tackles, seven TFL and eight passes broken up.

5/17/08: There's a chance Vontae Davis could surpass Malcolm Jenkins. In his two seasons at Illinois, Davis has registered 128 tackles, five picks and 14 passes broken up.

2007: One of the top players at his position in the 2010 class, Vonate Davis has incredible size for a big corner. He made an immediate contribution as a true freshman. Through four games in 2007, Davis has two blocked punts.

D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt
Height: 5-10. Weight: 183.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Projected Round (2009): Top 25 Pick.

1/13/09: D.J. Moore, likely the third corner off the board, was an AP All-America second-teamer. Though he didn't take any returns back to the house, he maintained an impressive punt return average of 14.

12/13/08: Thanks to his five picks, 4.5 TFL and six passes broken up, D.J. Moore has qualified for the All-SEC First Team.

5/17/08: A member of the All-SEC team as a mere sophomore, D.J. Moore had six picks in 2007. He's also a dynamic kick returner.


Looks like a good draft for corners.


Victor Harris, Virginia Tech
Height: 5-10. Weight: 186.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2009): 2.

1/13/09: It's a shame Macho Harris' 40 is going to hurt his draft stock a bit. He's very talented, as indicated by his AP All-America Second Team standing.

12/13/08: Macho Harris returned two interceptions for touchdowns this year. He had six picks total, along with seven passes broken up. An All-ACC First Teamer.

5/17/08: A play-maker who has seen time at receiver and kick returner. Like Brandon Flowers, Victory Harris would operate best in the cover-2.

2007: Macho Harris, who had five interceptions as a junior, has decided to stay for his senior season after declaring for the draft.

Harris, who doubles as a kick returner, started all 13 games as a sophomore.

Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
Height: 5-8. Weight: 193.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

1/13/09: Alphonso Smith qualified for the AP All-America First Team. That's not surprising, as he tied the ACC career record for interceptions (Dre Bly, 20).

12/13/08: Thanks to a whopping 13 passes broken up, six picks and a blocked kick, Alphonso Smith qualified for the All-ACC First Team.

5/17/08: All Alphonso Smith did in 2007 was lead the country in picks with eight.

2007: Alphonso Smith started three games as a sophomore, registering four sacks and three picks.

Darius Butler, Connecticut
Height: 5-10. Weight: 178.
Projected 40 Time: 4.36.
Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

12/13/08: Though he missed all of November with a knee injury, Darius Butler still made the All-Big East First Team. Butler had 37 tackles and four passes broken up.

Darius Butler will make some noise with an excellent 40 at the combine. But he's more than just an athlete; Butler had four interceptions as a sophomore. Oh, and he's a solid kick-returner to boot.

Jairus Byrd, Oregon
Height: 6-0. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

12/13/08: As a junior, Jairus Byrd registered 74 tackles, four picks and an amazing 14 passes broken up. Made the All-Pac 10 First Team.

8/5/08: Another outstanding Oregon corner, Jairus Byrd, who has started 24-of-26 possible games as a Duck, recorded seven interceptions and 15 pass break-ups in 2007. He's definitely made for the cover-2.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

Macho harris!!!!! haha total luxury pick his isnt a need but it would be awsome if something crazy happend and we managed to get him in the second.
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Default Re: So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

I think we need to trade up for a CB like we need someone to get a DUI.
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Default Re: So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

I would consider Parsons as a third round pick IF we get a compensatory 3rd for Faneca.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

even tho some of those corner's are good.. i don't think we need to pick cb in the 1st rd
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Default Re: So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

I'd take the C Alex Mack myself, but so many people were whining about losing McFadden, it was worth a shot.

But we do need to pick up another CB, all the same.

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Old 02-21-2009, 08:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

I dont think that we have to move up. I can see Sean Smith from Utah being a very viable option at #32 when playing the BPA game.

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Positives: Good height and great length for a boundary corner. Very quick feet for his size. Runs well with taller receivers down the sideline, but also lines up in the slot. Former receiver has great ball skills and the vertical to go up and get the ball. Able to locate and high-point in coverage. Elusive runner with some vision to flip field position after the interception. Forces fumbles by using his length to get a hand on the ball. Has the size and closing speed to be an effective blitzer. Very quick to support the run or attack quick screens and passes in the flat. Reacts quickly on plays in front of him and finds the ball well in the air.

Negatives: Might be seen as a corner/safety "tweener." Stiff in the upper body. Does not play with the physicality scouts would like given his size. Is slow to adjust when backpedaling if a receiver cuts his route short or goes to the skinny post. Catch-and-drag tackler whose height is a disadvantage when trying to bring down ballcarriers with a low center of gravity. Inconsistent using his hands at the line of scrimmage. Gets stuck on blocks. Takes poor angles to make tackles in space or when attacking a screen. Just a little more than two years of experience on defense. talks trash.

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I am guessing that B-Mac walks so CB becomes a need. I also see FS as a need.

This kid is a CB first who is a tall specimen with size (6'3 210lbs). He also projects as a FS if he runs slower than expected at the combine.

Given time to work with Tomlin and the sec staff I see Smith as a solid prospect. If he cant play CB he can definitely play FS. You essentially get two bites at the cherry with him.
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Why are we talking about getting a CB in the 1st round. The Steelers MUST DRAFT A TRENCH GUY. CB is not a big need unless Deshea, Ike, and William Gay are also slated to leave ( Which is not the case). You guys must understand B-Mac was a backup who never lived up to his potential nor cracked the starting lineup. He is not worth wasting cap room resigning him. He was not a valuable asset, he was just along for the ride every year. William gay is better anyway
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Default Re: So now we pick a CB in Rd 1.

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we could move up 10 spots and get the next in line.
Yeah like the Steelers can afford to waste multiple picks doing that considering the mass overhaul the Steelers need to perform on OL & DL
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Why are we talking about getting a CB in the 1st round. The Steelers MUST DRAFT A TRENCH GUY. CB is not a big need unless Deshea, Ike, and William Gay are also slated to leave ( Which is not the case). You guys must understand B-Mac was a backup who never lived up to his potential nor cracked the starting lineup. He is not worth wasting cap room resigning him. He was not a valuable asset, he was just along for the ride every year. William gay is better anyway
umm then who was that player who started after deshea went down.. and then came back and was the starter again after he broke his fore-arm and started thru the whole post-season when deshea was the #3 guy
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