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Old 01-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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Now that we know we are picking 24th in the upcoming draft, who would you take if they fall to us in the first round?

1. Vontaze Burfict ILB
2. David DeCastro OG
3. Dontario Poe NG
4. Riley Reiff LT

Out of all of those players the Steelers would most likely take D. DeCastro. He can start right away at either OG position and is a beast in both blocking protections. The realistic pick out of the 4 though certainly has to be V. Burfict, he is the 3rd best ILB prospect arguably. I just dont see DeCastro, Poe, or Reiff dropping down to #24
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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DeCastro or Glenn, someone mentioned a few top centers that we might have play guard... any of those would be good. We had the number #21 scoring offense in the league, mostly because of red zone and short yardage running game issues. We need guards.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:57 PM   #13
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DeCastro or Glenn, someone mentioned a few top centers that we might have play guard... any of those would be good. We had the number #21 scoring offense in the league, mostly because of red zone and short yardage running game issues. We need guards.
i'm still in amazement everytime i see someone not put a guard in the first 2 rds. especially when someone hypothetically put a guard in the scenario that is being touted as the best guard prospect in years...
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #14
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It would be nice to see this guy slip to the Steelers.


Barrett Jones, T/G, Alabama Height: 6-5. Weight: 311. If he slipped to the Steelers they would have a left tackle for the next 12 years. Gilbert could stay at RT. Move Colon to Guard or release.

They would still have shots at an excellent Guard or NT in the 2nd and maybe a good ILB in the 3rd.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
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UPDATE

Barrett Jones, T/G, Alabama is staying at Alabama for his senior year. He still has time to change his mind but doubtful.
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Yea but next year will be Hampton's last and he will be 35. McClendon is an undersized unathletic NT at 280lbs. We need a guy like Hampton in his prime to stuff the hole. I know Nose tackles don't get the stats a LB'er will but its essential we have a pro bowl caliber guy there to keep our defense working
We can grab a NT in the later rounds...i'm confident in Mitchell's abilities to coach him up...Kugler doesn't seem to have that same ability
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We can grab a NT in the later rounds...i'm confident in Mitchell's abilities to coach him up...Kugler doesn't seem to have that same ability
In fairness to Kugler, he's been given lemons and he's made lemonade. Mitchell has been given cabernet sauvignon grapes and what do you know? He produced a fine wine. Two first-rounders out of three players will do that.
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Answering the original question, if all of those players happen to be available when the Steelers pick, the choice would have to be David Decastro. He is a guard that can do it all. He should be a top 15 pick easily.
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With Hampton's weight his ACL tear will take 15-18 months to rehab
How is he going to mentor anyone ?
He doesn't have to play to be a mentor he can be an extra coach of sorts. Hines Ward played this season but was largely a mentor to our younger receivers such as Antonio Brown. I don't know if Hampton makes it to the next season. I love him but his injury isn't a good one for a guy his age.

On another note. I would love to see Reiff in a Steelers jersey but he won't be falling so far in the draft. I imagine he's a top 8 pick. He's been a dominant blocker for the Hawkeyes and Hawkeye offensive lineman usually translate pretty well coming into the NFL. Reiff reminds me of Bryan Bulaga who has been pretty damned good for the Packers. Bulaga fell to something like 22nd in the draft which was a surprise but I don't see Reiff following suit.
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I was hoping for Barron, but it'll be Poe or Hightower.
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