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 > General Football > NFL Draft


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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
lloydwoodson
Head Coach
 
lloydwoodson's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,537
Gender: Male
Member Number: 23495
Thanks: 708
Thanked 403 Times in 272 Posts
Default A Case for Still

I think that Devon Still would be an outstanding NFL NT. I hope he will be available at the 24th pick. While the defense is still among the best in the league it has been poor against the run in comparison to past years. I believe this is because Hampton used to be so great against the run. More than one player has said that Hampton is the best run-stopper in the league. The Steelers need a Devon Still to carry the torch. That position is crucial to defensive success. Still sheds blocks and gets in the backfield. He'd be great. If he is not there hopefully Cordy Glenn is available. I think one of these two players will be the first pick.

Last edited by lloydwoodson; 02-24-2012 at 09:49 AM. Reason: I'm an idiot.
lloydwoodson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
lloydwoodson
Head Coach
 
lloydwoodson's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,537
Gender: Male
Member Number: 23495
Thanks: 708
Thanked 403 Times in 272 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

Nobody biting on this one? Everyone wants Vontaze Burfict? LOL! If NT doesn't get patched in a hurry it doesn't matter who is at ILB because they are going to be blocked downfield anyways.
lloydwoodson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
ricardisimo
Administrator
 
ricardisimo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lalaland
Posts: 5,446
Gender: Male
Member Number: 15369
Thanks: 339
Thanked 902 Times in 434 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

This, from Dulac at the PG:
Quote:
Gerry Dulac: He is not a nose tackle, and I would be surprised if the Steelers would use a No. 1 pick on another defense end. A pure nose tackle, such as Memphis' Dontario Poe, most definitely. But after drafting Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward in two of the past three years, I don't think they're No. 1 pick will he used on Still.
__________________
Why does God hate amputees?
ricardisimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
Bayz101
Renegade
Supporter
 
Bayz101's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 8,290
Gender: Male
Member Number: 18856
Thanks: 2,069
Thanked 5,051 Times in 2,140 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default Re: A Case for Still

I hope the first pick is used to upgrade the offensive line.
__________________


"Either you're playing dumb, or it's not an act". -Judge Judy

No need to drive me crazy. I can walk from here.
Bayz101 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
kan_t
Assistant Coach
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,263
Member Number: 21653
Thanks: 331
Thanked 656 Times in 365 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bayz101 View Post
I hope the first pick is used to upgrade the offensive line.
I have the same thinking at first. But the more I look at the draft, the more I think that the Steelers will use their first pick on Poe if he's available. With a good combine I don't think Glenn will be availabe and I just don't see any other OL player is worth a late first round pick.

The OL class is deep in this year draft. They may go to upgrade the OL in the second or third round.
kan_t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #6
lloydwoodson
Head Coach
 
lloydwoodson's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,537
Gender: Male
Member Number: 23495
Thanks: 708
Thanked 403 Times in 272 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

I agree that Still isn't the classic NT. He isn't going to be the big body that plugs lanes as well as a massive NT (even though he is 6'5 310 pounds with amazing agility and the frame to get stronger). I think with the way the NFL is going to the pass I think it might be beneficial to have a smaller NT who can get pressure in the pass rush and collapse the pocket. Still is bigger now than Jay Ratliff of the Cowboys and will get bigger and stronger. More penetration vs brute force. I don't see this pick happening but I think Still will be a good player and could play NT.
lloydwoodson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #7
bac151rum
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 86
Member Number: 23791
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

I would think that right now, barring someone falling incredibly, the Steelers first pick will come from Poe, Hightower, or Glenn. Poe and Glenn had great combines. Have to see how fast Hightower can run, but if he puts up a low 4.6 then its even possible all three are gone by the time we pick.
And I don't believe Still will transition well to NT. If we wanted to go that road, we could kick Ziggy over.
bac151rum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 02:09 AM   #8
Dalarin
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 228
Member Number: 23936
Thanks: 93
Thanked 53 Times in 32 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bayz101 View Post
I hope the first pick is used to upgrade the offensive line.
You and me both, but I've been arguing Still's case for months now. The long and strong arms are some of the most important qualities in a lineman and he sure has them.
Dalarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 04:56 AM   #9
ShutDown24
Team President
 
ShutDown24's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,125
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3997
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

Still can play nose. Saying he can't is silly. Poe is more of a 34 end than Still is.
__________________
ShutDown24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 06:01 AM   #10
ricardisimo
Administrator
 
ricardisimo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lalaland
Posts: 5,446
Gender: Male
Member Number: 15369
Thanks: 339
Thanked 902 Times in 434 Posts
Default Re: A Case for Still

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShutDown24 View Post
Still can play nose. Saying he can't is silly. Poe is more of a 34 end than Still is.
Where do you people come from? Look, I'm not even saying you're wrong (although you are, of course) but you shouldn't expect to come on a pro football site, contradict the sum total of accepted wisdom on a topic and not be called out on it.

So tell us: how is Poe more of a 3-4 end than Still?
__________________
Why does God hate amputees?
ricardisimo 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 Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 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