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Old 03-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #51
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It all depends on who's there at 17.
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if DE/OLB Mingo/Jarvis Jones, S Kenny Vacaro and maybe even WR Tavon Austin is there - which way do you go?

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #52
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if DE/OLB Mingo/Jarvis Jones, S Kenny Vacaro and maybe even WR Tavon Austin is there - which way do you go?

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don't worry - Artie will screw it up - just like he when he screwed it up and told Cowher and co. to take a kid from Miami of Ohio instead
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #53
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if DE/OLB Mingo/Jarvis Jones, S Kenny Vacaro and maybe even WR Tavon Austin is there - which way do you go?

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Matt Elam is my heart choice, with Tavon Austin being a close second. BUT, Elam would be a reach... as might be Austin.

Vaccaro makes a ton of sense.

Vaccaro & Elam are great, but there are many "good" safeties to be had in R2 (even through R5). There is only one Tavon (although, there are a lot of good WRs).

There are a bunch of OLBs at the top... and then none for a while. Thus, the "smart" pick would be Jones or Mingo... but, honestly, I keep going back to Austin.

If I could get Austin in R1, and trade up in R2 for Elam, I wouldn't care about the rest of the draft.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:22 AM   #54
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Jarvis Jones. Yes he has injury concern. But you take the chance of having the best OLB in the draft.
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Jarvis Jones. Yes he has injury concern. But you take the chance of having the best OLB in the draft.
If Jones is there I would grab him in a second. With that said I wouldbe as surprised as last year's draft when DeCastro fell if Jones is still there at 17.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #56
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It’s Time for the Steelers to Add Playmakers

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This is something I really wanted to wait and write a week or so heading into the draft, but I just need to get it off my chest. Obviously much of what I say here can be severely altered in the next few weeks due to off-season moves and rookie pro days, but that really isn’t going to change my thinking too much.

The Pittsburgh Steelers need playmakers and they can’t wait for the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft to get them.

You have to go back to the 2008 draft to find a time when the Steelers selected a skill-position player in the first round. In 2012, the Steelers did not select a skill player until the 5th round and he’s no longer on the roster. In 2011, they did not select a skill position guy until the 7th round.

The Steelers for years have sunk money into their defense and now with a franchise quarterback in his prime, it’s time to show the offense some love. Look at this breakdown of how much money is contractually spent on defensive players versus offensive for the Steelers. It’s a little mind-numbing, but not surprising.

League-wide, the Steelers rank 4th in terms of amount spent on defense and they rank 29th in the amount spent on offense. If you think in terms of money, the defense takes up $64.9 million while the offense takes up $45.2 million.

I’m not suggesting those should be more on a level of 50/50, but it’s clear that this organization needs to stop wasting the talent of a pro bowl quarterback by surrounding him with second-tier talent.

Since 2008, the Steelers have drafted a defensive tackle, center, defensive end and guard with their first picks. Of that group, only Maurkice Pouncey has ‘panned out’ to this point and while there is still time for Cam Heyward and Ziggy Hood, that time is expiring quickly. Certainly David DeCastro will need another year or two before any judgment can be passed.

The bottom line is that the Steelers need to show Todd Haley and Ben Roethlisberger that they are willing to spend high picks on offense. Yes, the defense still needs to replace aging vets but the way this draft is shaking out, I like the depth of potential playmakers in the early rounds more than ever before.

The Steelers need to look into this direction sooner rather than later.

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Play-maker... sounds like Tavon.

Really though, as someoine said in a Wallace thread (please, do NOT turn this into a Wallace thread): Wallace did not fit in Haley's quick-strike offense... but... Tavon sure as hell does. Why had I not thought of this fact before!?!

I have been asking for a tall WR (or a TE) for the red-zone (and I still would like one), but Tavon is the PERFECT weapon for the Haley offense.
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Play-maker... sounds like Tavon.

Really though, as someoine said in a Wallace thread (please, do NOT turn this into a Wallace thread): Wallace did not fit in Haley's quick-strike offense... but... Tavon sure as hell does. Why had I not thought of this fact before!?!

I have been asking for a tall WR (or a TE) for the red-zone (and I still would like one), but Tavon is the PERFECT weapon for the Haley offense.
What's wrong with another Wallace thread? We don't have nearly enough of those threads on this forum. I think we could also use a few more Ben threads, for we certainly don't have enough of those, either.
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What's wrong with another Wallace thread? We don't have nearly enough of those threads on this forum. I think we could also use a few more Ben threads, for we certainly don't have enough of those, either.
exactly, there is no such thing as too many Mike Wallace threads...
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What's wrong with another Wallace thread? We don't have nearly enough of those threads on this forum. I think we could also use a few more Ben threads, for we certainly don't have enough of those, either.
My next thread:
"Mike Wallace says that BB buries his head in the sand, while LeBeau is busy being old."
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