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Old 04-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #111
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That's nothing. I was just asked if I'm a "Cultist" in a thread about Michael Mauti. I must have a man-crush of my own!
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #112
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That's nothing. I was just asked if I'm a "Cultist" in a thread about Michael Mauti. I must have a man-crush of my own!
Our man crushes are NOTHING compared to that of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #114
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A Marvin Udall reference. Nice.

I only know that name, because I have some OCD tendencies... and use his name every few months (in reference to myself).
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A Marvin Udall reference. Nice.

I only know that name, because I have some OCD tendencies... and use his name every few months (in reference to myself).
He was a real piece of work.

That explains some of your posts.
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Report: Steelers To Bring Nevada S Duke Williams In For Pre Draft Visit
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 10:02 pm by Dave Bryan


Earlier in the evening it was reported that UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin will be making a pre draft visit on Thursday, and now Fox Sports reports that Nevada safety Duke Williams has a visit to Pittsburgh scheduled as well.

Williams, a well put together safety, measured in at the NFL combine last month at 5110 and 203 pounds. He ran a blazing 4.52 forty yard dash and a 4.00 short shuttle to go along with a 37.5 vertical jump and a 10'06" broad jump. He also did 13 reps on the bench in addition.

Williams, who has shown to be a heavy hitting safety that moves like a cornerback, needs to work on his tackling and his recognition. During his four years at Nevada, he recorded 292 total tackles, had four interceptions, 18 unofficial pass breakups and forced five fumbles.

At times, Williams has been noted as being a bit too physical when covering receivers in the slot, which has led to penalties, but he does show his athleticism well when asked to turn and run.

Williams does have a few character red flags, however. His indiscretions include underage drinking, fighting, possession of stolen property, and driving with an expired license and registration, and driving without insurance. His has missed games due to suspension and has been arrested.

The Steelers will draft a strong safety type at some point during the upcoming draft, and Williams figures to come off the board in the later rounds.



Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year Class Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2009* FR 21 8 29 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010* SO 51 23 74 4.5 0.0 2 42 21.0 0 6 0 0 0 2
2011* JR 58 25 83 4.5 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 7 1 7 0 0
2012* SR 68 38 106 5.5 0.0 1 27 27.0 0 9 1 51 0 3
Career 198 94 292 14.5 0.0 4 69 17.3 0 22 2 58 0 5

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/04...e-draft-visit/
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I remember a lot of people on here talking about Duke Williams (three months ago). Then... his name sort of disappeared for a while.

Man, there are a LOT of good safeties in this draft!!!

Which reminds me, I want TWO safeties drafted: a great safety (Elam/Vaccaro)... followed by one of these good safeties (either Williams, Rambo, McDonald).

Franklin... that's El-Gonzo's boy. We can now add him to the R3-R4 RB discussion: Lattimore, Bell, or Franklin.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:20 AM   #118
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Report: Steelers To Bring Nevada S Duke Williams In For Pre Draft Visit
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 10:02 pm by Dave Bryan


Earlier in the evening it was reported that UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin will be making a pre draft visit on Thursday, and now Fox Sports reports that Nevada safety Duke Williams has a visit to Pittsburgh scheduled as well.

Williams, a well put together safety, measured in at the NFL combine last month at 5110 and 203 pounds. He ran a blazing 4.52 forty yard dash and a 4.00 short shuttle to go along with a 37.5 vertical jump and a 10'06" broad jump. He also did 13 reps on the bench in addition.

Williams, who has shown to be a heavy hitting safety that moves like a cornerback, needs to work on his tackling and his recognition. During his four years at Nevada, he recorded 292 total tackles, had four interceptions, 18 unofficial pass breakups and forced five fumbles.

At times, Williams has been noted as being a bit too physical when covering receivers in the slot, which has led to penalties, but he does show his athleticism well when asked to turn and run.

Williams does have a few character red flags, however. His indiscretions include underage drinking, fighting, possession of stolen property, and driving with an expired license and registration, and driving without insurance. His has missed games due to suspension and has been arrested.

The Steelers will draft a strong safety type at some point during the upcoming draft, and Williams figures to come off the board in the later rounds.



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2009* FR 21 8 29 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010* SO 51 23 74 4.5 0.0 2 42 21.0 0 6 0 0 0 2
2011* JR 58 25 83 4.5 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 7 1 7 0 0
2012* SR 68 38 106 5.5 0.0 1 27 27.0 0 9 1 51 0 3
Career 198 94 292 14.5 0.0 4 69 17.3 0 22 2 58 0 5

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/04...e-draft-visit/
I didn't watched tape on him but 'needs to work on... his recognition' sounds scary. It's probably the most important ability that a safety should have. But still I didn't seen him play but that looks to me like a physicle speciment with very poor awareness and feel for the game.
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Draft Prospects Who Would Fit Perfectly with Pittsburgh Steelers

BY MIKE BATISTA (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON APRIL 4, 2013

Matt Elam, SS, Florida

Year: Junior

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 208 pounds

The Steelers might be okay at safety in 2013, but Troy Polamalu turns 32 this month and Ryan Clark turns 34 in October. It's time to start looking for future safeties in the draft.

Pittsburgh shouldn't expect to find another Polamalu. He's a once-in-a-generation talent.

However, Matt Elam seems to be the most Polamalu-like of the safeties in the 2013 draft class.

Not only is Elam the same height as Polamalu and just one pound heavier, but Polamalu's name comes up in NFL Draft Scout's assessment of Elam because of his knack for making big plays.

Like Polamalu, Elam might whiff once in a while when going for a splash play.

In 2011, Elam led Florida with 11 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He followed that up last season by again making 11 tackles for loss to go with two sacks, a forced fumble and four interceptions.

Elam is a proven special teams contributor, which would make him a nice fit on any team, not just the Steelers.

The Steelers 2012 draft class was a disappointment off the field, so they need to pay special attention to character in this draft.

Elam has had two "run-ins" with police for alcohol possession, according to NFL Draft Scout. There are worse things football players have done.

Elam showed enough character to be voted a team captain in 2012. He might have to fall in the second round for the Steelers to have a shot at him.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...teelers/page/5
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Draft Prospects Who Would Fit Perfectly with Pittsburgh Steelers

BY MIKE BATISTA (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON APRIL 4, 2013

Matt Elam, SS, Florida

Year: Junior

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 208 pounds

The Steelers might be okay at safety in 2013, but Troy Polamalu turns 32 this month and Ryan Clark turns 34 in October. It's time to start looking for future safeties in the draft.

Pittsburgh shouldn't expect to find another Polamalu. He's a once-in-a-generation talent.

However, Matt Elam seems to be the most Polamalu-like of the safeties in the 2013 draft class.

Not only is Elam the same height as Polamalu and just one pound heavier, but Polamalu's name comes up in NFL Draft Scout's assessment of Elam because of his knack for making big plays.

Like Polamalu, Elam might whiff once in a while when going for a splash play.

In 2011, Elam led Florida with 11 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He followed that up last season by again making 11 tackles for loss to go with two sacks, a forced fumble and four interceptions.

Elam is a proven special teams contributor, which would make him a nice fit on any team, not just the Steelers.

The Steelers 2012 draft class was a disappointment off the field, so they need to pay special attention to character in this draft.

Elam has had two "run-ins" with police for alcohol possession, according to NFL Draft Scout. There are worse things football players have done.

Elam showed enough character to be voted a team captain in 2012. He might have to fall in the second round for the Steelers to have a shot at him.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...teelers/page/5
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