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hawaiiansteel
02-04-2010, 02:15 AM
I used to respect Pro Football Weekly, but not anymore after seeing this Mock. They must be smoking some of this stuff we grow here in Hawaii...if Joe Haden, Earl Thomas or Dan Williams are still available we would have to grab one of them and look to land Pouncey in the 2nd round.


FIRST ROUND

1. St. Louis Rams
DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma#

Despite Ndamukong Suh's sensational late momentum surge when he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting, McCoy is the safest pick in the draft. He fits Steve Spagnuolo's defense better than Suh, is a better pass rusher and will make the more immediate impact.

2. Detroit Lions
DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska

Having worked with Albert Haynesworth in Tennessee, Jim Schwartz knows what a dominating defensive tackle can do for a defense. Suh can become a force inside.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida#

After trading away the late Gaines Adams during the season, GM Mark Dominik needs to upgrade a pass rush that ranked near the bottom of the league, and Pierre-Paul has unique rush ability.

4. Washington Redskins
QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma#

Mike Shanahan loves quarterbacks, but he could choose to upgrade the offensive line and give Jason Campbell a chance to learn his offense. However, if he wants to build a new foundation, a more quick-rhythm passer is needed.

5. Kansas City Chiefs
OLT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa#

GM Scott Pioli needs to protect the investment he made in Matt Cassel and provide more time in the pocket for him to deliver. Pioli will have greater respect for a lineman well schooled by Kirk Ferentz, whom Pioli worked with in Cleveland.

6. Seattle Seahawks
OLT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State

The first order of business for new GM John Schneider will be finding replacements for Walter Jones and Matt Hasselbeck, and Okung could be tabbed earlier than his talent warrants to replace Jones.

7. Cleveland Browns
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State#

Eric Mangini strongly considered selecting Michael Crabtree, and the Browns are now even more devoid of playmakers after shipping Braylon Edwards to the Jets. Bryant is in a class of his own as a playmaker, and new football czar Mike Holmgren has shown he will roll the dice on immense talent, as he did with Koren Robinson in Seattle.

8. Oakland Raiders
OLT Trent Williams, Oklahoma

Al Davis gave JaMarcus Russell a runner and receiver after mistakenly selecting the lazy quarterback with the first overall pick in 2007. The last effort to resurrect a sagging investment is a franchise left tackle who can give Russell more clearly needed time in the pocket to make reads.

9. Buffalo Bills
OLT Anthony Davis, Rutgers#

More important than a quarterback is a blind-side protector who can keep the Bills' quarterbacks healthy. Trading Jason Peters last offseason proved to be costly.

10. Denver Broncos* (from Chicago)
FS Eric Berry, Tennessee#

Tough, instinctive and hard-hitting, Berry brings emotion to the field and is the type of competitor Josh McDaniels sought in his first year on the job. Berry can pair with Brian Dawkins to give the Broncos two hammers in the middle.

11. Jacksonville Jaguars*
OLB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri

In the same magical draft slot that produced Patrick Willis and DeMarcus Ware could come another potential great pro for GM Gene Smith.

12. Miami Dolphins
OLB Sergio Kindle, Texas

Kindle may not be quite as big as Bill Parcells desires his linebackers to be, but he is explosive and can make plays with his hand on the ground the same way a younger Joey Porter used to be able to do.

13. San Francisco 49ers
QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame#

Alex Smith made strides with a better supporting cast, but if the offense is to take another step, Jimmy Raye will need more efficiency at the QB position. The Irish brought the Niners good luck in 1979.

14. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)
DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech#

Patrick Kerney is on his last legs, and Lawrence Jackson and Darryl Tapp have struggled to get the job done. Morgan's energy could attract Pete Carroll's interest.

15. New York Giants
MLB Rolando McClain, Alabama#

Aging Antonio Pierce is coming off a career-threatening type of injury, and the defense slumped in his absence. McClain brings the commanding presence to step in early.

16. San Francisco 49ers* (from Carolina)
OL Mike Iupati, Idaho

Iupati has the physical ability to play guard or either tackle position, but regardless of where he lines up, he can help establish the smashmouth identity Mike Singletary seeks.

17. Tennessee Titans*
DT Jared Odrick, Penn State

The lack of inside pressure following Albert Haynesworth's departure crippled the Titans' defense, and Odrick has the quickness to be disruptive.

18. Pittsburgh Steelers
C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida#

The Steelers' offensive line has slowly deteriorated since Russ Grimm departed, and the need for a new anchor and the lack of quality at the center position could bring Pouncey off the board sooner than expected.

19. Atlanta Falcons*
CB Joe Haden, Florida#

The Falcons gave up too many yards against the pass, and Mike Smith could sorely use more help in the secondary.

20. Houston Texans*
RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson

Passing on Reggie Bush could turn out to bring the Texans even more blessings if they could land a player with more talent at the 20th slot.

21. Cincinnati Bengals
TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma

The Bengals' passing game was shut down by the Jets in the playoffs, and the addition of a playmaking pass catcher such as *Gresham would force defenses to play more honestly and not be able to stack the box as much.

22. New England Patriots
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame#

Losing No. 3 WR Jabar Gaffney affected the Patriots' offense more than expected, and Tate would have an accelerated learning curve, coming from Charlie Weis' offense.

23. Green Bay Packers
OLT Bruce Campbell, Maryland#

GM Ted Thompson has a penchant for physical marvels and a history of overlooking some durability concerns, as he did with Justin Harrell. Campbell fills a prime position of need and well suits the Packers' zone-blocking scheme.

24. Philadelphia Eagles
DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida#

A strong-willed coaching staff has proven it can maximize the talent of an exceptional player with some character flaws.

25. Baltimore Ravens
WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois#

The Ravens sorely need some offensive playmakers around Joe Flacco, and GM Ozzie Newsome will not be deterred by the declining production of an injured Benn in what was a struggling, stale Illinois offense.

26. Arizona Cardinals
FS Taylor Mays, USC

On paper, Mays looks like a top-five pick. On the field, he played like a third-rounder this past season. The Cardinals often open the net for falling big-name talent and could be in the market for a safety with Adrian Wilson getting older and Antrel Rolle's contract needing to be addressed.

27. Dallas Cowboys
FS Earl Thomas, Texas#

The inability to cover the deep middle exposed the Cowboys' defense against the Vikings in the playoffs, and Thomas' range and playmaking ability on the back half could complete the defense.

28. San Diego Chargers
OT Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts

The Chargers' struggles running the ball can be tied in part to an injury-prone offensive line, and Ducasse could help open more holes from the right tackle position.

29. New York Jets
WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech#

Even after acquiring Braylon Edwards, the Jets still need to give Mark Sanchez more weapons, and Thomas would provide another big target.

30. Minnesota Vikings
CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State

Robinson does not have the physicality of an aging Antoine Winfield or Cedric Griffin, but he could upgrade the Vikings' nickel package with his cover skills.

31. New Orleans Saints**
LB Sean Lee, Penn State

The Saints have been exploring upgrades at the linebacker position for years, and Lee has the intelligence defensive coordinator Gregg Williams desires and fits the tough-minded mold of LB coach Joe Vitt.

32. Indianapolis Colts**
DT Dan Williams, Tennessee

The Colts sought to go bigger inside after defensive coordinator Larry Coyer joined the staff, and Williams would give them a strong, active inside presence suitable for their new scheme.


* — Picks will be determined by a coin flip.

** — Super Bowl winner picks 32nd, loser 31st.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-04-2010, 08:21 AM
We pass up Haden, Dan Williams, for a C at 18? First I have seen Pouncey in the first.

steelblood
02-04-2010, 08:34 AM
Huh. That's a puzzler. But there are usually a few surprises in the first round.

Oviedo
02-04-2010, 09:02 AM
Probably the most unlikely mock draft I have seen yet. To pass on Haden, Spiller, Williams is crazy. If McClain really dropped to #15 and we didn't try to trade up to jump ahead of the Giants that would be beyond crazy.

SteelBucks
02-04-2010, 09:38 AM
I think we can safely say this is unlikely. IMO, the Steelers will not pass on Haden, Mays, or Thomas to take Pouncey. Center may be a need but the secondary has to be addressed early.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
02-04-2010, 10:17 AM
Not a good mock. There are players I can't believe we would pass on. Bryan Bulaga the first OL taken & in the Top 5? Pouncey that high in the 1st? Dan Williams won't slip until the end of Round 1. Having Mike Iupati going that high after the Senior Bowl tells me he didn't watch the game and see him play. And Sean Lee in the 1st? And I'm a PSU HOMER!!!

RuthlessBurgher
02-04-2010, 11:13 AM
If the draft fell this way, I would trade our 1st and 2nd round picks to move up to #10 to take Eric Berry (who I think is the best player in the draft not name who isn't a Boy Named Suh). Getting Troy back and adding Berry would be changing a secondary from one with no tangible ball skills to a playmaking, ballhawking secondary overnight.

ANPSTEEL
02-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Probably the most unlikely mock draft I have seen yet. To pass on Haden, Spiller, Williams is crazy.

:shock:
:lol:



If McClain really dropped to #15 and we didn't try to trade up to jump ahead of the Giants that would be beyond crazy.

:Agree
:D

Jom112
02-04-2010, 11:19 AM
I'll give them credit for originality at least.

1. I wouldn't be surprised if Bryan Bulaga was the first OT taken but I really doubt that he will be. He is really talented though and wouldn't criticize any team that takes him. He completed dominated his matchup against Derek Morgan in their bowl game.

2. It would be crazy for Denver to pass up on Eric Berry if he dropped that far BUT safety is probably 5th or 6th needwise for the Broncos. Dawkins currently plays FS, so Berry or him would have to move to SS for both of them to play together. Plus the Broncos just drafted Darcel McBath and David Bruton in the last draft. McBatch was a 2nd round pick also. I don't see the Broncos going safety that early but Berry is a special talent so it's not out of the question.

ANPSTEEL
02-04-2010, 11:20 AM
If the draft fell this way, I would trade our 1st and 2nd round picks to move up to #10 to take Eric Berry (who I think is the best player in the draft not name who isn't a Boy Named Suh). Getting Troy back and adding Berry would be changing a secondary from one with no tangible ball skills to a playmaking, ballhawking secondary overnight.

Love the idea- but 18 to 10 is a BIG move- I cant quite imagine the team pulling that trigger.

I'm sure someone on the board knows the cost chart for trading picks...

18 to 10
this years 1st & 3rd, plus next years 1st??? something like that??

Mister Pittsburgh
02-04-2010, 11:23 AM
I think we can safely say this is unlikely. IMO, the Steelers will not pass on Haden, Mays, or Thomas to take Pouncey. Center may be a need but the secondary has to be addressed early.

I woudl pass on Mays. The others, no, especially Haden.

RuthlessBurgher
02-04-2010, 11:24 AM
If the draft fell this way, I would trade our 1st and 2nd round picks to move up to #10 to take Eric Berry (who I think is the best player in the draft not name who isn't a Boy Named Suh). Getting Troy back and adding Berry would be changing a secondary from one with no tangible ball skills to a playmaking, ballhawking secondary overnight.

Love the idea- but 18 to 10 is a BIG move- I cant quite imagine the team pulling that trigger.

I'm sure someone on the board knows the cost chart for trading picks...

18 to 10
this years 1st & 3rd, plus next years 1st??? something like that??

#10 = 1300 pts.

#18 = 900 pts.

#52 = 380 pts.

Give up 1280 to get 1300. That works. If they want us to throw in our 6th rounder as well to make the numbers work out perfectly, so be it.

ANPSTEEL
02-04-2010, 11:39 AM
If the draft fell this way, I would trade our 1st and 2nd round picks to move up to #10 to take Eric Berry (who I think is the best player in the draft not name who isn't a Boy Named Suh). Getting Troy back and adding Berry would be changing a secondary from one with no tangible ball skills to a playmaking, ballhawking secondary overnight.

Love the idea- but 18 to 10 is a BIG move- I cant quite imagine the team pulling that trigger.

I'm sure someone on the board knows the cost chart for trading picks...

18 to 10
this years 1st & 3rd, plus next years 1st??? something like that??

#10 = 1300 pts.

#18 = 900 pts.

#52 = 380 pts.

Give up 1280 to get 1300. That works. If they want us to throw in our 6th rounder as well to make the numbers work out perfectly, so be it.


that is more reasonable than i thought...

now, we just need denver to make that trade- and all the other teams above to let Berry slide.

RuthlessBurgher
02-04-2010, 11:47 AM
If the draft fell this way, I would trade our 1st and 2nd round picks to move up to #10 to take Eric Berry (who I think is the best player in the draft not name who isn't a Boy Named Suh). Getting Troy back and adding Berry would be changing a secondary from one with no tangible ball skills to a playmaking, ballhawking secondary overnight.

Love the idea- but 18 to 10 is a BIG move- I cant quite imagine the team pulling that trigger.

I'm sure someone on the board knows the cost chart for trading picks...

18 to 10
this years 1st & 3rd, plus next years 1st??? something like that??

#10 = 1300 pts.

#18 = 900 pts.

#52 = 380 pts.

Give up 1280 to get 1300. That works. If they want us to throw in our 6th rounder as well to make the numbers work out perfectly, so be it.


that is more reasonable than i thought...

now, we just need denver to make that trade- and all the other teams above to let Berry slide.

That #10 pick may belong to Jacksonville instead (there will be coin flip between them and Denver to see who gets that pick and who gets #11). Jacksonville has no 2nd round pick (they traded it to New England during the draft last year). Jacksonville wants Tim Tebow badly to sell tickets, but everyone who watched the Senior Bowl knows that he is not worth a pick in the early first round. However, they may worry about him being off the board before they pick next in round 3. They may be willing to trade down and pick up a 2nd rounder again so that they can get their boy Tebow on board.

ANPSTEEL
02-04-2010, 11:56 AM
If the draft fell this way, I would trade our 1st and 2nd round picks to move up to #10 to take Eric Berry (who I think is the best player in the draft not name who isn't a Boy Named Suh). Getting Troy back and adding Berry would be changing a secondary from one with no tangible ball skills to a playmaking, ballhawking secondary overnight.

Love the idea- but 18 to 10 is a BIG move- I cant quite imagine the team pulling that trigger.

I'm sure someone on the board knows the cost chart for trading picks...

18 to 10
this years 1st & 3rd, plus next years 1st??? something like that??

#10 = 1300 pts.

#18 = 900 pts.

#52 = 380 pts.

Give up 1280 to get 1300. That works. If they want us to throw in our 6th rounder as well to make the numbers work out perfectly, so be it.


that is more reasonable than i thought...

now, we just need denver to make that trade- and all the other teams above to let Berry slide.

That #10 pick may belong to Jacksonville instead (there will be coin flip between them and Denver to see who gets that pick and who gets #11). Jacksonville has no 2nd round pick (they traded it to New England during the draft last year). Jacksonville wants Tim Tebow badly to sell tickets, but everyone who watched the Senior Bowl knows that he is not worth a pick in the early first round. However, they may worry about him being off the board before they pick next in round 3. They may be willing to trade down and pick up a 2nd rounder again so that they can get their boy Tebow on board.

oh geesh...

the Jags fans would wet their pants if that happened, all 10 of them.

Oviedo
02-04-2010, 12:07 PM
If the draft fell this way, I would trade our 1st and 2nd round picks to move up to #10 to take Eric Berry (who I think is the best player in the draft not name who isn't a Boy Named Suh). Getting Troy back and adding Berry would be changing a secondary from one with no tangible ball skills to a playmaking, ballhawking secondary overnight.

Love the idea- but 18 to 10 is a BIG move- I cant quite imagine the team pulling that trigger.

I'm sure someone on the board knows the cost chart for trading picks...

18 to 10
this years 1st & 3rd, plus next years 1st??? something like that??

#10 = 1300 pts.

#18 = 900 pts.

#52 = 380 pts.

Give up 1280 to get 1300. That works. If they want us to throw in our 6th rounder as well to make the numbers work out perfectly, so be it.


that is more reasonable than i thought...

now, we just need denver to make that trade- and all the other teams above to let Berry slide.

That #10 pick may belong to Jacksonville instead (there will be coin flip between them and Denver to see who gets that pick and who gets #11). Jacksonville has no 2nd round pick (they traded it to New England during the draft last year). Jacksonville wants Tim Tebow badly to sell tickets, but everyone who watched the Senior Bowl knows that he is not worth a pick in the early first round. However, they may worry about him being off the board before they pick next in round 3. They may be willing to trade down and pick up a 2nd rounder again so that they can get their boy Tebow on board.

They will likely be able to get Tebow in Round 3 unless he blows everyone's doors off at the Combine. He looked no better than a 4th or 5th Round pick at the Senior Bowl. He is several years and lots of development away from being an adequete NFL QB.

Even if the Jags did get Tebow that wouldn't sell that many tickets. No one here really pays attention to the jags in Fla even when they are winning.

Dee Dub
02-04-2010, 12:50 PM
If we pass on Joe Haden or Earl Thomas for a guy who really doesnt belong in the first round let alone at 18 would be retarded.

Lebsteel
02-04-2010, 01:11 PM
Not a good mock. There are players I can't believe we would pass on. Bryan Bulaga the first OL taken & in the Top 5? Pouncey that high in the 1st? Dan Williams won't slip until the end of Round 1. Having Mike Iupati going that high after the Senior Bowl tells me he didn't watch the game and see him play. And Sean Lee in the 1st? And I'm a PSU HOMER!!!

As a fellow PSU homer, I've got Sean Lee in my mock in Rd. 3. He might go sooner, but I think that round is where we need to look for an ILB. If he is not there, there are several other good choices that may be.

RuthlessBurgher
02-04-2010, 01:14 PM
They will likely be able to get Tebow in Round 3 unless he blows everyone's doors off at the Combine. He looked no better than a 4th or 5th Round pick at the Senior Bowl. He is several years and lots of development away from being an adequete NFL QB.

Even if the Jags did get Tebow that wouldn't sell that many tickets. No one here really pays attention to the jags in Fla even when they are winning.

Because no one pays attention to them even when they are winning, I think Wayne Weaver will consider Tebow to be his last ditch effort to drum up interest (even it is little more than a publicity stunt) in order to keep the team from becoming the L.A. Jaguars (which may be inevitable anyway).

I think a team like New England, who has 3 second round picks, could take a shot on Tebow with one of those picks, since they do not have a decent backup to Brady (Brian Hoyer?) and they could also implement a wildcat-type of scheme to throw a new wrinkle into their offense.

papillon
02-04-2010, 01:22 PM
If we pass on Joe Haden or Earl Thomas for a guy who really doesnt belong in the first round let alone at 18 would be retarded.

Quoted for truth! :Bow

Pappy

hawaiiansteel
02-04-2010, 03:17 PM
That #10 pick may belong to Jacksonville instead (there will be coin flip between them and Denver to see who gets that pick and who gets #11). Jacksonville has no 2nd round pick (they traded it to New England during the draft last year). Jacksonville wants Tim Tebow badly to sell tickets, but everyone who watched the Senior Bowl knows that he is not worth a pick in the early first round. However, they may worry about him being off the board before they pick next in round 3. They may be willing to trade down and pick up a 2nd rounder again so that they can get their boy Tebow on board.

They will likely be able to get Tebow in Round 3 unless he blows everyone's doors off at the Combine. He looked no better than a 4th or 5th Round pick at the Senior Bowl. He is several years and lots of development away from being an adequete NFL QB.

Even if the Jags did get Tebow that wouldn't sell that many tickets. No one here really pays attention to the jags in Fla even when they are winning.[/quote]



Tebow-to-Jags talk isn't sitting well with at least one actual Jag
By Holly Anderson

Remember those rumors, way back in the fall, about the Jacksonville Jaguars setting their sights on hometown hero Tim Tebow before he'd even played his senior season? That owner Wayne Weaver was said to be considering plucking the Tebow Child early in the draft as a sales-boosting gambit? Lately, the scorn of the scouts and his obvious struggles in the Senior Bowl haven't tempered local enthusiasm for Tebow as the draft draws nigh, but at least one member of the franchise isn't afraid to express his, let's say ... misgivings about adding Tebow to the roster, according to the Florida Times-Union:

[Offensive lineman Uche] Nwaneri posted on the Jaguars’ Web site that, while cashing a check, a bank teller started talking about how Tebow will save the Jaguars.
So Nwaneri posted his five points on Tebow, with capital letters:

"1. He can't throw, PERIOD.
2. He can't read any coverage other than probably cover 2 or man.
3. The QB Wildcat WILL NOT WORK IN THIS LEAGUE. PERIOD.
4. He doesn’t know how to take a snap from center.
5. HE CAN’T THROW, and that’s really something you either have or not."

I guess that settles it, then. Obviously, there's nothing the kid can do to help the team. Oh, and one more thing:

Nwaneri then urged fans to buy tickets because he doesn’t want to come out "for pregame warmups to a COMPLETELY EMPTY STADIUM ANYMORE."

Let's talk business, Uche: Whether or not the Tebow Child can make a successful transition to the pro game on the field, putting warm bodies in seats is obviously among the greatest of his many other talents. Give the people what they want. And even if Nwaneri and the legions of critics are right that Tebow is bound for NFL flopdom, I guarantee thousands of Georgia fans would be willing to make the drive down to the site of so many Cocktail Party aggravations for the sole purpose of watching their former tormenter operate behind a line that might not feel much like blocking for him.
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BradshawsHairdresser
02-04-2010, 03:31 PM
If the draft played out that way, and the Steelers DIDN'T take Haden at #18, I would personally drive to Pittsburgh and slap Kevin Colbert in the face.

Oviedo
02-04-2010, 03:36 PM
If the draft played out that way, and the Steelers DIDN'T take Haden at #18, I would personally drive to Pittsburgh and slap Kevin Colbert in the face.

How many of you guys have actually watched Haden? he isn't all that great. he is not a player who is capable of starting as a rookie.

He is simply the best at a position that is very thin this year. Don't believe the predraft hype. he will be better than Gay, but I'm not sure he is as good as Ike or ever will be.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
02-04-2010, 04:14 PM
Not a good mock. There are players I can't believe we would pass on. Bryan Bulaga the first OL taken & in the Top 5? Pouncey that high in the 1st? Dan Williams won't slip until the end of Round 1. Having Mike Iupati going that high after the Senior Bowl tells me he didn't watch the game and see him play. And Sean Lee in the 1st? And I'm a PSU HOMER!!!

As a fellow PSU homer, I've got Sean Lee in my mock in Rd. 3. He might go sooner, but I think that round is where we need to look for an ILB. If he is not there, there are several other good choices that may be.

If the Steelers like him...I say they have a pretty good shot at him in the 3rd. If he puts up a low 4.6 and has great triangle times...That could push him into the low 2nd, in my opinion. I think he runs in the 4.7's, has average triangle times, & a low 20 bench. He has allot of intangibles that could make him a nice project for a team that has 2-3 years so he could get stronger. Honestly, after watching him play, I think he is a 4th round pick at best.

I don't think the Steelers even have 2 years. Farriors fall off late in the season usually marks the beginning of the end. I think this will be his last year and if the Steelers hit it right....The 2nd half of the season, he might be in the reserve role. When I see Farrior multiple times in a game over 5 yards down field still trying to get off a block...It is time. The teams knows if he had an injury later in the year. If he didn't, that could be our surprise come draft day. If MCClain, Weatherspoon, or Spikes come off the board when the Steelers pick....We know it was a concern. They will have to move up to get McClain in the 1st and most likely do the same in the 2nd for Spikes. Weatherspoon might still be on the board in the 1st. We know about the "smoke screen" theory come draft time. But here is something some of you might have over looked. The Steelers know allot about Weatherspoon. I'm sure they saw him on film when they were scouting Ziggy.

NJ-STEELER
02-04-2010, 06:04 PM
mccclain is a perfect fiot for the NYG who's # 1 need is LB.

i wonder if the author is a NYG fan

hawaiiansteel
02-04-2010, 06:30 PM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":3vpwqkey]Not a good mock. There are players I can't believe we would pass on. Bryan Bulaga the first OL taken & in the Top 5? Pouncey that high in the 1st? Dan Williams won't slip until the end of Round 1. Having Mike Iupati going that high after the Senior Bowl tells me he didn't watch the game and see him play. And Sean Lee in the 1st? And I'm a PSU HOMER!!!

As a fellow PSU homer, I've got Sean Lee in my mock in Rd. 3. He might go sooner, but I think that round is where we need to look for an ILB. If he is not there, there are several other good choices that may be.

If the Steelers like him...I say they have a pretty good shot at him in the 3rd. If he puts up a low 4.6 and has great triangle times...That could push him into the low 2nd, in my opinion. I think he runs in the 4.7's, has average triangle times, & a low 20 bench. He has allot of intangibles that could make him a nice project for a team that has 2-3 years so he could get stronger. Honestly, after watching him play, I think he is a 4th round pick at best.

I don't think the Steelers even have 2 years. Farriors fall off late in the season usually marks the beginning of the end. I think this will be his last year and if the Steelers hit it right....The 2nd half of the season, he might be in the reserve role. When I see Farrior multiple times in a game over 5 yards down field still trying to get off a block...It is time. The teams knows if he had an injury later in the year. If he didn't, that could be our surprise come draft day. If MCClain, Weatherspoon, or Spikes come off the board when the Steelers pick....We know it was a concern. They will have to move up to get McClain in the 1st and most likely do the same in the 2nd for Spikes. Weatherspoon might still be on the board in the 1st. We know about the "smoke screen" theory come draft time. But here is something some of you might have over looked. The Steelers know allot about Weatherspoon. I'm sure they saw him on film when they were scouting Ziggy.[/quote:3vpwqkey]


I like your mock draft.

I would not be surprised at all if the Steelers selected Sean Weatherspoon, did you see him cover Dexter McCluster in the Senior Bowl and then get an interception later by reading the QBs eyes? I read that he is very vocal and a team leader, Weatherspoon definitely could be Farrior's future replacement (once he figures out our complicated defensive scheme of course). :lol:

Dee Dub
02-04-2010, 09:15 PM
How many of you guys have actually watched Haden? he isn't all that great. he is not a player who is capable of starting as a rookie.

He is simply the best at a position that is very thin this year. Don't believe the predraft hype. he will be better than Gay, but I'm not sure he is as good as Ike or ever will be.

Funny...I remember how many here on this site and the Trib were saying the exact same thing about Leon Hall.


I've seen enough of Haden to know he is an above average cover man who isnt affraid of being physical.

I'd take him for the Steelers in a heart beat...and in my opinion he immediately being their best corner.

hawaiiansteel
02-04-2010, 09:27 PM
How many of you guys have actually watched Haden? he isn't all that great. he is not a player who is capable of starting as a rookie.

He is simply the best at a position that is very thin this year. Don't believe the predraft hype. he will be better than Gay, but I'm not sure he is as good as Ike or ever will be.

Funny...I remember how many here on this site and the Trib were saying the exact same thing about Leon Hall.


I've seen enough of Haden to know he is an above average cover man who isnt affraid of being physical.

I'd take him for the Steelers in a heart beat...and in my opinion he immediately being their best corner.



Haden doesn't need to be better than Ike Taylor, he just needs to be better than William Gay, Joe Burnett, Deshea Townsend, Keenan Lewis, Anthony Madison and Trae Williams.

I've seen Haden play lots of times and in my opinion there is no doubt that he is better than any of the CBs in that group.

BradshawsHairdresser
02-05-2010, 04:14 PM
I don't think there's any way Haden is there at #18. But with the problems in our d-backfield, if he is still on the board when the Steelers pick, it's a no-brainer. Immediate upgrade--I betcha even LeBeau would find a way to get him in as a starter before midseason.