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hawaiiansteel
04-22-2010, 05:41 PM
I just heard this on a local radio station discussing the draft...the local radio guy is a big Steelers fan and he claims that Arians is totally in love with Williams.

guess we'll find out soon, less than 2 hours to go!

btw, will there be a draft thread where we can post our comments on?

phillyesq
04-22-2010, 06:14 PM
According to Wexell, BA loves WR Jacoby Ford from Clemson as well.

DukieBoy
04-22-2010, 06:16 PM
Has BA consulted with Ben and got approval for either?

hawaiiansteel
04-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Has BA consulted with Ben and got approval for either?



of course he did, BA and BR are close...



http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/images/admin/Arians.jpg

hawaiiansteel
04-22-2010, 07:08 PM
Damian Williams

6-1/190

Wide Receiver

USC

http://www.trojanwire.com/images/damian-williams-18.jpg


Damian Williams Scouting Report
By Matt McGuire

Strengths:
Good height with room to bulk
Very soft hands; rarely drops passes
Great body control
Catches ball at highest point
Excellent hand-eye coordination
Love his ball skills
Quick feet
Elite-level route runner
Deceptive speed
Changes directions quickly
Slippery fast
Does an outstanding job of changing speeds in/out of routes
Generates very solid Y.A.C.
Recognizes various coverages
Can find soft spots in zone
Eats up off-man cushion quickly, then separates
Gets two feet in on sideline catches; aware
Highly talented with great upside
Polished player
Operated in traditional West Coast offense
Plays with a lot of heart
Good character and reportedly great work ethic




Weaknesses:
Quicker than fast; can he beat bump-and-run consistently?
Timed speed might go under microscope if not sub-4.5
Could be more physical at line of scrimmage
Inconsistent blocker
Has some wasted movements
Could shield corners better
Shoulder injury history must be checked into




Summary: Williams is the kind of wide receiver I love watching tape on. He is very polished and well ahead of the pack, meaning he could contribute immediately in the NFL. With Williams' talent level and work ethic, he has a great foundation to be a star receiver in the NFL. Transferred from Arkansas to USC with high school teammate Mitch Mustain.

Player Comparison: Jimmy Smith. Smith was that very rare route-runner you just don't find very often. Williams might be the best route-runner I have seen in four years of scouting.

papillon
04-22-2010, 07:09 PM
No offensive skill queers until round 4. :Cheers

Pappy

hawaiiansteel
04-22-2010, 07:18 PM
According to Wexell, BA loves WR Jacoby Ford from Clemson as well.



you can't coach the kind of speed that Jacoby Ford has...

which is good because Bruce Arians can't coach.

RuthlessBurgher
04-22-2010, 07:22 PM
Santonio's best aspect was his route running. All reports concerning D. Williams is that he is an excellent route runner.

DukieBoy
04-22-2010, 07:46 PM
According to Wexell, BA loves WR Jacoby Ford from Clemson as well.



you can't coach the kind of speed that Jacoby Ford has...

which is good because Bruce Arians can't coach.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :Cheers

isonator07
04-22-2010, 09:13 PM
According to Wexell, BA loves WR Jacoby Ford from Clemson as well.



you can't coach the kind of speed that Jacoby Ford has...

which is good because Bruce Arians can't coach.

now thats funny :lol: :lol:

BradshawsHairdresser
04-22-2010, 10:45 PM
Arians can stick it.

We have more pressing needs than WR.

NJ-STEELER
04-22-2010, 10:50 PM
According to Wexell, BA loves WR Jacoby Ford from Clemson as well.

oooh

good to hear

NJ-STEELER
04-22-2010, 10:52 PM
I just heard this on a local radio station discussing the draft...the local radio guy is a big Steelers fan and he claims that Arians is totally in love with Williams.

guess we'll find out soon, less than 2 hours to go!

?

round 2 is on friday :wink:

Steel Life
04-22-2010, 10:59 PM
Arians better focus on finding a better run game...or he won't be coaching any WRs after the season.

MaxAMillion
04-22-2010, 11:01 PM
Arians also pushed for Urbik.

eniparadoxgma
04-22-2010, 11:14 PM
No offensive skill queers until round 4. :Cheers

Pappy

ahahahahahahahahaha

:tt2 :tt2 :tt2

hawaiiansteel
04-23-2010, 03:17 AM
Arians also pushed for Urbik.



guess Arians lost all credibility when it comes to evaluating players then...

Shawn
04-23-2010, 07:36 AM
Santonio's best aspect was his route running. All reports concerning D. Williams is that he is an excellent route runner.

he reason I loved Holmes ability in college was his surgical route running. He could cut up a secondary with the best of em.

Oviedo
04-23-2010, 08:01 AM
Arians also pushed for Urbik.



guess Arians lost all credibility when it comes to evaluating players then...

Why do you think Urbik is a bust? Guy was taken in 3rd Round, did you expect the Pro Bowl as a rookie? My prediction is that in two years Kemo is gone and Urbik is a solid starter.

I'm sure you will bring up the fact that Foster as a UDFA was active and Urbik wasn't. That IMO was more because Foster could also play Tackle so he was really the back up tackle on games days since Essex was starting at Guard. Foster had more positional flexibility.

hawaiiansteel
04-23-2010, 01:12 PM
Arians also pushed for Urbik.



guess Arians lost all credibility when it comes to evaluating players then...

Why do you think Urbik is a bust? Guy was taken in 3rd Round, did you expect the Pro Bowl as a rookie? My prediction is that in two years Kemo is gone and Urbik is a solid starter.

I'm sure you will bring up the fact that Foster as a UDFA was active and Urbik wasn't. That IMO was more because Foster could also play Tackle so he was really the back up tackle on games days since Essex was starting at Guard. Foster had more positional flexibility.


this is from Jim Wexell during camp last year...


Kraig Urbik

Of any player the Steelers drafted in the 2009 draft, Kraig Urbik was expected to have the greatest chance of becoming a starter. Darnell Stapleton struggled in spots during 2008 season and was expected to be pushed by the rookie guard from Wisconsin. As predicted, Stapleton will likely lose the starting job, but it will be to Trai Essex and not Kraig Urbik. Urbik has been the most disappointing of all the rookies. He has lacked power against the defensive lineman and generally looks lost. Early on in camp, he became Tomlin's "whipping boy" after making repeated mistakes. In the first preseason game, he failed generate much push off the line against Arizona's third team. His play against Washington wasn't much better.

Quotables:
"Ramon Foster is a better player than Kraig urbik. Urbik, frankly, is too soft. And I'm stunned" - Jim Wexell

"The second practice when we started doing one-on-ones that was a huge, rude awakening," said Urbik, one of three third-round picks the Steelers made in the NFL draft at the end of April. "You have to have perfect technique every time. I did bad on it, so it's really an eye-opener that you really have to hone your technique."

Likelihood of making team: 70%
The Steelers will give Urbik a chance to improve. It would be awfully rare for the front office to cut its second pick in the draft without giving him at least a year to develop.

http://steezbros.blogspot.com/2009/08/k ... rooks.html (http://steezbros.blogspot.com/2009/08/keeping-up-with-rooks.html)