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buckeyehoppy
04-24-2010, 01:57 AM
Let's take a look at who is still hangin' out there in the Steelers positions of need that we are likely to draft.

I'm going to rate the Top 5, as I see them, that could help the Steelers with what they have to offer. The ratings are top to bottom, with the best on top.

OFFENSE

Realistically, we are probably only looking at adding a situational RB and possibly a RT. There are plenty of guys who fit the mold the Steelers may be looking for.

RB

Anthony Dixon- Mississippi State
Rashawn Jackson- Virginia
Charles Scott- Louisiana State
John Conner- Kentucky
James Starks- Buffalo

It sux if you really need a RB in this draft because the pickings are really slim. But any of these guys bring enough to the table to be good situational players in the Steelers backfield behind Mendy and could reliably be counted on to contribute 5 to 15 touches a game with authority. A few here may project to be much more if they pick up the pro game quickly enough.

RT

Ciron Black- Louisiana State
Kyle Calloway- Iowa
Sam Young- Notre Dame
Selvish Capers- West Virginia
Chris Scott- Tennessee

All of these guys project to the right in the NFL and a few (Black and Scott) have experience on the left. Since what were really looking at is someone to push Colon, any of these guys should challenge for PT at the RT position.

DEFENSE

With 7 picks on Day 3, it's a safe bet the Steelers will be going long on some D. Position-by-position, here's what we're looking at.

DT

Art Jones- Syracuse
Doug Worthington- Ohio State
Vince Oghobaase- Duke
Cam Thomas- North Carolina
Jeff Owens- Georgia

The bad news is that each of these guys need some work to be a complete player. The good news, though, is that Big Snack just put ink to a new deal. If he can hold on for at least the next two years, one of these guys might develop to be able to adequately fill his position once he leaves.

DE

Corey Wootton- Northwestern
Brandon Deaderick- Alabama
C.J. Wilson- East Carolina
E.J. Wilson- North Carolina
Hall Davis- Louisiana-Lafayette

While the Steelers don't really need much more than depth in the short term at DE, a couple of these guys will eventually develop to be starters. This is a position where the talent that remains on Day 3 will be fairly strong in the 4th Round and remain interesting for the balance of the draft.

ILB

Jamar Chaney- Mississippi State
Phillip Dillard- Nebraska
Darryl Sharpton- Miami (Fla)
Travis Goethel- Arizona State
Joe Pawelek- Baylor

This is a good year to need a player for ILB and there is still quite a bit of actual quality left that could develop into starting caliber players. Will go out on a limb and say that if either Chaney or Dillard are still on the board when the Steelers select in the 4th, it might be very difficult to take a pass on either one. Perhaps we'll get lucky.

FS

Kam Chancellor- Virginia Tech
Kendrick Lewis- Mississippi
Barry Church- Toledo
Darrell Stuckey- Kansas
Kurt Coleman- Ohio State

There's some solid talent available here. The Steelers will need a complement to Troy in the coming years and while not all of these guys are true FSs, each has a good chance to develop into a solid NFL player and a versatile contributor across the DB and on ST.

CB

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- Indiana (PA)
Walter Thurmond- Oregon
Donovan Warren- Michigan
Brian Jackson- Oklahoma
Trevard Lindley- Kentucky

This has been one of the most in demand positions for the Steelers this year and we, luckily enough, still have good players out there to choose from. This is a case where the Steelers demand is getting along well with the draft supply, since there are still guys on the board who have real potential to be future starters and stars.

OVERVIEW

We have one pick to address each of these areas on Day 3. So, if Colbert and the Brain Fart Trust have their act together, we could be looking at a fairly complete and effective draft if they select from the guys on this board.

SS Laser
04-24-2010, 02:00 AM
you missed one I like:
Clifton Geathers
DE34
South Carolina

RuthlessBurgher
04-24-2010, 02:05 AM
I think there are still several quality RB's left (you listed only 3 possibilities for RB and 2 FB's). There is Jonathan Dwyer, Joe McKnight, Anthony Dixon, LaGarrette Blount, Charles Scott, James Starks, Joique Bell, Deji Karim, etc.

hawaiiansteel
04-24-2010, 02:10 AM
RB Anthony Dixon has a DUI on his resume', i highly doubt we will be selecting him.

buckeyehoppy
04-24-2010, 02:22 AM
you missed one I like:
Clifton Geathers
DE34
South Carolina

Well, he was in my mock draft. :)

We'll see. This list has a little more advantage over a full mock in that much of the draft has already happened and we have a clearer view of who's left.

The reason I kept him off my list was because there were some concerns with him on a personal level that, judging from our off-season to date led me to the question "do we really need a player coming in with the drama in tow?"

I think he'll be a good NFL player. But the questionable personal background was enough for me to keep him off the list.

hawaiiansteel
04-24-2010, 02:25 AM
GREAT BLUE NORTH DRAFT REPORT



UPDATED TOP REMAINING PROSPECTS FOR DAY 3 OF THE 2010 DRAFT

(* indicates underclassman; (O) indicates off-field issue or (X) injury could cloud draft status)

*Bruce Campbell OT Maryland
*Everson Griffin DE Southern California
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah CB Indiana (PA) (X)
Dorin Dickerson TE Pittsburgh
Ricky Sapp LB Clemson
*Aaron Hernandez TE Florida
Cam Thomas DT North Carolina
Corey Wootton DE Northwestern (X)
*Carlton Mitchell WR South Florida
*Dominique Franks CB Oklahoma
*Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech
Dennis Pitta TE BYU
Geno Atkins DT Georgia
*Joe McKnight RB Southern California
Al Woods DT LSU
Perrish Cox CB Oklahoma State (O)
Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinnati (KR)
Eric Norwood LB South Carolina
Jeremy Williams WR Tulane
Greg Hardy DE Mississippi (X)
*Mike Williams WR Syracuse (O)
Tony Pike QB Cincinnati (X)
*Clifton Geathers DE South Carolina
Jacoby Ford WR Clemson
*Thaddeus Gibson LB Ohio State
Austin Lane DE Murray State
Dan Lefevour QB Central Michigan
Marcus Easley WR UConn
Arthur Jones DT Syracuse (X)
*Reshad Jones DB Georgia
Brandon Lang DE Troy
Selvish Capers OT West Virginia
Dekoda Watson LB Florida State
John Skelton QB Fordham
C.J. Wilson DE East Carolina
Jason Fox OT Miami (X)
Darrell Stuckey FS Kansas
Anthony Dixon RB Mississippi State
Vern Verner CB UCLA
Jamar Chaney LB Mississippi State
Matt Tennant C Boston College
Anthony McCoy TE Southern California (O)
Jonathan Crompton QB Tennessee
Willie Young DE North Carolina State
Walter Thurmond CB Oregon
Blair White WR Michigan State
Rod Muckleroy LB Texas
Walter McFadden CB Auburn
Riley Cooper WR Florida
Kam Chancellor DB Virginia Tech
Kyle Calloway OT Iowa
Graham Garrett TE Wisconsin
Charles Scott RB LSU (X)
Robert McClain CB UConn
Jeff Owens DT Georgia
Jarrett Brown QB West Virginia
Darryl Sharpton LB Miami
*Dezmon Briscoe WR Kansas
Mitch Petrus OG Arkansas
Travis Goethel LB Arizona State
James Starks RB Buffalo (X)
Marshall Newhouse G/T Texas Christian
Perry Riley LB LSU
Anthony Quarless TE Penn State (O)
Larry Asante DB Nebraska
Ed Wang OT Virginia Tech
A.J. Edds LB Iowa
Kurt Coleman FS Ohio State
Nate Collins DT Virginia
Eric Olsen C Notre Dame
Hall Davis DE Louisiana-Lafayette
*Donovan Warren CB Michigan (FS)
Sam Young OT Notre Dame
Phillip Dillard LB Nebraska
Harry Coleman SS LSU
Ciron Black OG LSU
O'Brien Schofield LB Wisconsin (LB)
Tony Washington OT Abilene Christian (O)
LeGarrette Blount RB Oregon (O)
*Jevan Snead QB Mississippi
A.J. Jefferson CB Fresno State
Joe Webb WR Alabama-Birmingham
Brandon Carter OG Texas Tech (O)
Arthur Moats LB James Madison
Lonyae Miller RB Fresno State
Mike Hoomanawanui TE Illinois
Lindsey Witten DE UConn
Rashawn Jackson FB Virginia
Darian Stewart DB South Carolina
Thomas Welch OT Vanderbilt
Colin Peek TE Alabama
Mike Kafka QB Northwestern
Syd'Quan Thompson CB California
Simoni Lawrence LB Minnesota
Shelley Smith OG Colorado State
Chris Brown RB Oklahoma (X)
Chris Scott G/T Tennessee
Levi Brown QB Troy
Vincent Ray LB Duke
Jamar Wall CB Texas Tech
Andre Dixon RB UConn
Myron Rolle SS Florida State
John Connor FB Kentucky
Zoltan Mesko P Michigan
George Selvie DE South Florida
Joe Hawley C UNLV
David Reed WR Utah
Adam Ulatoski OT Texas
Brandon Deaderick DE Alabama (DT)
Clay Harbour TE Missouri State (FB)
*Josh Moore CB Kansas State
Kavell Connor LB Clemson
Jameson Konz FB Kent State
Deji Karim RB Southern Illinois
Robert Johnson FS Utah
Leigh Tiffin PK Alabama
Chris DeGeare OG Wake Forest
*Kevin Basped DE Nevada (X)
*Antonio Brown WR Central Michigan
Trevard Lindley CB Kentucky
Adrian Tracy LB William&Mary
Jeromey Miles DB UMass
Kevin Haslam OT Rutgers
Rahim Alem DE LSU
Nolan Carroll CB Maryland
Danario Alexander WR Missouri (X)
Cam Sheffield LB Troy (DE)
David Pender CB Purdue
Ted Larsen C North Carolina State
Sam Shields CB Miami
Micah Johnson LB Kentucky
Kendrick Lewis DB Mississippi
Shay Hodge WR Mississippi
Barry Church SS Toledo
Sean Canfield QB Oregon State
Keiland Williams RB LSU
Aleric Mullins DT North Carolina
Brent Bowden P Virginia Tech
Mike McLaughlin LB Boston College
Mike Tepper G/T California
E.J. Wilson DE North Carolina
Nate Byham TE Pittsburgh
Chris Hawkins CB LSU
Doug Worthington DE Ohio State (DT)
Zac Robinson QB Oklahoma State
Justin Cole LB San Jose State (DE)
Cody Grimm SS Virginia Tech
Chris McGaha WR Arizona State
J'Marcus Webb OT West Texas A&M
Antonio Coleman DE Auburn (OLB)
Kion Wilson LB South Florida
Patrick Stoudamire CB Western Illinois
Fendi Onobun TE Houston
Alex Parsons OG Southern California
Kade Weston DT Georgia
Kyle Jolly OT North Carolina
Larry Hart LB Central Arkansas (DE)
David Gettis WR Baylor
Danny Batten DE South Dakota State
Kyle McCarthy SS Notre Dame
Dorian Brooks OG James Madison
Josh Hull LB Penn State
Scott Long WR Louisville
Ramon Harewood OT Morehouse
Sean Lissimore DT William&Mary
Daryll Clark QB Penn State
Jeron Mastrud TE Kansas State
Dexter Davis LB Arizona State (DE)
Trindon Holiday WR LSU (KR)
Matt Mayberry LB Indiana
Jeff Fitzgerald DE Kansas State (DT)
Brian Jackson CB Oklahoma
Aaron Pettrey PK Ohio State
Chris Marinelli OT Stanford
Jay Ross DT East Carolina
John Estes C Hawaii
Boris Lee LB Troy
Andre Anderson RB Tulane
Jonathan Amaya DB Nevada
Nic Richmond OT Texas Christian
Chris McCoy DE Middle Tennessee State
Tim Hiller QB Western Michigan
Dedrick Epps TE Miami
Kyle Bosworth LB UCLA
Javarris James RB Miami
Travis Ivey DT Maryland
Crezdon Butler CB Clemson
Cole Pemberton OT Colorado State
Joe Pawelek LB Baylor
Scott Ravanesi P Southern Illinois
Joique Bell RB Wayne State
George Johnson DE Rutgers
Kerry Meier WR Kansas
Terrell Skinner FS Maryland
Rusty Smith QB Florida Atlantic
Jacques McClendon OG Tennessee
Malcolm Shephard DT Arkansas (X)
Will Barker OT Virginia
Stevenson Sylvester LB Utah
Jeff Cumberland TE Illinois
James Ruffin DE Northern Iowa
Shawnbrey McNeal RB Southern Methodist
Devin Ross CB Arizona
Seyi Ajirotutu WR Fresno State
David Howard DT Brown
Jeff Byers C Southern California
Jacob Cutera LB LSU
Max Hall QB BYU
Levi Horn OT Montana
Justin Woodall SS Alabama
Charlie Tanner OG Texas
Vince Oghobaase DT Duke
Matt Dodge P East Carolina
Kyle Williams WR Arizona State
Jason Beauchamp LB UNLV
Brody Eldridge TE Oklahoma (C)
Thad Turner CB Ohio
Marlon Winn OT Texas Tech
Alex Daniels DE Cincinnati
Brandon Banks WR Kansas State (WR)
Boo Robinson DT Wake Forest
Darius Marshall RB Marshall
Sergio Render OG Virginia Tech
Ben Burney CB Colorado
Riar Greer TE Colorado
Keenan Clayton LB Oklahoma
Chris Bell WR Norfolk State
Tyler Eastman OT Maine
Mickey Shuler TE Penn State
John Fletcher DE Wyoming (DT)
Manase Tonga FB BYU
Ryan Stamper LB Florida
Stephen Williams WR Toledo
Jammie Kirlew DE Indiana
Brandon Minor RB Michigan
Michael Palmer TE Clemson
Sherrick McManis CB Northwestern
Charles Alexander DT LSU
Scott Sicko TE New Hampshire
Carl Ihenacho LB San Jose State (DE)
Derek Hardman OT Eastern Kentucky
Brandon Sharpe DE Texas Tech
Kurtis Gregory OG Missouri
Stevie Brown SS Michigan
Duke Calhoun WR Memphis
Chris Chancellor CB Clemson
Andrew George TE BYU
Andre Neblett DT Temple
Chris Maragos SS Wisconsin
Keaton Kristick LB Oregon State
Lorenzo Washington DE Alabama (DT)
Casey Knips OT South Dakota State
Rico McCoy LB Tennessee
John Russell DE Wake Forest

buckeyehoppy
04-24-2010, 02:26 AM
RB Anthony Dixon has a DUI on his resume', i highly doubt we will be selecting him.

Point taken. Fair or not, it can keep a perfectly good fit from your team if your off-season has been a soap opera already.

buckeyehoppy
04-24-2010, 02:34 AM
I think there are still several quality RB's left (you listed only 3 possibilities for RB and 2 FB's). There is Jonathan Dwyer, Joe McKnight, Anthony Dixon, LaGarrette Blount, Charles Scott, James Starks, Joique Bell, Deji Karim, etc.

Obviously, I like a lot of those guys, RB. I'm not sold on our need exclusively for a RB. If we can get production from a FB that can let him be more than a blocking back, then we should go there. OTOH, will the Arians allergy to the FB running the ball be enough to quash the discussion on taking a FB? The one name on that list that's a real dark horse is Starks. I'm thinking we could possibly get him with our final pick, but that he'll return some excellent value for us at the end of the draft.