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steelerkeylargo
03-14-2011, 01:33 PM
http://thenationalfootballreport.com/20 ... ez-wilson/ (http://thenationalfootballreport.com/2011/03/14/2011-nfl-draft-profile-martez-wilson/)

Oviedo
03-14-2011, 05:06 PM
I really don't see us going after a LB until at least Round 3 or 4.

steelerkeylargo
03-14-2011, 05:22 PM
I really don't see us going after a LB until at least Round 3 or 4.

I agree, and in my mind Wilson is far too risky.

Oviedo
03-15-2011, 08:50 AM
I really don't see us going after a LB until at least Round 3 or 4.

I agree, and in my mind Wilson is far too risky.

I'd still like Bruce Miller as a late round LB selection.

hawaiiansteel
03-20-2011, 03:11 AM
Liuget stars, Wilson struggles at Illini Pro Day

Edited on: March 17, 2011


Having been given a 3rd round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee and posting a rather ho-hum workout at the Combine, Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget was a player some scouts perceived to be a little bit overrated, considering the fact that he's been featured in many first round mock drafts.

With representatives from nearly every NFL franchise on hand for his Pro Day, however, Liuget turned in a workout that one long-time scout characterized as "one of the best workouts I've ever seen from a defensive lineman."

Liuget, 6-2 and 303 pounds, didn't run, jump or lift at the workout, but demonstrated great explosiveness, hip flexibility and quick feet during defensive line drills conducted by Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, according to the scout.

"A lot of [team representatives] went to this workout to see what kind of shape [Liuget] was in. He answered that in the workout. I'm not sure the kid broke a sweat. He had [Marinelli] working, not the other way around. I'm telling you, it was an impressive workout."

Also impressing scouts on hand was running back Mikel LeShoure. Weighing in at 232 pounds, LeShoure demonstrated very quick feet and soft hands catching passes. Like Liuget, LeShoure did not do any of the measureable drills Wednesday.

As good as his teammates workouts were -- and considering that he looked fantastic in the measureable drills at the Combine -- expectations were high for linebacker Martez Wilson.

Unfortunately, those expectations were dashed when Wilson struggled in positional drills, run by the Bengals' Jeff FitzGerald.

The scout, who works for a team unlikely to select a linebacker in the first half of the draft, didn't pull any punches.

"Everyone left that workout disappointed with [Wilson]. His footwork was bad, his hands were bad, even his countenance was bad. The other kids were having fun and seemed to enjoy the competition. He didn't look like he wanted to be there," the scout said.

"It wasn't a good workout for him - but one more indicative of how he actually plays. He looked great in the measureables at the Combine and everyone was talking about him, but he's not a very instinctive player so that speed doesn't translate onto the field."

http://rob-rang.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc ... 5/27938664 (http://rob-rang.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/13682485/27938664)

Oviedo
03-20-2011, 09:36 AM
Liuget stars, Wilson struggles at Illini Pro Day

Edited on: March 17, 2011


Having been given a 3rd round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee and posting a rather ho-hum workout at the Combine, Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget was a player some scouts perceived to be a little bit overrated, considering the fact that he's been featured in many first round mock drafts.

With representatives from nearly every NFL franchise on hand for his Pro Day, however, Liuget turned in a workout that one long-time scout characterized as "one of the best workouts I've ever seen from a defensive lineman."

Liuget, 6-2 and 303 pounds, didn't run, jump or lift at the workout, but demonstrated great explosiveness, hip flexibility and quick feet during defensive line drills conducted by Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, according to the scout.

"A lot of [team representatives] went to this workout to see what kind of shape [Liuget] was in. He answered that in the workout. I'm not sure the kid broke a sweat. He had [Marinelli] working, not the other way around. I'm telling you, it was an impressive workout."

Also impressing scouts on hand was running back Mikel LeShoure. Weighing in at 232 pounds, LeShoure demonstrated very quick feet and soft hands catching passes. Like Liuget, LeShoure did not do any of the measureable drills Wednesday.

As good as his teammates workouts were -- and considering that he looked fantastic in the measureable drills at the Combine -- expectations were high for linebacker Martez Wilson.

Unfortunately, those expectations were dashed when Wilson struggled in positional drills, run by the Bengals' Jeff FitzGerald.

The scout, who works for a team unlikely to select a linebacker in the first half of the draft, didn't pull any punches.

"Everyone left that workout disappointed with [Wilson]. His footwork was bad, his hands were bad, even his countenance was bad. The other kids were having fun and seemed to enjoy the competition. He didn't look like he wanted to be there," the scout said.

"It wasn't a good workout for him - but one more indicative of how he actually plays. He looked great in the measureables at the Combine and everyone was talking about him, but he's not a very instinctive player so that speed doesn't translate onto the field."

http://rob-rang.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc ... 5/27938664 (http://rob-rang.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/13682485/27938664)

BTW Hawaiian--love the Mock in your signature. Would prefer Brandon Burton over Dowling but other than that looks very innovative. Trading down out of Round 1 is just so hard to do. Who do you think the Texans want that bad????

hawaiiansteel
03-20-2011, 02:37 PM
BTW Hawaiian--love the Mock in your signature. Would prefer Brandon Burton over Dowling but other than that looks very innovative. Trading down out of Round 1 is just so hard to do. Who do you think the Texans want that bad????

thanks Ovi, I like your mock also! :Cheers

I am waiting to see how Ras-I Dowling does at his individual workout on April 4th, if he doesn't perform well or is still injured then I'll replace him with Brandon Burton who the Steelers have shown a lot of interest in.

the Houston Texans had the NFL's worst pass defense last season, ranking dead last at 32nd and badly need help there. drafting at #11 in the first round they will in my opinion miss out on the top 2 CBs in this draft (Patrick Peterson and Prince Amukamara) and will address their other defensive need by picking a pass-rushing DE or OLB at #11.

as a result, they will be desperate to draft one of the other top DBs that will still be available at #31, whether that is Jimmy Smith, Aaron Williams, Brandon Harris or Rahim Moore and will gladly give up a 4th and a 5th to ensure landing one of those players who they like the most.

and the Steelers can use the extra draft choices, considering we were just in the Super Bowl we really do have a lot of holes to fill...