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RuthlessBurgher
04-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Walter posted a compilation of popular mock picks today that, in his opinion, will not happen.

Here is what he said for the Steelers:


Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
The Steelers need a corner, so Brandon Harris is a popular pick in 2011 NFL Mock Drafts.

Unfortunately for Harris, his stock has dropped quite a bit, beginning with his brutal performance in Miami's postseason exhibition game. Harris is now bound for the second round. Plus, he's not even a good fit for Mike Tomlin's scheme anyway. Aaron Williams makes much more sense.

Here are the links to the full list:

Picks 1-16: http://walterfootball.com/draft2011not.php

Picks 17-32: http://walterfootball.com/draft2011not_1.php

steeler_george
04-06-2011, 03:50 PM
hmmmm...

I heard that before, someone mentioned that Harris is not fitted for our prototype CB.

And the love fest continues to grow on the rumor mills between Williams and the Steelers.

hawaiiansteel
04-06-2011, 04:07 PM
from Ed Bouchette's recent chat transcript:

Bruce: The NFL Network experts seem to think that Texas cornerback Aaron Williams is more suited to play safety. Any idea what the Steeler coaches think of him and his position in the NFL?

Ed Bouchette: He does not seem like the Steelers type. I like the kid from Miami more, Brandon Harris, and Williams' teammate Curtis Brown would be a better fit for the Steelers.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/inde ... cript-4511 (http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/109109-ed-bouchettes-steelers-chat-transcript-4511)

steeler_george
04-06-2011, 04:24 PM
from Ed Bouchette's recent chat transcript:

Bruce: The NFL Network experts seem to think that Texas cornerback Aaron Williams is more suited to play safety. Any idea what the Steeler coaches think of him and his position in the NFL?

Ed Bouchette: He does not seem like the Steelers type. I like the kid from Miami more, Brandon Harris, and Williams' teammate Curtis Brown would be a better fit for the Steelers.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/inde ... cript-4511 (http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/109109-ed-bouchettes-steelers-chat-transcript-4511)


good find Hawaiin, I like and value Ed's input.

Chadman
04-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Going to disagree with Ed somewhat- doesn't look like the "Steelers Type"?

6'1" 195lbs?

Keenan Lewis, Crezdon Butler, Bryant McFadden, Ike Taylor- what size are they again??

Junior...Timmons/Mendy...Williams..

School/Competition- Texas...not Drake..

Ed is playing funny bugger's again Chadman thinks.

hawaiiansteel
04-08-2011, 07:09 PM
"I am not a fan of Harris in round 1 (or 2 or 3 for that matter). I am a DB Coach and have been for a decade. Harris is a nickel cornerback with the potential if the stars align correctly to develop into a serviceable #2. I know this is blunt and harsh, and if we pick him I hope I am very wrong. Let me compare a past draftee’s college numbers to Harris’ numbers and then I will talk technically about what needs to change if we do pick him.

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/693213/greg_carr_crazy_tipped_pass_to_self_medium.jpg

Previous Draftee’s Numbers 5’10 1/8", 187 lbs, 4.48 40, 38 ½ vert, played in 33 games, making 23 starts, 7 int, 134 tackles, 28 PBU, 3 FF, 3 sacks

Brandon Harris’ Numbers 5’10", 191 lbs, 4.53 40, 35.5 vert, 39 games and started 32, 4 int, 129 tackles, 3 FF, 28 PBU, 2 sacks

Who is the previous Draftee? Doesn’t he look better than Harris on production, and measurables?

Although he is crazy athletic, Harris has slow, tight hips in transition. At the pro level, the routes are crisper because you can’t rely on out "athleting" other NFL players. Tight hips means you will allow a lot of catches because WRs will create separation. Also, while his PBU were high, he is not a "pick" corner. The problem with this is he also allows too many catches by not playing the upfield shoulder on WRs, and ends up behind them dragging them down. I also was not impressed by his run support. The big tackle numbers are from allowing catches. He doesn’t attack RBs the way Steelers CB must, and doesn’t really bother much at all if the play goes the other way. I was desire and fanatical effort on every play, and I don’t see it. If we pick him, I will trust in Colbert and Tomlin, and hope Carnell can make him elite.

So still wondering who the previous draftee was…

Willie Gay anyone?"

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/693210/610x_medium.jpg

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/20 ... nd-my-mock (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2011/4/8/2098019/behind-the-steelcage-why-i-dislike-brandon-harris-and-my-mock)