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Dee Dub
02-25-2012, 09:18 PM
Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Steelers have scheduled an interview with Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower. He already talked with LB coach Keith Butler.


Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Hightower: "TThey're interested in me and I'm looking forward to sitting down and talking to coach Tomlin."

Kim Wexel@jimwexell

RB/RS Isaiah Pead just told me the Steelers are interested, and speak highly of him "behind the scenes

James C Wexell ? @jimwexell
Lucas Nix 'pumped" abt intrvw w/Steelers. Transcript includes bits on Pitt coaches, Faneca, Grimm, Lambert (for subs):

Ok....

Hightower--check
Nix---------check
Pead-------check
Now can someone find my post a few months back when I had Isiah Pead in my mock?

hawaiiansteel
02-25-2012, 09:29 PM
Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower To Meet With The Steelers Saturday Night

Yet another young draft hopeful that has been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers for some time now is linebacker Dont'a Hightower from the University of Alabama. The linebacker group was center stage Saturday at the 2012 NFL combine, along with the defensive linemen group, and Hightower got his turn to talk to the media in the afternoon. During his media session Hightower said he measured in on Saturday at 6 foot 2 and weighed 265 pounds. He announced that he hopes to run a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash...

http://footballblogs.org/entries.php?da ... og_id=3327 (http://footballblogs.org/entries.php?date=2012-02-25&blog_id=3327)

focosteeler
02-25-2012, 10:20 PM
if he runs a 4.6 it would ease my worry about his ability to play sideline to sideline and I would be ok if we took him in the 1st. that being said, I would still rather have DeCastro or Glenn

NJ-STEELER
02-25-2012, 10:23 PM
time to make a list of players who we've talked with and official visits

Chavezz
02-25-2012, 10:38 PM
Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Steelers have scheduled an interview with Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower. He already talked with LB coach Keith Butler.


Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Hightower: "TThey're interested in me and I'm looking forward to sitting down and talking to coach Tomlin."

Kim Wexel@jimwexell

RB/RS Isaiah Pead just told me the Steelers are interested, and speak highly of him "behind the scenes

James C Wexell ? @jimwexell
Lucas Nix 'pumped" abt intrvw w/Steelers. Transcript includes bits on Pitt coaches, Faneca, Grimm, Lambert (for subs):

Ok....

Hightower--check
Nix---------check
Pead-------check
Now can someone find my post a few months back when I had Isiah Pead in my mock?


Can you tell us how many players you've mocked to the steelers? I mean if I make a new mock every few days I'm probably going to get it right from a process of elimination.

Don't break your arm patting your own back there buddy!

Dee Dub
02-25-2012, 11:21 PM
Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Steelers have scheduled an interview with Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower. He already talked with LB coach Keith Butler.


Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Hightower: "TThey're interested in me and I'm looking forward to sitting down and talking to coach Tomlin."

Kim Wexel@jimwexell

RB/RS Isaiah Pead just told me the Steelers are interested, and speak highly of him "behind the scenes

James C Wexell ? @jimwexell
Lucas Nix 'pumped" abt intrvw w/Steelers. Transcript includes bits on Pitt coaches, Faneca, Grimm, Lambert (for subs):

Ok....

Hightower--check
Nix---------check
Pead-------check
Now can someone find my post a few months back when I had Isiah Pead in my mock?


Can you tell us how many players you've mocked to the steelers? I mean if I make a new mock every few days I'm probably going to get it right from a process of elimination.

Don't break your arm patting your own back there buddy!


Actually Chavezz, I've done 3 since the beginning of this past college season. And one, today, was really just a modification by brining back someone I had on it earlier. So 3 in the past 5 months isnt one every few days. But like I always say about you, it doesnt matter what I say, you since the days of the Tribune have had this idea about me that you wont allow change. Even if over years of time I myself have changed quite a bit.

This is all in fun. This isnt about patting myself on the back. I am just having fun with this draft thing. But you see it how you want. Personally, I dont think you are a very nice person. You take great pride in attacking me every chance you get it. And me, I've never done anything wrong to you. I'd treat you descent and with respect if you ever gave me an opportunity to do so. But you will hit and run. Show up in one of my posts in a month taking another shot. That's just who you are. And its sad. I pray for you brother.

hawaiiansteel
02-26-2012, 12:25 AM
time to make a list of players who we've talked with and official visits

:Agree very good idea

Keyplay1
02-26-2012, 11:36 AM
time to make a list of players who we've talked with and official visits

:Agree very good idea[/quote

Yeah, this is another one of those things that comes up every year and each and every year I say I will save the rules how it works etc. and every year I don't.

In 2008 some really ambitious poster kept track of all the visits in one thread and it was really something. I saved it and dug it up and noticed quite a few of the posters here now made some really on target posts then. The following are some fragments from the thread.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:13 pm Reply with quote
Each NFL team is allowed 30 draft eligible players to visit. Could be useful to keep all information to one thread.
It has been completed. [He did it for sure. I guess the visits started Mar l7]


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:10 pm Reply with quote
BigBen2112 wrote:
theYearoftheTROY wrote:
BigBen2112 wrote:
Moore= 3/4
Dykes= 5/6


That's where I have them too. But I have a feeling that the Steelers will reach on Dre Moore, adding him to the 2nd round Steelers bust list.


Id be happy with him in the 3rd, but certainly not in the 2nd. Id rather reach on Pollak at OC in the 2nd than Moore in the 2nd.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:06 pm Reply with quote
hawaiiansteel wrote:
theYearoftheTROY wrote:
3rd visit. Much improved.

Aqib Talib 6'1'', 202 Cornerback Kansas

Quote:
One of the top cornerback prospects in the upcoming NFL draft is visiting the Steelers today.
Kansas' Aqib Talib is meeting with the team's coaches and scouts, making him the third prospect to pay a visit to the Steelers' South Side facility.

Talib was a first-team All-American selection in 2007, and the 6-1, 200-pounder opted to enter the draft rather than return to Kansas for his senior season.



And now a 4th and 5th visit by Curtis Johnson, OLB/DE Clark-Atlanta and Kendall Langford, DE Hampton

I have them graded as: Aqib Talib 1/2
Dre Moore 2/3
Kendall Langford 3/4
Curtis Johnson 4/5
Keilen Dykes 5/6


Now we just need a guy with a 6/7 grade, and our draft is complete! Kinda defense-heavy, though. Laughing

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:49 pm Reply with quote
There's no way Dre Moore makes it out of Round 2. Any DT that weighs 305lbs, runs a sub 4.9 & had a good senior season like he did, will be in demand.

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[-----Not sure but I do think that is just about what happened with that player]

Okay just one more recognizable name from that thread:

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:01 pm Reply with quote
I'll be curious to see if they bring in Red Bryant (DL) too - he posted great numbers at both the combine & his Pro-Day as well... [I did not think they brought him in but looking at the final list of 30 and there he was.]

This was a remarkable thread for sure. And it was uncanny how many projections on players was accurate. I won't be surprised if that holds true for this years draft.

Frankly, I don't know what to make of those player visits. The Steelers hardly ever get any of those players. Although they do usually bring in the player drafted in rd1. Hmm! Just noticed that Mendenhall did not visit here. There may be a couple others.

NJ-STEELER
02-26-2012, 01:57 PM
Bruce Irvin

http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=2&c=116 ... 61989.html (http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=2&c=1161989&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fpit.scout.com%2f2%2f1161 989.html)

Chavezz
02-26-2012, 02:46 PM
[quote="Dee Dub":yutdg2d4]Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Steelers have scheduled an interview with Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower. He already talked with LB coach Keith Butler.


Scott Brown ? @ScottBrown_Trib
Hightower: "TThey're interested in me and I'm looking forward to sitting down and talking to coach Tomlin."

Kim Wexel@jimwexell

RB/RS Isaiah Pead just told me the Steelers are interested, and speak highly of him "behind the scenes

James C Wexell ? @jimwexell
Lucas Nix 'pumped" abt intrvw w/Steelers. Transcript includes bits on Pitt coaches, Faneca, Grimm, Lambert (for subs):

Ok....

Hightower--check
Nix---------check
Pead-------check
Now can someone find my post a few months back when I had Isiah Pead in my mock?


Can you tell us how many players you've mocked to the steelers? I mean if I make a new mock every few days I'm probably going to get it right from a process of elimination.

Don't break your arm patting your own back there buddy!


Actually Chavezz, I've done 3 since the beginning of this past college season. And one, today, was really just a modification by brining back someone I had on it earlier. So 3 in the past 5 months isnt one every few days. But like I always say about you, it doesnt matter what I say, you since the days of the Tribune have had this idea about me that you wont allow change. Even if over years of time I myself have changed quite a bit.

This is all in fun. This isnt about patting myself on the back. I am just having fun with this draft thing. But you see it how you want. Personally, I dont think you are a very nice person. You take great pride in attacking me every chance you get it. And me, I've never done anything wrong to you. I'd treat you descent and with respect if you ever gave me an opportunity to do so. But you will hit and run. Show up in one of my posts in a month taking another shot. That's just who you are. And its sad. I pray for you brother.[/quote:yutdg2d4]
I'm sorry. Can we be friends? Lets start over.

I like long walks on the beach and puppies!!

hawaiiansteel
02-28-2012, 04:26 PM
cool, we now have all four Dont'a Hightower threads together now. :roll:

grotonsteel
02-28-2012, 05:01 PM
Bruce Irvin

http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=2&c=116 ... 61989.html (http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=2&c=1161989&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fpit.scout.com%2f2%2f1161 989.html)


Bruce Irvin is a freak.

He will look good in BlacK n Gold.

Oviedo
02-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Bruce Irvin

http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=2&c=116 ... 61989.html (http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=2&c=1161989&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2fpit.scout.com%2f2%2f1161 989.html)


Bruce Irvin is a freak.

He will look good in BlacK n Gold.


I like Irvin, but doesn't he have that "bad boy" connotation that excludes him from the Steelers' draft board?

Got to get someone to replace Harrison in the next couple of years. We have all become so fixated on ILB, what if they really want a dominant pass rushing OLB so they can shed Harrison's contract??????

Dee Dub
02-28-2012, 08:36 PM
Can you tell us how many players you've mocked to the steelers? I mean if I make a new mock every few days I'm probably going to get it right from a process of elimination.

Ok you made me put in some work. I went back to see exactly how many times I have done a mock this year and it's really only been one with a few slight modifications. It's been pretty consistent this year Chavezz.

Here's the original. :D

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19651 (http://www.planetsteelers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19651)

1—Donta’ Hightower ILB Alabama-----projected to be available at back end of round 1 and plays the “Mike” in Alabama’s 3-4 (legit run stuffer)

2---Markele Martin FS Oklahoma State----will probably need to trade up to get Martin. (can play FS but will eventually be Troy’s replacement at SS). If Bacarri Rambo FS Georgia declares he would be my choice.

3---Isiah Pead RB Cincinnati ----the third down homerun hitter Steelers offense could use (Darren Sproles type) However, if LaMichael James falls he would be my pick.

4—Marvin McNutt WR Iowa--------gives the Steelers young core of receivers that needed height/size. Tough physical receiver who isn’t a afraid to block.

5—Rhett Ellison TE/FB USC-------could mean the end of David Johnson (hopefully)

6---Traded

7--Tony Dye SS UCLA----talented safety who drops due to injuries (neck). Carnell Lake coached him in 2010. Bob Sanders type.

hawaiiansteel
02-29-2012, 01:07 AM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012

posted by Dale Lolley

The linebacker prospects also ran on Monday and there are a pair there that should interest the Steelers a great deal.

Boston College's Luke Kuechly (6-3, 242), my personal favorite, answered questions about his speed by blistering the 40 in 4.58 seconds.

Kuchely's instincts might be unmatched by the players available in this draft and the only question about him was whether he had the kind of speed needed to go sideline to sideline. The top tackler in the nation last season with 191(!) answered those questions.

The other top-rated inside linebacker, Alabama's Dont'a Hightower, doesn't have Kuechly's instincts - who does? - but he's built like current Steelers star LaMarr Woodley, with thick legs and body.

At 6-2, 265 pounds, Hightower ran the 40 in 4.68 seconds. He has the added bonus of being able to line up outside as well and give you some pass rush.

Selecting Hightower in the draft would give the Steelers the luxury of never having to move Lawrence Timmons – who was terrible on the outside – out there again.

http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/sidelines/