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calmkiller
03-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Here is a link to the first visit thread I created: 2009 (http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/showthread.php/23830-Official-Visit-Thread) Last year I linked to all 3 of the previous threads but currently I can only find this one. Maybe it was lost in the conversion. If I find it I will update it here.

So Far
WR - 4
RB - 2
OT - 3
OG - 3
TE - 4
DE - 3
DT - 3
LB - 6
DB - 2


OFFICIAL VISITS







#
Name
Pos
School
H/Weight
Visit Date
Round


1
T.Y. Hilton
WR
FIU
5-10 183
3/21/12
4


2
Derek Wolfe
DE
Cincy
6-4 295
3/21/12
4


3

Mike Adams
OT
Ohio St.
6-7 323
3/21/12
1


4
Brandon Brooks
OG
Miami OH
6-5 353
3/30/12
3


5
Jerrell Harris
LB
Alabama
6-2 239
4/2/12
7-FA


6
Isaiah Pead
RB
Cincy
5-10 197
4/3/12
2


7
Bobby Massie
OT
Mississippi
6-6 315
4/4/12
3


8
Michael Egnew
TE
Missouri
6-5 252
4/10/12
3-4


9
Akiem Hicks
DE
Regina
6-5 318
4/10/12
6-7


10
Nick Perry
LB
USC
6-3 271
4/10/12
1


11
Cam Johnson
DE
Virginia
6-4 268
4/11/12
3-4


12
Mychal Kendricks
LB
Cal
6-0 240
4/11/12
4


13
Olivier Vernon
LB
Miami
6-2 262
4/11/12
6-7


14
LaMichael James
RB
Oregon
5-8 194
4/12/12
2-3


15

David Paulson
TE
Oregon
6-3 246
4/12/12
7-FA


16
Amini Silatolu
OG
Midwestern State
6-4 311
4/12/12
2


17
Dont'a Hightower
LB
Alabama
6-2 265
4/12/12
1


18
Hebron Fangupo
DT
BYU
6-1 323
4/13/12
5


19
Jeremy Jones
FS
Wayne State
5-10 197
4/13/12
FA


20
Keshawn Martin
WR
Michigan State
6-0 188
4/16/12
FA


21
Andre Branch
LB
Clemson
6-4 259
4/16/12
1-2


22
John Hughes
NT
Cincinnati
6-3 309
4/16/12
FA


23
Ladarius Green
TE
La-Lafayette
6-6 238
4/16/12
3-4


24
Stephen Hill
WR
Georgia Tech
6-4 215
4/17/12
2


25
Mitchell Schwartz
OT
California
6-5 318
4/17/12
3


26
Dontari Poe
NT
Memphis
6-4 346
4/18/12
1


27
Adrien Robinson
TE
Cincy
6-4 264
4/18/12
7-FA


28

Kelvin Beachum
OL
SMU
6-3 303
4/18/12
FA


29
Gregory Childs
WR
Arkansas
6-3 219
4/18/12
3


30
Keith Tandy
CB
WVU
5-10 200
4/2/12
6




Local








#
Name
Pos
School
H/W
Visit Date
Round


1
Antwuan Reed
CB
Pitt
5-10 188
3/21/12
FA


2
Lucas Nix
OG
Pitt
6-5 317
3/21/12
5


3
Max Gruder
ILB
Pitt
6-1 235
3/21/12


4
Chas Alecxih
DT
Pitt
6-4 296
3/21/12
FA


5
Greg Williams
OLB
Pitt
6-2 239
3/21/12
FA


6

Toney Clemons
WR
Colorado
6-2 210
4/18/12
FA


7








8








9








10








11








12








13








14








15








By Round

#
Name
Pos
School
H/W
Date
Round











1
Dontari Poe
NT
Memplis
6-4 346
4/18/12
1


2
Mike Adams
OT



1


3
Nick Perry
LB



1


4
Dont'a Hightower
LB



1


5
Andre Branch
LB



1-2


6
Amini Silatolu
OG



2


7
Stephen Hill
WR



2


8
Isaiah Pead
RB



2


9
LaMichael James
RB



2-3


10
Gregory Childs
WR



3


11
Brandon Brooks
OG



3


12
Mitchell Schwart
OT



3


13
Bobby Massie
OT



3


14
Michael Egnew
TE



3-4


15
Ladarius Green
TE



3-4


16
Cam Johnson
DE



3-4


17
Derek Wolfe
DE



4


18
T.Y. Hilton
WR



4


19
Mychal Kendrick
LB



4


20
Hebron Fangupo
DT



5


21
Keith Tandy
CB



6


22
Akiem Hicks
DE



6-7


23
Olivier Vernon
LB



6-7


24
David Paulson
TE



7-FA


25
Adrien Robinson
TE



7-FA


26
Jerrell Harris
LB



7-FA


27
Kelvin Beachum
OG



FA


28
Keshawn Martin
WR



FA


29
John Hughes
NT



FA


30
Jeremy Jones
FS



FA

calmkiller
03-23-2012, 10:16 AM
So the official 2010 and 2011 threads are missing from the forum. I would like to add an extra column to all of the spreedsheets but I cannot edit that after I have attached it. I also tried to delete the thread after I determined I could not edit the spreadsheets. It appears I do not have that option either.

Chadman
03-26-2012, 10:46 AM
Saw an article that said Akiem Hicks was coming to town...the DE from Canada...from "The Site That Shall Not Be Named"..

calmkiller
03-27-2012, 09:22 AM
Scott Brown ‏ @ScottBrown_Trib (https://twitter.com/#!/ScottBrown_Trib) They also hosted Fla. International WR T.Y. Hilton and Cincy DE Derek Wolfe. Met with Pitt players, but they don't count against 30 visits.

Scott Brown ‏ @ScottBrown_Trib (https://twitter.com/#!/ScottBrown_Trib) Steelers hosted three draft prospects last week before owners meetings, including Ohio St. OT Mike Adams.

phillyesq
03-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Per Bouchette,


2 other prospects besides Adams who visited #Steelers (http://www.planetsteelers.com/#!/search/%23Steelers) so far: WR Ty Hilton of Fla. Intl and DL Derek Wolfe of Cincinnati. Plus Pitt kids

calmkiller
03-27-2012, 01:59 PM
Updated pitt players

RuthlessBurgher
03-27-2012, 03:39 PM
What kind of a name is Chas Alecxih? It almost looks as if the person who was typing the surname onto the birth certificate had a seizure while at the keyboard.

Chadman
03-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Not trying to hijack the thread- but Wolfe is interesting in that the Steelers also spent a lot of time with Kheeston Randall at the Texas Pro Day- both definate 3-4 DE's, not NT. Is Bouchette's "Ziggy to NT" comments more than pie in the sky?

RuthlessBurgher
03-27-2012, 06:33 PM
I really like Wolfe...I had him in my mock early on, when it looked like he would be an early day three type of pick. However, now it looks like his stock may have risen to the point where you would need to use a day two pick on him (and we have more pressing needs than DE with our premium picks after spending first rounders on Hood and Heyward, plus we still have Keisel as well). Unless, of course, as you mentioned, if the Hood-to-NT rumors are true, then the starting d-line of the future (after Hampton and Keisel retire) could be Heyward-Hood-Wolfe.

steelblood
03-27-2012, 08:29 PM
I really like Wolfe...I had him in my mock early on, when it looked like he would be an early day three type of pick. However, now it looks like his stock may have risen to the point where you would need to use a day two pick on him (and we have more pressing needs than DE with our premium picks after spending first rounders on Hood and Heyward, plus we still have Keisel as well). Unless, of course, as you mentioned, if the Hood-to-NT rumors are true, then the starting d-line of the future (after Hampton and Keisel retire) could be Heyward-Hood-Wolfe.

Derek Wolfe visited! Awesome! Mike Adams? I guess this is no smoke screen.

calmkiller
03-30-2012, 02:00 PM
Scott Brown ‏ @ScottBrown_Trib (https://twitter.com/#%21/ScottBrown_Trib) Steelers also hosting Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks and former Stanford long snapper Zach Nolan.

RuthlessBurgher
03-30-2012, 04:05 PM
Steelers also hosting Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks.

Niiice...can you believe that this guy is just a hair under 350 lbs (6'5", 346 lbs.)??? It doesn't look like there is an ounce of fat on him! I still can't believe he didn't get a combine invite...

http://withthefirstpick.com/files/2012/03/5917194.jpg

http://www.fanaticalfootballfiend.com/uploads/5/6/9/8/5698103/970188305.jpg?594

http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c1910342/media_center/images/rendered/blog/wysiwyg/bbmooriginaldisplayimage.jpg

steelz09
03-30-2012, 08:37 PM
Nice call ruthless... I've never watched him play but he looks like a beast. yeah yeah, not a great analysis from me :)

He's not the Steelers norm at o-line which typically includes 2 words: fat & soft.

Chadman
03-30-2012, 09:50 PM
He also doesn't fit "big college, big production", but not against the idea at all.

RuthlessBurgher
03-30-2012, 11:08 PM
He also doesn't fit "big college, big production", but not against the idea at all.

That's okay...we get big production from a guy who went to his college (our best draft pick in years)...I'm sure Brooks would be happy to protect Redhawks legend Ben Roethlisberger. Anyway, I think the "big college, big production" concept typically holds water for the first round (Ben's an obvious exception that proves the rule), but we're not afraid to take a shot at prospects from less prestigous conferences in later rounds...Cortez Allen is from the Citadel, Emmanuel Sanders is from Southern Methodist, Antonio Brown is from Central Michigan, David Johnson is from Arkansas State, Willie Colon is from Hofstra, Ike Taylor is from Louisiana-LaFayette, etc.

Chadman
03-31-2012, 12:17 AM
That's okay...we get big production from a guy who went to his college (our best draft pick in years)...I'm sure Brooks would be happy to protect Redhawks legend Ben Roethlisberger. Anyway, I think the "big college, big production" concept typically holds water for the first round (Ben's an obvious exception that proves the rule), but we're not afraid to take a shot at prospects from less prestigous conferences in later rounds...Cortez Allen is from the Citadel, Emmanuel Sanders is from Southern Methodist, Antonio Brown is from Central Michigan, David Johnson is from Arkansas State, Willie Colon is from Hofstra, Ike Taylor is from Louisiana-LaFayette, etc.

Completely agree Ruthless- but for the record, every pick in the top 2 rounds under the Tomlin/Colbert regime has com from either the Big 10, Big 12, SEC or ACC. What round do we think Brooks will fall into? Chances are, if they want him, Round 2 is the place to get him guarenteed. It's entirely possible we convince ourselves Brooks is the guy and then the Steelers draft Omesele instead...

RuthlessBurgher
03-31-2012, 12:59 AM
Completely agree Ruthless- but for the record, every pick in the top 2 rounds under the Tomlin/Colbert regime has com from either the Big 10, Big 12, SEC or ACC. What round do we think Brooks will fall into? Chances are, if they want him, Round 2 is the place to get him guarenteed. It's entirely possible we convince ourselves Brooks is the guy and then the Steelers draft Omesele instead...

I just found recently that Walterfootball offers consensus rankings that combine the rankings of several top sites (better than just relying on one person's opinion, I suppose).

http://walterfootball.com/draft2012consensus.php

On this site, Brooks' average ranking is 112, which would put him in the mid-4th. However, he does seem to be one of the "risers" of the draft, which is why I mocked him to us earlier than that, using our 3rd round pick (#86) in my current sig mock.

calmkiller
04-02-2012, 03:23 PM
Ed Bouchette ‏ @EdBouchette (https://twitter.com/#%21/EdBouchette) 2 non-combine prospects at #steelers (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23steelers) today: CB Keith Tandy, WVU; LB Jerrell Harris, Alabama

calmkiller
04-03-2012, 01:17 PM
Ed Bouchette ‏ @EdBouchette (https://twitter.com/#%21/EdBouchette) Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead visiting Steelers today.

calmkiller
04-04-2012, 12:45 PM
Ed Bouchette ‏ @EdBouchette (https://twitter.com/#%21/EdBouchette) One prospect visiting Steelers today: Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi.

(https://twitter.com/#)

RuthlessBurgher
04-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Interesting...earlier this week, before the news of the Massie and Pead visits came to light, I listed those two guys as our 2nd and 3rd round picks (plus Derek Wolfe in round 4 who was announced earlier) in the "what I think the Steelers might do" portion of this thread:

http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/showthread.php/37129-What-do-you-want-to-do-vs-what-you-think-the-Steelers-will-do

Oviedo
04-04-2012, 02:30 PM
That's okay...we get big production from a guy who went to his college (our best draft pick in years)...I'm sure Brooks would be happy to protect Redhawks legend Ben Roethlisberger. Anyway, I think the "big college, big production" concept typically holds water for the first round (Ben's an obvious exception that proves the rule), but we're not afraid to take a shot at prospects from less prestigous conferences in later rounds...Cortez Allen is from the Citadel, Emmanuel Sanders is from Southern Methodist, Antonio Brown is from Central Michigan, David Johnson is from Arkansas State, Willie Colon is from Hofstra, Ike Taylor is from Louisiana-LaFayette, etc.

Did you REALLY mention David Johnson among that list of REAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS???????? Shame on you for insulting Allen, Sanders, Brown, Colon and Taylor.

RuthlessBurgher
04-04-2012, 03:19 PM
Did you REALLY mention David Johnson among that list of REAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS???????? Shame on you for insulting Allen, Sanders, Brown, Colon and Taylor.

He made the roster out of Arkansas State, and has received a significant amount of playing time (whether you or I like it or not)...therefore, he's an example of an instance where "big college, big production" does not apply.

Chadman
04-04-2012, 05:46 PM
He made the roster out of Arkansas State, and has received a significant amount of playing time (whether you or I like it or not)...therefore, he's an example of an instance where "big college, big production" does not apply.

Ruthless- Big Production, Big College applies to the top 2 rounds mostly. From that point on they have drafted smaller school projects.

But those first 2 Rounds- under Tomlin & Colbert- have only had players selected from 4 Conferences- ACC, SEC, Big 10 & Big 12.

calmkiller
04-05-2012, 08:30 AM
Interesting...earlier this week, before the news of the Massie and Pead visits came to light, I listed those two guys as our 2nd and 3rd round picks (plus Derek Wolfe in round 4 who was announced earlier) in the "what I think the Steelers might do" portion of this thread:

http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/showthread.php/37129-What-do-you-want-to-do-vs-what-you-think-the-Steelers-will-do


The complete lack of guard or interior line help in that mock has me concerned.

phillyesq
04-09-2012, 04:05 PM
I have seen reports that Mychal Kendricks, a LB from Cal, is scheduled to visit.

hawaiiansteel
04-09-2012, 08:20 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 09, 2012

posted by Dale Lolley

Steelers visits thus far


Here's a list of players who have visited the Steelers thus far. Obviously, the team has 30 total players it can bring in, so this list is incomplete at this point. But there are still more than two weeks remaining before the draft.

Some of the visits will be to check on medical status, such as receiver T.Y. Hilton. Some will be smokescreens - in my opinion Mike Adams falls into this category. Others still will be players in which the Steelers have actual interest, such as Isaiah Pead.

Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams
Ole Miss offensive tackle Bobby Massie
Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks
Colorado receiver Toney Clemons
Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris
Regina defensive tackle Akiem Hicks
Cincinnati defensive end Derek Wolfe
Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson
West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy
Florida International receiver T.Y. Hilton
Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead
Stanford long snapper Zach Nolan

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2012/04/steelers-visits-thus-far.html

calmkiller
04-10-2012, 07:09 AM
Update with rumored visit of Cal LB. Also I am seeing conflicting reports on the LS from Stanford on his status as counting toward the 30. Is this is first year out or second year? If it is his second year out then he would be a FA and not a draftee.

calmkiller
04-10-2012, 12:40 PM
A few more visitors today it seems.


Today is tight end day at the Steelers. They have their second UFA visit of the year, 6-foot-8 Leonard Pope, a tight end drafted in the third round by Arizona and most recently played in Kansas City. There’s Ben Roethlisberger’s tall receiver.
Also spending time in their offices on the South Side today are three college prospects, including Missouri tight ende Michael Egnew. Akiem Hicks, who played collegiately at Regina in Canada, is the rare college prospect from our northern neighbors. I wrote from the NFL meetings that they played to have him in and he’s here today.
Also on hand is linebacker Nick Perry of Southern Cal.
Egnew is probably among the top five tight end prospects. Hicks has been all over the map. Perry is ranked by some among the top 3 or 4 outside linebacking prospects.

RuthlessBurgher
04-10-2012, 04:16 PM
Today is tight end day at the Steelers. They have their second UFA visit of the year, 6-foot-8 Leonard Pope, a tight end drafted in the third round by Arizona and most recently played in Kansas City. There’s Ben Roethlisberger’s tall receiver.

I wouldn't exactly call Pope "Ben's tall receiver." Dude has averaged 17 catches for 162 yards per year in his 6 NFL seasons. His production in the passing game makes Heath Miller's 7-year averages of 48 catches for 552 yards per season look like Antonio Gates by comparison. Pope is a blocking tight end.

phillyesq
04-11-2012, 01:45 PM
Bouchette reporting that in addition to Mychal Kendricks, Cameron Johnson from Virginia and Olivier Vernon from Miami will be visiting today.

calmkiller
04-11-2012, 02:47 PM
Yup. Confirming Phillyesq's report.


Ed Bouchette ‏ @EdBouchette (https://twitter.com/#%21/EdBouchette) 3 college LBs visit #Steelers (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23Steelers) today: Mychal Kendricks, Cal; Cameron Johnson, Va.; Olivier Vernon, Miami

calmkiller
04-11-2012, 02:59 PM
The trend so far is we have only brought in one second rounder and no 5th rounders. Wonder if we are looking to trade those picks away to move up.

Chadman
04-11-2012, 06:05 PM
Steelers | Met with Jonathan Martin (http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=780368-steelers-met-with-jonathan-martin)
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:49:25 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.kffl.com/team/30/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers) have met with Stanford OT Jonathan Martin (http://www.kffl.com/player/25716/nfl/jonathan-martin) this offseason.

calmkiller
04-12-2012, 07:45 AM
Steelers | Met with Jonathan Martin (http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=780368-steelers-met-with-jonathan-martin)
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:49:25 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.kffl.com/team/30/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers) have met with Stanford OT Jonathan Martin (http://www.kffl.com/player/25716/nfl/jonathan-martin) this offseason.

Do we have a date? Was it a visit to the south side? They could have met with him at a proday or something along those lines. I will put this under the rumor column until we have more information. Thanks Chadman.

RuthlessBurgher
04-12-2012, 09:10 AM
Steelers | Met with Jonathan Martin (http://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=780368-steelers-met-with-jonathan-martin)
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:49:25 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.kffl.com/team/30/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers) have met with Stanford OT Jonathan Martin (http://www.kffl.com/player/25716/nfl/jonathan-martin) this offseason.

:tt2:tt1 I still want us to try to trade up for DeCastro if he's within reasonable range, but since that is probably not very likely, and since his OT teammate Martin has been falling recently from possible top 10 consideration into the late first (for no apparent reason that I can see), I changed my sig mock last week to include Martin at #24.

phillyesq
04-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Ed Bouchette ‏ @EdBouchette Also in #steelers (http://www.planetsteelers.com/#!/search/%23steelers) house today: RB LaMichael James & TE David Paulson, both Oregon; G Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State


And some linebacker named Hightower:


Ed Bouchette ‏ @EdBouchette
One many have waited for: Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower visiting #Steelers (http://www.planetsteelers.com/#!/search/%23Steelers) today.

RuthlessBurgher
04-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Silatolu could be interesting.

And now that the Hightower fella has visited, maybe we'll actually get some threads started to talk about him! Whaddaya say?

calmkiller
04-12-2012, 05:01 PM
I tried to post this earlier today, but the board was down for hours.

focosteeler
04-12-2012, 09:37 PM
have we met officially with any type of NT prospect?

calmkiller
04-13-2012, 12:13 PM
Steelers Digest ‏ @SteelersDigest (https://twitter.com/#%21/SteelersDigest) Visiting today are BYU DT Hebron Fangupo and Wayne State safety Jeremy Jones.

Keyplay1
04-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Needed a couple more mock draft signatures from posters and this thread was the last one to check. I couldn't help but notice the last 4 additions to the list. So I shot over to the PG to see what was there. I found this ----

"Four more college players also visited the Steelers Thursday as prospective draft picks: linebacker Dont'a Hightower of Alabama; running back LaMichael James and tight end David Paulson of Oregon; guard Amini Silatolu of Midwestern State."

This was at the tail end of Ed Bouchette's article about the resigning of Legursky and someone else. Bother me? Absolutely not. I am glad there is very little hype on any thing the Steelers are doing draftwise this year. There is a very good possibility that a big piece of the Steelers future is there in those four players and had I not known it had to be somewhere I would never have noticed it. Good! Less said the better. Let the MB's and Blogs go on and on---- it always seem to work out in favor of the Steelers.

My only comment on all this pre-draft hype is: A lot of players are put under the microscope in the preceding weeks before the draft. Causing some to fall, others to move up for really no good reasons necessarily. My comment is that most people that play in the NFL probably don't have a microscope. Also those that really have the say so in these matters don't have one either. As a matter of fact some might not even know what a microscope is.:D Good!

phillyesq
04-13-2012, 02:15 PM
Recap of visits from Bouchette:


Ed: Steelers Entertain at Least 20 Prospects (http://www.planetsteelers.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/115862-ed-steelers-entertain-at-least-20-prospects)Friday, 13 April 2012 13:13
Written by Ed Bouchette http://www.planetsteelers.com/templates/pg_twn/images/emailButton.png (http://www.planetsteelers.com/index.php/component/mailto/?tmpl=component&link=2b58d63e94b18975d6d0696d06afa7b872793307)


Two more prospects visited the Steelers today. By my count, that brings the total to 20, by my count, although we may have missed some.
The two today: DT Hebron Fangupo, BYU; S Jeremy Jones, Wayne State.
The team is permitted to have 30 visits before the draft, not counting players in their own town, such as those from Pitt.
Here is the list I have, with my rough original notes or what I wrote for the blog, the web or the paper, on the visits so far:

4/2 Two more low-grade draft prospects visited the Steelers Monday, Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris and West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy.
That brings to six the known official visits made by college players to the Steelers. Guard Brandon Brooks of Miami (Ohio) was there Friday and three others visited previously: Ohio State OT Mike Adams, Florida International WR T.Y. Hilton and Cincinnati DL Derek Wolfe.

4/4 Running back Isaiah Pead of the University of Cincinnati is visiting the Steelers today, the latest prospect of 30 permitted to do so before the draft.

4/5 OT Bobby Massie of Mississippi State paid a visit to the Steelers Wednesday. He’s the second OT to visit them, following Ohio State’s Mike Adams.
4/10 -- The Steelers also had another tight end for a visit, one of three draft prospects at their facility on Tuesday: Missouri tight end Michael Egnew, Akiem Hicks, who played college football at Regina in Canada, and linebacker Nick Perry of Southern Cal.


4/11 -- Three college players, all linebacker prospects, visitedthe Steelers Wednesday: Mychal Kendricks of California, Cameron Johnson of Virginia and Olivier Vernon of Miami, Fla. Kendricks is an inside linebacker the other two would be outside linebackers in a 3-4 and defensive ends in a 4-3.

4/12 -- Four college players also are visiting the Steelers today as prospective draft picks: linebacker Dont’a Hightower of Alabama, running back LaMichael James and tight end David Paulson, both of Oregon, and guard Amini Silatolu of Midwestern State.


4/13 – DT Hebron Fangupo, BYU; S Jeremy Jones, Wayne State

Keyplay1
04-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Okay phillyesq: He recapped it today. Good idea. Uh!

I guess this settles the yearly question I have whether or not WV players are local. I guess they are not. This list has 20 ck's has 19 with Tandy in the local bunch. Next year I;ll forget again, I;m sure but for now its WV players are considered visitors. Actually, I see where Mundy was listed as one of the 30 a couple years back.

RuthlessBurgher
04-13-2012, 03:52 PM
have we met officially with any type of NT prospect?

Former USC Trojan and current BYU Cougar Loni Fangupo today (has been on my mock for the last several weeks), plus Akiem Hicks former LSU Tiger who transferred to Canada to play in Regina, Saskatchewan (spent some time on my mock prior to that) earlier this week. I think guys like these are important to bring in for a visit, since these trips are all about getting to know the player (knowing their reasons for transferring is important) since they cannot work the players out during their visits to team facilities.

hawaiiansteel
04-16-2012, 02:13 AM
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012


Steelers updated visit list


Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams
Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks
Ole Miss offensive tackle Bobby Massie
Midwestern State guard Amini Silatolu
Oregon running back LaMichael James
Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead
Colorado wide receiver Toney Clemons
Florida International wide receiver T.Y. Hilton
Missouri tight end Michael Egnew

Oregon tight end David Paulson

Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green
BYU defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo
Regina defensive tackle Akiem Hicks
Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson

Miami defensive end Olivier Vernon
Cincinnati defensive end Derek Wolfe

USC defensive linebacker Nick Perry
Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower
Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris
California linebacker Mychal Kendricks
Wayne State defensive back Jeremy Jones
West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy
Stanford long snapper Zach Nolan

posted by Dale Lolley

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

calmkiller
04-16-2012, 09:06 AM
Reports of MSU WR Keshawn Matrin and Louisiana-lafayette TE Ladarius Gren visiting today.

Chadman
04-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Clemson DE/OLB Andre Branch visiting the Steelers today #steelers


How many OLB types is that we are connected with now?

calmkiller
04-16-2012, 11:31 AM
Visiting on 4/16: Michigan State WR Keshawn Martin, Clemson LB Andre Branch, Cincinnati NT John Hughes, La-Lafayette, TE Ladarius Green

calmkiller
04-16-2012, 11:32 AM
Clemson DE/OLB Andre Branch visiting the Steelers today #steelers


How many OLB types is that we are connected with now?

Enough to make me worry we will ignore OL

phillyesq
04-16-2012, 11:56 AM
Enough to make me worry we will ignore OL

The Steelers draft a developmental OLB almost annually. I'm not too worried about this.

focosteeler
04-16-2012, 11:57 AM
The Steelers draft a developmental OLB almost annually. I'm not too worried about this.

as long as we take care of the O-line before we draft one I'm ok with taking an OLB

calmkiller
04-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Georgia Tech wide receiver, California offensive tackle visiting Steelers By Scott Brown (sbrown@tribweb.com), PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Last updated: 1:02 pm


Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill and California offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz are visiting the Steelers on the next-to-last day teams are allowed to host NFL draft prospects.
Hill's blend of size and speed could make him a first-round pick a week from Thursday. The 6-4, 215-pounder averaged over 25 yards a catch in three seasons at Georgia Tech, and he ran at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The 6-5, 318-pound Schwartz started four years at Cal and made 35 starts at left tackle and 16 at right tackle. A first-team All-Pac 12 pick in 2011, Schwartz is the younger brother of NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz.

calmkiller
04-18-2012, 11:49 AM
Mark Kaboly ‏ @MarkKaboly_Trib (https://twitter.com/#%21/MarkKaboly_Trib) And on the last day, #steelers (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23steelers) get Poe ... to visit. Memphis NT Dontari Poe visiting Steelers today.


Gerry Dulac ‏ @gerrydulac (https://twitter.com/#%21/gerrydulac) Also visiting Steelers today: Cincy TE Adrien Robinson, SMU OL Kelvin Beachum, Colorado WR Toney Clemons, Arkansas WR Gregory Childs..

calmkiller
04-18-2012, 12:25 PM
Scott Brown ‏ @ScottBrown_Trib (https://twitter.com/#%21/ScottBrown_Trib) Clemons is a local kid, played high school ball at Valley in New Kensington. Started career at Michigan before transferring.

calmkiller
04-18-2012, 02:11 PM
I tried to add this to the original post but it was over the limit per post. Had to post it here. List on the OP are updated with the by round visitors we brought in.

By Position



#
Name
Pos
School
H/W
Date
Round











1
Mike Adams
OT
Ohio State
6-7 323
3/21/12
1


2
Mitchell Schwartz
OT
Cal
6-5 318
4/17/12
3


3
Bobby Massie
OT
Mississippi
6-6 315
4/4/12
3


4
Kelvin Beachum
OG
SMU
6-3 303
4/18/12
FA


5
Amini Silatolu
OG
Midwestern State
6-4 311
4/12/12
2


6
Brandon Brooks
OF
Miami OH
6-5 353
3/30/12
3


7
Michael Egnew
TE
Missouri
6-5 252
4/10/12
3-4


8
David Paulson
TE
Oregon
6-3 246
4/12/12
7-FA


9
Ladarius Green
TE
La-Lafayette
6-6 238
4/16/12
3-4


10
Adrien Robinson
TE
Cincy
6-4 264
4/18/12
7-FA


11
T.Y. Hilton
WR
FIU
5-10 183
3/21/12
4


12
Keyshawn Martin
WR
Michigan State
6-0 188
4/16/12
FA


13
Stephen Hill
WR
GT
6-4 215
4/17/12
2


14
Gregory Childs
WR
Arkansas
6-3 219
4/18/12
3


15
Isaiah Pead
RB
Cincy
5-10 197
4/3/12
2


16
Lamichael James
RB
Oregon
5-8 194
4/12/12
2-3


17
Derek Wolfe
DE
Cincy
6-4 295
3/21/12
4


18
Akeim Hicks
DE
Regina
6-5 318
4/10/12
6-7


19
Cam Johnson
DE
Virginia
6-4 268
4/11/12
3-4


20
Hebron Fangupo
NT
BYU
6-1 323
4/13/12
5


21
John Hughes
NT
Cincy
6-3 309
4/16/12
FA


22
Dontari Poe
NT
Memephis
6-4 346
4/18/12
1


23
Nick Perry
LB
USC
6-3 271
4/10/12
1


24
Jerrell Harris
LB
Alabama
6-2 239
4/2/12
7-FA


25
Mychal Kendrick
LB
Cal
6-0 240
4/11/12
7-FA


26
Oliver Vernon
LB
Miami
6-2 262
4/11/12
6-7


27
Dont'a Hightower
LB
Alabama
6-2 265
4/12/12
1


28
Andre Branch
LB
Clemson
6-4 259
4/16/12
1-2


29
Keith Tandy
CB
WVU
5-10 200
4/2/12
6


30
Jeremy Jones
FS
Wayne State
5-10 197
4/13/12
FA

grotonsteel
04-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Nice work CalmKiller.

I would say though that 2 players on list:

Bobby Massie i think is an late 1st - Early 2nd Rd player.

M Kendrick should go in late 2nd - early 3rd.

Also i thought Steelers had Bruce Irvin for a visit? I have feeling Bruce Irvin will be Steelers 3rd rd pick.

Keyplay1
04-19-2012, 03:59 PM
I tried to add this to the original post but it was over the limit per post. Had to post it here. List on the OP are updated with the by round visitors we brought in.

-----I was wondering if any of these players were available when the Steelers pick would anyone take them. I marked some I think the Steelers would take. Any of these players absolute sure picks for anyone if they are availabe in their projected spots??

By Position



#
Name
Pos

School
H/W
Date
Round












1

Mike Adams
OT

Ohio State
6-7 323
3/21/12
1 NO 5/38



2
Mitchell Schwartz
OT

Cal
6-5 318
4/17/12
3 YES
9/86



3

Bobby Massie
OT

Mississippi
6-6 315
4/4/12
3 YES* But not #1 3rd choice



4
Kelvin Beachum
OG

SMU
6-3 303
4/18/12
FA NO
24/420



5
Amini Silatolu
OG

Midwestern State
6-4 311
4/12/12
2 YES
3/44




6
Brandon Brooks
OF

Miami OH
6-5 353
3/30/12
3 YES 4/67



7

Michael Egnew
TE

Missouri
6-5 252
4/10/12
3-4



8
David Paulson
TE

Oregon
6-3 246
4/12/12
7-FA



9

Ladarius Green
TE
La-Lafayette
6-6 238
4/16/12
3-4



10
Adrien Robinson
TE

Cincy
6-4 264
4/18/12
7-FA NO 16-269



11

T.Y. Hilton
WR
FIU
5-10 183
3/21/12
4 ?? 18/146



12
Keyshawn Martin
WR

Michigan State
6-0 188
4/16/12
FA



13

Stephen Hill
WR
GT
6-4 215
4/17/12
2



14
Gregory Childs
WR
Arkansas
6-3 219
4/18/12
3 YES 13/95



15

Isaiah Pead
RB

Cincy
5-10 197
4/3/12
2 YES* 6/62



16
Lamichael James
RB

Oregon
5-8 194
4/12/12
2-3



17

Derek Wolfe
DE
Cincy
6-4 295
3/21/12
4 YES 13/138



18
Akeim Hicks
DE

Regina
6-5 318
4/10/12
6-7



19

Cam Johnson
DE
Virginia
6-4 268
4/11/12
3-4



20
Hebron Fangupo
NT
BYU
6-1 323
4/13/12
5 NO* 16/168 he is almost 27



21
John Hughes
NT
Cincy
6-3 309
4/16/12
FA



22
Dontari Poe
NT
Memephis
6-4 346
4/18/12
1 NO



23

Nick Perry
LB
USC
6-3 271
4/10/12
1 NO* 3-23 unless they think he could fit



24
Jerrell Harris
LB
Alabama
6-2 239
4/2/12
7-FA YES Why not?



25

Mychal Kendrick
LB
Cal
6-0 240
4/11/12
7-FA??rd 2-3 NO 6-76



26
Oliver Vernon
LB
Miami
6-2 262
4/11/12
6-7



27

Dont'a Hightower
LB

Alabama
6-2 265
4/12/12
1



28
Andre Branch
LB

Clemson
6-4 259
4/16/12
1-2



29

Keith Tandy
CB

WVU
5-10 200
4/2/12
6 YES



30
Jeremy Jones
FS
Wayne State
5-10 197
4/13/12
FA




Left out some. Might get around to them later. In the instances where there are more than one player YES in the same round the preferred player will be also be determined later.

What I really wanted to do was not use these visiting players but use the players picked by the board in the signature mocks. But unfortunately they were all saved but I did not know that they would automatically be updated when they were changed. So it would not be fair to the poster if his original pick changed due to the almost certainty that they would be gone happened to drop and they would not get credit. So these visitors will have to do.

Of all the players mentioned a lot here two that I would like to see the Steelers get are Donta Hightower and one that has not been mentioned lately Nigel Bradham. Since it probably does not matter who the Steelers get since all those players are really good and will be assets to the team that drafts them. But I just liked these two LB's for the hard hitting aggressive styles and hope the Steelers get them both. They really look like they enjoy playing football.

calmkiller
04-20-2012, 03:04 PM
I used NFL Scout countdown for my rankings. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/

hawaiiansteel
04-23-2012, 02:36 AM
AFC North pre-draft visit list

April, 20, 2012
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com


A look at the pre-draft visitors for the AFC North teams. Each team is allowed to meet with 30 players at its own facility, but every visit isn't known because teams don't publicize or confirm them. This list was compiled from various published reports:

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Alabama SS Mark Barron (first round)

LSU DT Michael Brockers (first round)

Bethune-Cookman DE-LB Ryan Davis (sixth or seventh round)

Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd (first round)

Georgia OT-G Cordy Glenn (first round)

Slippery Rock WR Devin Goda (undrafted prospect)

Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick (first round)

Wisconsin C Peter Konz (late first round or early second)

Boston College LB Luke Kuechly (first round)

Iowa WR Marvin McNutt (fourth or fifth round)

California DE Ernest Owusu (seventh round)

Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu (second or third round)

West Virginia CB Keith Tandy (late draftable pick)

Alabama DE-LB Courtney Upshaw (first round)

Cincinnati WR D.J. Woods (priority undrafted FA)

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Ohio State OT Mike Adams (late first round or early second)

USC DT Armond Armstead (fifth or sixth round)

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon (top-10 pick)

LSU DT Michael Brockers (first round)

LSU CB Morris Claiborne (top-10 pick)

Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins (second round)

Nebraska LB Lavonte David (second round)

Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd (first round)

South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore (first round)

Georgia OT-G Cordy Glenn (first round)

Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley (fourth or fifth round)

West Virginia LB Bruce Irvin (third or fourth round)

Nevada LB James-Michael Johnson (third or fourth round)

Syracuse DE-LB Chandler Jones (first round)

Oregon LB Josh Kaddu (fourth or fifth round)

USC OT Matt Kalil (top-5 pick)

Boise State RB Doug Martin (second round)

Stanford OT Jonathan Martin (late first round or early second)

Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus (first round)

USC DE Nick Perry (second round)

Alabama RB Trent Richardson (top-5 pick)

California OT Mitchell Schwartz (second or third round)

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill (first round)

Utah State LB Bobby Wagner (late draftable pick)

Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden (late first round or early second)

Virginia Tech RB David Wilson (second round)

Baylor WR Kendall Wright (first round)


BALTIMORE RAVENS

Oklahoma State OT Levy Adcock (late draftable pick)

Miami (Ohio) G Brandon Brooks (second or third round)

LSU CB Ron Brooks (four or fifth round)

Delaware G-C Gino Gradkowski (late draftable pick)

Oregon State CB Brandon Hardin (fourth or fifth round)

Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill (late first round or early second)

Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins (third or fourth round)

Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson (third or fourth round)

California LB Mychal Kendricks (second round)

Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick (mid to late first round).

Wisconsin C Peter Konz (late first round or early second)

Central Florida CB Josh Robinson (second round)

UCLA WR Nelson Rosario (fifth or sixth round)

Syracuse S Phillip Thomas (fifth or sixth round)

Utah State LB Bobby Wagner (late draftable pick)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Ohio State OT Mike Adams (late first round or early second)

SMU OT-G Kelvin Beachum (priority undrafted FA)

Clemson DE-LB Andre Branch (first round)

Miami (Ohio) G Brandon Brooks (second or third rond)

Arkansas WR Greg Childs (priority undrafted FA)

Colorado WR Toney Clemons (sixth or seventh round)

Missouri TE Michael Egnew (third or fourth round)

BYU DT Hebron Fangupo (third or fourth round)

Alabama LB Jerrell Harris (priority undrafted FA)

Regina DT Akiem Hicks (fifth or sixth round)

Alabama LB Dont’a Hightower (first round)

Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill (first round)

Florida International WR T.Y. Hilton (fourth or fifth round)

Cincinnati DT John Hughes (late draftable pick)

Oregon RB LaMichael James (second or third round)

Virginia DE Cam Johnson (third or fourth round)

Wayne State DB Jeremy Jones (priority undrafted FA)

California LB Mychal Kendricks (second round)

Michigan State WR Keshawn Martin (third or fourth round)

Ole Miss OT Bobby Massie (second round)

Oregon TE David Paulson (late draftable pick)

Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead (third or fourth round)

USC DE Nick Perry (second round)

Memphis DT Dontari Poe (first round)

Cincinnati TE Adrien Robinson (late draftable pick)

California OT Mitchell Schwartz (second or third round)

Midwestern State guard Amini Silatolu (first or second round)

West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy (late draftable pick)

Miami defensive end Olivier Vernon (fifth or sixth round)

Cincinnati defensive end Derek Wolfe (second or third round)

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/pos...aft-visit-list (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/46363/afc-north-pre-draft-visit-list)

hawaiiansteel
04-25-2012, 09:40 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 NFL Draft: Steelers Pre-Draft Visits


LaMichael James - RB, Oregon

Could be a perfect complement to the Steelers bruising rush attack. Also would make an impact in the passing game. Comparable skill set to Darren Sproles. Projected late second to third round.

Isaiah Pead - RB, Cincinnati

If the Steelers are looking for more of a feature back to replace Rashard Mendenhall, here's where they look in possibly the second round.

Greg Childs - WR, Arkansas

Showed he can be a number one receiver in college before sustaining a knee injury. Someone is getting a steal with Childs. Projected late third to fourth round.

Toney Clemons - WR, Colorado

A very athletic wide receiver who can do it all. Reminds me of Antonio Brown with more of a leaping ability and more size. Not ranked very highly, but the Steelers could see something in him. Projected seventh round/undrafted.

Stephen Hill - WR, Georgia Tech

Much like his GT predecessor, Demaryius Thomas, there isn't much film on a guy who played for a triple option team but his 4.3 forty at the combine really opened some eyes. Could be a first rounder for the Steelers if their top choices are gone before 24. Projected late first round, early second.

T.Y. Hilton - WR, Florida International

His 201 receiving yards against Louisville made him a known prospect. Runs the vertical seam well. Mike Wallace-like in that aspect. Fourth or fifth round projection.

Keshawn Martin - WR, Michigan State

Basically Antwaan Randle El. High school quarterback who is very athletic, but not a true wide receiver. Has potential but that doesn't make him a great NFL wide receiver prospect. Would be surprised if he gets drafted before the sixth round.

Michael Egnew - TE, Missouri

Has great hands and is very athletic for a tight end. Really can't contribute to the run game. Projected as a fourth or fifth round pick.

Ladarius Green - TE, Louisiana-Lafayette

Possibly the most athletic tight end/wide receiver combo in the draft. Can be highly productive, but needs to work to learn how to be a dynamic tight end at the next level. Projected fourth rounder.

David Paulson - TE, Oregon

Not much film on him as a run blocker, but shows he has great hands. I think he benefited in Oregon's system and mobile quarterbacks. Projected seventh round.

Adrien Robinson -TE, Cincinnati

Another big, strong and athletic tight end. Much like Paulson, Robinson can possibly find himself being selected in the seventh round.

Mike Adams - OT, Ohio State

Initially could have been considered a first round possibility. Character issues have wiped away any chance of that. Projected second round.

Bobby Massie - OT, Ole Miss

A 6'6", 316 tackle can be used by a lot of teams. Could hear his name as early as the second round.

Mitchell Schwartz - OT, California

Versatile enough to play either right or left tackle. Another second or third round guy.

Brandon Brooks - OG, Miami (Ohio)

No combine invite for Mr. Brooks didn't mean he wasn't gonna work his tail off to make himself a viable second round pick.

Lucas Nix - OG, Pittsburgh

The Thomas Jefferson kid could find himself in his hometown team's uniform next season. Projected fourth or fifth round.

Amini Silatolu - OG, Midwestern State

A small school talent that could make a big splash in this years draft. Could come off the board in the first round.

Kelvin Beachum - G/T, SMU

Could be a great later round steal for the Steelers because of his ability to play both guard and tackle.

Hebron Fangupo - DT, BYU

Started his career at USC before a leg injury. Can be a true run stopper in the Steelers 3-4 set. Projected around fifth round.

Trevor Guyton - DL, California

A quick DT, but a little small to fit in the middle of the 3-4. Fourth rounder.

Akiem Hicks - DT, Regina

A guy with so much size and a lot more potential. Not very highly touted because he's from Canada, but he can be someone we'll look back at and wonder why he wasn't a higher draft pick. Can go as early as the third round.

John Hughes - DT, Cincinnati

Another possible run stopper, but a lot less highly projected. Seventh round at the highest.

Dontari Poe - DT, Memphis

The combine's biggest jaw-dropper. Showed his strength and athletic ability in Indianapolis, but that doesn't mean anything translating to the NFL. A year or two under Casey Hampton can hopefully turn his raw ability into pure talent.

Andre Branch - DE, Clemson

Not a likely guy for the Steelers to get, will most likely be gone late first round, early second. They are looking for youth at defensive end, though.

Cam Johnson - DE, Virginia

Johnson, as opposed to Branch, could be around as late as the fourth round and might be able to showcase his athletic ability on the Steel Curtain's front.

Nick Perry - DE, USC

Perry is another guy that will likely be gone. He intrigues me though, wish he would slip to deep in the second round.

Olivier Vernon - DE, Miami

Smaller than you would typically like as a 3-4 defensive end. Might be hanging around in the sixth round.

Derek Wolfe - DE, Cincinnati

The Steelers like their UC Bearcats this year. Wolfe is another possibility for a late round DE and at 6'5" could be a good one.

Jerrell Harris - LB, Alabama

An outside backer that, truthfully, probably just benefited from being on Alabama's number one ranked defense.

Dont’a Hightower - LB, Alabama

The guy I want the Steelers to select the most. I think he could be better than Luke Kuechly. Let's hope he's there at 24.

Mychal Kendricks - LB, California

Another backer that the Steelers are high on. If they don't get Hightower, could be a possibility for the second round.

Jeremy Jones - DB, Wayne State

A versatile DB that can add some depth to the secondary with William Gay leaving for Arizona. Would be a pick at the tail end of the draft.

Keith Tandy - CB, West Virginia

I've seen Tandy be very highly touted as a late round pick. He makes much more sense than Jones to me. A fourth or fifth round talent.

Zach Nolan - LS, Stanford

What do you know, a long snapper. I guess just checking all the possibilities (or to get the scoop on Andrew Luck!)

Posted by Seth Austin

http://www.fourthandtwelve.com/