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steelerkeylargo
04-24-2012, 04:33 PM
...which I don't think he will be.....but if he is..I think the Steelers trade out and draft Silatalou. Hell even if they don't trade out Silatalou is still a strong first round possibility.

hawaiiansteel
04-24-2012, 04:49 PM
2012 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers Pick Up Offensive Lineman From Midwestern State

Apr 24
by Joel Thorman


With the 56th pick in SB Nation's 2012 NFL mock draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Midwestern State OL Amini Silatolu.

You must be good if you're a second round pick out of little Midwestern State. Silatolu fits in well with the Steelers offense and would be a good pick here.

SB Nation's Behind The Steel Curtain explains the pick:

After restocking at linebacker with the selection of Dont'a Hightower, it's time to turn attention back to the Steelers' most obvious area of need -- along the offensive line. Outside of Maurkice Pouncey, the two-time Pro Bowl center who has already cemented his status as one of the game's very best, the Steelers could upgrade any and all other positions. None more so than at guard where the team has received average, and at times awful, play for several years now.

Enter Amini Silatolu, the raw but promising guard out of unknown Midwestern State. Despite having played against lesser competition, Silatolu's upside and potential is easy to identify. The fact that he could potentially develop into a competent right tackle makes him even more intriguing considering the uncertainty of Willie Colon's ability to stay healthy. I suppose the Steelers might be taking a big gamble on a prospect that has yet to show his mettle against the country's best athletes, but the need is certainly there and the possibility of him blossoming into something special makes Silatolu worth the gamble in my mind.

http://www.sbnation.com/2012-nfl-draft/2012/4/24/2971378/2012-nfl-mock-draft-steelers-amini-silatolu

Oviedo
04-24-2012, 05:10 PM
...which I don't think he will be.....but if he is..I think the Steelers trade out and draft Silatalou. Hell even if they don't trade out Silatalou is still a strong first round possibility.

I'm all for OL in Round 1 but Silatalou has a big jump to make in competition. I'd rather have someone like Zeitler who has played against the big boys and done well. He more fits the big school, big competition player Colberts gets in Round 1.

Eddie Spaghetti
04-24-2012, 05:18 PM
much rather have brandon brooks in the second.

Oviedo
04-24-2012, 05:26 PM
much rather have brandon brooks in the second.

Highly unlikely he is available when we pick in Round 2. I like him too.

Eddie Spaghetti
04-24-2012, 05:40 PM
Highly unlikely he is available when we pick in Round 2. I like him too.

you may be right ovi, but researching alot of sites he has a good chance of being there.

he most certainly will be gone by round 3 where some have him mocked.

if we could get brooks in the 2nd and nix in the 4th, i would be stoked.

RuthlessBurgher
04-24-2012, 07:13 PM
Highly unlikely he is available when we pick in Round 2. I like him too.

I was one of the folks that had Brooks to us in round 3, but changed that because his stock is rising. But it is not rising to the point that it is "highly unlikely" that he makes it to us in round 2. Remember, Brooks didn't even get a combine invite (they invite over 300 prospects, and he didn't make that list). Right now, I see Zeitler as an early 2nd, Silatolu as a mid 2nd, and Brooks as a late 2nd.

hawaiiansteel
04-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Highly likely he is available when we pick in Round 2. I like him too.


there, fixed that for you! :D

steelblood
04-24-2012, 08:46 PM
much rather have brandon brooks in the second.

I really like Brooks. But, Silatolu is plain nasty. He is a Steeler type. He'd be an instant fan favorite and would raise the intensity on our line.

Shoe
04-25-2012, 12:53 AM
Tannehill sliding would be great for us. Teams out of the first round will want to jump into that later portion of Rd 1.

hawaiiansteel
04-25-2012, 02:59 AM
Jaguars claim Dolphins will take Tannehill

Posted by Mike Florio on April 24, 2012


It’s unclear which team wants to trade down more: the Vikings at No. 3 or the Jaguars at No. 7.

For now, we’ll call it a tie.

Minnesota is trying its damnedest to drum up a market for the first pick after the top two picks, which barring the intervention of a bus, a lightning bolt, and/or a Biblical plague will be Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. The Jaguars, who widely are believed to be hoping to trade down from the seventh spot, are now openly selling the idea that the Dolphins will take quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth pick in the draft.

Appearing on 930AM with Pete Prisco (via Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union), Jaguars director of player personnel Terry McDonough said that “people know Miami’s going to take [Tannehill," and that "if a team wants a quarterback they're going to have to come in front of Miami."

And who's directly in front of Miami? The Jaguars.

That dynamic could help explain the Dolphins' aggressive and repeated denials of the reports that owner Stephen Ross wants Tannehill. If the Dolphins don't knock that one down, they're bolstering the notion that they'd take Tannehill -- and they're encouraging a team like the Seahawks at No. 12 to trade up five spots.

Conversely, if the Dolphins don't want Tannehill, they have every reason to create the impression that they do. If, after all, someone leapfrogs Miami to take a player the Dolphins don't want, it'll push someone the Dolphins actually want one spot farther down the board.

So if they want him, they should create the impression they don't. If they don't want him, they should create the impression they do.

Unless they're operating on a higher level of misdirection, which would entail creating the impression they don't want him and hoping that someone will interpret that to mean they do want him, when in reality they don't want him.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/24/jaguars-claim-dolphins-will-take-tannehill/

RuthlessBurgher
04-25-2012, 07:03 AM
Unless they're operating on a higher level of misdirection, which would entail creating the impression they don't want him and hoping that someone will interpret that to mean they do want him, when in reality they don't want him.

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Slapstick
04-25-2012, 09:11 AM
But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you. Are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet, or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I'm not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool; you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me. Because iocaine comes from Australia, as everyone knows. And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals. And criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me. So I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. You must have suspected I would have known the powder's origin, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me. You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong. So, you could have put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you. So I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you've also bested my Spaniard which means you must have studied. And in studying, you must have learned that man is mortal so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.

You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ahahahaha, ahahahaha, ahahaha---* thud *

Truly, you have a dizzying intellect....