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steelerkeylargo
04-26-2012, 11:01 AM
The Steelers love LaMichael James and could grab him in round 2. Haley sees him as his next Jamaal Charles. First round pecking order is likely Poe, Hightower, Silatalou. They will likely make some moves in the middle rounds to target specific players or move out if their guy isn't there. They would consider a slight move in the first for Barron or DeCastro, very unlikely though.

Chadman
04-26-2012, 11:08 AM
grabbing a RB makes a lot of sense as Mendy is no guarentee to be fit for te majority of the season & there are no proven RB's on the roster after him. James offers plenty of attacking flair if selected.

After careful consideration, Chadman has decided he will find the good in any Steeler draft pick...they can't go wrong! :D

Oviedo
04-26-2012, 11:13 AM
grabbing a RB makes a lot of sense as Mendy is no guarentee to be fit for te majority of the season & there are no proven RB's on the roster after him. James offers plenty of attacking flair if selected.

After careful consideration, Chadman has decided he will find the good in any Steeler draft pick...they can't go wrong! :D

I may not, with my limited to know nothing background as a professional football talent evaluator, like who they take. However, once they take him he is part of the family and I want them to be wildly successful and bring honor to the greatest organization in professional sports.

steelblood
04-26-2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the info.

I look for a very workmanlike draft from the Steelers. Lot's of big uglies, special teams guys, and complementary players.

Steelersrock151
04-26-2012, 11:19 AM
There are always people that Steeler Nation feels like they should draft, and certain draft picks that people are going to hate. Its always easy to look back at drafts from 3, or more years ago and say "We could have taken so and so in the fifth round instead of this guy who was a washout". Hindsight is always 20-20. We always forget the guys we wanted them to take who they didn't that ended up being washouts.
The Steelers sign almost no free agents. We sign a neglible number of cast offs from other teams. They build almost exclusively through the draft. And they end up in the playoffs every year. Individually we may not like who they pick, but they seem to know what they are doing.

steelblood
04-26-2012, 11:22 AM
There are always people that Steeler Nation feels like they should draft, and certain draft picks that people are going to hate. Its always easy to look back at drafts from 3, or more years ago and say "We could have taken so and so in the fifth round instead of this guy who was a washout". Hindsight is always 20-20. We always forget the guys we wanted them to take who they didn't that ended up being washouts.
The Steelers sign almost no free agents. We sign a neglible number of cast offs from other teams. They build almost exclusively through the draft. And they end up in the playoffs every year. Individually we may not like who they pick, but they seem to know what they are doing.

I think most of us realize this. However, if we simply deferred to the front office and their expertise, what would we (on this message board) in March and April? :)

Shoe
04-26-2012, 11:25 AM
After careful consideration, Chadman has decided he will find the good in any Steeler draft pick...they can't go wrong! :D

I'm like him (Chadman). I'm trying to do the same thing, finding the positive with anyone they pick. 2nd does still seem a bit high though. Anywhere beyond that (3rd and lower), I'd love the pick. At pick 58 or wherever we are, I can still live with it.

Sugar
04-26-2012, 11:28 AM
Who are you hearing this from?

Slapstick
04-26-2012, 11:30 AM
I don't have a problem with James, though he did not produce against the big boys like LSU and USC...

phillyesq
04-26-2012, 12:09 PM
James could add another element to the offense and would be a nice compliment to Redman (and, when healthy, Mendenhall).

I really hope that somebody grabs Poe before he gets to the Steelers and takes the decision out of their hands.

SteelBucks
04-26-2012, 12:09 PM
They would consider a slight move in the first for Barron or DeCastro, very unlikely though.

Some of the mocks would only require a slight move to grab either. I still think DeCastro will be gone in the top 15 but I hope he slides.....

Mister Pittsburgh
04-26-2012, 12:15 PM
Steelers better have a good draft cause they need it!

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-26-2012, 12:21 PM
I believe James or Pead will be a Steeler. They want a "change of pace" back.

RuthlessBurgher
04-26-2012, 12:26 PM
They would consider a slight move in the first for Barron or DeCastro, very unlikely though.

http://dennishegstad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/3.jpeg

YEAH!!!!!! :p

feltdizz
04-26-2012, 12:48 PM
grabbing a RB makes a lot of sense as Mendy is no guarentee to be fit for te majority of the season & there are no proven RB's on the roster after him. James offers plenty of attacking flair if selected.

After careful consideration, Chadman has decided he will find the good in any Steeler draft pick...they can't go wrong! :D

I would love to have a change of pace like James but he is just as unproven as the rest of them. I'm curious to see if Batch could be that guy. Is he healthy yet?

steelz09
04-26-2012, 12:49 PM
I think most of us realize this. However, if we simply deferred to the front office and their expertise, what would we (on this message board) in March and April? :)

I agree.

Over the years, I've seen members of this site pick players in their mock that we could have taken. Surprisingly enough, I've seen hose players outperformed the players that the FO has chosen.

I'm not saying these board members should be GMs but I'm not giving the Steelers coaches and FO a free pass just because they work for the organization and we don't. They make mistakes. They miss on contracts, evaluations and player rankings. I don't look through the Steelers glasses like some do... I'm not the type that says, "Well, if the Colbert and Tomlin think he's great, then he must be".

Different opinions is what makes a forum fun. Some may call those people trolls, haters or whatever ... but it doesn't make them wrong just because they disagree w/ the general population.

steeler_george
04-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Yes, I think they will go for a back in the 2nd at first I was thinking Kendricks in the second, but makes more sense since there is alot of uncertainty there at RB for this year and next year ( Mendy and Redman FA)

SteelBucks
04-26-2012, 01:10 PM
I would love to have a change of pace like James but he is just as unproven as the rest of them. I'm curious to see if Batch could be that guy. Is he healthy yet?

Last I heard he's almost finished with rehab and should be 100% for camp.

Djfan
04-26-2012, 01:10 PM
Batch is good. Get an RB on the UFA market. We need other issues first. A good O line makes a C+ back look great.

Steelhere10
04-26-2012, 01:46 PM
No offense, but zzzzz.
They are not going to tell you , Ed B.,Lolley OR Anyone else who they have plans and what order they have plans for. So I take this along with the other reporter reports with a grain of salt. All are guesses at this point.

phillyesq
04-26-2012, 02:07 PM
I would love to have a change of pace like James but he is just as unproven as the rest of them. I'm curious to see if Batch could be that guy. Is he healthy yet?

Batch is a bit more of an unknown. First, he was not as highly regarded coming out of school. Second, he's coming back from an ACL injury.

I like what I've read from Batch -- sounds like a great kid -- and I'm pulling for him. But I would not count on him.

Shawn
04-26-2012, 03:40 PM
James lacks the explosion of Charles. I would not be happy with that pick in the second. He plays slower than his 40.

Discipline of Steel
04-26-2012, 06:35 PM
Frankly, I would prefer Turbin in the 3rd to James in the 2nd. Rumblin bumblin stumblin