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flippy
04-26-2012, 11:42 PM
Who would you take in round 2? round 3?

According to the NFL.com best players remaining, 24 spots down the list are guys rated an 84. Here's the list of guys rated at 84:

Jayron Hosley, CB, VA Tech
Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Kendall Reyes, DE, CT
Billy Winn, DT, Boise State

Going 32 players ahead from there, we'd be at guys rated a 77:

Omar Bolden, CB, AZ State
Alameda Ta'Amu, NT, Washington
Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin

If those were my choices, I'd take Jeffrey and Ta'Amu. I think Ta'Amu could be a nice fit. But I would worry Jeffery could be a Limas Sweed again.

Looking at the NFL.com rankings, what I'd rather see us do is go up in the second to get Stephen Hill, WR, GA Tech, and down in the 3rd and grab Josh Chapman, NT. If we somehow added those 2 with Decastro, I think we'd have the best draft in the Tomlin era in a few short years.

Although Hill could also be another Limas Sweed. Maybe we could trade up for Fleenor?

Shoe
04-26-2012, 11:48 PM
MYCHAL KENDRICKS/David DeCastro were my two #1's

So I'll be thrilled to see Kendricks in Rd 2 obviously.

I think I had Jeff Allen/Mike Martin on my 2nd round.

Josh Chapman was my 3rd, but if he won't last, I would be fine with him too.

I DON'T think Alshon Jeffery is a good pick. A guy with his supposed talent (e.g. Limas Sweed) should not fail that far.

I've heard names like LaMichael James... at this point (after getting DeCastro), whoever they deem worthy, I'll be happy with it I think.

Steel Life
04-26-2012, 11:54 PM
Love the idea of Reyes! But Brandon Brooks & Bobby Wagner would make me happier...with Greg Childs in the 4th! :D

Chadman
04-27-2012, 12:03 AM
Josh Chapman would be excellent for depth/future starting ability & Chadman's absolute favourite draftable player- Nigel Bradham would just be icing. A RB somewhere in the next 3 rounds makes sense.

focosteeler
04-27-2012, 12:05 AM
Lavonte David (2) and Mike Martin (3)

Chadman
04-27-2012, 12:07 AM
And if the Steelers feel like double-dipping, Bobby Massie wouldn't suck either..

Lebsteel
04-27-2012, 12:15 AM
I would go ILB (David or Kendricks) and then NT (Martin or Chapman).

AkronSteel
04-27-2012, 12:45 AM
They have to address the defensive front seven with two of the next three picks!! There are needs up front and in the LB corp.

RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2012, 01:06 AM
Flippy...you had me at Jeffery and Ta'Amu...

RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2012, 02:25 AM
I wanted DeCastro all along, and I was willing to give up our 2nd or 3rd round pick in order to get him. The fact that we got him and still have both of our day two picks is mindboggling...it almost seems unfair. To make things more fair ;), how about we combine that 2nd and 3rd rounder so we have only one day two pick (like I expected to have if we got DeCastro).

The trade value chart says that combining our 2nd and 3rd round pick could get us to #40, which is owned by the Panthers. The Panthers do not have a 3rd round pick, because they traded it to Chicago in the Greg Olsen deal (and that pick was moved again from the Bears to the Dolphins in the Brandon Marshall trade), so a rebuilding team like Carolina should be more than willing to reclaim a prime pick that they traded away. It also gets you one spot ahead of the Bills, who should be targeting one of these guys after taking CB Gilmore at #10 instead of a much-needed o-lineman.

The #40 pick is the 8th pick of the second round. Imagine if Cordy Glenn (another guy many would have been willing to trade up for in the first) were available when the 8th pick in round 2 came up? Would you trade our 2nd and 3rd to get BOTH DeCastro and Glenn (a concept that would have seemed to be beyond ridiculous a few short hours ago)? What if DeCastro's Stanford teammate Jonathan Martin (a guy I did trade up for in our Board Mock Draft) were still available at #40? Imagine reuniting those two on the same line in the pros. It is not out of the realm of possibility for one of these seemingly-first-round-locks a day ago to be available after the first 7 picks have been taken in round 2.

Remember, guys like Hill/Randle/Jeffery are still available and both the Rams and Browns need WR help badly...Fleener is still available and Indy would love to reunite Luck and Coby...that's 3 picks already. I think the Ravens could go Konz as a guy who could replace Grubbs now at guard and replace Birk at center when he hangs 'em up sooner rather than later. There are also some prime d-lineman available too, and if a team is willing to take a risk they could get a top 15 level talent in Janoris Jenkins at corner. Seriously, at this point, it wouldn't be surprising at all Glenn or Martin could be there at 40...you wanna go get him and fix this OL once and for all?

Okay, now I have to force myself to go to bed. Work beckons in the morning.

NottinghamForest_UK
04-27-2012, 03:56 AM
LaMichael James in round two!

phillyesq
04-27-2012, 07:01 AM
I'll stick to my mock, but to add to those guys, I would love to see any of the following:

Brooks, an OT, David, Kendricks or Wagner.

Kiper did a round 2 mock and had the Steelers taking Devon Still, with Lamar Miller going a few picks later to GB and Derek Wolfe right after that to the Ravens.

aggiebones
04-27-2012, 07:22 AM
If they really like a DT still on the board, I hope they will go get him. If not sit and wait. But trade a couple late round picks to get a 4th or 5th next year.

Oviedo
04-27-2012, 07:53 AM
I wanted DeCastro all along, and I was willing to give up our 2nd or 3rd round pick in order to get him. The fact that we got him and still have both of our day two picks is mindboggling...it almost seems unfair. To make things more fair ;), how about we combine that 2nd and 3rd rounder so we have only one day two pick (like I expected to have if we got DeCastro).

The trade value chart says that combining our 2nd and 3rd round pick could get us to #40, which is owned by the Panthers. The Panthers do not have a 3rd round pick, because they traded it to Chicago in the Greg Olsen deal (and that pick was moved again from the Bears to the Dolphins in the Brandon Marshall trade), so a rebuilding team like Carolina should be more than willing to reclaim a prime pick that they traded away. It also gets you one spot ahead of the Bills, who should be targeting one of these guys after taking CB Gilmore at #10 instead of a much-needed o-lineman.

The #40 pick is the 8th pick of the second round. Imagine if Cordy Glenn (another guy many would have been willing to trade up for in the first) were available when the 8th pick in round 2 came up? Would you trade our 2nd and 3rd to get BOTH DeCastro and Glenn (a concept that would have seemed to be beyond ridiculous a few short hours ago)? What if DeCastro's Stanford teammate Jonathan Martin (a guy I did trade up for in our Board Mock Draft) were still available at #40? Imagine reuniting those two on the same line in the pros. It is not out of the realm of possibility for one of these seemingly-first-round-locks a day ago to be available after the first 7 picks have been taken in round 2.

Remember, guys like Hill/Randle/Jeffery are still available and both the Rams and Browns need WR help badly...Fleener is still available and Indy would love to reunite Luck and Coby...that's 3 picks already. I think the Ravens could go Konz as a guy who could replace Grubbs now at guard and replace Birk at center when he hangs 'em up sooner rather than later. There are also some prime d-lineman available too, and if a team is willing to take a risk they could get a top 15 level talent in Janoris Jenkins at corner. Seriously, at this point, it wouldn't be surprising at all Glenn or Martin could be there at 40...you wanna go get him and fix this OL once and for all?

Okay, now I have to force myself to go to bed. Work beckons in the morning.

Wow...could you imagine if we got BOTH DeCastro and Glenn. That would be a draft haul of epic proportions. I'm all in.

Sugar
04-27-2012, 07:59 AM
There is no way I'd take another OL in the next two rounds. If the FO does it, I'll defer to their judgement. But the age of our D and the softness in the middle of it should be addressed sooner rather than later, IMO.

While DeCastro will probably start at the beginning of the season because he's that good, a D player we get probably won't. They will need to do their apprenticeship like most players on our D have to do. It's important to take somebody who can QB the D or plug the hole at NT.

steelblood
04-27-2012, 08:10 AM
I wanted DeCastro all along, and I was willing to give up our 2nd or 3rd round pick in order to get him. The fact that we got him and still have both of our day two picks is mindboggling...it almost seems unfair. To make things more fair ;), how about we combine that 2nd and 3rd rounder so we have only one day two pick (like I expected to have if we got DeCastro).

The trade value chart says that combining our 2nd and 3rd round pick could get us to #40, which is owned by the Panthers. The Panthers do not have a 3rd round pick, because they traded it to Chicago in the Greg Olsen deal (and that pick was moved again from the Bears to the Dolphins in the Brandon Marshall trade), so a rebuilding team like Carolina should be more than willing to reclaim a prime pick that they traded away. It also gets you one spot ahead of the Bills, who should be targeting one of these guys after taking CB Gilmore at #10 instead of a much-needed o-lineman.

The #40 pick is the 8th pick of the second round. Imagine if Cordy Glenn (another guy many would have been willing to trade up for in the first) were available when the 8th pick in round 2 came up? Would you trade our 2nd and 3rd to get BOTH DeCastro and Glenn (a concept that would have seemed to be beyond ridiculous a few short hours ago)? What if DeCastro's Stanford teammate Jonathan Martin (a guy I did trade up for in our Board Mock Draft) were still available at #40? Imagine reuniting those two on the same line in the pros. It is not out of the realm of possibility for one of these seemingly-first-round-locks a day ago to be available after the first 7 picks have been taken in round 2.

Remember, guys like Hill/Randle/Jeffery are still available and both the Rams and Browns need WR help badly...Fleener is still available and Indy would love to reunite Luck and Coby...that's 3 picks already. I think the Ravens could go Konz as a guy who could replace Grubbs now at guard and replace Birk at center when he hangs 'em up sooner rather than later. There are also some prime d-lineman available too, and if a team is willing to take a risk they could get a top 15 level talent in Janoris Jenkins at corner. Seriously, at this point, it wouldn't be surprising at all Glenn or Martin could be there at 40...you wanna go get him and fix this OL once and for all?

Okay, now I have to force myself to go to bed. Work beckons in the morning.

I like your thinking. I think the Ravens will take Kendricks (or maybe Glenn). But, I'd take whomever they don't!

Keyplay1
04-27-2012, 08:23 AM
Still there bunch. Here is an easy to understand list of players available for rd 2.


18 Courtney Upshaw DE/ 21 Cordy Glenn OT/ 26 *Jerel Worthy DT/ 28 *Jonathan Martin/ 29 *Stephen Hill WR/ 31 Coby Fleener TE/ 32 Devon Still DT/ 34 *Rueben Randle/ 36 Kendall Reyes DT/ 37 *Peter Konz C/ 38 Amini Silatolu OG/ 39 Andre Branch DE/ 40 Mike Adams OT/ 41 Lavonte David OLB/ 42 *Bobby Massie OT/ 43 Vinny Curry DE/ 45 *Alshon Jeffery WR/ 48 Janoris Jenkins CB/ 49 Bobby Wagner OLB/ 50 *Josh Robinson/ 51 Brandon Boykin CB/ 53 *Dwayne Allen TE/ 54 Tyrone Crawford DE/ 55 Kelechi Osemele OT/ 56 Brandon Thompson/ 57 Mychal Kendricks ILB/ 59 Jamell Fleming CB/ 60 *Chris Givens WR/ 61 *Lamar Miller RB/ 62 Trumaine Johnson CB/ 63 Brandon Brooks OG/ 64 *Mohamed Sanu WR/ 65 Kirk Cousins QB/ 66 Zach Brown OLB/ 67 Brian Quick WR/ 68 *Ronnell Lewis OLB/ 69 Isaiah Pead RB/ 70 Jared Crick DE/ 71 Chris Polk RB/ 72 Casey Hayward CB/ 73 Jeff Allen OT/ 74 Marvin Jones WR/ 75 *LaMichael James

----- This was from CBS so those rankings are probably nfldraftscout.

A lot of the players in the boards mocks are there. Should be able to grab a good one here too. At least 20 of those players have been mentioned here. The position options are pretty much. If the Steelers don't do a double OL OL then you got both RB's everyone is talking there, plus a number of LB's, and lately the reality that DB's are in play here too. Options galore here!

Going a little further the next bunch of players is the same deal. Almost all highly valued by the board and should be available.

-----This list is also from CBS.com



76
Mitchell Schwartz (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1273002/mitchell-schwartz)
OT
9
California
rSr
6-5
318
2-3


77
*Jayron Hosley (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1664325/jayron-hosley)
CB
10
Virginia Tech
Jr
5-10
178
2-3


78
Billy Winn (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1274395/billy-winn)
DE
10
Boise State
rSr
6-4
294
2-3


79
Juron Criner (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1620389/juron-criner)
WR
12
Arizona
Sr
6-3
224
2-3


80
Dwight Bentley (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1620157/dwight-bentley)
CB
11
La.-Lafayette
Sr
5-10
182
2-3


81
George Iloka (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1621494/george-iloka)
FS
1
Boise State
Sr
6-4
225
2-3


82
Derek Wolfe (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1689600/derek-wolfe)
DT
8
Cincinnati
Sr
6-5
295
2-3


83
*Brock Osweiler (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1664777/brock-osweiler)
QB
6
Arizona State
Jr
6-7
242
2-3


84
Mike Martin (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1630985/mike-martin)
DT
9
Michigan
Sr
6-1
306
3


85
Greg Childs (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1632227/greg-childs)
WR
13
Arkansas
Sr
6-3
219
3


86
Sean Spence (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1619691/sean-spence)
OLB
8
Miami (Fla.)
Sr
5-11
231
3


87
Trevin Wade (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1244316/trevin-wade)
CB
12
Arizona
rSr
5-10
192
3


88
Alameda Ta'amu (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1689166/alameda-taamu)
DT
10
Washington
Sr
6-3
348
3


89
T.Y. Hilton (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1638761/ty-hilton)
WR
14
Florida International
Sr
5-10
183
3


90
*Robert Turbin (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1272825/robert-turbin)
RB
8
Utah State
rJr
5-10
222
3


91
Demario Davis (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1263584/demario-davis)
OLB
9
Arkansas State
rSr
6-2
235
3


92
Zebrie Sanders (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1630286/zebrie-sanders)
OT
10
Florida State
Sr
6-6
320
3


93
Ladarius Green (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1689653/ladarius-green)
TE
3
La.-Lafayette
Sr
6-6
238
3


94
Donald Stephenson (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1243571/donald-stephenson)
OT
11
Oklahoma
rSr
6-6
312
3


95
Ron Brooks (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1244951/ron-brooks)
CB
13
LSU
rSr
5-10
190
3


96
Josh Chapman (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1273325/josh-chapman)http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/fantasy/injury.gif
DT
11
Alabama
rSr
6-1
316
3-4


97
Bryan Anger (http://www.planetsteelers.com/nfl/draft/players/1272968/bryan-anger)
P
1
California
rSr
6-4
208
3-4









I noticed that several players that visited are right there in that grouping. Yeah, this should be an interesting day.

Can someone figure out how we can get Mitchell Schwartz, Greg Childs and Derek Wolfe in that rd. While you're at it throw in Ron Brooks, Mike Martin and Josh Chapman too. LOL

steelblood
04-27-2012, 08:33 AM
LaMichael James in round two!

I like James in the third. He is only 195 pounds and will never be more than a role player imho.

calmkiller
04-27-2012, 09:09 AM
Refer to my sig.

birtikidis
04-27-2012, 09:52 AM
I would go ILB (David or Kendricks) and then NT (Martin or Chapman).

I would second that. David and Champam would make me super happy.

birtikidis
04-27-2012, 09:55 AM
I don't see our defense as being so old. Everyone said it was last year bc they were talking about Smith, Hampton and Kiesel starting. While Kiesel will still be there, we did just draft two guy in the first round to play DL. Add in that Woodley isn't so old, Timmons is in his prime and we just drafted two young corners, I don't see the age thing as being as significant as our UTTER LACK OF TALENT on the O-Line.

Oviedo
04-27-2012, 09:58 AM
I don't see our defense as being so old. Everyone said it was last year bc they were talking about Smith, Hampton and Kiesel starting. While Kiesel will still be there, we did just draft two guy in the first round to play DL. Add in that Woodley isn't so old, Timmons is in his prime and we just drafted two young corners, I don't see the age thing as being as significant as our UTTER LACK OF TALENT on the O-Line.

I agree. I think the old issue is a probelm because LeBeau doesn't let the young players on the field even to give the starters a breather. The only place on the "D" where I would say age is an issue and injury potential is a major problem is at Safety.

Sugar
04-27-2012, 09:59 AM
I agree. I think the old issue is a probelm because LeBeau doesn't let the young players on the field even to give the starters a breather. The only place on the "D" where I would say age is an issue and injury potential is a major problem is at Safety.
So that's not an issue at NT?

Oviedo
04-27-2012, 10:15 AM
So that's not an issue at NT?


I have more confidence in a McLendon/Hood rotation than most. We can add a developmental NT in Round 5. NT in the traditional sense in becoming a 2-down position. Not sure that warrants a Round 1-3 pick.

steelblood
04-27-2012, 10:20 AM
Here is my Steelers best available list...

Tier One

Cordy Glenn OT Georgia

Tier Two

Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama
Jonathan Martin OT Stanford
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
Mychal Kendricks ILB Cal

Tier Three

Mike Adams OT Ohio State
Bobby Massie OT Mississippi
Devon Still DT Penn State
Lamar Miller RB Miami

Tier Four

Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern St
Zerbie Sanders OT Florida State
Alameda Ta'Amu NT Washington
Brandon Brooks OG Miami
Peter Konz OC Wisconsin
Lavonte David LB Nebraska

Tier Five

Kelechi Osemele OL Iowa State
Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State
Brandon Thompson DT Clemson
Alfonso Dennard CB/FS Nebraska
Josh Norman CB/FS Coastal Carolina
Alshon Jeffrey WR S Carolina
Coby Fleener TE Stanford
Janoris Jenkins CB N Alabama
Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma
Kendel Reyes DE UConn
Zach Brown LB N Carolina

Tier Six

Derek Wolfe DE Cincinnati
Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati
Mohammed Sanu WR Rutgers
Bobby Wagner ILB Utah St
Vinny Curry OLB Marshall
Andre Branch OLB Clemson
Mike Martin DT Michigan St
Nigel Bradham LB Florida St
Greg Childs WR Arkansas

RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Nice tiers. Myself, I'd swap Jeffery (his 2010 tape shows he can be potentially dominant with decent quarterbacking) and Adams (I just don't like him on the field or off the field, regardless of the talent that everyone else sees), though.

steelz09
04-27-2012, 11:19 AM
LaMichael James, Alshon Jefferey, LaMarr Miller, Devon Still, Wolfe, Chapman, Glenn, Brooks.

Just a few names that I would be happy with in no particular order.

steelz09
04-27-2012, 11:22 AM
I have more confidence in a McLendon/Hood rotation than most. We can add a developmental NT in Round 5. NT in the traditional sense in becoming a 2-down position. Not sure that warrants a Round 1-3 pick.

No sure I agree but that's valid. I really think Chapman could be a good player for us. Just seems like an underrated, blue collar player that is going to be a solid, dependable player.

Oviedo
04-27-2012, 12:17 PM
LaMichael James, Alshon Jefferey, LaMarr Miller, Devon Still, Wolfe, Chapman, Glenn, Brooks.

Just a few names that I would be happy with in no particular order.

Like your list except for Still. IMO he has high bust potential and I'm a PSU fan.

steelblood
04-27-2012, 12:53 PM
Nice tiers. Myself, I'd swap Jeffery (his 2010 tape shows he can be potentially dominant with decent quarterbacking) and Adams (I just don't like him on the field or off the field, regardless of the talent that everyone else sees), though.

I hear ya. I'm kind of torn on Jeffrey. He did have a great 2010. However, this season he played the entire season overweight, got kicked out of the bowl game for fighting, and (according to the media) has a sense of entitlement and did not show well in interviews at the combine. Furthermore, and most importantly, he does not get great separation. I would not hate the pick in the second round, but I wouldn't love it either as there are other big WRs that we could possibly get in the 3rd or 4th round like Childs and McNutt. Fuller and other could also be available later.

I don't know why I value Adams. I should know better as I've seen him play many times. But, he is very talented. He has top ten talent and plays a very valuable position. I feel like he could turn out to be an elite LT if Kugler could get through to him.

grotonsteel
04-27-2012, 12:58 PM
I am more worried about 2nd Rd. Hopefully they can hit a homerun this entire draft.

I would not mind steelers double-dip on O-line. I hope LaMichael James is not the pick in Rd 2.

focosteeler
04-27-2012, 01:35 PM
Here is my Steelers best available list...

Tier One

Cordy Glenn OT Georgia

Tier Two

Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama
Jonathan Martin OT Stanford
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
Mychal Kendricks ILB Cal

Tier Three

Mike Adams OT Ohio State
Bobby Massie OT Mississippi
Devon Still DT Penn State
Lamar Miller RB Miami

Tier Four

Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern St
Zerbie Sanders OT Florida State
Alameda Ta'Amu NT Washington
Brandon Brooks OG Miami
Peter Konz OC Wisconsin
Lavonte David LB Nebraska

Tier Five

Kelechi Osemele OL Iowa State
Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State
Brandon Thompson DT Clemson
Alfonso Dennard CB/FS Nebraska
Josh Norman CB/FS Coastal Carolina
Alshon Jeffrey WR S Carolina
Coby Fleener TE Stanford
Janoris Jenkins CB N Alabama
Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma
Kendel Reyes DE UConn
Zach Brown LB N Carolina

Tier Six

Derek Wolfe DE Cincinnati
Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati
Mohammed Sanu WR Rutgers
Bobby Wagner ILB Utah St
Vinny Curry OLB Marshall
Andre Branch OLB Clemson
Mike Martin DT Michigan St
Nigel Bradham LB Florida St
Greg Childs WR Arkansas

From this list it looks like we could get another really good player that could contribute this year. Maybe not right away but later in the season....some good linebackers still left

Sugar
04-27-2012, 01:42 PM
I really hope we don't go OL again soon- unless one just happened to be BPA when we picked. We've invested premium picks in the last three years on it. We really need to reload in other areas too.

steelblood
04-27-2012, 02:22 PM
I really hope we don't go OL again soon- unless one just happened to be BPA when we picked. We've invested premium picks in the last three years on it. We really need to reload in other areas too.

With Ben being the key to our offense, I really think we need to consider another offensive linemen (tackle or guard) if one falls to us. Better o-line protects be and improves our run and pass game. I agree that we have other needs. But, we could still upgrade Oline pretty easily.

Shawn
04-27-2012, 02:22 PM
I would love to get David.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-27-2012, 02:28 PM
If anyone named Glenn, Hill, Silatolu, Fleener, Massie, or Adams slip...They have to be considered. I'm not a David or Thompson fan. If they are truely moving Hood to NT than perhaps Wolfe will be considered. This talk of Worilds to inside and how they feel about SS has me putting ILB on the back burner until 3rd & later. The depth at WR has me looking away from a WR in the 2nd unless Hill falls. Perhaps a trade out or back (if possible) and Miller, James , or Pead. #56 seems a little high for a RB unless there is a run. This is where Cam Johnson & Andre Branch may be slotted so they may look there. Only one NT I would be intersted in here and that would be Ta'Amu & it may be a couple picks too early.

I am getting this wierd feeling of "Deja Vue" on this pick and how everything unfolded on a player. The Steelers knew all along from day one about Adams history and his positive test at the combine but still worked him out at his proday and brought him in for a predraft visit. The Steelers have a very strong connection with OSU's program in the evaluation process. Is Adams another steal in this draft like Decastro? Remember, Gilbert can play all four spots on the OL. His 2010 season was at LT while he started at RT protecting Tebow's blindside the year before. He played G at Florida too and was going to be in the mix in 2011 at G before Colon's injury. Now, Adams negatives made him a risky 1st round selection but the upside now on a franchise LT in the 2nd is more appealing.

How appealing is an OL of:
Adams-Gilbert-Pouncey-DeCastro-Colon

That being said...Glenn, Hill, Silatolu, Fleener, & Massie should all be gone. If Massie was still there, he would be my #1 choice. So my wish list for #56 is this:
1. Mike Adams LT
2. Andre Branch OLB
3. Alameda Ta'Amu NT



Pick at #86 would be need targets & possible RB & WR. If NT or ILB not adresses at #56 they would have to be considered. With names like Brown, Kendricks, Martin, Miller, & James off the board. Hard to judge without #56 and knowing all of 2nd round...So here are some names on list:

Ronnell Lewis ILB
Brandon Brooks OG (If no OL at #56)
Isaiah Pead RB
Demario Davis ILB
Bobby Wagner ILB
Greg Childs WR

Sugar
04-27-2012, 02:47 PM
With Ben being the key to our offense, I really think we need to consider another offensive linemen (tackle or guard) if one falls to us. Better o-line protects be and improves our run and pass game. I agree that we have other needs. But, we could still upgrade Oline pretty easily.

Ben has taken us to Super Bowls with less talented OL's than what we'll sport this next season. However, the middle of our D is very suspect now. While I'm happy that DeCastro fell to us, I was really hoping to shore up the D so hopefully we can do that sooner rather than later.

Snatch98
04-27-2012, 02:58 PM
I'm all in with Adams in round 2 but I'd bump Colon in to guard and start Adams and Gilbert at tackle. Who knows how Colon will even hold up at this point after 2 straight season ending injuries.

Slapstick
04-27-2012, 03:06 PM
Bleacher Report had a mock with Massie going to the Steelers at the end of round 2...Adams was picked prior to that...

At that point in the draft, I think Massie would be another value pick...there are still good NT prospects in the 3rd and later...

ILB doesn't concern me nearly as much...

Oviedo
04-27-2012, 03:08 PM
With Ben being the key to our offense, I really think we need to consider another offensive linemen (tackle or guard) if one falls to us. Better o-line protects be and improves our run and pass game. I agree that we have other needs. But, we could still upgrade Oline pretty easily.

Totally agree. If one falls to us or even if we go up a couple of picks to get a very good OL then I'm all for that. We definitely need at least one more sometime in this draft. 2012 could be the year that we set up the OL for the next 5-6 years like we did when we selected Timmons and Woodley 1 and 2 the same year.

Oviedo
04-27-2012, 03:10 PM
Bleacher Report had a mock with Massie going to the Steelers at the end of round 2...Adams was picked prior to that...

At that point in the draft, I think Massie would be another value pick...there are still good NT prospects in the 3rd and later...

ILB doesn't concern me nearly as much...

Absolutley right. If we could get Massie at #56 that would be one heck of a draft right there.

Like I said in another post, I think a Mclendon/Hood rotation will work until Hampton gets better. I also think you can get a developmental NT in Round 4 or 5.

Sugar
04-27-2012, 03:20 PM
Absolutley right. If we could get Massie at #56 that would be one heck of a draft right there.

Like I said in another post, I think a Mclendon/Hood rotation will work until Hampton gets better. I also think you can get a developmental NT in Round 4 or 5.

I happen to disagree about that to a degree. Can we get by with Mclendon/Hood? Sure. However, getting a quality NT is going to be important because Casey is only back short-term even if healthy just due to age and wear/tear. Hopefully Sylvester will be the answer at ILB, because it sure looked like we wanted Hightower until a steal like DeCastro fell.

Ben has taken us to Super Bowls with lesser OL's than what we'll field next year even if we don't do a single new thing beyond taking DeCastro. The D, however, is in need of either playmakers to get splash plays or top talent to allow the LB's and Troy to do their thing.

steeler_george
04-27-2012, 03:51 PM
In round 2 I hope we get either a RB, ILB, or OLB.... even a trade into early 3rd would be welcome to select our future NT.

the way how the 1st round went a lot of good players are going to fall into the 3rd as well. Maybe Kendricks,Wanger, Adams, Massie

RuthlessBurgher
04-27-2012, 04:18 PM
Absolutley right. If we could get Massie at #56 that would be one heck of a draft right there.

Like I said in another post, I think a Mclendon/Hood rotation will work until Hampton gets better. I also think you can get a developmental NT in Round 4 or 5.

If Massie were available at #56, I wouldn't hesitate. With DeCastro already our Faneca 2.0, Massie could be Marvel 2.0.

Massie-DeCastro-Pouncey-Colon-Gilbert. Niiiiice.

flippy
04-27-2012, 05:20 PM
Teams seem more erratic than normal this year. I have a feeling someone good is gonna drop and we're gonna benefit big time. I just have this strange feeling after last night, this is going to be the draft of drafts in the Tomlin era.

8467thekraken
04-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Not sure if this is a legitamate concern, but with Pouncey(1st), DeCastro(1st) and Gilbert(2nd) all looking at significant contracts in the not-so-far future, would adding another 2nd rounder at OT put a significant portion of the salary at "one" spot?

If that is an area of concern, I would rather go with a NT prospect. Something on defense.

That frickin' draft was awesome last night! Not just for the Steelers but overall.

Pure Black and Gold, baby!!!!

Steel Life
04-27-2012, 07:07 PM
Massie>Brooks...don't think so. Still pushing for Wagner or even Reyes if he's there too.