View Full Version : Anyone Like Clemons?

04-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Seems like a big, physical target that might help in the RZ.

04-28-2012, 06:27 PM
I love the pick. Great draft for the Steelers in all rounds so far in my opinion.

04-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Seems like a big, physical target that might help in the RZ.

If you find my mock thread I posted his highlight film in it. I like him a lot.

Sorry I would post it but I'm on my phone

04-29-2012, 12:02 AM
"Look ma, NO HANDS..."

But then, you can't expect everything from a 7th-round pick...

04-29-2012, 09:36 AM
just what we need, a Sweed-type WR with no hands....will the Steelers never learn.

04-29-2012, 09:45 AM
Does he have hand issues? From everything I have seen, he catches the ball well...A decent route runner with decent speed. A good pick up in the 7th rd that will probably make the team.


I just read a little more on the kid and apparently he does drop the occassional ball, but his mental state is intact, so no limas worries here. It can be fixed.

04-29-2012, 10:00 AM
I like his size/speed combination as a developmental pick. If nothing else, those attributes should help him contribute as a special teams player.

Mister Pittsburgh
04-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Without having to worry about classes he will have a lot of time for the juggs machine to rifle balls at him.

Maybe he will be more like Wallace where he catches the ball in his bread basket & doesn't use his hands.

Gotta love the speed he brings to the table though. On a serious note I think this could be a good pick. Plus he is a local kid so what's there not to root for!

04-29-2012, 11:13 AM
just what we need, a Sweed-type WR with no hands....will the Steelers never learn.

Toney "Hands of Stone 2" Clemons.

04-29-2012, 11:48 AM
As a 7th round selection, fighting for a 5th WR position- hard to argue with him. His battle on the roster will be against former Penn St WR Derrick Williams- should be interesting.

04-30-2012, 10:50 PM
Valley grad Clemons ready for anything with Steelers

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Valley News Dispatch

Published: Monday, April 30, 2012

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He could become Ben Roethlisberger’s newest possession receiver, a rookie who gets the Terrible Towels twirling.

He even comes equipped with a contagious, Hines Ward-like smile.

He could wind up a deep target, much like he was in the latter part of his short career at Colorado.

Or maybe he’ll become what Limas Sweed could never accomplish: a promising pass-catcher who not only looks the part but plays it with little fault.

But that’s all speculation and a long way off for receiver Toney Clemons, who was drafted by the Steelers on Saturday.

The Valley graduate’s next goal is to sign a contract, get to know his teammates and coaches and begin validating his stock.

“I am set to go to rookie camp. Right now, I’m not worried about anything but that,” said Clemons, a seventh-round selection. “We’ve talked about me getting to play some special teams.

I would almost expect to play there — as gunner, jammer, a return guy, whatever.

“I could come off the edge and block. I will do whatever they want.”

Steelers wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery said the team was impressed with Clemons’ personality.

“For him to be successful with those guys that are in the (locker) room now, they are going to challenge each other,” he said. “Sometimes I don’t even have to say a word because the challenge is there. I will stir and create competition when I need to. I look forward to seeing him just because of his confidence standpoint.”

Clemons had three 100-plus-yard receiving performances in his final four games at Colorado, and he was not afraid to go over the middle.

“In those last games, there was something that stood out to me, and it’s something I put a high-grading value on,” Montgomery said. “He won a tremendous amount of contested battles. That speaks to the trust the coaching staff at the University of Colorado had in Toney.”

Clemons said he’s been a Steelers fan all his life.

“So has my whole family,” he said. “Around here, if you’re not fond of the Steelers, than you had better at least support them when they’re not playing your favorite team.”