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Dee Dub
12-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Kevin Minter ILB LSU, love this guy. 3 down back who is a thumper coming forward and can cover as well. Steelers may be interested in Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins as a possible Mike Wallace replacement (2 round if he declares).

Kevin Minter, Eric Reid, Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery, Bennie Logan all on display tonight.

Dee Dub
12-31-2012, 09:46 PM
Wow!! DeAndre Hopkins is looking NFL ready.

Dee Dub
12-31-2012, 09:59 PM
And ILB Kevin Minter is just flat out doing what he does. Already with 12 tackles (before), half time. He never comes off the field. He is going to be a great pro.

Shoe
12-31-2012, 11:13 PM
On a related note, I'd be happy if we were to grab the Honey Badger at some point in the draft. Probably not going to happen, but he makes plays (i.e. turnovers)... something this defense SORELY needs.

virgilbosetti
01-01-2013, 12:12 AM
Who is the color commentator?

birtikidis
01-01-2013, 06:44 AM
I wouldn't touch that pile of crap for any reason. Matthieu is an imbecile.
Minter looks like an absolute stud.
what a game

SidSmythe
01-01-2013, 10:02 AM
Didn't get to watch the game....all i know is if I'm drafting a guy in the 1st round I would be looking at a guy who dominated in a big time bowl game.

Workout warriors, "projects", "raw" prospects can all wait for day 2 in the draft.

Oviedo
01-01-2013, 10:54 AM
I wouldn't touch that pile of crap for any reason. Matthieu is an imbecile.
Minter looks like an absolute stud.
what a game


Minter was amazingly good. Would be great but not in Round 1. We could draft him and then wait to see him start in 2014 or 2015.

Lebsteel
01-01-2013, 10:57 AM
Minter looked like an NFL ready linebacker and I think he would be a great compliment to Timmons. Hopkins looked NFL ready also and I'd love to see someone with those ball skills playing for the Steelers. Another candidate was Montgomery the defensive end for LSU not sure he would translate to an outside linebacker in our scheme. Eric Reid was aggressive but didn't do well in pass defense vs. Hopkins.

birtikidis
01-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Minter was amazingly good. Would be great but not in Round 1. We could draft him and then wait to see him start in 2014 or 2015.
IMO the only position on D that a rookie would have any chance at starting would be nose. Even Teo wouldn't start. Doesn't Foote make all the calls? I don't see anyone being able to come in and run the defense right away. I don't think minter will be there in round 2. I don't like trading back, but this is one of those rare times that I would.

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 03:15 PM
Minter was amazingly good. Would be great but not in Round 1. We could draft him and then wait to see him start in 2014 or 2015.

Right on Minter. See my signature.

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 03:18 PM
Minter looked like an NFL ready linebacker and I think he would be a great compliment to Timmons. Hopkins looked NFL ready also and I'd love to see someone with those ball skills playing for the Steelers. Another candidate was Montgomery the defensive end for LSU not sure he would translate to an outside linebacker in our scheme. Eric Reid was aggressive but didn't do well in pass defense vs. Hopkins.

I have been saying this all year. Yes I want a cookie. :) Minter next to Timmons would be a great combination. I've questioned Reid's coverage skills and have said for a while he is better suited playing at SS than FS. And as for Montgomery, I would prefer him way over Barkevious Mingo. He is more polished as a pass rusher.

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 03:23 PM
IMO the only position on D that a rookie would have any chance at starting would be nose. Even Teo wouldn't start. Doesn't Foote make all the calls? I don't see anyone being able to come in and run the defense right away. I don't think minter will be there in round 2. I don't like trading back, but this is one of those rare times that I would.


I agree about the NT thing but I do believe that Te"o and Minter (and maybe even Olgetree who plays in a 3-4), could start year one. They are both leaders and signal callers for their perspective teams. Yes there would be some adjustments and some growing pains but both would make enough plays to compensate for that. It's a matter of trust. And this team coming off an 8-8 needs to start trusting in young, talented defensive players. The Steelers have enough veterans around them to make it happen. And for goodness-sakes, they have one of the greatest D-coordinators the game has ever seen.

lloydroid
01-01-2013, 06:46 PM
Did Mingo do anything. A lot of forecasts of the draft have us going with him in the first round, but will he drop to 17? I don't think so, but we have to see until after the combine to know.

Oviedo
01-01-2013, 07:25 PM
It's a matter of trust. And this team coming off an 8-8 needs to start trusting in young, talented defensive players. The Steelers have enough veterans around them to make it happen. And for goodness-sakes, they have one of the greatest D-coordinators the game has ever seen.

It is the "greatest D-coordinator the game has ever seen" who is the source of the problem in "trusting in young, talented defensive players. As long as the former is in place the latter will not occur.

Jooser
01-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Anyone catch Jadeneon Clowney's hit today?


http://youtu.be/W26Dcns1Mxg

Oviedo
01-01-2013, 07:32 PM
Anyone catch Jadeneon Clowney's hit today?


http://youtu.be/W26Dcns1Mxg

The guy is a beast. Almost worth having the leagues worst record next year to draft him.

flippy
01-01-2013, 07:35 PM
Anyone catch Jadeneon Clowney's hit today?


http://youtu.be/W26Dcns1Mxg

I like Clowney better than just about everyone in this year's draft.

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 07:42 PM
Did Mingo do anything. A lot of forecasts of the draft have us going with him in the first round, but will he drop to 17? I don't think so, but we have to see until after the combine to know.

He made a couple of big plays early then faded as he has done most of this year. He did get hurt and didn't play much of the second half. Too me his teammate Sam Montgomery is the better of the two picks.

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 07:45 PM
I like Clowney better than just about everyone in this year's draft. He is a monster of a player and more than likely the number 1 overall pick next year. He has to stay at DE in a 4-3 in my opinion. Would best utilize his pass rushing skills. He is so quick coming out of his stance.

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 08:00 PM
By the way, Kevin Minter finished with 19 tackles. Earlier in the year he had a 20 tackle game versus Florida. Also, his fellow inside LB Lamin Barrow should go back for his senior year but he too is a pretty good ILB.

Lebsteel
01-01-2013, 08:43 PM
I have been saying this all year. Yes I want a cookie. :) Minter next to Timmons would be a great combination. I've questioned Reid's coverage skills and have said for a while he is better suited playing at SS than FS. And as for Montgomery, I would prefer him way over Barkevious Mingo. He is more polished as a pass rusher.
Ok...you deserve a cookie...good call. What do you think about Skov?

NJ-STEELER
01-01-2013, 08:52 PM
He made a couple of big plays early then faded as he has done most of this year. He did get hurt and didn't play much of the second half. Too me his teammate Sam Montgomery is the better of the two picks.


have you seen the pic (posted on here) on the office window of LSUs strength and conditioning coach saying the following players never give 100%. montgomery name is on there

thats gotta be a red flag

Lebsteel
01-01-2013, 09:10 PM
have you seen the pic (posted on here) on the office window of LSUs strength and conditioning coach saying the following players never give 100%. montgomery name is on there

thats gotta be a red flag
Not sure I believe that was real...he sure played hard vs Clemson. McShay says he has a nonstop motor fwiw...

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Ok...you deserve a cookie...good call. What do you think about Skov?

Very good instinctive football player. Probably about the 5th best ILB in this draft. The plus on him is he played in a 3-4 and played well.

Dee Dub
01-01-2013, 09:41 PM
have you seen the pic (posted on here) on the office window of LSUs strength and conditioning coach saying the following players never give 100%. montgomery name is on there

thats gotta be a red flag

Well I would agree if it is true. But I gotta tell you that is the first time I have ever heard anything like that about him. Strange how this surfaces now. But every time I see him play and probably saw nearly every LSU game this year, he played with a very high motor.

NJ-STEELER
01-01-2013, 10:34 PM
the thread this was talked about

http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/showthread.php/39588-LSU-players-you-don-t-want-on-your-team?p=540862#post540862