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Dee Dub
01-13-2013, 01:50 PM
Now this isn't what I think the Steelers do more so than what I would like to see them do. Or maybe a combination of both? I will do another one after the combine and after seeing what happens to the Steelers in free agency. One more so of what I think the Steelers will do. And one probably a lot more realistic. :)

1-Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame----What you think he can't do, or lacks, wont be an issue in LeBeau's 3-4 playing next to Timmons and what he does well will be hi-lighted
2-Terrance Williams WR Baylor---6 ft 2 WR who exploded with out having RG3 throwing him the ball--Mike Wallace's replacement
3-Landry Jones QB Oklahoma----He sits behind Ben for 3 years, the length of Ben's contract, then takes a over like Aaron Rodgers--hopefully
4-Joe Kruger DT Utah-----------Solid 5 Technique 3-4 DT
5-Joseph Fauria TE UCLA--------He played in a run oriented offense yet still had 11 TD's. 6 ft 7 255. Big target with good hands.
6-Kerwynn Williams RB/KR Utah State-replacement for Rainey. Speedy running back/kick returner who also has lined up as the slot as well.
7-Jeff Baca OG UCLA

SidSmythe
01-13-2013, 01:55 PM
I'd like to see a TE earlier .... with so much focus on 2 TE sets I think a TE needs to be a top priority

Dee Dub
01-13-2013, 02:03 PM
I'd like to see a TE earlier .... with so much focus on 2 TE sets I think a TE needs to be a top priority

Agreed but I dont think there isnt that much separation from the guys ranked in the 3-5 rounds. I think Fauria will flourish in a more passing offense. UCLA was run, run, run, and then throw.

lloydroid
01-13-2013, 02:20 PM
With this team's "philosophy" it will be 3 years before Te'o does anything. No thank you.

costanza2k1
01-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Interesting, thanks for posting this

Shawn
01-13-2013, 02:45 PM
I really like the Landry Jones pick.

Oviedo
01-13-2013, 03:40 PM
Now this isn't what I think the Steelers do more so than what I would like to see them do. Or maybe a combination of both? I will do another one after the combine and after seeing what happens to the Steelers in free agency. One more so of what I think the Steelers will do. And one probably a lot more realistic. :)

1-Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame----What you think he can't do, or lacks, wont be an issue in LeBeau's 3-4 playing next to Timmons and what he does well will be hi-lighted
2-Terrance Williams WR Baylor---6 ft 2 WR who exploded with out having RG3 throwing him the ball--Mike Wallace's replacement
3-Landry Jones QB Oklahoma----He sits behind Ben for 3 years, the length of Ben's contract, then takes a over like Aaron Rodgers--hopefully
4-Joe Kruger DT Utah-----------Solid 5 Technique 3-4 DT
5-Joseph Fauria TE UCLA--------He played in a run oriented offense yet still had 11 TD's. 6 ft 7 255. Big target with good hands.
6-Kerwynn Williams RB/KR Utah State-replacement for Rainey. Speedy running back/kick returner who also has lined up as the slot as well.
7-Jeff Baca OG UCLA

Landry would be playing earlier than three years because Ben would get killed because we are not helping the OL and could lose our most consistent OL in Starks.

Everyone says we lose because of the offense and not the so-called #1 defense, but you have two of our first three picks helping out the defense.

Does nothing to address no depth at Safety.

hawaiiansteel
01-13-2013, 03:43 PM
no S or OLB?

Dee Dub
01-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Landry would be playing earlier than three years because Ben would get killed because we are not helping the OL and could lose our most consistent OL in Starks.

Everyone says we lose because of the offense and not the so-called #1 defense, but you have two of our first three picks helping out the defense.

Does nothing to address no depth at Safety.

Steeler QB's were sacked 37 times this past year. Way down from previous years. Protecting the QB can come also from the style of offense run as we saw this year. Similar to the one that Landry Jones played with at Oklahoma where over 4 years he was sacked only 54 times. Think about that.

Dee Dub
01-13-2013, 08:01 PM
no S or OLB? Every year Steeler fans think that the draft is going to fill every need on the team. Or that it should. That is not the case with the Steelers. They pick the best players available (highest rated on their board), who fill a need, fit their system, or who can be developed into Steeler type players.

hawaiiansteel
01-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Every year Steeler fans think that the draft is going to fill every need on the team. Or that it should. That is not the case with the Steelers. They pick the best players available (highest rated on their board), who fill a need, fit their system, or who can be developed into Steeler type players.

wow, thanks for enlightening me. I did not know that! :roll:

I'm willing to bet the Steelers draft at least one safety...

Dee Dub
01-13-2013, 08:11 PM
wow, thanks for enlightening me. I did not know that! :roll:

I'm willing to bet the Steelers draft at least one safety...

Maybe you are right. I'd love to have Bacarri Rambo. As I said in my initial post I will do another one after the combine and after free agency that is more directed on what I think the Steelers will do. But this one is what I would do right now not knowing what lies ahead. :)

Sugar
01-13-2013, 08:19 PM
I'd like to see a TE earlier .... with so much focus on 2 TE sets I think a TE needs to be a top priority

Me too. In fact, I wouldn't be shocked to see us get a TE in #1 or #2. A TE can provide both protection for the QB as well as a receiving threat. We don't know how healthy Heath will be to start the season. Even when Heath is healthy it still can't hurt to have two top notch guys who can work in this Offense.

I also see why many want to go Defense. Despite the investment that has been made there, the D is on the older side of things and will need to have replacements sooner rather than later.

flippy
01-13-2013, 08:27 PM
Now this isn't what I think the Steelers do more so than what I would like to see them do. Or maybe a combination of both? I will do another one after the combine and after seeing what happens to the Steelers in free agency. One more so of what I think the Steelers will do. And one probably a lot more realistic. :)

1-Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame----What you think he can't do, or lacks, wont be an issue in LeBeau's 3-4 playing next to Timmons and what he does well will be hi-lighted
2-Terrance Williams WR Baylor---6 ft 2 WR who exploded with out having RG3 throwing him the ball--Mike Wallace's replacement
3-Landry Jones QB Oklahoma----He sits behind Ben for 3 years, the length of Ben's contract, then takes a over like Aaron Rodgers--hopefully
4-Joe Kruger DT Utah-----------Solid 5 Technique 3-4 DT
5-Joseph Fauria TE UCLA--------He played in a run oriented offense yet still had 11 TD's. 6 ft 7 255. Big target with good hands.
6-Kerwynn Williams RB/KR Utah State-replacement for Rainey. Speedy running back/kick returner who also has lined up as the slot as well.
7-Jeff Baca OG UCLA

Looks decent. I'm not sure we'll pick a QB that high, but who knows? I'm still not sold on Teo being that much better than Larry Foote. As high as we're drafting, I want a game changing NT or OLB. I kinda think we need an ILB like we need an OG. I'll take either if it's the best player available.

hawaiiansteel
01-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Maybe you are right. I'd love to have Bacarri Rambo.

after the character problems we've had this past season with Ta'amu and Rainey, you don't think that Rambo might be off the Steelers' draft board?

supersteeler
01-13-2013, 09:25 PM
I'm thinking the Steelers will draft a Safety and TE in the draft, but what rounds is anyones guess.

Chadman
01-13-2013, 10:51 PM
Super early to put out a mock draft- too many variables between now & draft time, but from the early looks of it- there's not too much wrong with that.


Is it just Chadman, or are people more 'narcky' this off-season than normal? Can't remember the last time Hawaiiansteel had a shot at someone.... and with Crash back stirring drinks left, right & center... could be an interesting few months on our hands...

hawaiiansteel
01-14-2013, 02:26 AM
Is it just Chadman, or are people more 'narcky' this off-season than normal? Can't remember the last time Hawaiiansteel had a shot at someone....

sorry, that ends up happening every time we miss the playoffs and the Ravens and Patriots* end up in the AFCC game... :twisted:

Shoe
01-14-2013, 02:41 AM
sorry, that ends up happening every time we miss the playoffs and the Ravens and Patriots* end up in the AFCC game... :twisted:

Yes, it's sad to see "peers" like the Ravens and the Cheats* (i.e. perennial powerhouses from the 2000's) battling it out again... while we sit home early again.

As for the draft, I don't think we take a QB this year. I'm not into coddling, but I think the relations with Ben aren't so strong right now (i.e. taking his beloved Arians from him, replacing with abrasive new OC). I think they should try and cool it a bit for all our sakes.

steelerkeylargo
01-14-2013, 11:19 AM
Dee I have seen every game of Landry Jones's career. While I think he has all the physical tools and is a great character kid. I don't think he will ever learn to handle the pressure that he will face in the NFL. He melts under pass rush and big game pressure.

feltdizz
01-14-2013, 12:15 PM
Dee I have seen every game of Landry Jones's career. While I think he has all the physical tools and is a great character kid. I don't think he will ever learn to handle the pressure that he will face in the NFL. He melts under pass rush and big game pressure.

I tend to agree... but you have to take the coach and program as a whole into consideration. When is the last time a Oklahoma team played well when it mattered the most? The HC is suspect in big games. I'd take him as a back up in a heartbeat but Ben is the wild card. Like someone just said.. Ben would really have a fit if we drafted his replacement this year.

feltdizz
01-14-2013, 12:20 PM
Steeler QB's were sacked 37 times this past year. Way down from previous years. Protecting the QB can come also from the style of offense run as we saw this year. Similar to the one that Landry Jones played with at Oklahoma where over 4 years he was sacked only 54 times. Think about that.

Sacks and Big 12 don't go together. I don't think I've seen more than 4 sacks in any Big 12 game the last 5 years. LOL...

All kidding aside, I would love to have a QB like Landry Jones in the wings but Ben wouldn't appreciate it and I doubt he is on the board that late...

I disagree 100% with Te'o... I think you have blinders on with this kid. He has some serious flaws in his game IMO.

Dee Dub
01-14-2013, 12:50 PM
after the character problems we've had this past season with Ta'amu and Rainey, you don't think that Rambo might be off the Steelers' draft board?

Probably. And that is why I took him off my draft. Still would love to have him though.

Dee Dub
01-14-2013, 12:52 PM
Dee I have seen every game of Landry Jones's career. While I think he has all the physical tools and is a great character kid. I don't think he will ever learn to handle the pressure that he will face in the NFL. He melts under pass rush and big game pressure.

And that is why the Steelers would get him in the 3rd round. ;)

steelblood
01-14-2013, 02:04 PM
I like the top of this draft. I'd be very happy with it. Nice job.

Dee Dub
01-14-2013, 02:55 PM
I like the top of this draft. I'd be very happy with it. Nice job.

Thanks steelblood. I know it isn't going to happen but this one is all in fun. I'll do another after combine and free agency.

I want to see an update yours. :)

steelblood
01-15-2013, 02:14 PM
Thanks steelblood. I know it isn't going to happen but this one is all in fun. I'll do another after combine and free agency.

I want to see an update yours. :)

Done! See below

MeetJoeGreene
01-15-2013, 08:55 PM
That is a remarkably cogent and comprehensive mock draft whose foundational premises address the Steelers multitudinous deficiencies while providing substantive depth at several essential positions.


Now this isn't what I think the Steelers do more so than what I would like to see them do. Or maybe a combination of both? I will do another one after the combine and after seeing what happens to the Steelers in free agency. One more so of what I think the Steelers will do. And one probably a lot more realistic. :)

1-Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame----What you think he can't do, or lacks, wont be an issue in LeBeau's 3-4 playing next to Timmons and what he does well will be hi-lighted
2-Terrance Williams WR Baylor---6 ft 2 WR who exploded with out having RG3 throwing him the ball--Mike Wallace's replacement
3-Landry Jones QB Oklahoma----He sits behind Ben for 3 years, the length of Ben's contract, then takes a over like Aaron Rodgers--hopefully
4-Joe Kruger DT Utah-----------Solid 5 Technique 3-4 DT
5-Joseph Fauria TE UCLA--------He played in a run oriented offense yet still had 11 TD's. 6 ft 7 255. Big target with good hands.
6-Kerwynn Williams RB/KR Utah State-replacement for Rainey. Speedy running back/kick returner who also has lined up as the slot as well.
7-Jeff Baca OG UCLA

Slapstick
01-15-2013, 08:56 PM
That is a remarkably cogent and comprehensive mock draft whose foundational premises address the Steelers multitudinous deficiencies while providing substantive depth at several essential positions.

I see what you did there, MJG...

BigRob
01-15-2013, 08:57 PM
Every year Steeler fans think that the draft is going to fill every need on the team. Or that it should. That is not the case with the Steelers. They pick the best players available (highest rated on their board), who fill a need, fit their system, or who can be developed into Steeler type players.

This is a deep safety class, the Steelers will come out of it having picked on in the first three rounds. Bank on It.

Polamalu and Clark are in the last one or two years of their career. The only replacement we have on the roster is Golden. They'll take a guy in the first three rounds to prepare them to start in 2014.

I'm Partial to DJ Swearinger (2nd Rd) or Philip Thomas (3rd Rd).

BigRob
01-15-2013, 09:00 PM
And that is why the Steelers would get him in the 3rd round. ;)

He's Kyle Boller part deaux. No thanks.

Dee Dub
01-15-2013, 09:00 PM
Done! See below

Ahhhhhhh..I like it. Desmond Trufant is a pretty solid corner. Good bloodlines too. I dont know if Stansly Maponga makes it past round 3 or 4 but if he does what a steal.