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Ghost
04-24-2018, 01:01 PM
I looked at 25 mock drafts and outside of Evens getting the majority of votes; itís all over the board. Gives you some names to research if interested.


Rashaan Evens, ILB, Alabama (9)
Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville (3)
Derrius Guice, RB, LSU (2)
Mike Hughes, CB, UCF (2)
Justin Reid, FS, Stanford
Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest
Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
Leighton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise St
DJ Moore, WR, Maryland
Malik Jefferson, OLB, Texas
Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, VA tech
Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

Shawn
04-24-2018, 01:13 PM
If Evans falls to us there is little doubt in my mind that he's the pick.

Oviedo
04-24-2018, 01:54 PM
I looked at 25 mock drafts and outside of Evens getting the majority of votes; it’s all over the board. Gives you some names to research if interested.


Rashaan Evens, ILB, Alabama (9)
Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville (3)
Derrius Guice, RB, LSU (2)
Mike Hughes, CB, UCF (2)
Justin Reid, FS, Stanford
Jessie Bates, S, Wake Forest
Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
Leighton Vander Esch, ILB, Boise St
DJ Moore, WR, Maryland
Malik Jefferson, OLB, Texas
Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, VA tech
Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

I don't understand the press that Mike Hughes is getting. He is a great athlete and exciting return man, but he is far from a complete CB. I watched his whole career at UCF and I would say he is no better than a late second or early third player. If he goes in Round 1 he is getting way overdrafted

I still want LVE at #28 (if healthy), but would also be happy with Evans, Tremaine Edmunds (not happening), Justin Reid or Lamar Jackson.

SidSmythe
04-24-2018, 08:51 PM
I don't understand the press that Mike Hughes is getting. He is a great athlete and exciting return man, but he is far from a complete CB. I watched his whole career at UCF and I would say he is no better than a late second or early third player. If he goes in Round 1 he is getting way overdrafted

I still want LVE at #28 (if healthy), but would also be happy with Evans, Tremaine Edmunds (not happening), Justin Reid or Lamar Jackson.

I actually like HUGHES a lot.
However with ILB as pressing of an issue there's no way I could justify picking him over a position of need. Unless EVANS is gone and the LVE rumors are true.
I'd still look at someone else in that position.

Go back two years ago then I'd consider him.

pittpete
04-24-2018, 09:06 PM
Calvin Ridley
Hmmm, imagine him JuJu and AB on the field at the same time?

steeler_george
04-25-2018, 03:37 AM
Call me a geek, I can't wait to see how this draft unfolds!

So many options we can go, BPA ( OG,WR, TE, RB, OLB, NT) or position we think are need ( ILB, S). My bet is on 4 players in this order: LVE, Evens, Reid, Harrison.

SteelBucks
04-25-2018, 07:59 AM
Iím starting to get the feeling Evans wonít be around at #28 and Iím not that high on LVE. I think it will either be Reid or Alexander.

Shawn
04-25-2018, 08:52 AM
I’m starting to get the feeling Evans won’t be around at #28 and I’m not that high on LVE. I think it will either be Reid or Alexander. I would rather have either over LVE myself.

Steel Maniac
04-25-2018, 11:27 AM
Guice is in play if Evans isn't there. We have to get a handle on our runningback issues. We can address ILB and safety in the following rounds.

Iron City Inc.
04-25-2018, 11:33 AM
We rarely move but idk feel we may move slightly back to get the 4 we don't have.

Shawn
04-25-2018, 01:09 PM
Calvin Ridley
Hmmm, imagine him JuJu and AB on the field at the same time? I would be very ok with that if Evans doesn't fall.

RuthlessBurgher
04-25-2018, 02:22 PM
Calvin Ridley
Hmmm, imagine him JuJu and AB on the field at the same time?

In Art Rooney II's spring press conference discussing where the team has room for improvement (which typically corresponds rather well with our ultimate early round picks), in addition to the obvious need for improved run defense, he also specified a need to improve our red zone efficiency.

One name who hasn't been mentioned here at all that I can remember at least, but is expected to come off the board in the late-1, early-2 region where we draft is SMU WR Courtland Sutton. He's a different style of receiver than AB, MB, or JJSS (Martavis-like height, but Juju-like strength), who has caught 31 TD passes over the last 3 seasons (49-862-9 in 2015, 76-1246-10 in 2016, and 68-1085-12 in 2017...plus another rushing TD as well). That's a heck of a red zone target. Situational player in 2018, and then a starter in 2019 in our base 3-wide set alongside AB and JJSS once MB moves on after this year.

steelerkeylargo
04-25-2018, 02:47 PM
We rarely move but idk feel we may move slightly back to get the 4 we don't have.


Wouldn't have to drop more than a couple picks.

steelerkeylargo
04-25-2018, 02:48 PM
I would be very ok with that if Evans doesn't fall.

Glad to see your sig mock finally rounding into form Shawn :p

Shawn
04-26-2018, 10:14 AM
Glad to see your sig mock finally rounding into form Shawn :p Yeah, only two names changed but thanks.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
04-26-2018, 10:16 AM
Saw Mayock's mock on NFLN last night. He had the Steelers picking.....Sony Michel, RB, Georgia.

On his board he had all 4 top ILBs gone, but he did have the Steelers passing on Guice. Reason for that was some type of character issue, but I hadn't seen anything about that before.

Interesting to note that Mayock is not the typical national guy with little insight into individual teams, and he has a connection to the Steelers as a former player, so he probably stays in tune with this team.

First time I've seen Michel mocked to the Steelers, and I think the first time I've seen him in the first round.

RuthlessBurgher
04-26-2018, 10:36 AM
Saw Mayock's mock on NFLN last night. He had the Steelers picking.....Sony Michel, RB, Georgia.

On his board he had all 4 top ILBs gone, but he did have the Steelers passing on Guice. Reason for that was some type of character issue, but I hadn't seen anything about that before.

Interesting to note that Mayock is not the typical national guy with little insight into individual teams, and he has a connection to the Steelers as a former player, so he probably stays in tune with this team.

First time I've seen Michel mocked to the Steelers, and I think the first time I've seen him in the first round.

Not all 4 ILB's were gone before #28 in the Mayock mock. Leighton Vander Esch was not chosen by Mayock in his first round.

And as far as I know, the only investigation surrounding Guice is the league investigating whether or not teams were asking him inappropriate questions during Combine interviews.

SteelBucks
04-26-2018, 11:59 AM
Not all 4 ILB's were gone before #28 in the Mayock mock. Leighton Vander Esch was not chosen by Mayock in his first round.

And as far as I know, the only investigation surrounding Guice is the league investigating whether or not teams were asking him inappropriate questions during Combine interviews.

I like the Trib’s column from this morning. The said they need to go “Polamalu” on this draft and trade up to get Roquan Smith. They admit the high price tag believe it’s more than worth it.

Steel Maniac
04-26-2018, 01:32 PM
If we try to move up, I want Martavius Bryant used as a chip to do so. He would be super attractive to Dallas right now.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
04-26-2018, 01:47 PM
Not all 4 ILB's were gone before #28 in the Mayock mock. Leighton Vander Esch was not chosen by Mayock in his first round.

And as far as I know, the only investigation surrounding Guice is the league investigating whether or not teams were asking him inappropriate questions during Combine interviews.

True about LVE - had forgotten that. He talked afterwards about the neck concerns and says that some teams have dropped him, others haven't. Would be interesting to see him fall into the mid second (if the Steelers don't draft an ILB in the first) to see if they move up.

As for Guice, he had him going to the Eagles at 32. He mentioned on the show that there were character concerns but didn't elaborate.

Steel Maniac
04-26-2018, 03:04 PM
Just saw on my favorite website that Colbert is quietly still listening to offers for Bryant.