If the Steelers let Colon and Foster leave the projected starter is Beachum @LG. Now Legursky if signed could play that position too but he's better suited to back up Pouncey at center.
The reamaining back up is John Malecki and if you want to include him, Justin Cheadle> FUTURE RESERVES
I not sure yet who we should pick yet but we need a definite Playmaker in round 1 and 2 and a Playmaker should not be a OL or DL.
Or you could adjust your defensive philosophy to move to a more simplified defense that allows young players to step in an contribute their first year. Other teams around the league seem to be able to do this with regularity and success.
Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
Has the supposed complexity that our defense has really made a difference the past couple of season. The situation you get is Keenan Lewis who starts one season and is due a big paycheck to keep him.
Keenan Lewis didn't play early because he stunk. It had nothing to do with the defense.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
Cortez Allen played a lot in his first 2 years because he adapted more quickly.
Steelers will draft Defense in the 1st.
It's the D's turn.
What position? Where have they not prepared for the future?
NT- Ta'amu? Fangupo? McLendon?
DE- Heyward, Hood
CB- Allen, Brown
FS- Golden? Cromartie-Brown?
SS- See Above.
NT or Safety in the 1st, most likely.
Let me put it this way, even if we drafted a punter in the first I would be happy if..........WE WIN THE SB :p
Bingo! Woodly and Timmons contributed as rooks. As did Polamalu. Often, rooks don't start with this team because, after all, the defense is pretty dang good.
Originally Posted by phillyesq
If a punter gets drafted anywhere before the 7th round- angry mobs will converge on Steelers HQ baying for blood.
Originally Posted by supersteeler
Even if they win the SB.
just no 1st rounders on the defensive side of the ball this year. we were #1 despite missing troy and deebo most of the year and woodley not perfroming up to his stabdards.
we have 2 recent high picks in heyward and wordlis that still cant get off the bench and going back to hood and timmons, they also took 2 years to start.
we need an immediate impact and (as recent history shows) it wont come from a pick on the defense.
WR biggest need
RB right behind it
2nd TE (we use the set enough to warrent one and he can groom under heath for a few years
Ol is actually 1 position that i think we have enough guys to get the job them. just have to let them play. maybe a late rounder to fill in at OG.
Need & Value are 2 different things, though. The WR class is strong- very strong- right through the first 3 rounds. No need to grab one at #17, as the drop-off in talent to the guys mid-2nd round is not very steep. There is no RB of value to be picked at #17... the value comes more in the late 2nd to mid 3rd range. Warmack might be good value at #17, if he's there.
Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER
The value will be on Defense. The drop-off from the highest rated NT's to the second tier is pretty steep, as is the drop-off from the OLB's. Value can still be had beyond Rd 1 at ILB & CB, but Safety could be the slippery fish- very difficult to judge where the run on Safeties will come. If the Steelers want one (they really should), they might be best served 'overdrafting' a Matt Elam at #17 instead of running the risk of missing Eric Reid with their 2nd pick... if that makes sense..