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    Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    last year the Steelers were interested in drafting centers Alex Mack and Eric Wood in the first round, and then tried unsuccessfully to trade up and draft Max Unger in the second round.

    so a year has gone by and what has changed? have Hartwig and/or Legursky convinced the coaching staff that they have improved enough to where we don't need to draft a center like we tried so hard to do last year?

    this is not a deep year at the C position, there are only five that i would be interested in drafting:

    Maurkice Pouncey, Matt Tennant, J.D Walton, Ted Larsen or Eric Olsen.

    we need to infuse some talent and add some competition here badly in order to protect our franchise QB and get the running game going.

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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    Like Tennant- not wrapped on the others.

    Legursky looks as good a prospect as the guys you list after Tennant, and Pouncey, for all the hoopla surrounding him, hasn't blocked in a 'traditional' offence, which concerns Chadman.

    Is there any truth to the rumour of Urbik being tried at Center?
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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    There is plenty of competition at Center with Hartwig and Legursky- I like Legursky as our future Center. You can throw Urbik into the mix as well or maybe a rook later in the draft. We have enough linemen for competition. As far as OT goes, this is a make or break year for Hills.

    We need to address the secondary- CB. With that 18th pick. IMO.
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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman
    Like Tennant- not wrapped on the others.

    Legursky looks as good a prospect as the guys you list after Tennant, and Pouncey, for all the hoopla surrounding him, hasn't blocked in a 'traditional' offence, which concerns Chadman.

    Is there any truth to the rumour of Urbik being tried at Center?


    it will be interesting to see if Urbik is tried at C this pre-season or if he concentrates on his natural RG position and sees if he can at least dress on game days.

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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    Quote Originally Posted by pfelix73
    There is plenty of competition at Center with Hartwig and Legursky- I like Legursky as our future Center. You can throw Urbik into the mix as well or maybe a rook later in the draft. We have enough linemen for competition. As far as OT goes, this is a make or break year for Hills.

    We need to address the secondary- CB. With that 18th pick. IMO.
    Who do you suggest would be a quality CB with the 18th pick? If Haden falls, then he is the guy. But what about if not? Do you think Earl Thomas would be a good enough CB on this level, when most are projecting his best position to be FS? Would you reach for a player like Kyle Wilson at #18 just to fill a need at CB when there may better value elsewhere? There are a dozen or so CB's with day two grades that we could aim for in round 2 or 3 instead...

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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    I'll throw a couple of curveballs out there, how about...Mitch Petrus (OG, Arkansas) as a OC prospect? Certainly he has the strength to handle the bull-rush & pulling & trapping is considered one of his better attributes. Another one to watch out for a OC conversion might be Doug Palmer (OG, East Carolina).
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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman
    Like Tennant- not wrapped on the others.

    Legursky looks as good a prospect as the guys you list after Tennant, and Pouncey, for all the hoopla surrounding him, hasn't blocked in a 'traditional' offence, which concerns Chadman.

    Is there any truth to the rumour of Urbik being tried at Center?
    Agreed Tennant would be a terrific value in the 4th or 5th. I do not believe Pouncey is 2-3 rounds better than Tennant.

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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    It's about time some of my ECU folk get some love on these boards. We got Ross and Joseph on a few mocks, now Palmer. Cool.

    Skip had a good team the past years, if only we had a QB.... oh well.

    To answer Ruthless's question, I think if they don't get Haden then the boy from Texas could play CB. He might even be a better CB than Haden. He's supposedly i for a visit. Our secondary is weak and needs upgraded. I'm fine with the OL the way it is. There's plenty of depth again, considering we just signed another OT from Buffalo- Hills could get the boot.

    How about:

    Haden round 1
    Gerhardt round 2

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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    I got your back Felix ...Joseph would be a great pick-up for DL depth & Palmer could be stashed on the PS for development.
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    Re: Is this the year we finally draft our future Center?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Life
    I got your back Felix ...Joseph would be a great pick-up for DL depth & Palmer could be stashed on the PS for development.
    Anyone that weighs 330lbs, has long arms, measures over 6'4" and runs a 40 yard dash in just over 5.00 is going before the 5th round.

    If you want Joseph- look AT LEAST 1 Round higher. Because with the amount of 3-4 on the market, you can bet someone else is...
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