Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

  1. #1
    Legend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    5,415

    Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    Chadman has decided that it is interesting to look back on Steelers drafts (Colbert Era)& try to find a pattern, a trend, that we can try to use in order to have something like an educated guess to what players might fit the Steelers "Wish List". This could take a while to complete...

    We'll start with DEFENSIVE BACKS

    2009-
    CB Keenan Lewis- 3rd Round- Oregon St- PAC-10
    6'1" 195lbs
    4.47 40-Yard
    19 Bench Press
    33 1/2 Vertical/ 10'3" Broad
    6.89 3-Cone

    CB Joe Burnett- 5th Round- Central Florida- CONFERENCE USA
    5'10" 192lbs
    4.58 40-Yard
    22 Bench Press
    35 1/2 Vertical/ 9'10" Broad
    6.68 3-Cone

    2008-
    FS Ryan Mundy- 6th Round- West Virginia- BIG EAST
    6'1" 215lbs
    4.55 40-Yard
    21 Bench Press
    36 Vertical/ 10'10" Broad
    6.81 3-Cone

    2007-
    CB William Gay- 5th Round- Louisville- BIG EAST
    5'10" 187lbs
    4.50 40-Yard
    16 Bench Press
    38 1/2 Vertical/ 9'10" Broad
    6.89 3-Cone

    2006-
    FS Anthony Smith- 3rd Round- Syracuse- BIG EAST
    6'01" 194lbs
    ? 40-Yard
    18 Bench Press
    41 Vertical/ 10'5" Broad
    6.75 3-Cone

    2005-
    CB Bryant McFadden- 2nd Round- Florida St- ACC
    6'00" 193lbs
    4.53 40-Yard
    23 Bench Press
    38 1/2 Vertical/ 10'10" Broad
    ? 3-Cone

    2004-
    CB Ricardo Colclough- 2nd Round- Tusculum- SAC
    5'11" 194lbs
    4.49 40-Yard
    8 Bench Press
    39 1/2 Vertical/ 10'7" Broad
    ? 3-Cone

    2003-
    SS Troy Polamalu- 1st Round- USC- PAC-10
    5'10" 205lbs
    4.40 40-Yard
    ? Bench Press
    ? Vertical/ ? Broad
    ? 3-Cone

    CB Ike Taylor- 4th Round- Louisiana-Lafayette- SUN BELT
    6'2" 195lbs
    ? 40-Yard
    ? Bench Press
    ? Vertical/ ? Broad
    ? 3-Cone

    2002-
    FS Chris Hope- 3rd Round- Florida St- ACC

    CB LaVar Glover- 7th Round- Cincinnati- BIG EAST

    Anyone able to fill any of the gaps missing on these guys?
    Schiavone's Race Career:

    Starts- 9
    Wins- 1
    2nd- 4
    3rd- 0
    Other- 4

    Prizemoney- $28,050.00


  2. #2
    Legend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    5,415

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    One trend Chadman sees already is a preference for the BIG-EAST conference, with 4 of Colbert's DB's coming from it.

    That said, PAC-10 & ACC produced 4 DB's between them with no pick going lower than the 3rd round to the Steelers.

    BIG-EAST may have given more picks, but the highest selection was a 3rd round pick.
    Schiavone's Race Career:

    Starts- 9
    Wins- 1
    2nd- 4
    3rd- 0
    Other- 4

    Prizemoney- $28,050.00


  3. #3
    Pro Bowler D Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,304

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    I'm seeing a pendulum effect swinging between high and low rounds and it's making its way back to the higher rounds soon I believe.

    DB in the first or second round this year.

  4. #4
    Legend
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Inside Your Head
    Posts
    10,369

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    We're not really good at finding DBs. We tend to pick bigger DBs.

    And we've only used 1 first round pick on a DB and it was a safety who we traded up to get. And he was smallish.

    The other thing is we don't really know what the team thinks of Lewis and Burnette.

    Seriously, I wonder if those guys are ready to play?

  5. #5
    Pro Bowler
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Yakima, Washington, United States
    Posts
    1,382

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    We're not really good at finding DBs. We tend to pick bigger DBs.

    And we've only used 1 first round pick on a DB and it was a safety who we traded up to get. And he was smallish.

    The other thing is we don't really know what the team thinks of Lewis and Burnette.

    Seriously, I wonder if those guys are ready to play?
    That is the unknown at this point, what they expect to get from those two. But even if they expect one of those two to become a starter, there is no guarantee that Ike will get a third contract. That means we could be looking at needing two starting corners in the near future. If the Steelers really like Wilson, I think he will be the pick at #18. Then they trade up in the second to get the highest rated G/C on the board.

  6. #6

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    I think that it is fruitless to look at trends like this. First off, we live in an era in which the entire country is an open book to teams. This is not the good old days when scouts had to scour the smaller colleges and out of the way places to unearth the next hidden gem. Teams can watch as much game film as they want, and then they get to meet the players live in Indianapolis and watch them train and talk to them.

    As far as position trends go, you have to look at our roster to see some of the reasons why different positions get drafted and others don't. I keep hearing people say things like "We have never drafted a C in the first round so our organization won't pick Pouncey".

    If you look at our roster over the last 40 years, We had Mansfield, Webster, Dirt, then Hartings for most of that. I'd say that washes out that argument.

    IMO the team will strike a delicate balance between player and need.

  7. #7
    Legend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    5,415

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
    I think that it is fruitless to look at trends like this. First off, we live in an era in which the entire country is an open book to teams. This is not the good old days when scouts had to scour the smaller colleges and out of the way places to unearth the next hidden gem. Teams can watch as much game film as they want, and then they get to meet the players live in Indianapolis and watch them train and talk to them.

    As far as position trends go, you have to look at our roster to see some of the reasons why different positions get drafted and others don't. I keep hearing people say things like "We have never drafted a C in the first round so our organization won't pick Pouncey".

    If you look at our roster over the last 40 years, We had Mansfield, Webster, Dirt, then Hartings for most of that. I'd say that washes out that argument.

    IMO the team will strike a delicate balance between player and need.
    Yes & no. Certainly, there will be cases where there is no trend in which to follow, but some trends are worth noting. So far, we have only focussed on round & conference level- but there are other factors to keep in mind..
    Schiavone's Race Career:

    Starts- 9
    Wins- 1
    2nd- 4
    3rd- 0
    Other- 4

    Prizemoney- $28,050.00


  8. #8
    Legend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    5,415

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    IF we can use the conferences as a guide to the Steelers preferences when drafting DB's, here are a list of players that fit that trend..

    BIG EAST- (Trends suggest players 3rd round onwards)
    CB- Robert McLain Connecticut (UDFA), CB Aaron Berry Pittsburgh (UDFA), CB Devin McCourty Rutgers (Round 1-2), CB Jerome Murphy South Florida (Round 3)

    S- FS Robert Vaughn Connecticut (Round 6-7), FS Richard Raglin Louisville (UDFA), FS Nate Allen South Florida (Round 2), FS Kent Richardson West Virginia (UDFA), SS Aaron Webster Cincinnati (UDFA)

    PAC-10- (Trends suggest players 3rd round & higher)
    CB- Devin Ross Arizona (UDFA), Syd'Quan Thompson California (Round 5), Walter Thurmond Oregon (3rd Round), Alterraun Verner UCLA (4th Round), Kevin Thomas USC (4th Round)

    S- FS Brett Johnson California (UDFA), Bo McNally Stanford (UDFA), Taylor Mays USC (1st Round), FS Josh Pinkard USC (UDFA), SS Cam Nelson (UDFA), Marcus Ezeff California (UDFA), TJ Ward Oregon (3rd Round), Will Harris USC (UDFA), Xavier Hicks Washington St (UDFA)

    ACC- (Trends suggest players 3rd round & higher)
    CB- Crezdon Butler Clemson (7th Round), CB Chris Chancellor Clemson (7th Round), Patrick Robinson Florida St (2nd Round), CB Nolan Carroll Maryland (5th Round), CB Sam Shields Miami (FL) (UDFA), CB Chris Cook Virginia (2nd Round), CB Stephan Virgil Viginia Tech (UDFA), CB Brandon Ghee Wake Forest (2nd Round)
    S- FS Sadat Chambers Clemson (UDFA), FS Jamie Robinson Florida St (UDFA), FS Morgan Burnett Georgia Tech (2nd Round), FS Terrell Skinner Maryland (7th Round), FS Randy Phillips Miami (FL) (UDFA), FS Kam Chancellor Virginia Tech (3rd Round), , SS Marty Bowman Boston College (UDFA), SS Myron Rolle Florida St (6th Round), SS Clem Johnson North Carolina St (UDFA), SS Cody Grimm Virginia Tech (7th Round), SS Dorian Porch Virginia Tech (UDFA)
    Schiavone's Race Career:

    Starts- 9
    Wins- 1
    2nd- 4
    3rd- 0
    Other- 4

    Prizemoney- $28,050.00


  9. #9
    Legend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    5,415

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    MEASURABLES

    Looking at the measurables that each of the Steeler DB's selected under Colbert have, we might find another trend to follow.

    Height/weight-
    Ike Taylor, at 6'2" is the tallest DB selected under the Colbert reign. Joe Burnett, Willie Gay & Troy Polamalu are equally the shortest coming in at 5'10". This in itself gives little trend to go on, there is too much variation to say the Steelers look at tall or short DB's mainly. If anything, what it tells us, is that the Steelers don't discriminate against short DB's. The weights of the DB's go from around the 190lb mark to as high as 215lbs. Again, it might not mean much, but it shows that 'spindly' DB's are not drafted under Colbert, but they also don't tend to look at 'big' DB's either. It would seem that the Steelers look for compact, tight builds in their DB's, mostly.

    40 Yard Times
    Without having Ike Taylor's actual 40 time, it's hard to give an exact indication here, but from memory, he was close to, if not sub, 4.3. That's fast. It's also streaks ahead of his closest counterpart- Troy Polamalu, at 4.4. Interestingly though, most other DB's run in the 4.5 range, indicating that speed is not necessarily the trait the Steelers look for in a DB.

    BENCH PRESS
    There is a little bit of a trend here. Most DB's selected by the Steelers have lifted 15 reps or higher. The only exception is Ricardo Colclough, who posted a measly 8. This does indicate the Steelers look for stronger DB's- probably because of their requirements in run defense.

    VERTICAL & BROAD JUMP
    Again, there is a trend here. 35" vertical jumps seem to be the requirement, with only Keenan Lewis posting a lower vertical at 32". Broad jump figures are up around the 10' range for all drafted DB's. Longer broad jumps tend to be looked at favourably by Steeler scouts.


    3 Cone Drill
    Again, there is a bit of a pattern here. The highest posted time for a drafted Steeler DB is a 6.89 cone drill. The lowest (not including Troy or Ike whose times Chadman cannot find) was Joe Burnett's 6.68. Given that the Steelers don't seem to value 40 times that highly, it's safe to assume that agility is valued much higher, and 3-Cone Drills are a better indication of Steeler needs.
    Schiavone's Race Career:

    Starts- 9
    Wins- 1
    2nd- 4
    3rd- 0
    Other- 4

    Prizemoney- $28,050.00


  10. #10
    Legend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    5,415

    Re: Chadman's Draft Trends & Various Info Thread..

    Now, if we put together the players Chadman has highlighted in green earlier (players that fit the 'trends' Chadman has tried to show) with their measurables, we might get a better idea of how they fit the Steeler M.O...

    1. CB Jerome Murphy
    South Florida
    6'0" 196lbs
    4.50 40-Yard
    16 Bench Reps
    38" Vertical
    10'07" Broad
    6.87 3-Cone

    2. CB Walter Thurmond
    Oregon
    5'11" 189lbs
    4.53 40-Yard
    Medically Unable to perform tasks

    3. FS Taylor Mays
    USC
    6'3" 230lbs
    4.31 40-Yard
    24 Bench Reps
    41" Vertical
    10'05" Broad
    No Cone Time

    4. FS T.J. Ward
    Oregon
    5'11" 211lbs
    4.56 40-Yard
    19 Bench Reps
    34" Vertical
    10'01" Broad
    No Cone Time

    5. CB Patrick Robinson
    Florida State
    5'11" 190lbs
    4.46 40-Yard
    15 Bench Reps
    39" Vertical
    10'02" Broad
    6.78 3-Cone

    6. CB Chris Cook
    Virginia
    6'2" 212lbs
    4.45 40-Yard
    7 Bench Reps
    38" Vertical
    11'00" Broad
    6.88 3-Cone

    7. CB Brandon Ghee
    Wake Forest
    6'0" 192lbs
    4.37 40-Yard
    15 Bench Reps
    37" Vertical
    10'07" Broad
    6.75 3-Cone

    8. FS Morgan Burnett
    Georgia Tech
    6'2" 209lbs
    4.54 40-Yard
    16 Bench Reps
    No other measurements

    9. FS Kam Chancellor
    Virginia Tech
    6'3" 231lbs
    4.62 40-Yard
    22 Bench Reps
    32" Vertical
    9'08" Broad
    7.36 3-Cone

    And some players that didn't quite fit the first few trends but are still of interest..

    1. FS Earl Thomas
    Texas
    5'10" 202lbs
    4.43 40-Yard
    21 Bench Reps
    No Vertical measurement
    9'05" Broad
    No 3-Cone measurement

    2. CB Devin McCourty
    Rutgers
    5'11" 193lbs
    4.38 40-Yard
    16 Bench Reps
    36" Vertical
    10'06" Broad
    6.70 3-Cone

    3. CB Kareem Jackson
    Alabama
    5'11" 196lbs
    4.40 40-Yard
    13 Bench reps
    37 1/2" Vertical
    9'10" Broad
    6.92 3-Cone

    4. SS Myron Rolle
    Florida State
    6'2" 215lbs
    4.59 40-Yard
    21 Bench Reps
    36" Vertical
    10'04" Broad
    6.94 3-Cone

    5. SS Barry Church
    Toledo
    6'2" 222lbs
    4.69 40-Yard
    19 Bench Reps
    36" Vertical
    10'01" Broad
    6.65 3-Cone

    6. SS Darrell Stuckey
    Kentucky
    6'0" 205lbs
    4.46 40-Yard
    17 Bench Reps
    39 1/2" Vertical
    10'00" Broad
    No 3-Cone measurement

    7. CB Kyle Wilson
    Boise State
    5'10" 194lbs
    4.43 40-Yard
    25 Bench Reps
    No Other Measurements Available
    Schiavone's Race Career:

    Starts- 9
    Wins- 1
    2nd- 4
    3rd- 0
    Other- 4

    Prizemoney- $28,050.00


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •