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    Colbert Looking to move down?

    Kevin Colbert says Steelers draft priorities haven't changed
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 19, 2010 6:04 PM ET
    Don't expect Ben Roethlisberger's impending suspension to change Pittsburgh's draft board.

    Speaking with Mark Madden on WXDX in Pittsburgh Monday afternoon, Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert said that quarterback and tight end were the only positions that weren't priorities for the team.

    He said that was true at the beginning of the offseason, and nothing has changed. (Roethlisberger's name was oddly not even mentioned in the interview.)

    A lot of folks think the Steelers will take Florida center Maurkice Pouncey, but Colbert said don't be surprised if they moved from the No. 18 overall pick. He estimated there was a 70-75% chance they'd keep the pick, a 5% chance they'd move up, and a greater chance they would move back.

    Colbert expects a lot of interest in the pick, especially with such a deep defensive class. He says there are more 300-pound defenders that can run and conversion outside linebacker prospects than any class in memory.

    Those are just the prospects a 3-4 defense needs. Unfortunately for long-time 3-4 teams like Pittsburgh and New England, nearly half of the league is now looking for similar players.
    Here We Go Steelers!

    Draft 1.0

    1. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3comp. Charles Sims, RB, WVU
    4. Dion Bailey, FS, USC
    5a. Will Clarke, DE, WVU
    5b. Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty
    6. Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley
    7a. Devon Keynard, OLB, USC
    7b. Eathyn Manumaleuna, DT, BYU

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    Re: Colbert Looking to move down?

    A move back would be good. If they fall back they are looking to draft Pouncey. They could then trade up to grab a guy like Tate, Odrick or maybe McCourtney.
    2014 NFL Draft
    1) ​Darqueze Dennard-DB MSU
    2) Jordan Matthews-WR Vandy
    3) Chris Borland-ILB Wisconsin
    4) Caraun Reid, DT Princeton
    5) De'Anthony Thomas-RB Oregon
    5b) Ryan Carrethers-NT Arkansas State
    6) Jeff Janis-WR Saginow Valley State
    6b) Seantrel Henderson, OT MIami
    7) Colt Lyerla -TE Oregon

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    Re: Colbert Looking to move down?

    I still would find it difficult to pass on Thomas or Graham if they are there at 1.18 or even one of the top two corner backs. Both of these players appear to be impact players.


    1.15) Ra'Shede Hageman - DE
    2.47) Jason Verrett - CB
    3.97) CJ Fiedorowicz - TE
    4.114) Brandon Coleman - WR
    5.145) Lamin Barrow - ILB
    5.173) Terrance Mitchell - CB
    7.207) Jay Bromley - DT

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    Re: Colbert Looking to move down?

    it all depends on who is still available at #18, that will determine whether the Steelers stand pat or move down.

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    Re: Colbert Looking to move down?

    If Joe Haden or Earl Thomas are within a few picks, I'd like to trade up. Otherwise, stand pat or move back. I really like the middle round talent in this draft and would be happy for more picks in rounds 2-4. If we end up with too many total picks, we can always trade a late round non-comp pick for a pick in next year's draft. I expect the Steelers to do some wheeling and dealing and maybe make a trade involving a player.
    1 Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
    2 Stephen Tuitt DE Notre Dame
    3c Keith McGill CB Utah
    4 Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5 Jordan Zumwalt ILB UCLA
    5c Anton Exum S Va Tech
    6 Trey Millard FB/TE Oklahoma
    7 Cody Latimer WR Indiana
    7c DeAnthony Thomas RB Oregon


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