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    Just what the Doctor ordered!

    3. Dont'a Hightower*, Alabama, ILB (6-4, 260): As a massive inside linebacker with exceptional instincts and awareness, Hightower wreaks havoc on between-tackle runs. His overwhelming size and power stops runners in their tracks, and they eventually shy away from his punishing hits. Although Hightower is limited in passing situations, his awareness and recognition allows him to stay around the ball and he isn't the liability most would suspect given his size.


    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8 ... tions-best

    This is my hope for the Steelers first round pick this coming draft. Seems to be a perfect fit. Plays in a 3-4, an ILB who is a run stuffer, and can fill the vacancy that will be left when Farrior retires. A Levon Kirkland type.

    I'm hoping.


    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1--Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
    2--Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-- -- Traded --
    3B--C.J. Fiedorwicz TE Iowa
    4--Jordan Tripp ILB Montana
    5--Brent Urban DE Virginia
    6--Michael Schofield OT Michigan
    7--Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State









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    To be a Kirk type he'll have to put on 80 pounds and improve in pass coverage.

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    Re: Just what the Doctor ordered!

    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
    To be a Kirk type he'll have to put on 80 pounds and improve in pass coverage.
    True but when Kirkland first came up he wasnt the greatest in pass coverage. He improved over the years. And I think Hightower will as well.


    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1--Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
    2--Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-- -- Traded --
    3B--C.J. Fiedorwicz TE Iowa
    4--Jordan Tripp ILB Montana
    5--Brent Urban DE Virginia
    6--Michael Schofield OT Michigan
    7--Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State









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    I would love to have Hightower. I think the guy is the real deal. And I agree I believe he can get better in coverage.

    I have 2 issues with this pic...and why I believe it won't happen.

    1) It's no longer a running league...but this is a clear old school run stuffer.
    2) Tomlin likes lean, speedy, highly athletic LBrs. He wants them to be good at everything vs exceptional at one thing. This makes sense now that even teams like the Ravens are going to a higher percentage of passing...earlier...and often.

    Just my 2 cents.
    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: Just what the Doctor ordered!

    I would be happy with Hightower or Vontaze Burfict in this spot...

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    I loved Kirk. He looked so bad a$$ when the team was wearing the black padding inside the helmet. As a Steeler fan in Toronto, I loved seeing him get those ints against the Buffalo. Great to rub it in with all the local Bills fans.

    I still think taking away the run is important. Making teams one dimensional is a great way to win.

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