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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    Quote Originally Posted by drprwnap
    You don't get it, do you? Forget defense, we need help on the offense. In today's NFL, defense does NOT win championships anymore.
    Sad but true

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    Quote Originally Posted by drprwnap
    You don't get it, do you? Forget defense, we need help on the offense. In today's NFL, defense does NOT win championships anymore.
    Sad but true

    The offense has the fire power to win if the defense can make a few more stops in big situations.

    The only offensive players worth drafting early would be linemen.

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    Quote Originally Posted by D Rock
    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    Quote Originally Posted by drprwnap
    You don't get it, do you? Forget defense, we need help on the offense. In today's NFL, defense does NOT win championships anymore.
    Sad but true

    The offense has the fire power to win if the defense can make a few more stops in big situations.

    The only offensive players worth drafting early would be linemen.
    when's the last time a 1st rounder on defense played a significant role in his rookie year?

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    Quote Originally Posted by D Rock
    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    Quote Originally Posted by drprwnap
    You don't get it, do you? Forget defense, we need help on the offense. In today's NFL, defense does NOT win championships anymore.
    Sad but true

    The offense has the fire power to win if the defense can make a few more stops in big situations.

    The only offensive players worth drafting early would be linemen.
    EXACTLY!!! We need a stud OL to protect Ben and open up holes for the running game.

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    [quote=NJ-STEELER]
    Quote Originally Posted by "D Rock":1fd5cxod
    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    Quote Originally Posted by drprwnap
    You don't get it, do you? Forget defense, we need help on the offense. In today's NFL, defense does NOT win championships anymore.
    Sad but true

    The offense has the fire power to win if the defense can make a few more stops in big situations.

    The only offensive players worth drafting early would be linemen.
    when's the last time a 1st rounder on defense played a significant role in his rookie year?[/quote:1fd5cxod]


    When's the last time the Steelers drafted a stud ILB coming from a 3-4 defense in college who blanked a team in the national championship game?

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    I think we need to improve the pass rush first and foremost.

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    [quote=D Rock][quote="NJ-STEELER":1addct1w]
    Quote Originally Posted by "D Rock":1addct1w
    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    Quote Originally Posted by drprwnap
    You don't get it, do you? Forget defense, we need help on the offense. In today's NFL, defense does NOT win championships anymore.
    Sad but true

    The offense has the fire power to win if the defense can make a few more stops in big situations.

    The only offensive players worth drafting early would be linemen.
    when's the last time a 1st rounder on defense played a significant role in his rookie year?[/quote:1addct1w]


    When's the last time the Steelers drafted a stud ILB coming from a 3-4 defense in college who blanked a team in the national championship game?[/quote:1addct1w]
    I'm hoping in May the answer will be April 2012.

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    [quote=NJ-STEELER]
    Quote Originally Posted by "D Rock":3ftm9ncn
    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    Quote Originally Posted by drprwnap
    You don't get it, do you? Forget defense, we need help on the offense. In today's NFL, defense does NOT win championships anymore.
    Sad but true

    The offense has the fire power to win if the defense can make a few more stops in big situations.

    The only offensive players worth drafting early would be linemen.
    when's the last time a 1st rounder on defense played a significant role in his rookie year?[/quote:3ftm9ncn]

    Cam Heyward played a pretty significant role on Sunday, and although Woodley was a 2nd rounder I think he played as a rook if I'm not mistaken...which I might be.

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    I will go on record as saying Mychal Kendricks of Cal is the absolute best fit for us at ILB available in this Draft. No knock on the other Kids,...but Kendricks is the nearly the prototypical inside backer for a 34 defense.
    1) Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington

    2) Miles Burris, LB San Diego State

    3) Jordan White, WR, WMU

    4) Mychal Kendricks, LB, Cal

    5) Blake Gideon, F/S, Texas

    6) Matt Conrath, DE, VA

    7) Adam Nissley, TE, UCF

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    Re: Well it's the offseason...who is the best ILB in the dra

    Gotta shore up the NT position in order to allow your ILB to play to their potential.

    A young, dominant NT will make the rest of the D look better.

    That said, an athletic ILB wouldn't hurt.


    And Chadman isn't against drafting a pass rushing 3-4 DE later in the draft- someone in that 6'5" 290lb range that can collapse a pocket & cause pressure to spell Heyward & Hood going forward.

    Get those 3, an OG & maybe an OT- the Steelers will be set.

    What's that? 5 picks?

    draft a low round CB that has a record of making plays on the ball & a WR that can play ST to be the #5 WR instead of Arnaz Battle.

    Order of priority-

    Rounds 1-3- NT/OG/OT/ILB (in that order)

    Rounds 4-5- ILB/OG/DE

    Rounds 6-7- CB/WR

    No point drafting an OT beyond the top 3 rounds- most of the talented ones are gone by then. And with the 3-4 being popular, same goes for NT.

    OG & ILB can generally be gotten in that round 3-4 range, and a DE that is recruited to be a pass rusher only in a 3-4 D- just get an athletic big body with upside. Tey don't need to be complete, they won't be asked to start.
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