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    Interesting...earlier this week, before the news of the Massie and Pead visits came to light, I listed those two guys as our 2nd and 3rd round picks (plus Derek Wolfe in round 4 who was announced earlier) in the "what I think the Steelers might do" portion of this thread:

    [URL]http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/showthread.php/37129-What-do-you-want-to-do-vs-what-you-think-the-Steelers-will-do[/URL]


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    That's okay...we get big production from a guy who went to his college (our best draft pick in years)...I'm sure Brooks would be happy to protect Redhawks legend Ben Roethlisberger. Anyway, I think the "big college, big production" concept typically holds water for the first round (Ben's an obvious exception that proves the rule), but we're not afraid to take a shot at prospects from less prestigous conferences in later rounds...Cortez Allen is from the Citadel, Emmanuel Sanders is from Southern Methodist, Antonio Brown is from Central Michigan, David Johnson is from Arkansas State, Willie Colon is from Hofstra, Ike Taylor is from Louisiana-LaFayette, etc.
    Did you REALLY mention David Johnson among that list of REAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS???????? Shame on you for insulting Allen, Sanders, Brown, Colon and Taylor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Did you REALLY mention David Johnson among that list of REAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS???????? Shame on you for insulting Allen, Sanders, Brown, Colon and Taylor.
    He made the roster out of Arkansas State, and has received a significant amount of playing time (whether you or I like it or not)...therefore, he's an example of an instance where "big college, big production" does not apply.


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    2.62 OLB Jordan Willis 6'4" 255 Kansas State
    3.94 CB Sidney Jones 6'0" 186 Washington
    3.105c DE Tanoh Kpassagnon 6'7" 289 Villanova
    4.135 CB Rasul Douglas 6'2" 209 West Virginia
    5.173 RB James Conner 6'1" 233 Pittsburgh
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    He made the roster out of Arkansas State, and has received a significant amount of playing time (whether you or I like it or not)...therefore, he's an example of an instance where "big college, big production" does not apply.
    Ruthless- Big Production, Big College applies to the top 2 rounds mostly. From that point on they have drafted smaller school projects.

    But those first 2 Rounds- under Tomlin & Colbert- have only had players selected from 4 Conferences- ACC, SEC, Big 10 & Big 12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Interesting...earlier this week, before the news of the Massie and Pead visits came to light, I listed those two guys as our 2nd and 3rd round picks (plus Derek Wolfe in round 4 who was announced earlier) in the "what I think the Steelers might do" portion of this thread:

    [URL]http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/showthread.php/37129-What-do-you-want-to-do-vs-what-you-think-the-Steelers-will-do[/URL]

    The complete lack of guard or interior line help in that mock has me concerned.
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    1 TJ Watt, LB, Wisconsin
    2 Budda Baker, S, Washington
    3 Rasul Douglas, CB, WVU
    3 Samaje Perine, RB, OU
    4 Shelton Gibson, WR, WVU
    5 Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villinova
    6 Josh Dobbs, QB, Tenn
    7 Isaac Rochell, DE, Notre Dame

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    I have seen reports that Mychal Kendricks, a LB from Cal, is scheduled to visit.

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    MONDAY, APRIL 09, 2012

    posted by Dale Lolley

    Steelers visits thus far


    Here's a list of players who have visited the Steelers thus far. Obviously, the team has 30 total players it can bring in, so this list is incomplete at this point. But there are still more than two weeks remaining before the draft.

    Some of the visits will be to check on medical status, such as receiver T.Y. Hilton. Some will be smokescreens - in my opinion Mike Adams falls into this category. Others still will be players in which the Steelers have actual interest, such as Isaiah Pead.

    Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams
    Ole Miss offensive tackle Bobby Massie
    Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks
    Colorado receiver Toney Clemons
    Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris
    Regina defensive tackle Akiem Hicks
    Cincinnati defensive end Derek Wolfe
    Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson
    West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy
    Florida International receiver T.Y. Hilton
    Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead
    Stanford long snapper Zach Nolan

    [URL]http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2012/04/steelers-visits-thus-far.html[/URL]

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    Update with rumored visit of Cal LB. Also I am seeing conflicting reports on the LS from Stanford on his status as counting toward the 30. Is this is first year out or second year? If it is his second year out then he would be a FA and not a draftee.
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    1 TJ Watt, LB, Wisconsin
    2 Budda Baker, S, Washington
    3 Rasul Douglas, CB, WVU
    3 Samaje Perine, RB, OU
    4 Shelton Gibson, WR, WVU
    5 Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villinova
    6 Josh Dobbs, QB, Tenn
    7 Isaac Rochell, DE, Notre Dame

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    A few more visitors today it seems.

    Today is tight end day at the Steelers. They have their second UFA visit of the year, 6-foot-8 Leonard Pope, a tight end drafted in the third round by Arizona and most recently played in Kansas City. There’s Ben Roethlisberger’s tall receiver.
    Also spending time in their offices on the South Side today are three college prospects, including Missouri tight ende Michael Egnew. Akiem Hicks, who played collegiately at Regina in Canada, is the rare college prospect from our northern neighbors. I wrote from the NFL meetings that they played to have him in and he’s here today.
    Also on hand is linebacker Nick Perry of Southern Cal.
    Egnew is probably among the top five tight end prospects. Hicks has been all over the map. Perry is ranked by some among the top 3 or 4 outside linebacking prospects.
    Last edited by calmkiller; 04-10-2012 at 12:42 PM.
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    1 TJ Watt, LB, Wisconsin
    2 Budda Baker, S, Washington
    3 Rasul Douglas, CB, WVU
    3 Samaje Perine, RB, OU
    4 Shelton Gibson, WR, WVU
    5 Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villinova
    6 Josh Dobbs, QB, Tenn
    7 Isaac Rochell, DE, Notre Dame

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    Quote Originally Posted by calmkiller View Post
    Today is tight end day at the Steelers. They have their second UFA visit of the year, 6-foot-8 Leonard Pope, a tight end drafted in the third round by Arizona and most recently played in Kansas City. There’s Ben Roethlisberger’s tall receiver.
    I wouldn't exactly call Pope "Ben's tall receiver." Dude has averaged 17 catches for 162 yards per year in his 6 NFL seasons. His production in the passing game makes Heath Miller's 7-year averages of 48 catches for 552 yards per season look like Antonio Gates by comparison. Pope is a blocking tight end.


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    1.30 ILB Zach Cunningham 6'3" 234 Vanderbilt
    2.62 OLB Jordan Willis 6'4" 255 Kansas State
    3.94 CB Sidney Jones 6'0" 186 Washington
    3.105c DE Tanoh Kpassagnon 6'7" 289 Villanova
    4.135 CB Rasul Douglas 6'2" 209 West Virginia
    5.173 RB James Conner 6'1" 233 Pittsburgh
    6.213 SS Lorenzo Jerome 5'10" 204 St. Francis
    7.248 TE Michael Roberts 6'4" 270 Toledo

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