Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!
Also like Perry. Pass rushers are hard to pass up.
Zeitler is on my wish list...But he would have to be in a trade down or out of the 1st. I'm would have thought Fleener would have been your choice O. He would be a very good choice if stuck at #24.
Barron wouldn't surprise me in the least either. You would think Clark's contract and his age will be one that is looked at going into 2013.
That all being said, At BPA....if a Floyd, Gilmore, or Fleener drop...You have to pick one of those. Steelers philosophy of grade trumps need in the 1st round...Has done them right. For everyone saying the Steelers have bigger "needs" to be addressed....The Steelers have shown they don't think like that. I'm surprised so many of you still say that about the 1st round. If they feel the "need" is so pressing...They won't reach. They will do what Ruthless suggest in his mock and go get their guy "ala Decastro". If they like a guy based on need and they feel he could be taken later...They will try to move back. For those of you who know the Steelers history...You see what addressing needs gets them in the draft. Many of the 2nd round picks since 2000 were to address need...And many of them turned out as disapointments. They are batting around the .500 mark in the 2nd and pretty darn close to batting 1,000 in the 1st staying with their philosophy.
We don't see their board and how their grades fall. I'm not sure how the Steelers set up their board but many teams "tier" the players in groups of 10. If a player the Steelers grade in tier 2 of the 1st round falls to them at #24...Be Dam sure everyone in the war room will be sitting up in their chairs. Whether it be to discuss that player on their roster or answering the phone to move back to target their guy...That player(s) will be the topic of discussion. They won't discount he is still on the board because he doesn't fit their need.
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I would not be upset with Amini Silatolu.
1. Sammy Watkins – WR – Clemson – 6-1/205
2. Shayne Skov – ILB – Stanford – 6-2/245
3. C.J. Fiedorowicz – TE – Iowa – 6-6/260
4. Stanley Jean-Baptiste – CB – Nebraska – 6-2/220
5. Tevin McDonald – S – Eastern Washington – 5-11/190
5. DeAndre Coleman – DL – California – 6-5/305
6. Pat O'Donnell – P – Miami – 6-5/222
7. Shaquil Barrett – OLB – Colorado State – 6-2/250
I've seen them both play and I think that Wilson runs better inside, breaks more tackles, and reads blocks better. Miller seems faster and slightly more explosive. But, at this point, I'd rate Wilson a few slots higher.
1 Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
2 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon
3 (comp) Ben Gardner DE
4 Cody Hoffman WR BYU
5 Dri Archer RB / WR Kent St
6 C.J. Barnett S OSU
7 Marcel Jensen TE Fresno St
Cincy also could get a couple of prime prospects with their 2 first round picks (I'm thinking guard and corner are their most immediate needs), so they might be able to land David DeCastro and Stephon Gilmore, or Dre Kirkpatrick and Cordy Glenn...they could do well for themselves too.
The teams in our division should certainly be able to improve themselves.