My 2012 NFL Mock
Steelers' 1.24 and 2.56 for Cowboys 1.14
As we all know, DeCastro is the top ranked Guard in the draft, many have him grading out higher than any offensive lineman in the draft. But being a Guard he wont be drafted in the top 10. He slips past some teams allowing us to jump up and take him. He can come in and immediately improve our offensive line.
- David DeCastro OG Stanford 65 316lbs3 88
I think Mike Martin is the perfect guy to replace Chris Hoke. Although he is smaller guy, he works his butt off. He has a wrestling background which helps with his ability in the trenches. His effort is something that I really like. He is one of those guys that I think could really come out and shine.
- Mike Martin NT Michigan 61 300lbs
I have liked Nix since I watched a couple of games last year. He plays with a mean streak and he blocks through the whistle. He is a good run blocker who has some good range and will get to the second level. He is more of a mirror pass blocker than a dominating guy. While he does have deficiencies they are all coachable and Kugler should be able to turn him into a starter by the end of the season. (here is a link to some film) [URL]http://www.patriots.com/media-center/videos/2012-Draft-Prospects---Lucas-Nix-G/c65123a7-89ba-47b9-b2f4-83c7b8599096[/URL]
- Lucas Nix OG Pitt 65 317lbs
I am very impressed by the speed and physicality of Burris. He gives us great potential AND position flexibility. He has the strength to set the edge like, he has the explosion to rush the passer like and he has the movement skills and technique to play on the inside, as well. His athleticism makes him an ideal special teams candidate. The Steelers can always work to add studs to special teams, and Burris would be a huge contributor in the facet of the game. He is ranked all over the place, rounds 4-7 so I will play it safe and take him early (especially since the Ravens are apparently very interested)
- Miles Burris LB San Diego State 62 240lbs6 184
I really like Clemons, I know we already have Wallace, Brown and Sanders but I think that Clemons could really do well in our offense. He ran a 4.36 at his pro day and can also return kicks. He is mocked all over the place, 5 round to PFA.So I will take him in the 6th.... [URL]http://www.steeleraddicts.com/2012/04/toney-clemons-could-provide-late-round-value-for-the-steelers/[/URL]
- Toney ClemonsWR Colorado 62" 210lbs7 216
He has fantastic size and frame to play at a variety of positions. He displayed good quickness off the ball both at the CIS level and as the East West Shrine Game. Has the strength to hold up at the point of attack and does a good job anchoring down and holding his ground.
- Akiem Hicks DL Regina 64 324lbs
He played mostly guard at CU and has balance/coordination game in both the run and pass game and is better suited to play as a right tackle at the next level. A sub-par Senior Bowl performance really hurt his draft stock and made him fall. Most of his issues are technique stuff. He can provide some depth at Tackle while Kugler gets his technique right.
- Ryan Miller OT Colorado 67 305lbs
We lost Willie Gay so we need to replace whoever takes he starting spot. I think Tandy will do just fine, he is a solid athlete with good ball skills. He has the talent turn into a solid player if he takes the opportunity. He does best in zone coverage and is fluid in his lower half and does well to change directions without losing too much speed.
- Keith Tandy CB West Virginia 510 195lbs
Ok so I know all the bad stuff that Burfict does, in combination with a less than stellar season and poor combine have some people taking him out of the draft completely. But I know what I have seen him do on the field. He has talent and he lays the wood on contact. He can hold the point of attack and for his size exhibits "plus" range and fluidity despite what he did at the combine. As of right now I dont think he could step in for Farrior but I think he might have that potential. He needs to stay in control of his emotions. I think the Steelers are the perfect fit for a guy like this. He needs to be put in a good locker room with a veteran presence to him to help him learn to be a professional. If he doesnt work out, its a 7th round pick, which we have plenty of this year.
- Vontaze Burfict LB Arizona State 61 250lbsPriority Free Agents------------------------
Chigbo Anunoby DL Morehouse 64 326lbs
Delano Johnson OLB Bowie State 64 267lbs
Derek Carrier TE Beloit College 63 245lbs
Charles Deas NT Shaw 63 316lbs
Alvester Alexander RB Wyoming 5'11" 206 (I have to include a Wyoming guy )
There it is!