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    For the record- if the Steelers ARE going OLB at some stage in the first 2 rounds- Mercilus & Bruce Irvin would be the 2 Chadman would consider the best options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh View Post
    Harrison was an ILB. Do some research before running your mouth. He was an ILB and the primary backup at both ILB & OLB. But yeah, I'm sure he has no clue. His back has been what ails him. You think him being a 6' tall LB going up against 6'5"+ has anything to do with that?
    That's why I prefaced my comment with "As Far As I Know..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    it would be great, but i just don't see Worilds being able to hold up against the run in the middle.
    Not being funny- but can you explain why? He's 260lbs, which is bigger than Farrior ever was, and quite agile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe View Post
    That's why I prefaced my comment with "As Far As I Know..."

    Take it easy, keyboard warrior.


    There may have been a slight over reaction in there somewhere, Chadman suspects...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    For the record- if the Steelers ARE going OLB at some stage in the first 2 rounds- Mercilus & Bruce Irvin would be the 2 Chadman would consider the best options.
    Too much baggage for my taste re: Irvin.


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    I hope all this talk of taking more LBs in the first 2 rounds is a moot point. We need big uglies now as in an OT, 2 OGs, and a NT, Casey and Colon are no guarantees to perform at a high level early this season if at all. At least we have Harrison, Timmons, Foote, Sylvester, and Woodley to start this year at full strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Too much baggage for my taste re: Irvin.
    Read an interesting report on him that suggets that the way he interviewed & addressed his previous issues may actually get people onside with him- a guy that went through the tough times & emerged a better man- sort of deal.

    In Chadman's opinion, there is NO BETTER pass rusher in the draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel View Post
    I hope all this talk of taking more LBs in the first 2 rounds is a moot point. We need big uglies now as in an OT, 2 OGs, and a NT, Casey and Colon are no guarantees to perform at a high level early this season if at all. At least we have Harrison, Timmons, Foote, Sylvester, and Woodley to start this year at full strength.
    I agree. IMO, G and OT are our biggest needs. It just seems like the Steelers FO places higher value on defense and pass rushers especially. If one of the premiere pass-rushers fell to us I don't think they would be able to resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    In Chadman's opinion, there is NO BETTER pass rusher in the draft.
    I am a fan of Bruce Irvin.

    If Steelers want an OLB then i would go with Bruce Irvin or Nick Perry. BTW how can anyone go wrong with a PREDATOR aka Bruce Irvin
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    Rd 1: Devante Parker - WR/ Kevin Johnson - CB
    Rd 2: Danielle Hunter -OLB
    Rd 3: Steven Nelson - CB
    Rd 4: Derron Smith - S
    Rd 5: Henry Anderson - DE
    Rd 6: Wes Saxton - TE
    Rd 7: Deon Simon - DT

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    More defense early in this draft will doom any attempts Haley makes to improve the offense. We've got about 5 more year of ben being the starting QB. I would prefer he was not injured on the sideline for a significant part of that time. We need OL. Defense does not win in today's NFL, offense wins.

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