1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner
Yep, the scope is out on the Steelers, people looking for another way for them to be better.
I have no issue with the 3-4, its been good for the Steelers for years and still is.
1. Get Healthy *
2. Good off season conditioning program
3. Replace deadwood
4. Let Omar do his miracle work in contracts *
5. Add some young talent via the draft
6. Convert Casey Hampton to FB.....jk
A healthy and conditioned Lamar Woodley could help our front seven, if we keep JH, and combine that with a dominate NT, this defense will be even better.
4-3 ? Na, Lets fix the inability of our offense to score *points or enough, then maybe we see some daylight.
Who knows. I think the 4th quarter scheme stinks.
So if they switch to a 4-3, maybe they have to switch schemes in the 4th as well.
But I like the 3-4, when we use it, instead playing this passive crap we've been playing for two years.
Regardless of the front you want, the Steelers need youth at LB and S. I wouldn't draft a NT in the first round. For starters, Hampton played fewer snaps than the third CB this year.
On the offensive side, if Wallace leaves, the Steelers will need help at WR and they could use an addition to the backfield regardless of what happens with Mendenhall.
Plenty of room to improve on both sides of the ball.