Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 62

Thread: Your Thoughts on our # 1 Pick 2013 Draft

  1. #1
    Pro Bowler supersteeler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    1,089

    Your Thoughts on our # 1 Pick 2013 Draft

    We discussed a fair amount of prospects, and positions the Steelers might draft. We also know we could use help in several positions plus considered the Steelers might draft the BPA.
    According to our poll here OLB seems to be our greatest need and I wouldn't argue with that but I have another take and ask you if it makes any sense to you.

    We could draft a safety and be set for the future, an OLB, WR,RB and get help now but I have another thought.


    I'm thinking which one player that could possibly make one area of our team not only better it could make it dominate in the future. I'm thinking it would help us right now too, plus the future. We can debate which side of the ball needs more help but for me when you struggle to score points it begs for help to correct it.

    I've always thought for any offense to work well you need a QB first which we have, then you need a O-line to protect him and blockers who can make even an average back look good. It all goes hand and hand with a strong O-line, a entire offense can feed off that.


    Just imagin if we drafted Chance Warmack in our first pick. We would have the following O-line in place as projected with Starks , Foster, and Colon all leaving.


    LT MIKE ADAMS



    LG CHANCE WARMACK *



    C POUNCEY*



    RG DECASTRO*



    RT GILBERT


    I would think the interior of that line could be dominate, help our run game and improve the offense as a whole, the only question is if Adams or Gilbert could play that LT position at least decent.

    My original pick was NT, but we have 3 potential players for that position with the addition of Fangupo. If we draft an OLB, chances are he won't start as Woodley and Worlids would be the starters if Harrison leaves. If we draft a Safety he too wouldn't start because of Troy and Clark.

    The only positions I see a #1 pick start is LG or RB, out of the two I want the LG first so our backs have the blockers up front. I know we went O-line last season with our picks but now we should solidify it and make it a strong point of our team.
    I'm tired of seeing Ben with an average line, lets give him what most playoff teams have....a good O-line.

    About three years ago the 49ers weren't that good offensively, they had a good D, but struggled until they drafted help on their O-line. Today, they have 3 PRO BOWLERS who start on that line who are all coming together now.


    O-LINE!
    Last edited by supersteeler; 01-19-2013 at 06:40 AM.

  2. #2
    Hall of Famer Sugar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,087
    How about TE? He can help protect Ben but can also be a weapon. The fact that the health of our Heath is questionable for the start of the year only makes it that much more compelling to me. Zach Ertz should be available when we pick from what I've read. He has also played alongside David DeCastro, so you would think there would be some kind of bonus there as well.

  3. #3
    Benchwarmer raycafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Norco, Ca.
    Posts
    69
    I don't follow college ball that close. Plus the fact that Miller is probably my favorite Steeler at this point. But who are some play making TE's in the college ranks that could make an impact?

  4. #4
    Hall of Famer Dee Dub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,573
    supersteeler, that is all great, but how do you propose the Steelers draft Chance Warmack? They can't do it at number 17. He will be long off the board by then. I think it would be a better discussion on how we obtain him instead of fantasizing about how we would look if we had him. You're on on the clock, chief.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

  5. #5
    Legend RuthlessBurgher's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Where the Rubber Meets the Road (in NEPA)
    Posts
    21,099
    Quote Originally Posted by raycafan View Post
    I don't follow college ball that close. Plus the fact that Miller is probably my favorite Steeler at this point. But who are some play making TE's in the college ranks that could make an impact?
    The two best in this draft are Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert and Stanford's Zach Ertz. Both are 6'6" 250 lbs. They are both rated in the late 1st, early 2nd area, though, meaning that neither one of them will be the BPA at #17, and neither of them should fall as far as #48 either. The only way that I see us ending up with one of these guys is via a trade-down scenario in which we land another valuable day two pick.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    supersteeler, that is all great, but how do you propose the Steelers draft Chance Warmack? They can't do it at number 17. He will be long off the board by then. I think it would be a better discussion on how we obtain him instead of fantasizing about how we would look if we had him. You're on on the clock, chief.
    Please Dub, Just like Decastro would not be there for us at what 24. The Draft is different now with the rookie wages. 2nd year in and everyone has to get used to the "new" system. 8 new coaches throw a wrench into it also. Is it also 9 new GM's? Who would have put money on Seattle's pick last year? Since the 08 draft it seems things have changed. Players that are rated high in the sports/nfl media are falling because some teams take big chances on players or the back round info is more looked at then the past. What kind of effect does all the internet stuff of players show teams? I for one am glad I just have fun with mock drafts because it is only that anymore. For fun.

  7. #7
    Hall of Famer Dee Dub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,573
    Quote Originally Posted by SS Laser View Post
    Please Dub, Just like Decastro would not be there for us at what 24. The Draft is different now with the rookie wages. 2nd year in and everyone has to get used to the "new" system. 8 new coaches throw a wrench into it also. Is it also 9 new GM's? Who would have put money on Seattle's pick last year? Since the 08 draft it seems things have changed. Players that are rated high in the sports/nfl media are falling because some teams take big chances on players or the back round info is more looked at then the past. What kind of effect does all the internet stuff of players show teams? I for one am glad I just have fun with mock drafts because it is only that anymore. For fun.
    But DeCastro was never rated as one of the top 3 players in his draft class. Warmack is. Big difference. Warmack will be long gone before pick number 17.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

  8. #8
    Legend hawaiiansteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hawaii 5-0
    Posts
    14,771
    Walter Football has Warmack being drafted by the Rams at #16 in their latest mock draft, one spot ahead of us.

  9. #9
    Hall of Famer Dee Dub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,573
    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Walter Football has Warmack being drafted by the Rams at #16 in their latest mock draft, one spot ahead of us.
    And who is Walter? Yes a fan of football. Not a professional scout. Look, Warmack is an elite guard. Not just a first round pick. He is a dominator. I realize things could happen but I doubt very seriously if he makes it out of the top 10. Scouts Inc. has him rated #3 overall and being selected by the Cardinals at #7.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    But DeCastro was never rated as one of the top 3 players in his draft class. Warmack is. Big difference. Warmack will be long gone before pick number 17.
    We will see. I have not seen him rated in the top 3? Things have changed and I am sticking with that. Team grades seem to be much different then the media anymore. Were was Decastro rated the day before the draft? How far did he fall really? The projections are much harder now I think. But I don't think other teams will pass on Warmack. So I agree he will not be there at 17 as of today. But it will be close and things could change from now till draft day. If he is drafted before 17 I think he maybe the highest guard pick in the last 13 years. History is not on his side but things have changed.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •