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    Quote Originally Posted by Rara View Post
    Wouldn't it be great to get Jarvis Jones in the first, John Hankston in the second (like Chad had said) and Phillip Thomas in the third?

    yeah, if you wanna go 4-12 the next couple of years

    we went 8-8 with the #1 defense last year

    the offense ranked 21st and lost its most productive receiver and its (probable) most talented RB. plus, one of the all around best TEs in the league is likely to miss the season

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    More visitors for the Steelers

    April 2, 2013

    The Steelers hosted another group of rookies today, while also having a veteran guard in for a visit.

    The rookies included trio of linebackers - Jarvis Jones, Jamie Collins and Khaseem Greene - and a pair of safeties - Jonathn Meeks and Phillip Thomas.

    The veteran guard was former Houston part-time starter Antoine Caldwell.

    Jones is the lone potential first-round pick of the bunch, though I've seen some mocks with Greene sneaking into the first round.

    Jones has a neck issue that the Steelers will want to check out for themselves, so this was likely a fact-finding issue. He is a first-round consideration for the Steelers.

    Collins is a 6-4, 250-pound outside linebacker from Southern Mississippi. He ran a very quick 4.64 40, did 19 reps of 225 on the bench press and showed off his explosiveness with a 41 1/2 inch vertical at his workouts.

    He spent a lot of time in opponent's backfields in the past two seasons, recording 39.5 tackles for a loss and 16.5 sacks. He is said to be lacking in instincts, which is why he's more of a second-to-third round prospect.

    Greene is a player many in Pittsburgh are familiar with since the former Rutgers star is the brother of Pitt running back Ray Graham. At 6-1, 241, he's not as big as Collins, but has a better motor and instincts.

    Greene also runs in the 4.6 range, which is what you'd expect for a former safety. But he also excels in forcing turnovers. He recorded 125 tackles, 5.5 sacks and forced six fumbles in 2012. In Pittsburgh's defense, he would likely be an inside linebacker and would be a second-round possibility.

    Thomas is a playmaking free safety who recorded 13 interceptions and six forced fumbles at Fresno State. And at 6-1, 208, he looks like an NFL safety. He did, however, have a knee injury in 2011 that cost him the entire season.

    Meeks is a 6-1, 205-pound safety from Clemson who is more of a late-round prospect. He did, however, run a 4.55 40.

    As for Caldwell, he appeared in 39 games for the Texans in four seasons, making 19 starts. The former Alabama star can play both guard and center, making him a viable backup option as the swing player on game days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Here is the first group of visitors.
    @ Today was the first day for pre-draft visits and the Steelers had three guys in: Texas A&M running back Christine Michael, Ohio State linebacker John Simon and Florida State linebacker Vince Williams.

    Michael is considered a third-round prospect. He had some injuries in college and issues with the coaching staff at Texas A&M, but is a talented runner. The Steelers are likely trying to get to know him as well as possible - while also allowing their doctors to check him out.

    Simon had a better junior season than senior year thanks to a shoulder injury that required surgery. But at 6-1, 257, he's what the Steelers look for in their outside linebackers. And considering the Buckeyes run a similar defensive system to what the Steelers employ, the transition isn't as difficult for Ohio State players.

    Williams, 6-1, 235, is a little undersized, but that seems to be what the Steelers are looking for in their inside linebackers now - smaller guys who can cover in space.

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    Interesting...

    Early observation- OLB is on the radar. Could be that Jones is Option #1 at #17, but kick the tyres of Simon in case Jones is gone.

    Greene will play ILB in Pittsburgh. With Williams & Mauti in as well- ILB is on the list.

    SAFETIES!!!! Yes!!!

    Here's betting they like Christine Michael- the RB- but not Christine Michael- the human- as much. If his interviews go well, however, he might be the most rounded RB in the draft.
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    I'm very high on Khaseem Greene (he's been in my mock for a quite a while). He really impressed me this season with his playmaking ability. He is definitely a next generation ILB in the mold of Larry Timmons. He will not be a downhill thumper (though he is a big hitter). But, he will be active and athletic in space and in coverage. He has great field speed and quickness and he is a playmaker. He is an excellent value in the second round!
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    Mark Kaboly ‏@MarkKaboly_Trib 38s Visiting #Steelers today: PSU LB Michael Mauti, Clemson LB Malliciah Goodman along with LaRod Stephens Howling, T. Gooden, Antoine Caldwell
    LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
    Here We Go Steelers!


    Draft 2.0

    1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3. Kareem Martin, DE, UNC
    4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    5b. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    6a. Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College
    6b. Glen Stanley, OLB, Albany St
    7. Beau Allen, NT, Wisconsin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Interesting...

    Early observation- OLB is on the radar. Could be that Jones is Option #1 at #17, but kick the tyres of Simon in case Jones is gone.

    Greene will play ILB in Pittsburgh. With Williams & Mauti in as well- ILB is on the list.

    SAFETIES!!!! Yes!!!

    Here's betting they like Christine Michael- the RB- but not Christine Michael- the human- as much. If his interviews go well, however, he might be the most rounded RB in the draft.
    I would love to have Phillip Thomas be our starting free safety. Kid seems to be quite the stud! Hope that knee injury in 2011 doesn't come back to effect him.
    Rara's very early 2015 NFL Mock Draft
    Round 1- Jalen Collins, CB; LSU
    Round 2- Eric Lefeld, OT; Cincinatti
    Round 3- Tyler Kroft, TE; Rutgers
    Round 4- Geneo Grissom, OLB; Oklahoma
    Round 5- Jonathon Mincy, CB; Auburn
    Round 6- Jamil Douglas, OG; Arizona State
    Round 7- Spencer Roth, P; Baylor

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    TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce 5'11" 206 to come in for a visit as well
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    Quote Originally Posted by thor75 View Post
    TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce 5'11" 206 to come in for a visit as well
    Added to the rumor section until the official is announced. Thank!
    LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
    Here We Go Steelers!


    Draft 2.0

    1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3. Kareem Martin, DE, UNC
    4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    5b. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    6a. Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College
    6b. Glen Stanley, OLB, Albany St
    7. Beau Allen, NT, Wisconsin

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    Stole this from Chadman's Offseason Thread. Going to put it here and cross reference it against our Proday visit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Let's see if we can track some Steelers attendances at Pro Days..

    OHIO STATE:
    Both Kevin Colbert & Dick LeBeau have been mentioned as having been in attendance.

    AUBURN:
    Keith Butler put Corey Lemonier through LB drills.

    MIAMI:
    Steelers scout Dave Petett was seen at Miami Pro Day.

    UAB:
    Steelers were paying attention to ILB Marvin Boudette.

    UMASS:
    Steelers scouts were in attendance.

    KENT STATE:
    Steelers OL Coaches were in attendance.

    PITTSBURGH:
    No surprise, Steelers were in attendance.

    TEXAS A&M:
    Steelers Kirby Wilson interviewed RB Christine Michael.

    NEBRASKA:
    Carnell Lake was in attendance, checking on SS Damion Stafford.

    TCU:
    Steelers were in attendance to watch Stansley Maponga.

    MISSOURI SOUTHERN:
    Steelers were in attendance to see NT Brandon Williams.

    WEST VIRGINIA:
    Steelers HC Mike Tomlin & GM Kevin Colbert were in attendance.

    MARSHALL:
    Pittsburgh scouts were in attendance to watch Aaron Dobson.

    FLORIDA:
    Head Coach Mike Tomlin & GM Kevin Colbert both in attendance. Confirmed discussion with Florida PK Caleb Sturgis.

    ARKANSAS:
    All 32 NFL teams were in attendance.

    KANSAS STATE:
    Steelers were in attendance & showed interest in ILB Arthur Brown.

    ALABAMA:
    All 32 teams attended. Steelers confirmed talks with UAB OL Chris Hubbard.

    MICHIGAN STATE:
    Steelers coaches decended on Michigan St Pro Day, with particular attention on RB LeVean Bell & TE Dion Sims.

    OKLAHOMA:
    QB Coach Randy Fitchner attended.

    RUTGERS:
    Steelers were spotted in attendance.

    OKLAHOMA STATE:
    Steelers were spotted at Pro Day, seen watching Joseph Randle.

    Syracuse:
    Carnell Lake was in attendance.

    OREGON:
    Steelers scouts were in attendance.

    FLORIDA STATE:
    Todd Haley was in attendance.

    LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
    Here We Go Steelers!


    Draft 2.0

    1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3. Kareem Martin, DE, UNC
    4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    5b. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    6a. Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College
    6b. Glen Stanley, OLB, Albany St
    7. Beau Allen, NT, Wisconsin

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