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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    The Steelers are hoping to know before April's draft what Heath Miller (knee surgery) can provide this season.Miller completely blew out his knee in Week 16, tearing his ACL, MCL and PCL. The Steelers should be preparing as if he'll start this season on PUP and consider it a bonus if he doesn't. Miller will be 31 in October and already lacked both long speed and lateral quickness. With only Matt Spaeth and David Paulson behind him on the depth chart, the Steelers could very well draft a tight end. Mar 27 - 12:10 PMSource: ESPN New York

    I think he had the surgery at the end of December and from what I'm told it could take up to three months using crutches, let alone the start of rehab. Even after completing rehab it's going to take some time to get in playing shape.

    They must of forgot we have David Johnson, maybe he doesn't count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thor75 View Post
    I betcha the majority would agree that trading down in the first and acquiring more picks would make everyone happy. I seem to favor the players rated in the latter half of the first for some reason. WR would be the only position where we could miss out on a big time talent if we trade down imho.
    Going down 5 to 10 spots to get more picks would be great. This might not be a bad year to trade out of round 1 all together to the top of Round 2 with lots of extra picks. We have no single position that we have to fill in Round 1. Lots of needs in lots of places.

    That opportunity may present itself with the QBs moving up and down all over the place. If KC or Oakland don't grab QBs in Round 1 then they may want to jump back into the middle of Round 1 to get Geno Smith or Matt Barkley.
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    Draft Prospects Who Would Fit Perfectly with Pittsburgh Steelers

    BY MIKE BATISTA (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON APRIL 4, 2013



    Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert might be on the Steelers' radar in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

    Year: Junior

    Height: 6'6"

    Weight: 250 pounds

    The Steelers could look at tight ends in the draft. Heath Miller might not be ready to start the 2013 season after tearing two knee ligaments in the second-to-last game of the 2012 season.

    NFL Draft Scout compares Tyler Eifert to Miller. The evidence supporting that shows why Eifert would be a good fit in Pittsburgh.

    Like Miller, Eifert is a "soft-spoken guy," according to NFL Draft Scout.

    Like Miller, Eifert led his team in receptions in 2012. He caught 50 passes for 685 yards and four touchdowns, following up a 2011 campaign in which he was the nation's top tight end with 63 catches for 803 yards and five touchdowns.

    Like Miller, Eifert also is effective as a blocker, although it's not the strongest part of his game. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller gave Miller a 10 out of 20 grade for blocking in his B/R NFL 1,000 series.

    Steelers tight ends David Paulson and Leonard Pope combined for 10 catches last year. The Steelers brought back Matt Spaeth to shore up their tight end unit in case Miller misses part of the 2013 season.

    Eifert might be a reach at No. 17 and he'll probably be gone by the time the Steelers pick at No. 48 in the second round. So the only way Pittsburgh is likely to get him would be if the Steelers trade down in the first round or up in the second round.

    NFL Draft Scout calls Eifert a "team-first guy who proudly wore the 'C' on his jersey."

    The Steelers are always looking for that kind of leadership.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...teelers/page/3

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    Thanks for posting the article hawaiian.


    They called Miller " Money" when he was in college, just think of Eifert as money in the bank that the Steelers can cash in for the 2013 season.


    NFL Draft Scout compares Tyler Eifert to Miller. The evidence supporting that shows why Eifert would be a good fit in Pittsburgh.

    Like Miller, Eifert is a "soft-spoken guy," according to NFL Draft Scout.

    Like Miller, Eifert led his team in receptions in 2012. He caught 50 passes for 685 yards and four touchdowns, following up a 2011 campaign in which he was the nation's top tight end with 63 catches for 803 yards and five touchdowns.

    Like Miller, Eifert also is effective as a blocker, although it's not the strongest part of his game. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller gave Miller a 10 out of 20 grade for blocking in his B/R NFL 1,000 series.

    Like Miller, Money!
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    please forgive me for not being that impressed by Eifert.

    I only saw him play in 2 games this year, versus the Pitt Panthers he had 6 catches for 62 yards and 0 TDs and against Alabama Eifert caught 6 passes for 61 yards with 0 TDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    please forgive me for not being that impressed by Eifert.

    I only saw him play in 2 games this year, versus the Pitt Panthers he had 6 catches for 62 yards and 0 TDs and against Alabama Eifert caught 6 passes for 61 yards with 0 TDs.
    I watched ND a ton and he had some nice catches where he high pointed the ball but on here he has turned into a legend.

    I'm pretty sure most people who speak highly of him haven't watched him that much. The kid is good but he isn't THAT good that he deserves 10 threads. I guess people are trying the Decastro method of constantly speaking him up in hopes of it coming true. Truth is... there are other TE's in this draft who can do the same thing in round 2 and 3.

    It's funny seeing Kiper put Eifert at 17 in his latest draft mock. I watched the NFLN draft special last night and Kiper had Eifert and Ertz available in the 20's.

    They also brought up a guy from San Diego State... Gavin Escobar
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profil...bar?id=2540211



    I bet the FO isn't even thinking about a TE with Paulson and Spaeth on the roster. However, if we did draft a TE I would prefer drafting one in the second or 3rd vs 1st round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    I watched ND a ton and he had some nice catches where he high pointed the ball but on here he has turned into a legend.

    I'm pretty sure most people who speak highly of him haven't watched him that much. The kid is good but he isn't THAT good that he deserves 10 threads. I guess people are trying the Decastro method of constantly speaking him up in hopes of it coming true. Truth is... there are other TE's in this draft who can do the same thing in round 2 and 3.

    It's funny seeing Kiper put Eifert at 17 in his latest draft mock. I watched the NFLN draft special last night and Kiper had Eifert and Ertz available in the 20's.

    They also brought up a guy from San Diego State... Gavin Escobar
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profil...bar?id=2540211



    I bet the FO isn't even thinking about a TE with Paulson and Spaeth on the roster. However, if we did draft a TE I would prefer drafting one in the second or 3rd vs 1st round.
    There are pro's and cons with any draft prospect, ones opinion either way doesn't make a draft pick a sure thing no matter what position. I look at Tyler as a safe pick maybe not the popular pick but one who can help us immediately and be a good player for us in the future as well.
    We could pick any player or postion and have different opinions as we seen on the posts here with other players besides Tyler Eifert.

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    I see this draft for us having to target a skill position in the first. IMO they should look at CB, WR, or TE. Unless a stud like Jonathan Cooper from UNC falls that is. I see Jarvis Jones as a specialist who gets swallowed up during run plays and who is reported to hold weight room training in low regard. Everyone blasts Woodley due to his lack of being in shape. True, Jones and Woodley are two different body types and maybe the weight room issues are blown out of proportion idk. I didn't like Jones before his workouts so that has no bearing for me. So this is why I'm leaving him out of the mix.
    I think one of the top CBs or TEs could be drafted if we trade down. I didn't think Eifert would get past the NY Giants before, but I see they acquired Myers who had 79 catches last year for Oakland. The rest of the teams after that appear to be pretty solid at TE. If the FO wanted to take the chance they could probably look to trade down to the mid 20s maybe even as low as 27 and still get Eifert and additional picks. I think the comparisons to Miller are fairly accurate - hard worker, great teammate, good hands. A good pick for the future as well.

    I like Trufant at CB but every team can use good corners. Trading back would be more of a risk IF they are targeting him. The rest of the corners may be best valued in the early second. Milliner and Rhoades will be gone imo by 17. Allen is unproven as a starter and there's no one of starter quality behind him. They haven't targeted anyone in FA besides Gay who is best suited as nickel. A good pick for the future with Allen and possibly Trufant at CBs when Taylor is done.

    WR seems pretty deep. If they're absolutely in love with someone at 17 they pull the trigger. But you never know, WR is so tricky sometimes they pan out and sometimes they don't. Steeler fans know this all too well. Im on the fence with WR. Seems like you can get a solid pick in any round nowadays. They do need a true #1 so the first 2 rounds would seem like the best bet.
    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 feltdizz View Post
    I bet the FO isn't even thinking about a TE with Paulson and Spaeth on the roster.
    Really?? Paulson and Spaeth?? That line made me choke a little on my smoothie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    There are pro's and cons with any draft prospect, ones opinion either way doesn't make a draft pick a sure thing no matter what position. I look at Tyler as a safe pick maybe not the popular pick but one who can help us immediately and be a good player for us in the future as well.
    We could pick any player or postion and have different opinions as we seen on the posts here with other players besides Tyler Eifert.
    I think there are 2 or 3 TE's in this draft who are very close to Eifert in terms of talent. I would prefer picking a "safe" stud in round 1 and then getting a TE in a later round.

    Eifert has turned into Gronk over night... I think it's fools gold.

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