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    LaRod Stephens-Howling visits Steelers

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    Former Pitt RB LaRod Stephens-Howling visiting #Steelers today. UFA Arizona
    Rara's very early 2015 NFL Mock Draft
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    Round 2- Eric Lefeld, OT; Cincinatti
    Round 3- Tyler Kroft, TE; Rutgers
    Round 4- Geneo Grissom, OLB; Oklahoma
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    You know- if the Steelers wanted an Eddie Lacy/LeVeon Bell/Monte Ball type RB in this draft, then Stephens-Howling would be a good pick-up. He gives the Steelers that element of difference the others don't offer.
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    Wasn't there a VT cornerback a few years back that many wanted to draft with a very similar name? I think the Pats drafted him. Wonder what ever happened to that guy....

    I know it's off topic but when I saw the name that was the first person I thought of.

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    I wouldn't mind Stephens-Howling as a change of pace/third down/receiving threat type of back. He certainly brings a skill set that none of our other backs have.

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    Would still like to get Bradshaw, if actually healthy...but would be okay with Stephens-Howling.
    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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    He is smaller than Tavon Austin, which everyone here is against drafting. But you want to pick him up.
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    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 calmkiller View Post
    He is smaller than Tavon Austin, which everyone here is against drafting. But you want to pick him up.
    True, but the discussion on LSH is whether or not to give him a mil or so a year for one or two years.

    Austin would require a first round pick investment.

    Apples and oranges on the risk/reward scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o. View Post
    True, but the discussion on LSH is whether or not to give him a mil or so a year for one or two years.

    Austin would require a first round pick investment.

    Apples and oranges on the risk/reward scale.
    Decastro's Rookie contract was 7.5 million over 5 years or 1.5 million a year. Generally the contract is more back loaded but I don't have the exact years layed out in front of me. Dre Kirkpatrick, last year's 17th pick signed a 4 year 8.6 million deal or 2 million a year. With the rookie wage scale in place now you are not paying rookies insane amounts of money. I disagree with the old salary argument. I think it is apples to apples. Only difference is you have seen what Howlings can do in the NFL. Austin is more dynamic than Howlings.

    Edit: Here is an article on how Kirkpatrick's number break down.

    The Cincinnati Bengals announced last Friday that they agreed to terms with first-round cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. The four-year deal was reportedly worth $8.6 million with $7.84 million guaranteed and a $4.9 million signing bonus. Further broken down the deal is actually worth $8.622 million with fully guaranteed base salaries during all four seasons, according to Aaron Wilson.
    Kirkpatrick is scheduled to earn $390,000 this season, with $781,954, $1.173 million and $782,931 during each successive season respectively. Additionally Kirkpatrick is scheduled to earn another $782,931 through a roster bonus in 2015, which essentially jacks his 2015 salary to $1,565,862.
    This is completely reasonable.
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    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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    Why do you guys get excited about these token visits, nothing more nothing less. If they are not 35+ or been on the team before forget it.
    On a side note they just resigned S Sylvester.

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    This is a kid that's just not that good. He started to get some carries last year and barely got 3 yards per carry. On a team that had to throw because they stunk.

    Maybe coming back home would help him out. Maybe a tiny back sneaking around behind DD and Adams would spring some big runs. Not too excited about him. But we'll probably sign him cause he's a local and not that good.

    He's like the Matt Spaeth of RB signings.

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