And for those opting to take a WR or a TE with the first pick, realize a rookie TE or WR will likely touch the ball less than 5 times a game. A rookie RB on this team could see 20 touches a game. Getting the best back in the draft might look really good to the Steelers who haven't had a running game in several years. Also, having a back other teams actually have to game plan around would only help Ben.
am I saying Lacy is that back? I don't know. But, the Steelers may see something in him that warrants pick 17.
I kind of agree... I would love to see a RB who can have an impact in later rounds but we havent had success doing it that way lately...
Lacy at 17 may be a reach but if he comes in and has a solid season its a great pick. He has a hard time staying healthy so its a concern
Not a fan of selecting Cordarrelle Patterson. Would rather Keenan Allen or the Hopkins kid from Clemson.
What i would *like* to see happen? Honestly, unles someone falls, I'd like to see a trade down. The Falcons are looking to get in our neighborhood.
Per the charts, a fair trade would cost them their 1st, 2nd, 3rd for our 1st and 5th... I'm guessing that wouldn't be the actual trade.. more likely, I say a 1st, 2nd and a next year 2nd or 3rd for our pick.
This draft is deep with "solid" talent in the first 3 rounds and the team would be able to trade back a few spots, likely pick up one of the guys they considered with the 17 pick and acquire an additonal 2nd rounder. I wouldn't be upset if the pick was Allen, Hopkins, Arthur Brown, Eddie Lacy, or if Warmack/Cooper falls... Or a Safety... or NT... or... or...
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I doubt that any of the NFL teams take a RB in round 1 this year, so Lacy at #17 would be a big ol' reach.
And NFL teams aren't just going to take Dr. Bingham's word for it. You can be sure that our team neurosurgeon, Dr. Maroon gave Jones a thorough evaluation when he came to visit our south side HQ. If he is fine with what he sees, then Jones would be a legit possibility...if not, then he won't be a Steeler. It's that simple.
Final Ruthless Mock:
1.22 CB Marcus Peters, 6'0" 197 lbs., Washington
2.56 FS Damarious Randall, 5'11" 196 lbs., Arizona State
3.87 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251 lbs., Miami
4.121 DE Henry Anderson, 6'6" 294 lbs., Stanford
5.160 WR Titus Davis, 6'1" 196 lbs., Central Michigan
6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel, 6'3" 255 lbs., North Dakota State
6.212c OLB Max Valles, 6'5" 251 lbs., Virginia
7.239 RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217 lbs., North Dakota State
If we want to improve the running game, take an OLineman or a TE rather than a RB. Unless that running back is Adrian Peterson.