honestly i'd rather have Vacarro, Jones or one of the guards and then take Ertz/minter in the second.I really don't think that Eifert is the guy that I would take....
Second round: Ray Rice, RB; Baltimore. Vincent Jackson, WR; San Diego. Greg Jennings, WR; Green Bay. Matt Forte, RB; Chicago, DeSean Jackson, WR; Philadelphia. Rob Gronkowski, TE; New England
Third round: Chris Cooley, TE; Washington. Jacoby Jones, WR; Houston. Jamaal Charles, RB; Kansas City. Jimmy Graham, TE; New Orleans.
Fourth round: Marion Barber, RB. Dallas. Owen Daniels, TE; Houston. Brandon Marshall, WR; Denver. Aaron Hernandez, TE; New England.
Fifth round:Michael Turner, RB; Atlanta. Johnny Knox, WR; Chicago.
Sixth round: Antonio Brown, WR; Pittsburgh
Seventh round: Marques Colston, WR; New Orleans.
See what I'm getting at, buddy?
Rara's 2014 NFL Mock Draft
1. Justin Gilbert, CB; Oklahoma State
2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE; Washington
3b. Robert Herron, WR; Wyoming
4. Pierre Desir, CB; Lindenwood
5a. Jordan Zumwalt, ILB; UCLA
5b. De'Anthony Thomas, RB; Oregon
6. Tajh Boyd, QB; Clemson
7. Cassius Marsh, DE; UCLA
Steelers 2014 Draft
1--Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
2--Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
3-- -- Traded --
3B--C.J. Fiedorwicz TE Iowa
4--Jordan Tripp ILB Montana
5--Brent Urban DE Virginia
6--Michael Schofield OT Michigan
7--Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
Eifert is not THAT much better than Ertz or Escobar...
I also forgot about the RB from Stanford... there are tons of weapons in laters rounds for the O so I have no problem going D in round 1. However, I will be furious if we go heavy on D this year.
That said, the Offense was mediocre at best last year and has had a blood-letting of starting talent in the off-season. IMO, the D would still be top 10 this year even if we didn't pick a single defensive player in this draft. I'm not advocating that, I'm just saying that I would be fine with using the premium picks for guys that make this Offense hum. While we need some depth, we don't really need big uglies like we have in the past. We need weapons, IMO.
This year seems to be the Defenses turn to get the top pick, and I can be cool with that. It's not like Colbert is calling me for advice or anything.
That's why I'm actually hoping for a Vacarro, Minter, Kelce, McCray (OLB from UF), Lattimore kind of draft.