Penn State linebacker Sean Lee, who went to Upper St. Clair High School, appeared to be the player the Steelers were targeting in the second round after selecting Florida center Maurkice Pouncey with the 18th overall pick. They had a first-round grade on Lee and thought he fit the way they played better than any linebacker in the draft.
But, the Steelers did not think Lee would be available when it came their turn.
When he was, it seemed like an obvious choice. But coach Mike Tomlin really liked Worilds, an undersized defensive end in college who fit nicely as a disruptive outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense -- something the Steelers were lacking behind James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.
...because Dulac has never been wrong about what decisions the Steelers have made/will make behind closed doors...
I hope this kid ends up being everything you guys seem to think he is. Whether I wanted him before or not, he's a Steeler now, so I'm pulling for him to be a killer!!!
They also had a first round grade on worldis IIRC.
begs the question.. Who the fark is giving out these grades
Possibly. I'm not sure
I had Jones in my mock... production on the field, he's a playmaker. Strips the ball a lot, which hasn't been mentioned much. The biggest thing i worry about is "run support". As a pass rusher, he'll be fine. At times, he seemed to struggle with getting off blocks on the "direct/off-tackle" play. Fast-pursuit ILBs better rock!!
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Round 1, Pick 25 (25): Artie Burns, CB; Miami
Round 2, Pick 27 (58 ): Sean Davis, S; Maryland
Round 3, Pick 26 (89): Javon Hargrave, DT; South Carolina State
Round 4, Pick 25 (123): Jerald Hawkins, OT; LSU
Round 6, Pick 45 (220) (Compensatory Selection): Travis Feeney, OLB; Washington
Round 7, Pick 8 (229) (From Giants): DeMarcus Ayers, WR; Houston
Round 7, Pick 25 (246): Tyler Matakevich, OLB; Temple