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Thread: 7 games into the season and it's time to talk draft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    For those clinging to hopes of turning around the season, or for those who think it's "too early" to talk draft...this thread isn't for you. But, for those of us who want to have a real discussion about the draft...then lets go at it.

    I was looking at all the teams with 3 wins or less. That is 15 teams. Realistically that is the high end of where the Steelers will be picking. 2 or less was only 7 teams besides the Steelers.

    Predicting the Steelers to draft at 8-10 is very realistic. With that in mind I would like to list the top realistic players the Steelers would draft in order.

    1) Jake Matthews-The most game ready LT in this draft...solid all around, leader, should be a superb tackle for years to come. With that said, I do not believe him to be the best LT prospect in this draft. His foot speed while good is not elite. I think Matthews projects better as an All Pro RT.

    2) Cyrus Kouandjio-Now we are talking. Yes, more of a "project" than Matthews but this guy has it all. Saban thought so much of this kid that he moved his Outland award winning LT to center to get Cyrus on the field. Cyrus is a freak of nature...very quick, very strong, and he is a big man. He may have the most upside of any LT coming out in the last 5 years. He had a very strong year last year, and I believe he is still holding strong this season. While not as polished as Matthews, he should be the better pro.

    3) Taylor Lewan-another LT prospect out of Michigan...mountain of a man with a mean streak. I think he will be a very good pro but sometimes doesn't look elite against great competition. In the back of my brain I wonder if he wouldn't be just another good OLman if he was playing SEC competition week in and week out. He has more question marks in my mind.

    4) Louis Nix-NT-The next coming of Casey Hampton...fire hydrant...can't be moved...elite run stuffing NT. He is also a genetic freak...very quick for a big man...squaty...can get low. He knows how to take on double teams and still get push. He will be a hard guy for the Steelers to pass on because they won't see another guy like this come around in a very weak 3-4 NT draft.

    5) Mike Evans-WR, 6-5...225 pounds... I have him higher on the Steelers draft board because of his size, and because of Watkins off the field issues. Big tall, talented WR...Ben finally gets his big WR.

    6) Sammy Watkins-As talented as Watkins may be...I think he could possibly be off the Steelers draft board due to his drug issues. When you have a leadership void...do you want to bring in a guy popping stimulants and smoking pot? He would have to have an amazing interview. But, he made my board because the guy is the best WR in this draft...and I think the Steelers will take a long hard look at him.

    7) Brett Hundley/Johnny Manziel-two QBs who should be there when the Steelers draft. Will one catch the eye of Steeler scouts? Manziel's off the field antics probably rule him out...but wow is the guy talented. Hundley has alot of qualities you can't teach a QB...not to mention he is a threat with his legs. Both remote possibilities.


    I have seen several mocks with the Steelers taking an OLB. I just don't see it. Ha Ha out of Bama is also in the realm of possibility. Running back, DB, ILB and TE are out unless the Steelers are drafting at 15.

    Thoughts?
    I too like the LT from Alabama. I like him and Matthews very much. I do not like Lewan. imho, he is a RT only.

    I think Hurst, the kid from S Carolina, and maybe even the Tennessee LT (Richardson, I believe) are better.

    Nix is a very good player. But, against Alabama in the biggest game of his career, he was pedestrian at best. He did get injured but that wasn't until the third quarter. In the first half, against NFL caliber linemen, he was not dominant. Not by a long shot. Sure it is just one game. But, man that was a big one.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Blood, that is good to know about Nix. I am guessing he was matched up against the guy who won the Outland the year before...so he was up against possibly the best OLman in the country. With that said, your point is valid.

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    I think we'll end up picking later than most agree on here. And I bet we'll end up with a guy like Mosely or HaHa in the 1st.

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    If we want to really help Ben and the offense, Seferian-Jenkins might be the way to go. Ben's been begging for a big WR forever, why not do him one better and get him the next Jimmy Graham


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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    I think we'll end up picking later than most agree on here. And I bet we'll end up with a guy like Mosely or HaHa in the 1st.
    2-6 after this weekend flip.

    I say no lower than pick 7. And maybe as high as pick 3.
    Steelers 2015 Draft???....Go Strong! As in....

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    I agree Dubs. We still have many tough games.

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    I caught a bit of the Clemson - Maryland game this past weekend and Watson really impressed me. I didn't see him do anything spectacular but he seems so fluid catching the ball. He always caught it with his hands ... he never waited for the ball to come to him. He would move to the ball and then these hands just snatched it out of the air. It looked like he has really big hands.

    Not that I'm a great evaluator of college talent. I liked Marvin McNutt from Iowa also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    If we want to really help Ben and the offense, Seferian-Jenkins might be the way to go. Ben's been begging for a big WR forever, why not do him one better and get him the next Jimmy Graham

    This was the year to get the help for Heath in the form of Tyler Eifert but we got a benched OLB. Yeah for us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I agree Dubs. We still have many tough games.
    Please take Colt Lyerla out of your Steeler mock draft. Dudes a train wreck. Not gonna happen.


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    Right now, the Steelers are picking 5th overall. But I believe the Giants will drop below us as well as possibly Minnesota.



    Team
    *W-L Opp W-L %
    1 Jacksonville 0-8 .567
    2
    Tampa Bay 0-7 .562
    3
    Minnesota 1-6 .533
    4
    NY Giants 2-6 .550
    5
    Pittsburgh
    2-5 .508
    6 St. Louis (from Washington)
    2-5 .516


    http://gbnreport.com/weeklydraftorder.html
    Steelers 2015 Draft???....Go Strong! As in....

    1-Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

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