Hahaha,...SB,.... as an individual and human being i dig Mike Tomlin. Seems like a stand up guy and probably someone anyone would be fortunate to have as a friend, family member or business associate. However if you allow him to have anything to do with your draft process from a corporate standpoint,.....you are in a world of hurt. And that is not just merely my opinion,...he has had years to prove as much.
With that said, it is my opinion that because Evans and Nix will perform well in offseason workouts and at the combine,....they will both more than likely be off of the board before our pick rolls around at 15.
But hey,..there is always Dix, Lewan or some cornerback whom can barely speak English or will make little to no difference for years to come to be had ! lol
I personally don't want any OL in the first round. Not unless the best LT somehow falls to 15 and even then I'm not so sure about it.
But I agree with you... if that doesn't happen, I hesitate taking another lineman (not knowing too much about them at this point). I am curious why people here aren't high on Nix as I am. Does he have extenuating circumstances (i.e. injury risk)? Google his last year's BCS game vs. Bama, to watch how good this kid is!
That all being said, I'm for the BDPA (Best Defensive Player Available).
As of right now (pre-combine), I like my draft for the Steelers....
Steelers 2014 Draft
1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma
I hate that mock draft season is here so early once again (especially since the draft itself has been pushed back from April to May), but I'll have to throw my initial mock into the ring (at least the first two days...more research needs to be done regarding potential day 3 picks).
1. NT Louis Nix, Notre Dame
2. CB Marcus Roberson, Florida or CB Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
3. WR Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin (comp pick for losing Mike Wallace)
Last edited by RuthlessBurgher; 12-30-2013 at 01:53 PM.