I also admit that I'm not a college football watcher, but watching that highlight piece his game is a lot like Steve. He was blocked with a single man most of the plays and he used his quickness to penetrate.
So, personally I would go NT, ILB, DB, S, LT, TE, then WR. I still think we have our big WR on this roster. I'm a huge Moye fan.
In a 3-4 D, there are three essential pieces:
If you can field those three pieces, every thing else is gravy...that is why the defense worked do well for so long...
Over the last two years, we've lost an NT and a Pass Rusher...really, two pass rushers since Woodley somehow became useless...
The Steelers just drafted Jarvis Jones and they apparently like Cortez Allen...
Do they like McClendon? Do they like McClendon at DE, since Hood and Keisel will most likely be on their respective ways?
If Nix is determined to be a special player, then they should draft him...with a front three consisting of McClendon, Nix and Heyward, you could force defenses to spend a lot of blockers accounting for those three...you would have Arnfelt, Williams and Fangupo backing them up on the line...
Presuming that you can sign Worilds, your front seven is looking solid, even without adding an ILB....I believe Williams will improve....
The multiple comebacks we have been victims of weren't because we couldn't control the LOS...they were because we don't have good cover CBs. The way the league continues to evolve into a wide open passing league the old "tackle the catch" is BS. We need people who can cover WRs not a fat guy to just hold the LOS.
we need fat guys to hold the LOS so the LB's can get penetration... you aren't going to win ANY games in this league with a "cover CB" and no pressure. This is why teams like Carolina are 12-4 with a ton of INT's by a shoddy secondary. Pressure is much more important than cover CB's IMO.
Exactly feltdizz. Pressure is everything and having qb's rattled and throwing inherent passes makes a secondary a lot better than they truly are. I think that is why we did so well with Hampton, James Harrison and the rest of the crew. These guys were causing troubles up front that showed up in these secondary.
Steelers Draft 2015
Rd 1: Devante Parker - WR/ Kevin Johnson - CB
Rd 2: Danielle Hunter -OLB
Rd 3: Steven Nelson - CB
Rd 4: Derron Smith - S
Rd 5: Henry Anderson - DE
Rd 6: Wes Saxton - TE
Rd 7: Deon Simon - DT