If Evans isn't there, ya gotta think that Ebron may get the nod here.
He's an inch shorter than Evans and 1/10 of a second slower, but he would probably get the job done just as well with Ben throwing him the ball.
If the Steelers are still looking for a rangy WR, they can look in rounds 4-7(if they don't get Evans).
I would probably look for a DB and a DL with picks 2 and 3(not necessarily respectively) if we pick up a pass-catcher for Ben in Rnd. 1.
Last edited by thor75; 03-09-2014 at 10:32 AM.
1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska
The chances of trading down are slim to none...
I'm not a big trade back proponent, but you could take any one of Barr, Ebron or Lee in this situation and be fine. I'm not a big trade-back proponent, but the Steelers could also trade back here, and get a Kyle Fuller or one of the safeties later.
This draft is loaded with talent. You will find first rounders in the second, 2nd in the third and so on.
1) Carl Lawson-OLB-Auburn
2) Adoree Jackson-CB-USC
3) Chad Wheeler-OT-USC
4) Cooper Rush-QB-CMU
If the draft falls this way and the Steelers couldn't find a trade partner...I suspect the guy would be Ebron. I think they would use him in the slot and as a second TE right out of the gates. A guy like that really allows you to disguise your looks...run, pass, no huddle would create some real mismatches. If they run nickel...the Steelers have two TEs on the field and run Bell down the D's throat. If the D gets stuck, while Ben is running no huddle in a 4-3, 3-4 Ebron becomes a mismatch nightmare for opposing LBs.
1.25 CB Eli Apple-DB-tOSU
2.58 SS Vonn Bell-DB tOSU
3.89 DT Javon Hargrave-SC State
4.123 DE-Matt Judon-Grand Valley State
6.220 RB-Tyler Erwin-San Jose State
7.229 WR Geronimo Allison-Ilinois
7.246 QB-Cody Kessler-USC