1.15) Ryan Shazier - ILB/OLB
2.46) Stephon Tuitt - DE
3.97) Dri Archer - RB
4.118 ) Martavis Bryant - WR
5.157) Shaquille Richardson - CB
6.173) Wesley Johnson - OT
6.192) Jordan Zumwalt - ILB
7.215) Daniel McCullers - DT
7.230) Rob Blanchflower - TE
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
I've banged the anti-Bama drum for a while, but the more I study the guy, the more I'd be pretty happy to have him in the fold. Mosley is another Timmons IMO. Maybe better.
I think Shazier may be a more dynamic choice at LB than Mosley. Shazier fits more the "run and hit" type Tomlin likes.
Like Ruthless, I'm not a fan of Alabama defensive players
At first, I hated the idea of Mosley. I still wouldn't be thrilled about the selection because of needs in other areas. However, I want the Steelers to get the best possible player they can even if its not their greatest need. The more I see and read about Mosley, the more I think he could be the best player at a position of need. That's assuming Spence isn't an option and Dennard and Gilbert are off the board.
Mosley is a leader. He's a good communicator and that is something I believe this defense is lacking. Mosley is not like Timmons IMO. Timmons was drafted to be an OLB and was moved to ILB and that transition took awhile. 3-4 ILB is not easy by any means and Timmons struggled on the inside especially in the run game. Mosley reminds me of Farrior. A guy that was born to play inside in a 3-4 defense. He's got the instincts, he's got good vision to track the ball, he can cover, he can fight off blocks. He is a bit lean and his durability is a bit of a concern but he is about as sure of a thing as DeCastro was at OG.
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
Sucks that woodley didnt pan out after his rookie deal, but timmons and woodley was a hell of a haul in 07
I think Mosley would make a quick impact on the defense. My big problem with choosing him is that gives us 3 1st rounders in the linebacker spot. We are already paying Timmons a boatload of money. Our non-first rounder, Worilds, is looking for a big payday. Then we have Jones immediately followed by Mosley when their rookie contracts are up. That would be a lot of big dollar contracts for one level of the defense.
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