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    Will CJ Mosely be BPA at 1.15?

    Is it difficult to imagine Alabama's star ILB, CJ Mosley being BPA at a "position of need" when the Steelers pick at 1.15?

    I wouldn't be upset with the pick because I think Mosley is a very good player. I hope Mosley isn't the pick for 1 reason and 1 reason only.... They know Williams/Garvin are not starting material and they feel Spence will never make a full recovery or be able to live up to the expectations that the team had when they drafted him (i.e. future starter). I'll admit that I'm in the Spence fan club so I'd love to see him come back and have a great career in the black & gold.

    With that being said... The Steelers very rarely reach in the first round. They're strategy is BPA at a position of need. Do the Steelers feel that ILB is such a need that they are willing to use a 1st round pick on such a player? That is the million dollar question (quite literally). If so, Mosley could quite possibly be the pick.

    CB - Dennard and Gilbert could both be gone
    WR - Watkins and Evans are likely gone
    LT - Unless Matthews drops, T isn't going to be the pick
    DE/DT - There is a need but I don't think there is a 3-4 DE or NT that will be considered BPA

    That leaves me will TE and ILB and two names come to mind. Ebron and Mosley.

    Ebron would make sense because Miller isn't getting any younger and Ebron is a receiving threat that could fill the "big target" role. He's basically a WR for the most part.

    With that being said, Mosley would probably be BPA in the Steelers mind.... but do they see ILB as a position of need?

    If so, Mosley could very well be the pick at 1.15.

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    it depends on Spence's progress. If they feel he's on the road to total recovery, they'd let him and Vince Williams battle it out. If they still have their reservations, it'd be tough to pass on Mosely, who seems to be a young Timmons with athletic ability to fly around... I'd be happy with him as the selection.
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    There is no way.

    I think hes a mid 20s prospect. I personally have him at 24, only 1 QB in that top 24 and id be shocked if the other 22 players were gone before 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    There is no way.

    I think hes a mid 20s prospect. I personally have him at 24, only 1 QB in that top 24 and id be shocked if the other 22 players were gone before 15
    when the college season ended, they said, "no way he'll be there for us to take"... i think it's amazing that guys drop 15 slots having not played a game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    when the college season ended, they said, "no way he'll be there for us to take"... i think it's amazing that guys drop 15 slots having not played a game.
    I never really saw him as a guy they wouldnt be able to draft. Hes got decent sideline to sideline ranger and terrific instincts, its just not the position teams take in the first round very often. If he ends up being like Luke Kuechly ill eat those words, but Kuechly has ESP for a linebacker reading a play, to me mosely looks an awful lot like Keith Rivers.

    I think Shazier is a better MLB and a future impact player, my problem is we have a first round and top 10 (id argue top 5 MLB) in timmons...every year theres a sean lee, navorro bowman, daryl washington, bobby wagner ect ect that is taken later on in the draft, roudns 2-3 seem like money for MLBs and risky for OLB conversion guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    when the college season ended, they said, "no way he'll be there for us to take"... i think it's amazing that guys drop 15 slots having not played a game.
    Only on message boards and mock draftniks, Kiper, CBS, etc.

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    I'm not on the Mosley bandwagon. Recent top-notch ILB prospects from Alabama have either been outright busts (Rolando McClain) or nothing particularly special (Dont'a Hightower). If you are going to take an ILB at #15 of a stacked draft, he better damn well be a Patrick Willis or Luke Kuechly level difference maker, and I'm not convinced that Mosley is at that level. Solid ILB prospects like Bobby Wagner or James Laurinaitis or Paul Posluszny are typically available on day two of the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    If you are going to take an ILB at #15 of a stacked draft, he better damn well be a Patrick Willis or Luke Kuechly level difference maker, and I'm not convinced that Mosley is at that level.
    i argued that we shoulda traded up and got Willis that year - i still think that woulda been a good move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    i argued that we shoulda traded up and got Willis that year - i still think that woulda been a good move.
    Timmons wasnt as good initially, he was undersized and really struggled against the run but since the gap has lessened significantly. Timmons is a top 5 MLB, willis is top 2

    Sucks that woodley didnt pan out after his rookie deal, but timmons and woodley was a hell of a haul in 07

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I'm not on the Mosley bandwagon. Recent top-notch ILB prospects from Alabama have either been outright busts (Rolando McClain) or nothing particularly special (Dont'a Hightower). If you are going to take an ILB at #15 of a stacked draft, he better damn well be a Patrick Willis or Luke Kuechly level difference maker, and I'm not convinced that Mosley is at that level. Solid ILB prospects like Bobby Wagner or James Laurinaitis or Paul Posluszny are typically available on day two of the draft.
    I understand your thought here, however, Mosely is far more versatile than Hightower or McClain. Those two were primarily 2 down, down hill, run stuffers. Mosely is a much better athlete and can be moved all around. Has played some off the edge in a 3-4. And of the three he is the best in coverage. He's not great at it but he can hold his own. And with Mosely inside, he can cover a lot a lot more sideline to sideline than that of Hightower and McClain.
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