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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER View Post
    ok

    who's the last 6'1 / 6'2 285 LB DE to play in this system?
    LaMarr Woodley

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    Donald is purely a 4-3 player. How would he fit in a 3-4? I don't see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    This is pure conjecture which is not going to happen (because he's sure to be gone before we pick anyway), but since Donald does not fit in a 3-4 NT or a 3-4 DE, I think his best position in our base defense would be as a latter-day version of big ol' Levon Kirkland in the middle as the thumper ILB next to Timmons (Kirk was listed at 6'1" 275, Donald at 6'1" 285) and then have him put his hand on the ground to rush the passer from a DL spot in the nickel and dime packages.

    Compare Donald's combine performance to that of Chris Borland, an ILB who should come off the board on day two. In spite of an almost 40 lbs. difference in weight, Donald had a better 40 time than Borland (4.68 vs. 4.83), better bench (35 vs. 27), better vertical jump (32 vs. 31), better broad jump (116 vs. 114), and better 3 cone (7.11 vs. 7.18). Very few big men are athletic to do the things that Kirkland did once upon a time, but I think Donald is one of those types of guys that are an exception.
    Sounds like a bigger, more athletic Mike Kudla...

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    If you shaved Kyle Fuller's head he resembles Hines Ward, that should end the controversy right there lol!
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sick beats View Post
    Donald is purely a 4-3 player. How would he fit in a 3-4? I don't see it.




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    2013: Aaron Donald was the most dominant and decorated defensive player of the 2013 college football season...was an unblockable force from his defensive tackle position despite facing an array of schemes designed to slow him down...called a "one-man wrecking crew" by multiple opposing head coaches...he earned unanimous first-team All-America status, the first Pitt defensive player to be a unanimous selection since legendary defensive end Hugh Green in 1980...Donald was selected the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award, making him one of the most decorated players in Pitt history...also named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Defensive Player of the Year by the league's coaches and media...selected to play in the prestigious Senior Bowl all-star game...finished as the NCAA statistical champion in tackles for loss, averaging an FBS-best 2.2 per game...Donald is only the sixth Pitt player since 1976 to finish as the national leader in a stat category...he also ranked 13th nationally in sacks (0.85 avg.) and 13th in forced fumbles (tied, 0.31 avg.)...on the season, Donald totaled 59 tackles, 28.5 TFLs, 11 sacks, 16 QB hurries, four forced fumbles and a blocked extra point in 13 games...Donald had arguably the most dominant individual defensive performance of the entire 2013 college football season at Georgia Tech on Nov. 2...he compiled 11 tackles (all solo), six TFLs, two forced fumbles and a sack vs. the Yellow Jackets...the six TFLs were the most by an FBS player in 2013...was named the Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week, Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week and ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his Georgia Tech performance...was named the Lott IMPACT and Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week as well as the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after collecting nine tackles (eight solo), 3.5 TFLs and two QB hurries at Syracuse on Nov. 23...he also blocked a PAT against the Orange which proved to be the decisive point in a 17-16 Pitt victory...was named the Bednarik National Defensive Player of the Week following his two-sack performance in a 14-3 win over Virginia on Sept. 28...capped his brilliant senior season with five tackles, two TFLs and a key 11-yard sack in Pitt's 30-27 victory over Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl...Donald's sack came with under a minute to play and helped end any Bowling Green hopes for a rally...Donald was named the bowl game's Most Valuable Lineman...elected a senior team captain.

    2013 HONORS:
    •Bronko Nagurski Trophy Winner - Nation's Most Outstanding Defensive Player
    •Chuck Bednarik Award Winner - Defensive Player of the Year
    •Outland Trophy Winner - Nation's Best Offensive of Defensive Interior Lineman
    •Rotary Lombardi Award Winner - Nation's Most Outstanding Lineman or Linebacker
    •Athlon Sports National Defensive Player of the Year
    •CBSSports.com National Defensive Player of the Year
    •Lindy's Sports National Defensive Player of the Year
    •American Football Coaches Association All-American (first team)
    •Associated Press All-American (first team)
    •Athlon Sports All-American (first team)
    •ESPN.com All-American (first team)
    •Football Writers Association of America All-American (first team)
    •Lindy's Sports All-American (first team)
    •SI.com All-American (first team)
    •Sporting News All-American (first team)
    •USA TODAY All-American (first team)
    •Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American (first team)
    •ACC Defensive Player of the Year (coaches & media)
    •Athlon Sports ACC Defensive Player of the Year
    •All-ACC (first team) (coaches & media)


    2013 PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS:
    •Lott IMPACT Player of the Week (Nov. 25)
    •Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 25)
    •Athlon Sports National Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 25)
    •CBSSports.com Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 25)
    •ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 25)
    •ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 4)
    •Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 4)
    •Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 4)
    •Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 30)
    •Athlon Sports ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 30)









    2012: First-team All-Big East defensive tackle who compiled 64 total stops, 18.5 TFLs, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble...led Big East and ranked 12th nationally in TFLs (1.54 per game)...played in and started 12 contests, missing the Sept. 22 Gardner-Webb game due to injury (right knee)...named Big East Defensive Player of the Week for performance against USF (five tackles, career-high four TFLs and a sack)...had a career-high 13 tackles at Connecticut, including two TFLs...recorded seven tackles and three TFLs with a sack in win over Rutgers.

    2011: Named to the FoxSportsNext.com All-America Team (second team)...All-Big East (second team) selection by league coaches...played every down lineman position in the 3-4 scheme...ranked seventh nationally in sacks (tied, 0.85 sacks/game)...ranked second in the Big East in sacks (11 total) and tackles for loss (tied, 16 total)...became only the fifth Pitt player since 1991 to compile 10 or more sacks in a season...played in all 13 games, starting the final five...each of his five starts came at defensive end...totaled 47 tackles, 16 TFLs, 11 sacks, 11 hurries and a forced fumble...had a career game vs. Utah with nine tackles and three sacks...had two sacks against both Connecticut and Louisville.

    2010: Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive tackle...had 11 tackles, three TFLs and two sacks on the year...had a season-high three stops at Syracuse...had his first career sack vs. Louisville for an eight-yard loss...had a nine-yard sack vs. Kentucky in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Described as "one of the most dominating defensive linemen in WPIAL Class AAAA in recent years" while at Penn Hills...selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers each of his final two seasons...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAAA Player of the Year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...compiled 63 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a senior...also started at offensive guard...a three-year starter overall at Penn Hills...the Indians advanced to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs each of Donald's three years as a starter...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...rated one of the country's top 25 defensive tackles by Scout...rated Pennsylvania's No. 8 overall prospect by Scout and No. 14 by Rivals and SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...PrepStar All-East Region...played under Coach Ron Graham.

    PERSONAL: Aaron Charles Donald, born 5/23/91, is the son of Anita Goggins and Archie Donald...has one brother and one sister...brother Archie played linebacker at Toledo...is a cousin of Pitt senior receiver Ed Tinker...communication major.




    Purely a 4-3 defensive player huh ? Please remove your foot from your Mouth now son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sick beats View Post
    Donald is purely a 4-3 player. How would he fit in a 3-4? I don't see it.
    It's easy to see if you can look past the LeBeau template and think about innovative solutions to our defensive problems.
    Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    It's easy to see if you can look past the LeBeau template and think about innovative solutions to our defensive problems.
    smh.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    So a team that can't rush the passer and get sacks now has the luxury to pass on potentially the best pass rusher and most disruptive defensive lineman in the draft because he "doesn't fit the system?" Really? Perhaps we should continue with the approach of putting our #1 draft pick on the sidleines to watch because he isn't strong enough or fast enough. Maybe he can then produce in the final year of his rookie contract so we can "tag" him at a rate of $9M per year?

    How about we mandate that our Hall of Fame, "genius" defensive coordinator find a way to use him? Radical thought I know.
    So are you going to answer my question? Which #1 draft pick sat on the bench until his last year only to be tag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    So are you going to answer my question? Which #1 draft pick sat on the bench until his last year only to be tag?
    The second sentence was reference to 2d round pick Worilds. I apologize for less than cogent sentence structure, but the point of waiting until late in their rookie contracts to see them on the field is still appropriate complaint.
    Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!

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    Worilds played in 14 games his rookie year...

    He played in 12 games his second year, starting 7...

    He played in 16 games his third year, starting 3...

    He had ample opportunity to prove himself...unfortunately, it didn't click until his contract year...

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