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  1. #11
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    A+ pick .....

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    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell



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  2. #12
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    Hayden, Edmunds, Nelson, this guy, Sutton, Davis, etc. No excuses for not having at least a decent secondary.

    That 2015 draft absolutely killed us, and is still killing us

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    Justin Layne
    Defensive Back
    6-3, 185
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Three-year letterwinner played in 34 career games, including 26 starts at cornerback (five in 2016, nine in 2017, 12 in 201 . . . also saw brief time at wide receiver in 2016 and 2018 . . . had 130 career tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss (15 yards) and a half sack (3 yards) . . . had 24 career pass break-ups and three interceptions . . . began his Spartan career as a wide receiver before transitioning to cornerback midway through his first season in 2016, but saw action as wide receiver in two games in 2018 due to injuries on the offensive side of the ball . . . elected to forgo his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

    2018 SEASON (JUNIOR): First-team All-Big Ten selection by Pro Football Focus . . . second-team All-Big Ten choice by the media, coaches, Associated Press, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . recipient of MSU's most outstanding underclass back award on defense . . . recorded a career-high 15 pass break-ups, tied for eighth most in an MSU single-season . . . the 15 pass break-ups also tied for first in the Big Ten and 10th in the FBS . . . his 16 passes defended also ranked tied for first in the Big Ten (15 PBUs, one interception) . . . ranked fifth on the team with a career-high 72 tackles, including 2.5 for losses . . . played 833 snaps in 12 games . . . had at least one pass break-up in eight of 12 games . . . had six tackles and two PBUs vs. Rutgers . . . registered one tackle and one pass break-up at Nebraska . . . tied career-high with 10 tackles against Ohio State, also tying career-high with 1.5 tackles for loss and adding his first half sack, as well as additionally matching his career-high with four pass break-ups; named to Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week for his performance against the Buckeyes . . . played a total of 80 snaps vs. Purdue, playing both cornerback and wide receiver; tallied seven tackles to go with career-best four pass break-ups in 64 snaps on defense, and had one catch for 11 yards while playing 16 snaps on offense . . . was named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week for his performance against the Boilermakers . . . posted five stops in Michigan game, as well as seeing some time at wide receiver, being thrown to twice, but incomplete both times . . . started at No. 8 Penn State and posted seven tackles and one pass break-up, logging 11 production points, all in playing all 64 defensive snaps . . . started Northwestern game and posted team-high tying eight stops with one tackle for loss, for first TFL of the season . . . notched team-best nine tackles against Central Michigan, adding interception and pass break-up . . . started game at Indiana at cornerback, posting seven stops . . . started Arizona State game at cornerback, tallying six stops and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback against Utah State, logging five tackles and one pass break-up.

    2017 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media . . . recorded 40 tackles in 13 games with nine starts . . . ranked second on the team with eight pass break-ups . . . recorded three stops against No. 18 Washington State in the Holiday Bowl . . . tallied five tackles to go with career-high three pass break-ups against Maryland to total 18 production points, leading the defensive backs unit and ranking tied for third on the defense . . . made acrobatic, one-handed interception in end zone at No. 11 Ohio State, adding three tackles and two pass break-ups, finishing with 10 production points . . . registered two tackles and two pass break-ups in win over No. 7 Penn State . . . had career-high 10 tackles against Indiana, doubling previous high, adding one pass break-up, finishing with career-high 22 production points, which led defensive backs and ranked third on defense . . . started against No. 7 Michigan and had five tackles, adding first forced fumble of career . . . posted five tackles against Notre Dame, including half a tackle for loss.

    2016 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games (one at wide receiver, eight at cornerback) and started five of last seven contests to earn his first letter . . . converted positions from wide receiver to cornerback in the fifth game of the season . . . honorable mention choice to the BTN.com All-Freshman Team . . . had 18 tackles, including 1.5 for losses (7 yards), with one interception . . . started at field cornerback at No. 8 Penn State and tallied three stops and one pass break-up . . . was starting field cornerback against No. 2 Ohio State and logged two tackles . . . started vs. Rutgers and registered three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss (7 yards) . . . tallied two tackles against No. 2 Michigan . . . logged season-high four tackles at Maryland . . . made first career start vs. Northwestern and had a smashing debut; snared an interception and returned it for a 43-yard touchdown, added three tackles, and finished second on the defense with 18 production points against the Wildcats . . . made his first appearance at cornerback vs. BYU (14 snaps) and also saw action on special teams . . . made his Spartan debut as a wideout at Indiana.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top prospects by PrepStar (No. 169), 247Sports.com (No. 196) and Rivals.com (No. 210) . . . PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the country's top wide receivers by PrepStar (No. 31), 247Sports.com (No. 39), ESPN.com (No. 42) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 23) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 7), 247Sports.com (No. 9) and ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Schaefer at Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio . . . named to The Associated Press Division III All-Ohio first team as a senior . . . AP Northeast Lakes All-District first-team selection . . . two-time Cleveland.com All-Star (2014: defensive back; 2015: wide receiver) . . . had a career-best 46 receptions for 790 yards (17.2 avg.) and 11 touchdowns in 2015 . . . also returned three punts for TDs as a senior . . . set a school single-game record with 12 catches for 187 yards and two scores in the regional final vs. Toledo Central Catholic . . . accounted for four TDs vs. Walsh Jesuit (three receptions for 126 yards and three TDs; also returned a punt 70 yards for a score) . . . caught 36 passes for a career-high 866 yards (24.1 avg.) and 12 TDs as a junior . . . recorded seven interceptions in 2014 . . . returned an interception 48 yards for a TD in the 2014 Division IV Championship Game vs. Kettering Alter . . . had 25 catches for 499 yards (20.0 avg.) and seven TDs as a sophomore . . . had 107 career receptions for 2,155 yards (20.1 avg.) and 30 TDs . . . four-year letterman for the Bengals' basketball team . . . also lettered in track and field . . . placed eighth in the long jump (22.5 feet) at the 2016 Ohio Division 1 state championships; also advanced to the state final in the 400 meters . . . son of Deondre Layne and Vanessa Easterling . . . born Jan. 12, 1998 . . . interdisciplinary studies in social science major.

    Molon labe

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell



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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    Love his size; and he gets physical
    can Layne learn to play 10 yards off the ball and tackle the catch though?

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    I'm fine with this pick. Fills a need and a corner atleast 6'0". Hopefully he turns out to be a good one.
    2019 Steelers draft results
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    Round 1- Devin Bush, ILB; Michigan
    Round 3a- Diontae Johnson, WR; Toledo
    Round 3b- Justin Layne, CB; Michigan State
    Round 4- Benny Snell Jr., RB; Kentucky
    Round 5- Zach Gentry, TE; Michigan
    Round 6a- Sutton Smith, OLB; Northern Illnois
    Round 6b- Isaiah Buggs, DT; Alabama
    Round 6c- Ulysses Gilbert III, ILB; Akron
    Round 7- Derwin Gray, OG; Maryland

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    Bustin Layne

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    83. Steelers: Justin Layne, CB Michigan State

    Analysis: After watching him on film, Iím a bit surprised Justin Layne lasted this long. The Steelers wonít complain. Layne is at his best in zone defense, but he has the length and athleticism to develop into a man corner.

    GRADE: A-

    https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/04/201...t-grades-day-2

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    Clearly the media hasn't got the memo that Colbert and Tomlin suck at drafting past Rd 1...

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    Colbert and Tomlin may have just redeemed themselves. Justin is a solid DB. This guy is a technician with solid technique, and feel. You can see it in games. He isn't just a project that tests well. Check out the game tapes. He can play.

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    I like this pick.

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