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MDSteel15
09-14-2008, 10:28 AM
I thought it was pretty cool for the fact that you see where all the Steeler fans think where we should go in next years draft.

http://www.drafttek.com/simulator/frmInput1.aspx

DIESELMAN
09-15-2008, 07:48 AM
I thought it was pretty cool for the fact that you see where all the Steeler fans think where we should go in next years draft.

http://www.drafttek.com/simulator/frmInput1.aspx

Good post!! Barring any major injuries or coaching collapses, we should be the 32nd pick in the 2009 draft!! :cope::cope::cope::cope::cope:

Stairwayto7
09-15-2008, 08:03 AM
Nice post! 32nd I like your thinking!

BlitzburghRockCity
09-15-2008, 09:46 AM
Why do we want to be #32, that means we don't get as good of a player, we miss out on better chances, we're at the bottom of every round and.....

oh yeah, that means we won the Super Bowl :lol:

Hell yeah I'd love to see us pick at 32 !!! :D

MDSteel15
09-16-2008, 12:06 AM
Why do we want to be #32, that means we don't get as good of a player, we miss out on better chances, we're at the bottom of every round and.....

oh yeah, that means we won the Super Bowl :lol:

Hell yeah I'd love to see us pick at 32 !!! :D

:greengrin: A little slow today TG? :yellowthumb:

Grant37
09-24-2008, 12:34 AM
Yes I am not sure who will be available at 32 but that's going to be our draft position so we might as well start scouting!

steelcityrockers
09-27-2008, 04:23 PM
Uhh...trade 1st round pick, 2nd round pick and player x to team z for 2-5th pick and take Michael Oher. You have no idea how happy I would be...

K Train
10-06-2008, 01:02 AM
id bust a nut if we got oher, one guy on the line that is just simply a dominate force makes everyone look better, especially at LT.....hes soooo good he would make all the players on our line look like probowlers

Black@Gold Forever32
10-06-2008, 01:07 AM
id bust a nut if we got oher, one guy on the line that is just simply a dominate force makes everyone look better, especially at LT.....hes soooo good he would make all the players on our line look like probowlers

I have only been screaming for a franchise LT for years...lol I like Andre Smith from Alabama and Ciron Black from LSU....Of course Oher...But we were hoping Oher came out last year.....Eugene Monroe from Virginia is another LT on my list....

K Train
10-06-2008, 01:17 AM
i like smith, hes the upside guy this year....oher is the most pro ready and i also like the guard from OU....hes ****ing nasty in every way (robinson?)

Black@Gold Forever32
10-06-2008, 01:21 AM
i like smith, hes the upside guy this year....oher is the most pro ready and i also like the guard from OU....hes ****ing nasty in every way (robinson?)

I like Duke Robinson as well......He is on my draft list.....The Steelers need to restock the OL and DL this year...They should have an extra pick for losing Faneca...Probably a 3rd rounder to....4th at worst....Plus they picked up another 7th when they traded Mahan....Which hey I'll take anything for that bum...lol

stillerorlando
10-15-2008, 07:33 PM
Smith, Monroe and Black are better than Oher and don't have the baggage. One expert even says Oher may need to play guard.
If we go for a tackle, it will need to be in R1. After that, you are left with guys like Alex Boone-a big stiff. Duke Robinson could likely play tackle, but could be hard to watch initially. If Hartwig is deemed ok for another year or 2, it would be difficult to justify taking Mack or Unger.
The biggest need is actually defensive back. Smith and Carter could have been released weeks ago-no one would even notice. Townsend is mediocre, Mc Fadden will require mucho dinero to keep, and Gay Madison is special teams only. Think DJ Moore, Alphonso Smith and Darius Butler.
Another DE who isn't 6-3 and slow/stocky is needed. Think Al Woods, Terrence Cody and Vince Oghobaase.
Or, of course, Javorskie Lane.

DocHolliday1989
11-08-2008, 06:24 AM
As our 2008 season carries on and the more that I see of our beloved Steelers it is becoming clearer and clearer that the Steelers need to make a splash in the free agency and the draft in april. Offensive line and Defensive line is the most important positions in my own opinion. Now if there is a top notch DB or FS there I wouldnt hesitate to upgrade those positions as well.

SteelerNC
11-08-2008, 08:44 AM
we need OL help, bad

igor0190
12-10-2008, 12:00 AM
I think were strong in the secondary with Ike, Mcfadden, and Townsend at Nickel. Gay has shown he can play as well. No need to draft any corners. Our safeties with Troy and Clark as starters is solid and not complaints with A. Smith and Carter as backups. It's not time to give up on Smith yet, b/c if he reaches his potential he could be very good for years to come.

Linebackers... Starters are solid, backups are solid.

Defensive line. We definately need to start looking to get a couple young guys to groom on the line. I would like to see a powerful run stopping end taken in this years draft.

Receivers... No issues with Holmes, Ward, Sweed, Miller, Spaeth. Definately enough weapons. Even Nate is coming around, so I don't see a need to address here.

Running backs... We are solid at HB with Mewelde, Parker, and Mendenhall. If we could grab a LARGE run blocking FB for goaline situations it may not be a bad idea.

Quarterbacks... No issues. Although if Leftwich leaves we need a free agent veteran to take his place. I think Batch is almost at his wicks end. Dixon won't be ready for awhile.

Offensive Line... Here is what we should be concentrating on. We need some prospects at this position. A nice free agent signing and a high draft pick who could contribute right away would probably fix most problems. If we can fix our line with 2 solid additions that are able to start and maybe a couple late draft prospects this team has all the pieces to be ridiculously SOLID for years to come.

$teelersRule
12-10-2008, 12:10 PM
i agree, i never understood why people kept saying we need corner back help last year. i can see why if mcfadden leaves but then i still dont think we pick one up too high. i dont think it is really very hard to play CB in this system :2cents: i hope we trade up this year with our 3 and first to get a ligit LT for the future then go DL in the second. then back to OL in the 3/4 from there on just BPA hopefully a return specialist in the later rounds.

JensK
12-10-2008, 12:37 PM
i agree, i never understood why people kept saying we need corner back help last year. i can see why if mcfadden leaves but then i still dont think we pick one up too high. i dont think it is really very hard to play CB in this system :2cents: i hope we trade up this year with our 3 and first to get a ligit LT for the future then go DL in the second. then back to OL in the 3/4 from there on just BPA hopefully a return specialist in the later rounds.

I don't know about the return specialist. I think russell is giving us pretty decent FP's when given the chance. The ST unit really aint giving him much to work with.

edit:

Ive been thinking, and i really don't see the need to fill our d-line up this year. At least not more than one guy... Eason is rubbish, but Hoke and Travis have been doing really well! We do need a new LT, please! Colon is just god aweful at RT, so throw him away, and move Starks to RT. We do need us a new center aswell. Hartwig have been okay, but he is not a steelers center. We really need one we can rely on for years to come. So i guees what id like in the draft would be something like this:

1. LT
2. Center (you may swap Center and LT, but i doub there'll by any quality centers at first draft for us)
3. G - I really don't think Simmons have been that great
4. DB - he could step ind for Eason if needed, and then we could adress this next year. If we could get a cente trough FA, move DB to second)
5. Trade this and our other third pick for a better first pick maybe?

rest i dunno.. This may be way off its limit, but those are the things i believe we really need to adress.

Is there any other quality tackles there expect Eugene Monroe and Michael Oher? Because i really don't see us getting a shot at either of those two.

edit again: seeing that we most likely won't have a shot at a quality tackle at first round, do you think Tyson Jackson will be around so far down? and would it be insane to snack Ciron Black at first round?

god man.. so many questions -.- sorry

K Train
12-10-2008, 04:25 PM
i think we have a **** load of guys who can play guard....stapleton, essex, hartwig, colon, kemo...simmons is done imo

that being said a guy like robinson shouldnt be overlooked, hes no tackle though, a true guard.

you have to wonder what they have in store for hills, smith and starks...theres alot of tackles but they will all go far earlier than we will be picking, i hate the idea of any DB in the first round, we dont need any skill players even though you always draft with the best player available in mind. theres alot of defensive lineman that could potentially be DEs, but you have to be careful when looking for 34 DEs.

Eugene Monroe
Michael Oher
Andre Smith
Jason Smith

are all top 15 picks at LT.

Duke Robinson MIGHT crack the first round, just because hes so ****ing dominate

i like both Tyson jackons and al woods from LSU, both would be great fits for us.

we are set at LB in just about every way.

but what if we are picking and someone like crabtree is available and all the top lineman are gone? do we pull the trigger on a WR?

honestly though right now it comes down to duke robinson and tyson jackson as our most likely targets, its still very very early and alot will happen between now and then but its never to early to look

Black@Gold Forever32
12-10-2008, 04:55 PM
i think we have a shiat load of guys who can play guard....stapleton, essex, hartwig, colon, kemo...simmons is done imo

that being said a guy like robinson shouldnt be overlooked, hes no tackle though, a true guard.

you have to wonder what they have in store for hills, smith and starks...theres alot of tackles but they will all go far earlier than we will be picking, i hate the idea of any DB in the first round, we dont need any skill players even though you always draft with the best player available in mind. theres alot of defensive lineman that could potentially be DEs, but you have to be careful when looking for 34 DEs.

Eugene Monroe
Michael Oher
Andre Smith
Jason Smith

are all top 15 picks at LT.

Duke Robinson MIGHT crack the first round, just because hes so ****ing dominate

i like both Tyson jackons and al woods from LSU, both would be great fits for us.

we are set at LB in just about every way.

but what if we are picking and someone like crabtree is available and all the top lineman are gone? do we pull the trigger on a WR?

honestly though right now it comes down to duke robinson and tyson jackson as our most likely targets, its still very very early and alot will happen between now and then but its never to early to look

Crabtree won't be there when we pick....I could see him going top 5 at the earliest and no further then the top 10.......Monroe, Smith and Oher will all be gone by the top 15 probably....I wouldn't mind the Steelers trading up to draft Jason Smith since trading up to get an OT that one day could be a franchise LT is the best move for the Steelers....If they don't trade up then drafting best player available is the best way to go......Duke Robinson, Tyson Jackson are players that I would want them to look at....I also think a corner would be smart if McFadden leaves.........I would hope the Steelers would sign a vet FA corner if they don't resign McFadden but if they don't then corner should be looked at.....

K Train
12-10-2008, 05:13 PM
im not sure whats gonna happen with mcfadden, he returned last week but gay started in his spot and mcfadden played nickel, gay shut roy williams down. i hate corners in the first round, theres always an awful lot of good second and third round guys available.

Crabtree was just an example, sweed, thomas and kelly were all supposed to be long gone by the time they were taken last year...like i said though theres alot of time left before we will really know anything

Black@Gold Forever32
12-10-2008, 05:23 PM
im not sure whats gonna happen with mcfadden, he returned last week but gay started in his spot and mcfadden played nickel, gay shut roy williams down. i hate corners in the first round, theres always an awful lot of good second and third round guys available.

Crabtree was just an example, sweed, thomas and kelly were all supposed to be long gone by the time they were taken last year...like i said though theres alot of time left before we will really know anything

All I'm saying if McFadden does leave then that might be the direction the Steelers go in....I hope he is resigned but if he isn't the Steelers better try to sign a second level FA corner to replace him.....I don't want a corner either since I think the Steelers should go OT and if not then best player available.......

I here what you're saying on Crabtree.....Yea Sweed, Thomas, Kelly were all supposed to be long gone but Crabtree is on a different level them those three....Crabtree is going to be a star and bad ***........I see noway he falls out of the top five....I think some team will take him that high.....

MDSteel15
12-11-2008, 05:02 AM
Round 1 = Left Tackle
Round 2 = Right Tackle/D-end
Round 3 = D-end/Center
Round 4 = Center/Free Safety
Round 5 = O-line
Round 6 = O-line/D-line
Round 7 = CornerBack

K Train
12-11-2008, 04:28 PM
Round 1 = Left Tackle
Round 2 = Right Tackle/D-end
Round 3 = D-end/Center
Round 4 = Center/Free Safety
Round 5 = O-line
Round 6 = O-line/D-line
Round 7 = CornerBack

yeah cause we need all that oline training camp fodder, one great player will make all the difference, one tackle can make the line great....dominance in contagious on the oline, so if we walk away from the draft with one absolute dominate force, whether it be one of the top tackles or robinson....although i like robinsons team mate loadholt almost as much....we will be in good shape. i like tony hills and stapleton alot, hills at RT and stapleton at center...if that happens were in good shape cause we have a ton of guards including colon. you put one force of a player on the left side and everyone becomes better, we dont have bad players, we just have solid players playing out of position

JensK
12-13-2008, 05:27 PM
http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story?id=09000d5d80d41b6d&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

a few OT's in that bunch:

Eugene Monroe
Jason Smith
Michael Oher

If we traded up we could get a legit shot at any of these guys

as for a DE the top prospecs is (out of that list)

Brian Orakbo
Tyson Jackson
Larry English
Michael Johnson

I know a lot of mock drafts have us going with Tyson Jackson which, i guees, i wouldnt mind, but i would be so much happier with a OT in the first round and maybe hope for one of those guys to fall to the second round. Jackson could do that actually, however im not sure he would fall far enough in the second round.

As for centers: There seems to be Max Unger and then all the rest. No way he is going to fall all the way down to us. We are going to be better than Titans in the play-offs, and their center is getting old, so they may just be going for Unger, if he is around there.

K Train
12-13-2008, 05:47 PM
no chance in hell oher, andre smith, monroe or jason smith is a steeler without moving wayyyyy up. Unger wont go in the first round, centers very rarely do and the only one with a legit chance this year is Alex Mack from cal.

right now tyson jackson or duke robinson are the most likely guys, its way early but those are the guys that are a mixture of what we need and what is likely gonna be available.

duane brown was a big reach for houston this year and hes played well so meredith, loadholt or boone might crack the first round as well

steelmaniac
12-14-2008, 08:56 PM
that would be great

champnation
12-14-2008, 11:42 PM
I think first two rounds we need to take OL. Then third round I would say go with a D-lineman or maybe take another RB/FB hybrid that can do both. We are pretty solid overall other than the offensive line so really I would say sure up that and the rest grab a few free agents here and there.

Jeff 1962
01-12-2009, 11:20 PM
I think we stand pat on the first round in 2009 expecting that Duke Robinson, Ciron Black, Max Unger or Alex Mack will be available, but move WAY up in the second round to pick up any of these still available or other top OL prospects. Me thinks an OLT will will have to come through free agency or trade. :cope: