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darnik44
02-13-2009, 10:59 AM
Offensive Linemen

1st Round
Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
Michael Oher, OT/OG, Mississippi
Andre Smith, OT/OG, Alabama
Jason Smith, OT, Baylor

2nd Round
Eben Britton, OT, Arizona
William Beatty, OT, Connecticut
Eric Wood, C/OG, Louisville
Alex Mack, C, California

3rd Round
Andy Levitre, OG, Oregon State
Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma
Fenuki Tupou, OT/OG, Oregon
Max Unger, C/OG, Oregon

4th Round
Tyronne Greene, OG, Auburn
Xavier Fulton, OT/OG, Illinois
Trevor Canfield, OG, Cincinnati
Robert Brewster, OT, Ball State
Ray Feinga, OG, Brigham Young
Jamon Meredith, OT, South Carolina
Cornelius Lewis, OT, Tennessee State
Antoine Caldwell, C/OG, Alabama

5th Round
Andrew Gardner, OT, Georgia Tech
Kraig Urbik, OG, Wisconsin
Garrett Reynolds, OT, North Carolina
Sebastian Vollmer, OT, Houston
Herman Johnson, OG/OT, Louisiana State
Troy Kropog, OT, Tulane

6th Round
Phil Loadholt, OT/OG, Oklahoma
Jason Watkins, OT, Florida
George Bussey, OG, Louisville
Greg Isdander, OG, West Virginia
Anthony Parker, OG, Tennessee
Roland Martin, OG, Michigan State
Alex Boone, OT, Ohio State

7th Round
Louis Vasquez, OG, Texas Tech
Travis Bright, OG, Brigham Young
Dan Gay, OT, Baylor
Joel Bell, OT, Furman
Ryan Stanchek, OT, West Virginia
Jamie Thomas, OG, Maryland
C.J. Davis, OG, Pitt
Gerald Cadogan, OT, Penn State
Brandon Walker, OG, Oklahoma
Ryan Durand, OT, Syracuse


Defensive Backs

1st Round
Malcolm Jenkins, CB/S, Ohio State
Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois*
D.J. Moore, CB, Vanderbilt*
Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest
Victor Harris, CB, Virginia Tech
Sean Smith, CB/S, Utah
Derek Pegues, FS/CB, Mississippi State

2nd Round
Louis Delmas, FS/SS, Western Michigan
Rashad Johnson, FS, Alabama
Patrick Chung, SS, Oregon
Asher Allen, CB, Georgia

3rd Round
Keenan Lewis, CB, Oregon State
Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati
Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut

4th Round
Kevin Ellison, SS/FS, Southern California
Otis Wiley, SS, Michigan State
Captain Munnerlyn, CB, South Carolina
Jairus Byrd, CB, Oregon
William Moore, FS/SS, Missouri

5th Round
Courtney Greene, FS, Rutgers
Chip Vaughn, FS, Wake Forest
Curtis Taylor, SS, Louisiana State
Coye Francies, CB, San Jose State
Chris Clemons, FS, Clemson
Emmanuel Cook, SS, South Carolina
DeAngelo Smith, CB/S, Cincinnati
Joe Burnett, CB, Central Florida
Sherrod Martin, FS, Troy
Jerraud Powers, CB, Auburn
Kevin Barnes, CB, Maryland
Chris Owens, CB, San Jose State
London Fryar, CB, Western Michigan
Lydell Sargeant, CB, Penn State

6th Round
Michael Hamlin, SS, Clemson
Donald Washington, CB, Ohio State
Tony Carter, CB, Florida State
Brandon Underwood, FS, Cincinnati
Trimane Goodard, SS, North Carolina
Brandon Hughes, CB, Oregon State
David Bruton, FS, Notre Dame
Anthony Scirrotto, SS, Penn State
Wopamo Osaisai, CB, Stanford
Dominique Johnson, CB, Jackson State

7th Round
Cary Harris, CB, Southern California
Josh Pinkard, FS/CB, Southern California
Morgan Trent, CB, Michigan
Ryan Palmer, CB, Texas
Ellis Lankster, CB, West Virginia
Lendy Holmes, FS, Oklahoma
DeAndre Wright, CB, New Mexico
C.J. Spillman, FS, Marshall
Nate Ness, FS, Arizona
Jason McCourtey, CB, Rutgers


Defensive Linemen:

1st Round
B.J. Raji, NT, Boston College
Tyson Jackson, DE, Louisiana State

2nd Round
Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
Fili Moala, DE, Southern California
Ron Brace, NT/DE, Boston College
Jarron Gilbert, DE, San Jose State

3rd Round
Kyle Moore, DE, Southern California
Alex Magee, DE, Purdue
Ricky Jean-Francois, DE, Louisiana State
Terrence Taylor, NT, Michigan

4th Round
Dorell Scott, DE, Clemson
Darryl Richard, DE, Georgia Tech

5th Round
Delmonte Bolden, DE, Tennessee
Ty Steinkuhler, DE, Nebraska

6th Round
Myron Pryor, NT, Kentucky
Corvey Irvin, DE, Georgia
Pannel Egboh, DE, Stanford

7th Round
Derek Walker, DE, Illinois
Rulon Davis, DE, California
Jarius Wynn, DE, Georgia

$teelersRule
02-13-2009, 11:37 AM
Offensive Linemen

1st Round
Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
Michael Oher, OT/OG, Mississippi
Andre Smith, OT/OG, Alabama
Jason Smith, OT, Baylor

2nd Round
Eben Britton, OT, Arizona
William Beatty, OT, Connecticut
Eric Wood, C/OG, Louisville
Alex Mack, C, California

3rd Round
Andy Levitre, OG, Oregon State
Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma
Fenuki Tupou, OT/OG, Oregon
Max Unger, C/OG, Oregon

4th Round
Tyronne Greene, OG, Auburn
Xavier Fulton, OT/OG, Illinois
Trevor Canfield, OG, Cincinnati
Robert Brewster, OT, Ball State
Ray Feinga, OG, Brigham Young
Jamon Meredith, OT, South Carolina
Cornelius Lewis, OT, Tennessee State
Antoine Caldwell, C/OG, Alabama

5th Round
Andrew Gardner, OT, Georgia Tech
Kraig Urbik, OG, Wisconsin
Garrett Reynolds, OT, North Carolina
Sebastian Vollmer, OT, Houston
Herman Johnson, OG/OT, Louisiana State
Troy Kropog, OT, Tulane

6th Round
Phil Loadholt, OT/OG, Oklahoma
Jason Watkins, OT, Florida
George Bussey, OG, Louisville
Greg Isdander, OG, West Virginia
Anthony Parker, OG, Tennessee
Roland Martin, OG, Michigan State
Alex Boone, OT, Ohio State

7th Round
Louis Vasquez, OG, Texas Tech
Travis Bright, OG, Brigham Young
Dan Gay, OT, Baylor
Joel Bell, OT, Furman
Ryan Stanchek, OT, West Virginia
Jamie Thomas, OG, Maryland
C.J. Davis, OG, Pitt
Gerald Cadogan, OT, Penn State
Brandon Walker, OG, Oklahoma
Ryan Durand, OT, Syracuse


Defensive Backs

1st Round
Malcolm Jenkins, CB/S, Ohio State
Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois*
D.J. Moore, CB, Vanderbilt*
Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest
Victor Harris, CB, Virginia Tech
Sean Smith, CB/S, Utah
Derek Pegues, FS/CB, Mississippi State

2nd Round
Louis Delmas, FS/SS, Western Michigan
Rashad Johnson, FS, Alabama
Patrick Chung, SS, Oregon
Asher Allen, CB, Georgia

3rd Round
Keenan Lewis, CB, Oregon State
Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati
Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut

4th Round
Kevin Ellison, SS/FS, Southern California
Otis Wiley, SS, Michigan State
Captain Munnerlyn, CB, South Carolina
Jairus Byrd, CB, Oregon
William Moore, FS/SS, Missouri

5th Round
Courtney Greene, FS, Rutgers
Chip Vaughn, FS, Wake Forest
Curtis Taylor, SS, Louisiana State
Coye Francies, CB, San Jose State
Chris Clemons, FS, Clemson
Emmanuel Cook, SS, South Carolina
DeAngelo Smith, CB/S, Cincinnati
Joe Burnett, CB, Central Florida
Sherrod Martin, FS, Troy
Jerraud Powers, CB, Auburn
Kevin Barnes, CB, Maryland
Chris Owens, CB, San Jose State
London Fryar, CB, Western Michigan
Lydell Sargeant, CB, Penn State

6th Round
Michael Hamlin, SS, Clemson
Donald Washington, CB, Ohio State
Tony Carter, CB, Florida State
Brandon Underwood, FS, Cincinnati
Trimane Goodard, SS, North Carolina
Brandon Hughes, CB, Oregon State
David Bruton, FS, Notre Dame
Anthony Scirrotto, SS, Penn State
Wopamo Osaisai, CB, Stanford
Dominique Johnson, CB, Jackson State

7th Round
Cary Harris, CB, Southern California
Josh Pinkard, FS/CB, Southern California
Morgan Trent, CB, Michigan
Ryan Palmer, CB, Texas
Ellis Lankster, CB, West Virginia
Lendy Holmes, FS, Oklahoma
DeAndre Wright, CB, New Mexico
C.J. Spillman, FS, Marshall
Nate Ness, FS, Arizona
Jason McCourtey, CB, Rutgers


Defensive Linemen:

1st Round
B.J. Raji, NT, Boston College
Tyson Jackson, DE, Louisiana State

2nd Round
Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
Fili Moala, DE, Southern California
Ron Brace, NT/DE, Boston College
Jarron Gilbert, DE, San Jose State

3rd Round
Kyle Moore, DE, Southern California
Alex Magee, DE, Purdue
Ricky Jean-Francois, DE, Louisiana State
Terrence Taylor, NT, Michigan

4th Round
Dorell Scott, DE, Clemson
Darryl Richard, DE, Georgia Tech

5th Round
Delmonte Bolden, DE, Tennessee
Ty Steinkuhler, DE, Nebraska

6th Round
Myron Pryor, NT, Kentucky
Corvey Irvin, DE, Georgia
Pannel Egboh, DE, Stanford

7th Round
Derek Walker, DE, Illinois
Rulon Davis, DE, California
Jarius Wynn, DE, Georgia


first off im going to say wow you really did your homework. second in the DL you have a lot of nose tackles, wile i realize the position is old i do not see how we can draft that this year. we have casey and hoke, i dont think we can fit three nose tackles on our roster next year. would you be willing to cut one of these players in favor of youth, or hold on to 3 NTs? i wouldn't, NT is something we deal with next year or even 2 years from now i believe.

darnik44
02-13-2009, 12:21 PM
In the case of B.J. Raji, no way he's available anywhere near the Steelers first pick. Alot of these players will be long gone, but none the less needed to be mentioned.

In the case of Ron Brace, he would be a nice addition in the 2nd round because he's a versatile guy. He could play NT, DT on passing downs, and probably even be a backup option at DE in a pinch. Not a very good chance he'll be available at the end of the 2nd though.

Nose tackle is such a hard position to fill. I don't expect the Steelers wait until the cupboard is bare to begin addressing the future of the position. The chances are still pretty low that they draft a NT because there aren't really too many true NT's out there. Most of the NT's I have listed would all need some practice squad time to develope. Keep in mind, the Steelers will be lucky to have 4 of their draft picks actually make the active roster next year. I'm sure if they found a NT they like, they would find a way to make room on the active roster if need be. There just aren't a lot of spots up for grabs.

K Train
02-13-2009, 01:04 PM
first off im going to say wow you really did your homework. second in the DL you have a lot of nose tackles, wile i realize the position is old i do not see how we can draft that this year. we have casey and hoke, i dont think we can fit three nose tackles on our roster next year. would you be willing to cut one of these players in favor of youth, or hold on to 3 NTs? i wouldn't, NT is something we deal with next year or even 2 years from now i believe.

its not really hard to list every player by position in their projected round.

i think cornelius lewis will be a 2nd or 3rd round pick at this point

BlitzburghRockCity
02-13-2009, 06:44 PM
I would suspect they probably wait 1 more year before they start looking seriously at NT. Right now the DL is intact and under contract which is a good thing unlike the the OL where 2/3 of the group are either RFA or UFA this year.

DL will need to be addressed soon because Smith and Hamp while still playing at a high level are not getting any younger. I suspect Tomlin will do the thing he likes and take the best player available, which in itself is misleading depending on how you look at it, but I think it's a safe bet he knows the OL is in need of repair and the draft is the best way to start fixing it.

Concentrate on the OL this year and begin getting younger on the DL next offseason.

steelcityrockers
02-13-2009, 09:29 PM
If Phil Loadholt lasts until the 6th round, I will give you all my pointless SA gold.

Zachintosh66
02-13-2009, 11:06 PM
its just an estimation guys... should just name the guys as day one or day two... projecting draft rounds this far in advance is a crap shoot

darnik44
02-14-2009, 11:19 AM
its just an estimation guys... should just name the guys as day one or day two... projecting draft rounds this far in advance is a crap shoot

Not really. The later round players are always debateable and a few will rise and fall based on the combine, but by now things are getting pretty clear.

--- Added 2/14/2009 at 09:09 AM ---


I would suspect they probably wait 1 more year before they start looking seriously at NT. Right now the DL is intact and under contract which is a good thing unlike the the OL where 2/3 of the group are either RFA or UFA this year.

DL will need to be addressed soon because Smith and Hamp while still playing at a high level are not getting any younger. I suspect Tomlin will do the thing he likes and take the best player available, which in itself is misleading depending on how you look at it, but I think it's a safe bet he knows the OL is in need of repair and the draft is the best way to start fixing it.

Concentrate on the OL this year and begin getting younger on the DL next offseason.

They won't have a shot, but make no mistake...if Raji was an option they would be all over him. He's the best NT prospect in years. It's actually quite rare to have such a highly rated NT prospect in the draft. They are just rare. I absolutly think he has to be #1 on the Steelers draft board. Like I said though, they have no shot unless they trade the house and move into the top 10.

As far as the later round NT's go, none of them are all that special. If the Steelers really like one, now is the time. Late round NT's need some development, so waiting until you need one means waiting a few years to stop the run while he developes.

My top 15 DT Prospects for the 2010 Draft. Possible NT's in bold.

1. Gerald McCoy, 6-4, 295, Oklahoma*

2. Marvin Austin, 6-3, 305, North Carolina*

3. Terrence Cody, 6-5, 368, Alabama(much taller than you like you're NT's to be. Also grossly out of shape)

4. Vince Oghobaase, 6-6, 310, Duke

5. Demarcus Granger, 6-3, 306, Oklahoma (would need to add weight, and just had back surgery.)

6. Ndamaukong Suh, 6-4, 305, Nebraska (More of a 3-4 DE, too tall, too light.)

7. Dan Williams, 6-3, 312, Tennessee(Maybe the closest thing to an NFL NT, but not a ton of upside.)

8. Lawrence Marsh, 6-5, 305, Florida*

9. Mick Williams, 6-1, 285, Pitt

10. Geno Atkins, 6-1, 290, Georgia

11. Jarvis Jenkins, 6-4, 320, Clemson*(Another one on the tall side. Tall NT's have a leverage disadvantage.)

12. Nick Jenkins, 6-3, 290, Virginia#

13. Al Woods, 6-4, 323, Louisiana State (Really up and down at LSU, another one whose taller than you like.)

14. Ian Williams, 6-2, 300, Notre Dame* (Would need to add weight, but his game translates to a NT)

15. Arthur Jones, 6-4, 300, Syracuse

--- Added 2/14/2009 at 10:17 AM ---


its not really hard to list every player by position in their projected round.

i think cornelius lewis will be a 2nd or 3rd round pick at this point


No it wouldn't be hard if I just went to a draft site and started copying names down. But that's not the case. This is a year long effort of watching and evaluating college players and then ranking them based on how I see it.

I don't get my opinions from Scout.com. My opinions are genuine.

--- Added 2/14/2009 at 10:19 AM ---


If Phil Loadholt lasts until the 6th round, I will give you all my pointless SA gold.

Notice the name of this thread. Chances are he'll be drafted in the 4th or 5th round, but his value to the Steelers has to be quite low. He's not the type of OG they like, and they already have 3 better options at RT than Loadholt would be.

BlackGold4vr
02-14-2009, 03:11 PM
No it wouldn't be hard if I just went to a draft site and started copying names down. But that's not the case. This is a year long effort of watching and evaluating college players and then ranking them based on how I see it.

I don't get my opinions from Scout.com. My opinions are genuine.


You sound like you are quite full of yourself. Your blathering manlove for BJ Raji is no different than the excitement many here had for Amobi Okoye a couple years back when he dominated at the senior bowl. Just like scout.com which you deny has any impact on your independent evaluations, BJ Raji has shot up their board just like yours amazingly after the senior bowl practices. :thinking:

I'm pretty sure that I'm smelling some BS. :willybs:

:lol:

Not sure why you are not on an NFL teams payroll since your opinions are weighted and mean more than anybody elses.

Thomas_43
02-14-2009, 05:05 PM
Ehhh, No need to bash Darnik, Out of everyone's opinion's that I have read on this site. His are by far the most competant. And yeah, Raji is a stud. Guarenteed he's number one on the steelers board. We don't have a chance in hell at him, but regardless, he'll be in that number 1 spot.

darnik44
02-15-2009, 09:43 AM
You sound like you are quite full of yourself. Your blathering manlove for BJ Raji is no different than the excitement many here had for Amobi Okoye a couple years back when he dominated at the senior bowl. Just like scout.com which you deny has any impact on your independent evaluations, BJ Raji has shot up their board just like yours amazingly after the senior bowl practices. :thinking:

I'm pretty sure that I'm smelling some BS. :willybs:

:lol:

Not sure why you are not on an NFL teams payroll since your opinions are weighted and mean more than anybody elses.

If believing in and being confident in your opinions makes you full of yourself, then I guess I am.

As for Raji, I've had him as a first round prospect for several years now. I had him as a top 20 prospect going into last season prior to him being declared accademically ineligible. This year I've had him as a first rounder all year, and then bumped him into the top 10 after the Senior Bowl. Yes, pretty much everyone bumped him up after the Senior Bowl, but you would have to be clueless not to. Raji was the biggest (heaviest) defensive linemen there, and by far was the most agile. Seeing a 340+ pound guy move the way he does along with the fact he's a NT prospect (which there aren't many) makes him easily a top 10 prospect.

As for Scout.com, I never look at their rankings. I just site them because they seem to be the overwhelming favorite around here.

Fourteen years ago when I was a college Freshmen, my career choice wasn't to pursue a job in the NFL, that's why I don't work for a team. Because I don't work for a team, does that make my opinions worthless? I do however work for a website in my spare time and am privy to media credentials for various things because of it. It also enables me to take part in the yearly Huddle Report Top 100 and Mock draft contest. This contest I go head to head with the opinions of people like Mike Mayock, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Pat Kirwin, and all the other big names, draft sites, and magazines out there. Last year I finished 7th out of a field of 48 in the mock draft contest and 15th out of 48 in the top 100 contest. My 3 year average is also in the top 15. I would like to think if I had the recources and ability to make it my full time job like most of the others in this contest, I'd be even higher.

BlackGold4vr
02-15-2009, 01:22 PM
If believing in and being confident in your opinions makes you full of yourself, then I guess I am.

As for Scout.com, I never look at their rankings. I just site them because they seem to be the overwhelming favorite around here.

This contest I go head to head with the opinions of people like Mike Mayock, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Pat Kirwin, and all the other big names, draft sites, and magazines out there. Last year I finished 7th out of a field of 48 in the mock draft contest and 15th out of 48 in the top 100 contest. My 3 year average is also in the top 15. I would like to think if I had the recources and ability to make it my full time job like most of the others in this contest, I'd be even higher.


I apologize for questioning your credentials. There are many devout football fans here at SA and many whose draft critiques have earned their credibility over the last few years. I have been here 2 years now and most of the players the Steelers have taken in that time have been the same names bantered about here on this site. There have been a few surprises like Matt Spaeth. Don't remember anyone talking about him. But for the most part nearly every player we have taken has appeared on SA member mocks prior to the draft. Even D-Sepulveda was predicted here (K Train) before he was drafted and accurately in the right round. There are only 2 opinions I respect more than the ones I read about here and those are Mike Tomlins and Kevin Colberts. :yellowthumb:

K Train
02-15-2009, 06:29 PM
No it wouldn't be hard if I just went to a draft site and started copying names down. But that's not the case. This is a year long effort of watching and evaluating college players and then ranking them based on how I see it.

I don't get my opinions from Scout.com. My opinions are genuine.



i dont know why you keep bringing up scout.com, ive never used it even once to generate an opinion. out of the draft sites i do like draftcountdown, but i hardly just agree with scott wrights opions. ive actually never even been to scout.com in my life

darnik44
02-16-2009, 11:49 AM
i dont know why you keep bringing up scout.com, ive never used it even once to generate an opinion. out of the draft sites i do like draftcountdown, but i hardly just agree with scott wrights opions. ive actually never even been to scout.com in my life

Like I said, I only site Scout.com because it's the site many here like to reference. My point is, it wouldn't be a hard thing to do if I just went to any site and coppied their ranking and posted them here. That not how I do it. Absolutly no reason for you to discredit my post by saying "it's not so hard to do."

K Train
02-16-2009, 02:53 PM
Like I said, I only site Scout.com because it's the site many here like to reference. My point is, it wouldn't be a hard thing to do if I just went to any site and coppied their ranking and posted them here. That not how I do it. Absolutly no reason for you to discredit my post by saying "it's not so hard to do."

fair enough, you do good work, you have valued opinions and i do agree with alot of what you say...you just really dont have to flex your e-muscles (draft edition) every time someone questions one of your opinions....its become very clear that youve done this before and do your research for your own site and what not, but i know what im talking about and ive been fairly accurate as well over the years

DCBill
02-23-2009, 08:37 PM
First off, congratulations for a nice job of research and providing a tool that all of us can enjoy.

My only qualitative comment is that i think all of those OT's will be gone in Round 1 when the Steelers choose, unless they trade up.

At that, I think all of the OL you have in Round 3 will be taken in Round 2, with Beatty and possibly Britton joining the other OTs getting drafted in the first round.

Left tackle is now a premier positon in the NFL and teams will use their first pick on one.

I think the Steelers can get some quality kids in the first two rounds and after that, like every year, it will be a crap shoot.

DCBill
04-07-2009, 10:50 AM
Darnik--Just going back over your excellent post and noticed (unless I missed him) no Michael Johnson among the DL candidates.

Is he there, is it an oversight, or is there another explanation?

K Train
04-07-2009, 11:13 AM
Darnik--Just going back over your excellent post and noticed (unless I missed him) no Michael Johnson among the DL candidates.

Is he there, is it an oversight, or is there another explanation?

johnson is a situational 43 pass rusher....we have fantastic 34 pass rushers and theres no way he would be able to hold his own in any way on our Dline. ive seen alot of michael johnson and despite the great measurables and freakish athletic ability....the dude brings almost nothing to the table, ive never seen anything special out of him, we wouldnt consider drafting him at all, he has absolutely no value to us

darnik44
04-07-2009, 11:24 AM
johnson is a situational 43 pass rusher....we have fantastic 34 pass rushers and theres no way he would be able to hold his own in any way on our Dline. ive seen alot of michael johnson and despite the great measurables and freakish athletic ability....the dude brings almost nothing to the table, ive never seen anything special out of him, we wouldnt consider drafting him at all, he has absolutely no value to us

Yeah, he's not a 3-4 defensive linemen. I think his best fit is at 3-4 OLB, standing up and in space is when he plays his best football. The Steelers would really only consider him if he was there at the end of the second round, and maybe not even then. There's virtually no chance he'll get past the 40th pick or so.

Just a side note, yesterday Mark Madden reported from inside sources that the Steelers do not plan on retaining James Harrsion beyond next season. That said, an OLB could very likely be in play at some point during the draft. If it's very early (2nd or 3rd round), there would have to be an incredible value there for them to take an OLB that high. Most likely, look for them to take an OLB between rounds 3 and 6.

K Train
04-07-2009, 01:07 PM
i find it hard to believe they wont give harrison an extension. but if they dont i have zero confidence in bruce davis and all the confidence in the world in woodley

i kinda think if they cant hammer out a new deal then they will franchise him for a year...by then he'll be what 33?

DCBill
04-07-2009, 03:53 PM
If what Madden says is true (consider the source!), I would hope that rather than just lose him, the Steelers would trade him and get something in return.

I raelize that big time trades aren't made that often (Cutler notwithstanding), but guys walking away--when they still have "football" in them--can't be good either.

K Train
04-07-2009, 04:13 PM
If what Madden says is true (consider the source!), I would hope that rather than just lose him, the Steelers would trade him and get something in return.

I raelize that big time trades aren't made that often (Cutler notwithstanding), but guys walking away--when they still have "football" in them--can't be good either.

hes kinda old to trade away especially with a franchise tag pricetag

darnik44
04-07-2009, 06:07 PM
If what Madden says is true (consider the source!), I would hope that rather than just lose him, the Steelers would trade him and get something in return.

I raelize that big time trades aren't made that often (Cutler notwithstanding), but guys walking away--when they still have "football" in them--can't be good either.

I hear what you're saying, but that would mean they would have to go into next season without him or franchise him and then trade him. I'm really not worried about it, they've been doing business like this for a long time and the only player I remember them letting go too early is Rod Woodson in 1992. Even Dan Rooney admits that was a mistake. In fact, he cites that as the Steelers biggest mistake on his watch.

I think you all will like Bruce Davis a lot. He was terrific at UCLA and I really thought he was a steal. I personally gave him a solid 2nd round grade and had the Steelers taking him in the second round in several mocks. At UCLA he was the ultimate team player. Great leader who gave 110% every snap. We just haven't seen him yet because there's been no need.

The Steelers simply manufacture OLB's, that has never been a problem. Let somebody else screw up their cap and hand Harrison $80 million dollars or so. By not signing Harrison, that should lock up Heath Miller.

steelerfan11
04-07-2009, 08:59 PM
I would love it if the Steelers were able to resign Heath Miller. He is imo a very good TE and one of the best in the NFL.

I just hope Heath doesn't want the money that Winslow received from the Bucs. I doubt he will but you never know what these guys are thinking.