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BlitzburghRockCity
04-17-2012, 01:25 PM
Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill and California offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz are visiting the Steelers on the next-to-last day teams are allowed to host NFL draft prospects.


Hill's blend of size and speed could make him a first-round pick a week from Thursday. The 6-4, 215-pounder averaged over 25 yards a catch in three seasons at Georgia Tech, and he ran at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.


The 6-5, 318-pound Schwartz started four years at Cal and made 35 starts at left tackle and 16 at right tackle. A first-team All-Pac 12 pick in 2011, Schwartz is the younger brother of NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz.


(http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_791688.html#ixzz1sJrsQHBP) (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_791688.html#ixzz1sJrsQHBP)From the Trib (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_791688.html#ixzz1sJrsQHBP)

K Train
04-17-2012, 01:46 PM
im a big fan of hill.

i like schwartz too actually, could be a stud RG

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 01:54 PM
I really like Schwartz, but I don't understand why we would be looking at Hill. Yes, he's a burner but WR isn't a need.

K Train
04-17-2012, 02:01 PM
hes not really a burner, i mean he is but hes more like another monster WR who has a ridiculous size/speed ratio, great hands, and is a nightmare to tackle that GT produces every 2-3 years.

coldrolled
04-17-2012, 02:21 PM
I really like Schwartz, but I don't understand why we would be looking at Hill. Yes, he's a burner but WR isn't a need.

Wallace goes to the Texans or Broncos?? We have an extra #1

JollyRob68
04-17-2012, 02:25 PM
I really like Schwartz, but I don't understand why we would be looking at Hill. Yes, he's a burner but WR isn't a need.

Why do you think WR isn't a need? Wallace in last year of contract,Brown & Sanders are RFA next year plus Sanders injury history and Jerricho signed only a two year contract. Yes WR is a need not a pressing need but a need.

BlacknGoldHaze
04-17-2012, 02:29 PM
I don't see WR as a #1 pick need...we have more glaring holes that I would rather see filled....OL, DT, ILB. We seem to be able to find WR gems in the middle to late rounds....IE Antonio Brown, who I really feel we will wrap up long-term.

K Train
04-17-2012, 02:38 PM
its not a HUGE need, its not a pressing need, but its a need that they are probably in the market to upgrade. Haley had bowe and breaston and drafted jon baldwin in the first...he loves WRs so who knows.

Wallace is such a question mark right now, hill would replace him. I would be ok with Hill and FLoyd at WR in the first round, you have to go with a ratio of BPA/Need and if thats them then so be it.

cant have too many weapons for your $100 million QB and expert WR coach OC. Brown had a tremendous season and i think hes extremely legit as a #2 and i thought that before last year (when many were still very pro-sanders around here) but i dont think if wallace moves on brown is going to be as good as "the guy"

them bringing hill in might mean they have a deal in place to move wallace if they like what they see and are in good position to do so come draft day

Real Deal Steel
04-17-2012, 04:38 PM
WR isn't a real need. But.....we don't have a WR with that type of size. We've all complained about our red zone lack of productivity. So...imagine having a huge monster like Hill, Miller and Cotchery for red zone targets?

You've got to admit, it does sound appealing.

But because of our other issues of dire need, I don't want to use any first round pick on Hill.

Black@Gold Forever32
04-17-2012, 05:03 PM
its not a HUGE need, its not a pressing need, but its a need that they are probably in the market to upgrade. Haley had bowe and breaston and drafted jon baldwin in the first...he loves WRs so who knows.

Wallace is such a question mark right now, hill would replace him. I would be ok with Hill and FLoyd at WR in the first round, you have to go with a ratio of BPA/Need and if thats them then so be it.

cant have too many weapons for your $100 million QB and expert WR coach OC. Brown had a tremendous season and i think hes extremely legit as a #2 and i thought that before last year (when many were still very pro-sanders around here) but i dont think if wallace moves on brown is going to be as good as "the guy"

them bringing hill in might mean they have a deal in place to move wallace if they like what they see and are in good position to do so come draft day

Noway Floyd falls to the Steelers but that would be awesome.......You know me I'm all for drafting weapons for Ben....I wouldn't complain at all if a WR is drafted in the first.......I'm pro Sanders but I also did like Brown...But you nailed it about Brown....He is a damn good number 2 but I'm with you in thinking I don't think he is a number 1 WR at all........If Wallace isn't a Steeler next year they will be forced to bring in a talent like Hill or a big physical WR like in in some point early on in the draft.......

strummerfan
04-17-2012, 05:17 PM
I really like Schwartz, but I don't understand why we would be looking at Hill. Yes, he's a burner but WR isn't a need.

Perhaps the Steelers have a different idea as to what their needs are.

ChucktownSteeler
04-17-2012, 05:40 PM
I'd rather shore up the lines and ILB than pick a WR early.

C-town

strummerfan
04-17-2012, 06:05 PM
I'd rather shore up the lines and ILB than pick a WR early.

C-town

I'm almost positive that the Steelers won't be drafting Hightower in the first. I just don't see them going with a two down lb in th efirst. Unless a stud OL falls to us unexpectedly my bet is that Fleener will be the #1 pick.

connecticutsteel
04-17-2012, 06:45 PM
Does schwartz grade out to be a left tackle in the NFL? cause Starks is gone

ChucktownSteeler
04-17-2012, 06:51 PM
I'm almost positive that the Steelers won't be drafting Hightower in the first. I just don't see them going with a two down lb in th efirst. Unless a stud OL falls to us unexpectedly my bet is that Fleener will be the #1 pick.

It's tough for me to imagine we go TE in round 1 with all our needs. I also never thought of Haley as being TE crazy. I could be wrong, time will tell.

C-town

gtadroptop
04-17-2012, 07:25 PM
Bringing in Hill should be sending a message to Wallace. Seriously doubt the message will be received though.

Real Deal Steel
04-17-2012, 11:47 PM
I wonder how fast Wallace's *** would sign that tender if we drafted Hill? Just speculating.

cbrunn
04-18-2012, 12:10 AM
Lamont Bryant , TE/WR from Morgan State ... 6'5 225lbs, 4.39 sec 40 time ...43' vert ... 19 reps ...

can be had in the 6th at the highest maybe even 7 or UFA ...


Also man guys really hate wallace now ... give the man a break it's a business he's just trying to look out the best for him as every last one of you guys would do ... SMH

K Train
04-18-2012, 09:09 AM
Lamont Bryant , TE/WR from Morgan State ... 6'5 225lbs, 4.39 sec 40 time ...43' vert ... 19 reps ...

can be had in the 6th at the highest maybe even 7 or UFA ...


Also man guys really hate wallace now ... give the man a break it's a business he's just trying to look out the best for him as every last one of you guys would do ... SMH
i dont hate wallace at all, i just dont think hes going to be back for anything more than a year. its a legit need to address. I think people underestimate how big of a need WR and RB might be in the very near future. Im with everyone else in saying Guard, NT, and MLB need to be addressed but its not always that easy to just address them like that

gtadroptop
04-18-2012, 12:14 PM
I don't hate Wallace either. He just needs to realize he's not as good as he thinks he is at this point. Pittsburgh won't hesitate to replace a player they're perceived as becoming a 'problem child'. There are several other threads going on about him at the moment.

cbrunn
04-18-2012, 12:28 PM
but i think he is that good, yes he's not the greatest across the middle , but he has gotten better every year and he opens things up greatly for brown ... i don't think he really wants larry fitz money i think he was saying that to teams that would be what takes to get him from the steelers ... But maybe that's just me ... is he worth more then the tender is, i think so ,

JollyRob68
04-18-2012, 02:04 PM
It's tough for me to imagine we go TE in round 1 with all our needs. I also never thought of Haley as being TE crazy. I could be wrong, time will tell.

C-town

Miller will be 30 and The Steelers tend to take a player to groom plus He's the Number 1 TE. If you look at who's been visiting you will see that a TE,OLB,NT,WR,OL are Priorities.Plus a SCat back like LaMicheal James & Isaiah Peads.

JollyRob68
04-18-2012, 02:08 PM
I like Hill but wouldn't want him in the first. I only listened to part of the terrible podcast and need to finish but they were saying how good they feel Brandon Brooks is going to become. If Amini Silatolu is considered a late 1st rounder but Brooks is considered better would The Steelers draft Brooks in the late 1st?

JollyRob68
04-18-2012, 02:10 PM
im a big fan of hill.

i like schwartz too actually, could be a stud RG
I only listened to part of the terrible podcast and need to finish but they were saying how good they feel Brandon Brooks is going to become. If Amini Silatolu is considered a late 1st rounder but Brooks is considered better would The Steelers draft Brooks in the late 1st? OR should they try to trade in to the early 2nd to get Brooks and an extra pick?