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ice cream glove
04-07-2013, 04:40 PM
I really don't know how comfortable the brass feels with our CB depth. I am thinking they will likely draft one. I think the top 3 will go, maybe even before our first pick. Millner will go top 6. Rhodes by top 12. Trufant top 20. (He is on the skinny side and Pgh won't take a CB who they don't think is a solid tackler.)

It doesn't matter what will happen with the top guys because I don't see them going CB that early. McGee from Miami has been a disappointment in college - he was the #1 CB coming out of high school. But he did shine in the Shrine bowl, and he is a sub 4.3 40, so maybe he is a late bloomer. Maybe worth taking in the 4th. I don't think the Steelers will be interested in the Honey Badger.

The fact that they signed Gay means they probably don't want to go CB too soon. We so need RB, O-line, WR, LB, back up QB, TE....NT maybe.....man, we got lots of needs.

5 *Dee MillinerInjured CB 1 Alabama Jr 6-0 201 1
13 *Xavier Rhodes CB 2 Florida State rJr 6-2 210 1
21 Desmond Trufant CB 3 Washington Sr 6-0 190 1
30 Johnthan Banks CB 4 Mississippi State Sr 6-2 185 1-2
47 Jamar Taylor CB 5 Boise State rSr 5-11 192 2
50 *David Amerson CB 6 North Carolina State Jr 6-1 205 2
57 Jordan Poyer CB 7 Oregon State Sr 6-0 191 2
67 Darius Slay CB 8 Mississippi State Sr 6-0 192 2
73 Robert Alford CB 9 Southeastern Louisiana rSr 5-10 188 2-3
81 *Logan Ryan CB 10 Rutgers rJr 5-11 191 2-3
85 *Tyrann Mathieu CB 11 LSU Jr 5-9 186 2-3
86 Dwayne Gratz CB 12 Connecticut rSr 5-11 201 2-3
94 B.W. Webb CB 13 William & Mary rSr 5-10 184 3
101 Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB 14 Connecticut rSr 6-1 195 3
118 Leon McFadden CB 15 San Diego State Sr 5-10 193 3-4
134 Brandon McGee CB 16 Miami (Fla.) Sr 5-11 193 4
140 Will Davis CB 17 Utah State Sr 5-11 186 4
150 *Tharold Simon CB 18 LSU Jr 6-2 202 4-5
156 Terry Hawthorne CB 19 Illinois Sr 6-0 195 5
162 *Nickell Robey CB 20 Southern California Jr 5-7 169 5
177 Josh Johnson CB 21 Purdue Sr 5-10 199 5-6
181 Sanders Commings CB 22 Georgia rSr 6-0 216 5-6
190 *Steve Williams CB 23 California rJr 5-9 181 6
199 Adrian Bushell CB 24 Louisville rSr 5-10 186 6
204 Johnny Adams CB 25 Michigan State rSr 5-10 185 6

Reg3835
04-07-2013, 04:57 PM
Maybe in the 6th or 7th round if they really see some value left on the board. More likely none drafted in this draft. Not a big need.

ice cream glove
04-07-2013, 05:18 PM
Maybe in the 6th or 7th round if they really see some value left on the board. More likely none drafted in this draft. Not a big need.

So, who we got? Ike, Allen, Gay.......don't say Brown, he is horrible. Who can play outside if Ike or Allen go down? Not Gay.

BubbyBlister
04-07-2013, 05:26 PM
So, who we got? Ike, Allen, Gay.......don't say Brown, he is horrible. Who can play outside if Ike or Allen go down? Not Gay. This is why I'm still upset about letting Lewis go. For years the secondary has been the weakness in the defense. It finally becomes a strength and they decide to let a young talented CB that was part of that success go elsewhere for a contract that they could have afforded to pay him.

ChucktownSteeler
04-07-2013, 07:31 PM
CB in fourth on down. Too many other pressing needs.

cbrunn
04-07-2013, 08:26 PM
no there is not more pressing needs ... OLB does not need to be addressed , and RB can be addressed with a later pick , there is plenty of depth at the RB position this year... and Gay as a nickle is a bigggggg weakness in my eyes ... I say 3rd round CB is picked and here are my 3 guesses for that round ...

1 - Tyrann Mathieu If he's still there you won't get a better play maker than him... he will take Gays Nickle spot from day 1 , and that is a great improvement to the defense , as nickle backs are more like 3 down players now adays ... not to mention he is a great return man and all around special teams player

2 - Logan Ryan the guy just plays like a Steeler , the best run suport CB in this draft, in my eyes ... and good Cover skills too , not the most ahtletic guy though, but I think he fits the team an organization well

3 - Jordan Poyer is a guy I love his cover skills , not really a press guy , but a good man coverage and would be perfect for a nickel DB , and one of the better ball skills DB

also a later round guy I love for a press man and run coverage is Sanders Commings , but he has a demostic voilence in college so you can scratch him off the list , damn Rainey :banging: ... I think he fits perfect though , Commings and Cortez would be a good young press man outside Corners

Just my take

ChucktownSteeler
04-07-2013, 09:01 PM
LB ans Safety, plus RB and WR are more pressing than CB. One could also argue TE before CB.

Zachintosh66
04-07-2013, 09:08 PM
But we got the saviour... Willie Gay!

K Train
04-07-2013, 10:27 PM
Im a huge fan of Amerson. Hes seriously perfect for our defense at CB and FS

I would think Rhodes would get serious consideration in the first if hes there

Rollers
04-07-2013, 10:44 PM
I don't know how you pass on Rhodes if he's there.

ChucktownSteeler
04-08-2013, 08:20 AM
Rhodes will be there, I believe. There are just so many needs on this team right I believe it will come down to the BPA at these positions (in no particular order):

ILB, OLB, S, WR, TE, OG.

Also with positions with pressing needs that will be addressed after Round 1 are:

RB, CB, C, and LT.

polamalu43
04-09-2013, 01:00 AM
I would not be disappointed with a CB in round one.......would have to be Rhodes or Trufant. Otherwise CB will be a 5th to 7th rounder who we can work with.

We have all these needs but we need to start thinking about Ike's replacement too.

Man we need a good good draft this year!

K Train
04-09-2013, 01:07 AM
Rhodes will be there, I believe. There are just so many needs on this team right I believe it will come down to the BPA at these positions (in no particular order):

ILB, OLB, S, WR, TE, OG.

Also with positions with pressing needs that will be addressed after Round 1 are:

RB, CB, C, and LT.
Center and Left Tackle? Even if you hate adams and gilbert (i think theyll be a good duo)....CENTER?

Nolrog
04-09-2013, 07:32 AM
Corner isn't a huge need right now. I don't see them drafting anyone before the 5th round, if at all.

coldrolled
04-09-2013, 07:42 AM
I don't see them drafting anyone before the 5th round, if at all.

The draft is not FA, they have to draft someone in the first 4 rounds... LOL

cmerrifield
04-09-2013, 08:28 AM
I dont think CB is a need. Remember how terrible Lewis was before last season, so dont discount Brown yet. Its so funny on here, Lewis sucks, Lewis sucks, get rid of him, then ONE good season and all of a sudden, its fire Colbert, fire Colbert, fire Colbert for not overpaying him for one good season. Then, next man up is Brown. Brown sucks, cant cover anybody, and well you get my point. I like the young corners behind Ike, Allen Gay and Brown. I think Victorian and DVD will be pretty solid CB's once they learn the system.

Mike Tomlin
04-09-2013, 09:59 AM
Does Banks from Mississippi St. remind you of Ike?

K Train
04-09-2013, 10:01 AM
I dont think CB is a need. Remember how terrible Lewis was before last season, so dont discount Brown yet. Its so funny on here, Lewis sucks, Lewis sucks, get rid of him, then ONE good season and all of a sudden, its fire Colbert, fire Colbert, fire Colbert for not overpaying him for one good season. Then, next man up is Brown. Brown sucks, cant cover anybody, and well you get my point. I like the young corners behind Ike, Allen Gay and Brown. I think Victorian and DVD will be pretty solid CB's once they learn the system.
Dead on...Lewis's breakout year is incredibly overrated. Cortez will be a better player

Does Banks from Mississippi St. remind you of Ike?

no. I dont know who he reminds me of but i hate his skills as a corner. Amerson reminds me more of ike

Nolrog
04-09-2013, 06:30 PM
The draft is not FA, they have to draft someone in the first 4 rounds... LOL

Heh. Yeah, I guess they would.

coldrolled
04-09-2013, 07:17 PM
Heh. Yeah, I guess they would.

Pure sarcasm bud..

Mike Tomlin
04-09-2013, 08:59 PM
Dead on...Lewis's breakout year is incredibly overrated. Cortez will be a better player


no. I dont know who he reminds me of but i hate his skills as a corner. Amerson reminds me more of ike

I didn't mean he plays like Ike , I meant he looks like him physically.