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Dallas Burgher
01-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Is he worth a first round pick for that position?

FlatsSteeler
01-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Not really...........He is 2nd 3rd round at best case........

steelchamp204
01-23-2014, 04:30 PM
I would take him in the 2nd for sure. I brought him up about a month or 2 ago. He would be fine in a 3-4 scheme. The kid has a motor.

It makes perfect sense, he fits the bill

Born around Pittsburgh/Played for Pitt. A hometown kid.

:)

JackLambert
01-23-2014, 06:21 PM
He's right at 6' I think. Not sure he's tall enough for 3-4 DE.

steelchamp204
01-23-2014, 10:11 PM
He's right at 6' I think. Not sure he's tall enough for 3-4 DE.

I think he would do fine. I would rather go with Tuitt/Mauro/Lynch though. This draft will be interesting.

I had a dream the other night, that we took an OT in the first. It was one of my future DejaVu dreams. Hope I am wrong.

coldrolled
01-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Senior Bowl Notes:

The most impressive player in person was Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald. He measured in at 6-1 and 288 pounds—short and light typically for NFL interior linemen—but the production is undeniable. He absolutely dominated one-on-one drills, and did it with a blend of power and speed. There are obvious comparisons to Bengals All-Pro DT Geno Atkins, who similarly dominated the Senior Bowl in 2010 at 6-1½ and 293 pounds. He wasn’t drafted until the fourth round, which was an obvious mistake in hindsight. We’ll have more on Donald soon.

JackLambert
01-24-2014, 09:24 AM
Senior Bowl Notes:

The most impressive player in person was Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald. He measured in at 6-1 and 288 pounds—short and light typically for NFL interior linemen—but the production is undeniable. He absolutely dominated one-on-one drills, and did it with a blend of power and speed. There are obvious comparisons to Bengals All-Pro DT Geno Atkins, who similarly dominated the Senior Bowl in 2010 at 6-1½ and 293 pounds. He wasn’t drafted until the fourth round, which was an obvious mistake in hindsight. We’ll have more on Donald soon.

Sounds great. I desperately want in impact DE out of this draft.

Real Deal Steel
01-24-2014, 10:44 AM
You put the right DT next to Heward and you'll see all the impact you want from Heyward.

JackLambert
01-24-2014, 10:55 AM
You put the right DT next to Heward and you'll see all the impact you want from Heyward.

NT might be my biggest team need right now. That and CB. Love Heyward, but we still need another DE.

Nolrog
01-24-2014, 11:13 AM
There are obvious comparisons to Bengals All-Pro DT Geno Atkins, who similarly dominated the Senior Bowl in 2010 at 6-1½ and 293 pounds. He wasn’t drafted until the fourth round, which was an obvious mistake in hindsight.

Teams will not forget that fact, without a doubt. That will drive his draft status higher.

SCR
01-25-2014, 07:55 PM
He's 6-0 288. He is far too short to play a 5-tech and about 40-50lbs too light to be an adequate NT, and gaining that weight would rob him of his explosiveness, which is his best asset. So no. There is absolutely no reason the Steelers should draft him unless they are switching to a Tampa-2 for some stupid reason.