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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Glenn and Poe on the board.....UGH id be going CRAZY

    I think the steelers have poe higher, i think id take glenn. But id be a happy happy man
    They were showing Glenn in some clips and I now understand why he's called a tweener. He looks like he's uncomfortable in his three point stance and because he's nimble he over shoots his blocks and looks awkward. The same can be said for POe. They dont plow into people.
    Poe looks like he needs to be coached how to play football and John Mitchell will unleash him.(Very Excited for that)
    Glenn, I think Coach Kugler would make him a monster.
    I still think Reiff is going to fall and then it depends on who's rated higher. Reiff(LT/RT),Glenn(RT,LG/RG),Poe(NT/5Tech).

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    if Reiff falls and they don't take him ... i'd be highly upset

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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyRob68 View Post
    They were showing Glenn in some clips and I now understand why he's called a tweener. He looks like he's uncomfortable in his three point stance and because he's nimble he over shoots his blocks and looks awkward. The same can be said for POe. They dont plow into people.
    Poe looks like he needs to be coached how to play football and John Mitchell will unleash him.(Very Excited for that)
    Glenn, I think Coach Kugler would make him a monster.
    I still think Reiff is going to fall and then it depends on who's rated higher. Reiff(LT/RT),Glenn(RT,LG/RG),Poe(NT/5Tech).
    glenn as a guard is an absoulte monster. He looked a little uncomfortable at LT but thats to be expected..

    poe just needs coaching to harness that delicious first step and he will dominate....watching the memphis defense just doesnt do him justice

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    I went 3/3 in the first 3 rounds last years....last year is going to be so difficult to top, but heres my write up about what i think should happen combined with what i think will happen

    I honestly have a bad feeling about this first pick

    1) Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin

    Well i should be hammered by pick 24, and thats probably a good thing because i do not like this pick at all, it doesnt make me permanently hate zeitler, a fate suffered by much of the 09 draft class but it will make me sad. I do not think theres value here for a guard of zeitlers caliber. I actually think this is taking him a full round too early, but that being said going into the 2012 season with doug legursky as the starting LG again just makes my stomach churn. I think zeitler will be a fine player, but im not sold on him being anything more than a middle of the pack guard (unfortunately middle of the pack is a huge upgrade for us)

    Dream Pick: David Decastro
    Possible better picks: Cordy Glenn, Dontari Poe
    Picks i wouldnt mind: Donta Hightower, Mark Barron, stephen hill, Coby Fleener, Nick Perry, Bobby Massie
    Picks i hate: Jonathan Marin, Jerel Worthy

    2) Mike Adams OT Ohio State

    Heres something that would excite me. OMG HE FAILED A DRUG TEST?!?! I dont care, and in the second round i dont think the steelers will either. Weed simply is not a deal breaker in the NFL anymore. Had the league took the hard stance on marijuana the league would have had to shut down. Adams is a smart kid, like actually intelligent. It wasnt the best choice for him to smoke prior to the combine but the steelers have had several meetings at the combine, OSU pro day, and personal visit/workout. Im can imagine theyd be too deterred from the report of a failed test...if they like him, they probably still do. He has elite size and he had a pretty great season. Could play on the left or the right side, but definitely looks the part of a LT. He had some great senior bowl practices and looked good in the drills at the combine (not the best triangle numbers, but 6-8 guys arent bench pressers). Santonio Holmes (i still miss him) was a dick and a bad team mate, but the steelers definitely got a return on investment with him in that they got the best out of him before they moved him. Adams could very well fall to the bottom of the second, but i think it would be difficult for the steelers to pass on such a intriguing specimen here.

    He may not fall this far, but im predicting a bit of a slide.

    Other possible picks: Amini Silatolu, Mychal Kendricks, Brandon Brooks, Alemeda Taamu, Mohamed Sanu, Ashlon Jeffrey, Kelechi Osemele

    3) Isaiah Pead RB Cincy

    If pead is here i fully expect him to the pick. I really do like Pead and i like that hes not getting too much attention because he is probably capable of coming in and being a day one contributor. The steelers situation at RB is abysmal....i like dwyer but who knows with him, and then we have clay and redman who are about as fast as guards, and we have batch who is a 3rd down back whos never had a real action NFL carry. Pead spells the end of mendenhall, hes not as good but hes has some great tools to work with and his decisive running style and his vision reminds me of lesean mccoy.

    Other possiblities: Brandon Washington, Bobby Wagner, Brandon Boykin, Mitchell Schwartz, Greg Childs, Jared Crick

    4) Josh Chapman NT Alabama

    Solid, tough player that did all the dirty work for that elite alabama defense. Played all year on a bum knee and has some teams concerned medically, but in round 4 hes worth this pick. Hes very stout, very disciplined, and wins battles in the trenches. Hes powerful and isnt really only a two down player imo, he has some pocket collapsing ability. Would be a tremendous replacement for hampton

    other picks: Hebron Fangupu, TY Hilton, Joe Adams

    5) Chase Minnifield

    Excellent zone corner prospect, could also get some action at FS. Had microfracture surgery but imo was better than chris cook and ras-i dowling. Very natural cover skills, return ability, and top notch ball skills. Makes big plays both as a CB and as a return man. Falls a bit because of a somewhat deep corner class and his injury concerns, but we dont need an immediate contributor at CB....realistically i like him as Keenan Lewis's replacement

    6) Devier Posey WR Ohio State

    Im actually surprised hes not a higher ranked WR, but thats what suspensions and inconsistency will do to you. WR is a need here, i think he could come in and be an insurance policy against losing wallace or having him not care or play. Worht a late round flyer, was a top recruit and showed some flashes at Ohio State during his limited time there

    7) Vontaze Burfict

    Breaks my heart to see this historically bad plummet down draft boards....steelers could definitely harness his talent though, hes on field crazy and needs work and needs to be in better shape but he showed TONS of potential two years ago, he had a down year....id like to think hes not willing to fall off the face of the football world, hes too talented to just let sit there. This is a strategy to get him away from the ravens...agree or not, they are going to be interested in bring in the guy who was supposed to be the next ray lewis to learn from ray lewis.

    7) Chad Deihl

    Hes a big disciplined blocking FB that doesn miss assignments and destroys the hole. Haley does like the FB, he went after leron Mcclain when he was in KC so maybe bringing in a true FB is more likely now than it has been over the last 5 years.

    7) Greg Zuerlein K Missouri western state

    Im mocking a kicker here every year until we find one. Bring him in to compete...its worth it
    I love these guys and I never get more than one right in the whole draft. But, I would be nervous going all O with the first 3 picks and waiting til 4th to address D, just in case someone jumps on Chapman ahead of us. If Hightower is on the board, I think they take him over any of the O- line prospects. I did say the other day we would take Taze in 7th if nobody else does.

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    I like Burfict in the 6th

    Carson Wiggs Kicker in the 7th

    Kellen Moore QB in the 7th

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    I went 3/3 in the first 3 rounds last years....last year is going to be so difficult to top, but heres my write up about what i think should happen combined with what i think will happen

    I honestly have a bad feeling about this first pick

    1) Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin

    Well i should be hammered by pick 24, and thats probably a good thing because i do not like this pick at all, it doesnt make me permanently hate zeitler, a fate suffered by much of the 09 draft class but it will make me sad. I do not think theres value here for a guard of zeitlers caliber. I actually think this is taking him a full round too early, but that being said going into the 2012 season with doug legursky as the starting LG again just makes my stomach churn. I think zeitler will be a fine player, but im not sold on him being anything more than a middle of the pack guard (unfortunately middle of the pack is a huge upgrade for us)

    Dream Pick: David Decastro
    Possible better picks: Cordy Glenn, Dontari Poe
    Picks i wouldnt mind: Donta Hightower, Mark Barron, stephen hill, Coby Fleener, Nick Perry, Bobby Massie
    Picks i hate: Jonathan Marin, Jerel Worthy
    oh yes, dream pick...i never get that lol

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    Maybe you get 50% credit for that 1st round selection..lol

    Adams, Brooks, Ta'amu, or Oesemele would be money here. You can't have too much offensive line though as far as I'm concerned, it's high time to focus on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    oh yes, dream pick...i never get that lol
    I think all of our Dreams came true. Now can we get up to the beginning of this round and grab Silatolu,Glenn,Massie or UPshaw,Fleener.
    I say Fleener because he's rated as the Best TE and that would be another Two #1 prospects back to back.
    If we stand Pat at 56 then Adams will fall,Brooks will be there, maybe Alameda Ta'Amu,Mike Martin or RB Lamar Miller,Isaiah Peads/LeMichael James(a little early but Haley took McCluster in 2nd).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    Maybe you get 50% credit for that 1st round selection..lol

    Adams, Brooks, Ta'amu, or Oesemele would be money here. You can't have too much offensive line though as far as I'm concerned, it's high time to focus on it.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post


    Dream Pick: David Decastro

    2) Mike Adams OT Ohio State

    Heres something that would excite me. OMG HE FAILED A DRUG TEST?!?! I dont care, and in the second round i dont think the steelers will either. Weed simply is not a deal breaker in the NFL anymore. Had the league took the hard stance on marijuana the league would have had to shut down. Adams is a smart kid, like actually intelligent. It wasnt the best choice for him to smoke prior to the combine but the steelers have had several meetings at the combine, OSU pro day, and personal visit/workout. Im can imagine theyd be too deterred from the report of a failed test...if they like him, they probably still do. He has elite size and he had a pretty great season. Could play on the left or the right side, but definitely looks the part of a LT. He had some great senior bowl practices and looked good in the drills at the combine (not the best triangle numbers, but 6-8 guys arent bench pressers). Santonio Holmes (i still miss him) was a dick and a bad team mate, but the steelers definitely got a return on investment with him in that they got the best out of him before they moved him. Adams could very well fall to the bottom of the second, but i think it would be difficult for the steelers to pass on such a intriguing specimen here.

    He may not fall this far, but im predicting a bit of a slide.

    Other possible picks: Amini Silatolu, Mychal Kendricks, Brandon Brooks, Alemeda Taamu, Mohamed Sanu, Ashlon Jeffrey, Kelechi Osemele
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