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    It's never too early to talk Draft 2013

    Who are the resident draft nerds around here?

    What players do you have your eye on?

    1. Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon - He's been my guy since early in the season, but I expect he's moved up boards from a late 1st rounder, into a top 20 pick for sure. This team desperately lacks a player who can create a pass rush through speed/skill rather then power/scheme. Jordan, dare I make the comparison, has the same explosiveness and the nasty arm length and hand athleticism as Aldon Smith. This is the year, and Jordan is the type of player, that I would give up picks to move up and get. But.. alas, but combine day, he'll probably be a top 10-15 pick.

    2. Eric Reid FS LSU - clearly the best safety in the draft, and a guy who comes from a DB factory (LSU). I think he's a better all around player then Mark Barron. He's the typical, big game playmaker... as I'm sure no one has forgotten that INT at the 1 yard line to hold the 6-6 tie game at Alabama 2011. It's time to get some talent groomed behind Troy/Clark.

    3. Damontre Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M - The 3rd best pass rusher in the draft (Jones, Jordan). Note the elite explosion and pass rush versatility that Jones and Jordan have, but probably the most well rounded of the bunch. Plays the run very well for an end.

    4. Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB LSU - He probably won't be available when we draft, and I wouldn't trade up for him. But if he did end up being the "guy that falls", I'd jump. No where near the explosive/dynamic talent that Jones/Jordan is, but Mingo is an SEC rounded talent who has shown he's got all the NFL skills required to be a player. Safe pick if he fell.

    5. Corderelle Patterson WR Tennessee - Another guy who is going to fly up draft boards after the combine. Sky high potential, high bust factor. The tape is tantalizing... I usually hate the "compare draft pick to superstar player"... but watch his stride, and tell me it doesn't look just like Randy Moss.

    6. The other 1st round WRs : Keenan Allen, Deandre Hopkins, Terrance Williams - I would not pay Mike Wallace. But, I would not go into next season without adding something to the WR core. Im a huge Antonio Brown fan. But he is NOT a #1 WR. I am not a believer in Sanders being more than a weak #2... solid #3. Brown is an EXCELLENT #2... if the chance to land a #1 comes along we should take it.

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    how about a franchise rb? I think Mendenhall is out after this season. I dont think dwyer or redman, or rainy are what we need to carry the load.
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    I don't think there are any elite talents this year. It's a really weak draft for RBs

    I wouldn't waste a pick in round 1-2 on a RB at this time. If Marcus Lattimore's injury drops him to the 3rd round I'd jump all over it....

    I think Dwyer is good enough, I think Rainey needs to be utilized more, I think we need to add someone in rounds 3-5

    I like Jonathan Franklin out of UCLA as a mid rounder who would make a nice compliment to Dwyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clevelandsux View Post
    how about a franchise rb? I think Mendenhall is out after this season.
    I agree that Mendenhall will be gone after this year. However, I wouldn't look for a RB high in the draft, even though we'd need one. The problems on defense and OL depth (not to mention another WR) are far too great to look at RB this year.

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    My pipe dream is Manti Te'o. I would absolutely love to see him in the Steelers. Unfortunately it's just that, a pipe dream. If we dont go safety in round 1, I really Like Matt Elam in the second, if he's there. Maybe it's just my Gator bias, but the man can ball. He can play the run and he's good in coverage. He can make plays on the ball too. Terrance Williams is a guy I like at the WR position. Big body, possession received with enough speed. I also really like Jon Bostic in maybe the 4th round at MLB. Again, maybe it's my gator bias but I really feel like he can develop into a nice starter in this system.

    On the running back note, I really like Eddie Lacey if he decides to declare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big T View Post
    My pipe dream is Manti Te'o. I would absolutely love to see him in the Steelers. Unfortunately it's just that, a pipe dream. If we dont go safety in round 1, I really Like Matt Elam in the second, if he's there. Maybe it's just my Gator bias, but the man can ball. He can play the run and he's good in coverage. He can make plays on the ball too. Terrance Williams is a guy I like at the WR position. Big body, possession received with enough speed. I also really like Jon Bostic in maybe the 4th round at MLB. Again, maybe it's my gator bias but I really feel like he can develop into a nice starter in this system.
    I love Te'o. But he's a top 8 pick for sure.
    I definitely agree on Elam. Elam is a true hybrid safety. And that is more and more valuable in todays NFL....
    I'd sacrifice a goat for Jordan 1st round, Elam 2nd round.

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    I don't like Lacy... I not enough speed. no feet. he's a straight ahead bulldozer and i just don't see that being successful these days. I'd be interested mid round, but not at the 2nd round cost that he's likely to draw thanks to Womack and Jones beasting the interior in Alabama

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    Posted this yesterday

    heres what i would say from the past few weeks:

    1 Travis Frederick OG Wisconsin (Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame)
    Frederick would be an incredible LG to team up with Pouncey and Decastro on the inside.

    Eifert is a jump ball phenom, he would be the successor to Heath but would be a big impact in the passing game from day one

    2 David Amerson CB North Carolina State (Margus Hunt DE SMU)
    Amerson is a classic CB to FS transition candidate...Rolle, Jenkins, ect....his ball skills are out of this world and hes a big hitter, hes been burned this year after having ridiculous pick numbers last year, but his fall from top 10 to second would be a great gift.

    Margus Hunt is a physical freak, to play him in a 34 he could be like a mixure of JJ Watt and Calais Campbell

    3 Chase Thomas OLB Stanford (Dennard Robinson, WR Mich)

    Chase Thomas is a high effort pass rusher, hes relentless and excels at blitzing.

    Robinson has trick play ability but would likely be a return man and he just has a dynamic in the open field that rivals hester or harvin

    4 Aaron Murray QB Georgia (Montee Ball RB, Wisc)
    Highest percentage passer in college football, could possibly be a starter one day but is an ideal backup QB. Better than colt mccoy could dream to be, and id take colt mccoy as a backup in a heartbeat.

    Ball is a hard runner with terrific vision, i think hes a lot like chester taylor and would immediately be better than redman

    5 Jon Bostic MLB Florida

    Good MLB of the future, they will likely miss out on teo and skov if they want to target a MLB

    just a few guys i like early in the process, im not quite where i usually am as far as grading prospects
    by position guys im intrested in on offense:

    QB:

    Aaron Murray
    EJ Manuel

    RB:

    Montee Ball Wisc
    Eddie Lacey Bama

    WR:

    Keenan Allen Cal
    Terrence Williams Baylor
    Robert Woods WR USC
    Dennard Robinson Mich

    TE:

    Tyler Eifert

    OT:

    DJ Fluker Bama
    Brennen Williams North Carolina
    Sentreal Henderson Miami

    OG:

    Travis Frederick <3 Wisc
    Chance Warmack Bama
    Barrett Jones Bama

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Posted this yesterday

    heres what i would say from the past few weeks:



    by position guys im intrested in on offense:

    QB:

    Aaron Murray
    EJ Manuel

    RB:

    Montee Ball Wisc
    Eddie Lacey Bama

    WR:

    Keenan Allen Cal
    Terrence Williams Baylor
    Robert Woods WR USC
    Dennard Robinson Mich

    TE:

    Tyler Eifert

    OT:

    DJ Fluker Bama
    Brennen Williams North Carolina
    Sentreal Henderson Miami

    OG:

    Travis Frederick <3 Wisc
    Chance Warmack Bama
    Barrett Jones Bama
    Again Train we think a like!! id be happy with all these guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Posted this yesterday

    heres what i would say from the past few weeks:
    I'm assuming the 1, 2, 3, etc is the round you'd make the pick. IMO, there isn't enough of a focus on the defense there.

    While I'm fully in favor of drafting an OL every year for depth, there's no way in hell we can spend another #1 on that. In the last 3 years, we've spent two 1s (Decastro, Pouncy) and two 2s (Gilbert, Adams). That's 4 of the 5 positions as high draft picks.

    While I'm in favor of any upgrades on the D, CB is not one of the positions I'd look to first. The need at S, OLB and MILB are too great. We need a S to upgrade the back ups and eventually replace Troy. We need an OLB to replace Harrison (Worilds still doesn't look like the heir apparent). We need a MILB to replace Foote (jury is out on Spence) and we need a nose to replace Hampton (Ta'Amu ain't the guy.)

    While a back up QB is certainly a need, I wouldn't go after someone with a 4th. We've gotten good value in the mid rounds at CB and WR and that's what I'd look for here.

    The defensive need is so great that we may need to trade up to get him. I'd look to move our #1 & #3 to move up to get that stud we need (maybe even add in a #4 next year or something.) I'd also go after a steady defensive player in free agency (we did well with Clark and Farrior there; we should look for another guy like that.)

    Most of all, this has to be a slam dunk draft. No more of this Sweed in the 2nd round crap. We need good solid picks in the top 3 and to get lucky with a couple other picks.

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