Ive always had fun but this is my first mock on this site. I am shooting for realistic possibilities based on a combination of my personal review of players via there televised games, youtube highlights (not really reliable), and top 100 prospects from sites like the GBNReport and DraftAce. Let me know what you think.
ILB Kevin Minter
- I chose K.Minter based on the lack of the type of 34OLB pitt usually picks. One that can pass rush, set the edge vs the run and ability to cover vs pass. The only one is Jarvis Jones. Although i like Mingo and Jordan, they appear to get washed out vs the run. I then moved to safety and ILB. Im not sure yet if either Vaccaro or Elam are good value at 17. Vaccaro is an all-around good DB but can improve tackling. Elam is a beast but his stature makes me hesitate at 17. All the above are possibilities but Kevin Minter is my choice. Te'O is a good ILB but from what I have seen in the games, Minter is better in ALL categories, including "intangibles". I would be happy with any of the above as i trust steelers brass.
Round 2 (48)
RB Eddy Lacy
- Yes...we are a little desperate in this area. I happen to be a fan of Mendenhall but like many of you, I would prefer a physical back. If not Lacy, any of the top Safeties would welcomed (Vaccaro UT, Elam- Florida, Reid LSU, Phillip Thomas Fres.St, and (personal favorite Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma). I understand I have two of the safeties as options in Rd1 but with the wealth of that position this year i thinks its possible they will last till the early 2nd to early 3rd round.
Round 3 (79)
S Phillip Thomas
- I concentrated down the middle of the defense bc i feel that is the heart of all defenses, therefore i chose a safety over an pass rushing OLB who's value at this position is not worth it. I dont see Steelers reaching for a position just bc its a need but rather choose from a wealth of Safeties. Other than safety, a big WR or road-grading LG would do.
I hope it wasnt too long...thanks for your attention.