Round one is all about BPA.........this will be prepicked by the Steelers. In the first 3 rounds I want to see a Safety, LB and WR....not sure what order.
Not a fan of the DL pick in Round one though. Eventually we just need to let the guys play that we have already picked. I would love to see Dion Jordan, Matt Elan and Da'Rick Rogers in rounds 1 to 3.
I have seen Montee Ball mocked in Round 4....I would take him in 3 or even 4
I see this as an offensive heavy draft. We need to restock the positions we're losing. They may go after a pass rusher in the first, if one's available and then some combination of WR, RB, TE in the next two. I could see OL depth in the middle of the draft, a back up safety around 5, another OL at the end of the draft.
Could we almost see a need to go LB in the first and second, ala Timmons and Woodley a few years back. I am really concerned with the state of our current LB corp.
Woods is a Jabar Gaffney WR. A solid possession guy who will run crisp routes and has very good hands. But at the end of the day, doesn't have the athleticism, explosiveness, or big play ability to do much more than be a decent #2 at best, and more likely a quality depth WR.
He draws a lot of steve smith comparisons, its not horrible but hes not that much of a pure slot guy either. I think of reggie wayne when i watch him, not a bad down field threat but isnt known for that. Has exceptional quickness and feel for routes and catches the ball well with his hands
I rank the WRs like this:
I think if there is a good OL still around when Pitt picks in the 1st they should take him. We could have a good and young OL for years to come. This teams goes as far as Ben takes them and he needs to be protected after being injured the last two season and pretty much why Pitt didn't go far in the playoffs in 11 and why they didn't make it this year. Also rbs and wrs are a dime a dozen now days and ain't like it use to be. You have a good OL you only need a serviceable rb to be productive.
I also say no way to a wr in the 1st round for one they usually take a few years before they reach there potential and Michael Crabtree is a prime example. In fact in fantasy football the saying goes the 3rd year is the breakout year for wr. Do we really have the patience to wait for our 1st round pick to flourish ? Not to mention when they do flourish they want big money and you know Pitt doesn't play that game. Makes no sense to groom a wr for another team.
Last edited by BubbyBlister; 02-20-2013 at 03:50 PM.
Crabtree had holdout and injury problems and he really thrived under harbaugh, brandon marshall was incredible his second year...you say we dont have the patience, but we really do. We could get a WR that could play limited as a rookie and be good to go next season, you dont just put it off because you dont want to wait a year. Its really not uncommon for rookies to emerge their rookie year as at least a threat and theres several guys that could do that for us this year. Maclin, Jackson, Britt, Nicks, Wright, Gordon, Julio, AJ, bowe are all guys that emerged as legitimate threats as rookies. Then you have guys like sidney rice, roddy white, santonio holmes, jordy nelson that a take a year or two to get going, then theres guys like sweed, reggie williams, malcolm kelly, robert meachem, buster davis, ted ginn, anthony gonzales that never really do anything.
You dont pass on a premier WR talent because he might not contribute much until his second year
id still wouldnt mind warmack though
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