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    Trading down for value

    The only player that I believe is worthy of staying at 15 to grab is Amobi Okoye. I have said this before, this guy reminds me a lot of the guy we drafted first in 1969! Y'all might know him as Mean Joe. I believe he makes an immediate impact on somebodies defense and would love it to be ours! If we can't grab Okoye I am hoping we trade down to pick up an extra pick in the 3rd. Anthony Spencer, Adam Carriker, or Jarvis Moss would all be good picks in late round 1! After senior bowl week I am a huge Okoye fan! He was the most outstanding player in that week! He also seems to possess the character that the Rooney's like in their players. I think Okoye is a player who we will see in Hawaii for many years to come and I for one am hoping to see him there wearing a black helmet! Oh yeah, and he's only 19. And all those great O-lineman that some of you are frothing at the mouth to get........they couldn't block this guy in the game or in practice. Staley, Grubbs, Blalock and Kalil got ate up by this guy! That is why on most scouts boards this guy jumped from a 2nd rounder all the way up to a top 10 pick. If he falls to 15 we need to grab him and if someone snags him move down for one of the other 3 I mentioned above! IMHO

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    Okoye got my attention big time after the Senior Bowl. I would definitely lock and load to pick this guy up. I wonder if he could dominate some of our veterans? If we get this guy, I am definitely want to make a trip to Latrobe to watch him in action. I am so pumped for this season to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by House of Steel View Post
    I wonder if he could dominate some of our veterans?
    I think its safe to say that he will dominate O-lineman at the NFL level too! After all, he was playing against some of this years top O-line prospects and they couldn't handle him! Does he have room for growth and developement? Yes! That is what makes him so scary! Every NFL defense has those 2 or 3 players that anchor the defense that you build around. I really think Okoye is one of those. Just like Demarcus Ware has been to the Cowboys D! I would hate to see him blowing up our running plays in the backfield wearing Bengal stripes! Know what I mean?

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    I've been reading a lot about this guy and also seen him in action @ Louisville. Hes a stud alright and would make any defense a hell of a lot better. Been playing since he was 16 at the college level. Just imagine what he'll be like in another 5 years.


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    The way his stock has skyrocketed he could easily be gone in the late top 10 so we're going to have to trade up to get him if the team feels that strongly; which could mean having to part with a 3rd round pick unless we put a player in the deal. I'd love to have him, he's about as much of a sure thing as you're going to get but I don't know if we're willing to pay what teams will want to move up.


    As far as trading down a few spots for value, Im all for it to get a guy like Spencer.

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    As high as 8th....As low as 18th

    I have seen Okoye projected everywhere between the 8th and the 18th pick in the latest mock drafts. If he falls to 15th I think he's a no brainer! And I still think we would have a shot at Spencer/Carriker/Moss in round 2 at the 47th pick. Also that salary cap article discussed compensatory picks for Chris Hope, Kimo Von Ol Hoffen and Atwaan Randle El. Possibly an extra 3rd and an extra 4th rounder. Perhaps we go O-line in the 3rd with 2 picks and then address a FWP stablemate in the 4th. Yeah, its nice to dream!
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    The big rumor out of Miami is they may draft Okoye or Levi Brown with their pick. I wish they would bypass that and draft a damn QB like Quinn cause then, I would suspect Okoye to drop right into our laps. I swear Tomlin and Colbert would be damn stupid if they pass him up.

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    Ive been reading up on tons of mocks all over the web the lowest Ive seen is 18 I believe. Stranger things have happened, who would have thought Ben would fall to us in the draft.

    Yeah we can definitely dream If the steelers want this guy, Im sure their draft team will scouting everybody around them to see how much somebody wants to move up to get him. If we could give away some comp. picks to move up that would be ideal although unlikely IMO. Spencer is a late first round to high 2nd round but I'd be willing to take him at around 20 if it works out.

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    While im dreaming

    Im picturing Brett Kiesel moving back to ILB and Okoye playing DE in the 3-4 with Spencer replacing Haggans at OLB!

    A. Smith C. Hampton A. Okoye
    A. Spencer J. Farrior B. Kiesel J. Porter


    How would you like to run or block against that front 7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGold4vr View Post
    Im picturing Brett Kiesel moving back to ILB and Okoye playing DE in the 3-4 with Spencer replacing Haggans at OLB!

    A. Smith C. Hampton A. Okoye
    A. Spencer J. Farrior B. Kiesel J. Porter


    How would you like to run or block against that front 7?
    That's not a bad scenario, although Im thinking Larry Foote might have something to say about it.

    If we could land Okoye, he'd could fit in to the plans of integrating a 43 hybrid scheme as well, then you'd have Hampton, Okoye, A. Smith, and Kiesel. Now THAT would be formidable as well

    Im not sure Keisel would do so well anymore at ILB, he had a great year on the DL and he's a bit big to be back there in the middle unless we're going back to the Levon Kirkland type of LB corp

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