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    Okay, it's time to put myself in Colbert's shoes and take a look at how
    I would handle this if I were running the show. As I have already said,
    this is a tough draft to scout with many players having holes in their
    games and it will be a draft where players slip through the net too.

    I look at my needs and there are two major ones - OL and OLB. On the
    second tier, I would like to add a power back, receiver depth, secondary
    depth and depth on the DL. Looking at the board, obviously Joe Thomas
    will be long gone, that would leave me with Levi Brown on my radar, then
    there would be a dropoff to later in round one with Joe Staley and then
    the guards Blalock, Sears and Grubbs would be. OLB has talent with
    Timmons and Posluzny though I still think that 15 is a little high to be
    picking those guys, I would be more inclined to look at these guys in
    the late teens. A wild card in the equation is Adam Carriker, not a
    major need but a perfect fit for my team (and I am assuming Patrick
    Willis is off the board, if he isn't all bets are off and Willis is my
    man). Corner is being linked with me at 15, but I don't see it as a
    critical need at this time. I like Revis and Hall though so they must
    figure in the equation. A further complication to this is the fact that
    I'm not sold on Levi Brown 100 percent although he would be decent value
    at that spot, he may have gone by then rendering this discussion
    pointless, but if it came to that then I would have an overwhelming
    desire to get Carriker if he were there or trade down, pick up extra
    picks and still get value later on. So if I slide down 5 spots, I should
    still get help, be it in the form of Staley, of Grubbs or a LB. In
    short, I look to trade down and get value.

    Here is my value board, you know the drill, cross the names off the list
    and the one who is at the top when the Steelers are on the clock is my
    man.

    Patrick Willis
    Adam Carriker
    Levi Brown
    Lawrence Timmons
    Leon Hall
    Darrelle Revis
    Paul Pozluzny

    Those seven guys would be on my radar at 15.

    If we go down to 20, then the following come into play....

    Ben Grubbs
    Justin Blalock
    Joe Staley
    Aaron Ross

    Herein lies the perfect storm. If everything were to fall into place, I
    would pick Carriker in one, Brian Leonard in 2 and Stewart Bradley in
    three. I doubt it would come to that, Leonard's versatility might land
    him a spot late in round one, Bradley could take advantage of a lack of
    OLB depth overall and get forced up the board too. Plus, if I do trade
    down I would have extra picks to go after OL depth too, so trading down
    gives me volume to my draft, and I like volume a lot :-) But by need, I
    have to come out of day one with a top OL prospect and a decent OLB, my
    work will be good if I have managed that.

    Day two would see me go after depth, I have two fourth round picks,
    Marshall Yanda can play guard or tackle, Tony Ugoh could fall and
    represent good value early on day two, and I could get more LB and DB
    help for special teams too. Tony Hunt or Dewayne Wright would fill my
    need for a big back if Leonard isn't there. A productive, smart receiver
    would be a nice pickup too. And I would draft a punter in round 5,
    either Podlesh or Sepulveda would be an upgrade on Gardocki. And in
    round 7, I would take a QB, just to see if I could get one to stick,
    Jared Zabransky would be on my radar late.

    This is not a deep draft, so I would have to be creative in filling out
    for depth. Again, my mantra is let someone else make the mistakes, don't
    reach, let the draft figure it's way out, stay focused on what I am
    doing and all will be well.
    Peace & Yours in Black 'N Gold,

    Lyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerlyn
    This is not a deep draft, so I would have to be creative in filling out for depth. Again, my mantra is let someone else make the mistakes, don't reach, let the draft figure it's way out, stay focused on what I am doing and all will be well.
    Good advice, also keeping it together and don't panic.


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    That is an excellent plan, Lyn. I enjoyed reading that. Great Job!!!

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    Glad you enjoyed it but I did not do it, let me clear that up lol. A friend named Dave who runs a group of about 25 Steeler fans that I have belonged to 14 years does it, every year!
    Peace & Yours in Black 'N Gold,

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    Again, my mantra is let someone else make the mistakes, don't reach, let the draft figure it's way out, stay focused on what I am doing and all will be well.
    That's the ticket..we can't afford to reach for any picks this year.

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