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    as this years draft is over wat r some players that we may be lookin at for this year


    some players i am lookin at our


    glen dorsey dt/de lsu
    jonathon goff ilb vandy
    early doucet wr lsu


    give me some more names that we may be lookin at
    or be interested in next year

    also if patrick turner came out
    would u like him
    hes 6-5 220
    similar to dj but i think better and faster
    Last edited by S4L; 05-03-2007, 02:36 PM. Reason: Same idea, two consecutive posts.

  • #2
    also

    dre moore nt/de and erin henderson LB from umd

    homer picks i know

    thanks to steel man for the fresh sig

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    • #3
      Hmm

      I think Timmons should stay at OLB.


      My #1 pick?

      Jasper Brinkley, MLB, South Carolina. He's great in coverage and even better at run plugging.


      Personally,

      I know it's early, but I like this type of draft.

      1) Jasper Brinkley, MLB, South Carolina
      2) Will Arnold, OG, LSU
      3) Gosder Cherilous, LT, Boston College
      4) Anthony Morelli, QB, Penn State
      5) Jehuu Caulcrick, RB, Michigan State
      6) B.J. Raji, NT, Boston College
      7)Casper Brinkley, DE/OLB, South Carolina

      As you can tell I'm a trenches guy. I think we have plenty of CB's now... Ike, Bryant, DeShea, Madison, Coke and ***.

      And as you can see I'm a trenches guy.
      If Capizzi can make it to LT, then Gosder will be a monster RT.

      Will Arnold isn't as quick as Faneca, but he's got one of the most undeniable mean streaks I've ever seen.

      Morelli is a Backup QB with size, quicks, needs some coaching.

      Caulcrick is that big bodied RB in case of Mosley/Russell not being the answer.

      Raji is a bigger Casey Hampton with a mean streak.

      Casper is a quick twitch undersized DE. He'll give us some 3-4/4-3 Depth.

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      • #4
        A very early look, would go like this:
        1st Long OT 6-7/315 Michigan
        2nd Blake DE/OLB 6-3/250 TCU or Crable OLB 6-5/245 Michigan
        3rd Toal ILB/FB 6-2/240 BCU
        4th Zbikowski FS 6-0/210 ND
        5th Caulcrick RB 6-0/240 MSU or Hillard RB 6-1/230 Montana

        The pick up a big WR in FA.
        Cuts and potential FA losses by start of 2008 season:
        Wilson WR
        Washington WR
        Okabi C
        Faneca G
        Starks OT
        Clark S
        Eason DE
        Haggans OLB
        Gardocki P
        Davenport RB
        Batch QB
        Simmons G
        Townsend CB
        Farrior ILB
        Major hits coming along the OL and in the LB core. Depth in the secondary will be an issue, and still need a big WR.
        Last edited by richdg; 05-03-2007, 11:14 AM.

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        • #5
          Next year's draft is going to be like last year's in my opinon, because you know one or two of the junior runningbacks are going to come out. There seems to be a ton of guys to look at at every position next year, and thats before the season even starts. You know some unknown guys will just come out of nowhere and lite up the field. I'm pumped. The only guys from PSU who might suprise people this year that I can think of are Morelli and Austin Scott, who played in the Orange Bowl when Hunt went down.

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          • #6
            There are more underclassmen every year. But after this year, that trend might start to reverse itself.
            I wish there were more Steeler fans from other parts of the nation, on this forum. Most of us watch the Big Ten, MAC, and Big East. But very few of us know much about players from the South and West. Other than the big name guys.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by richdg View Post
              There are more underclassmen every year. But after this year, that trend might start to reverse itself.
              I wish there were more Steeler fans from other parts of the nation, on this forum. Most of us watch the Big Ten, MAC, and Big East. But very few of us know much about players from the South and West. Other than the big name guys.
              Which Guys are you looking for.. What position? I'll dig some names to watch out for.

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              • #8
                Yeah a lot of underclassmen really dropped this year, which is suprising because I dont think this class was as talented all around as in previous years. I was saying before that there are a lot of seniors with a lot of potential for next year, plus you will have the juniors that come out as well to bolster the class.

                I think theres a couple steelers guys here that are down south and out in big 12 country. I dont know any fans over on the west coast though.

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                • #9
                  What areas of need will the Steelers have next year? OL, power RB, big WR, same as this year and were not addressed, DL if we do go 4-3 full time, a young QB, and maybe DB's depending how Taylor, McFadden, Smith, and Colgouglh do this year. Like I said, we have the NE part of the country covered. Breaking it down, we could loose 3 OLmen next year. All 3 are currently starters. Faneca, Simmons, and Starks. Major RED light here. A power back would be a day 1 need, but a big WR would be a day 2 need. I would also add another player to the front 7 on day 1. QB's on day 2 and well as DB's.

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                  • #10
                    Since we didn't get Poz this year; let's get Dan Connor next. Would love Jake Long too. Thought he was the best tackle I saw all year.

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                    • #11
                      Some guys from South and West that will be around 2008 (I'll do Eligibles after).

                      QB:

                      Colt Brennan, Hawaii
                      Josh Johnson, San Diego
                      Paul Smith, Tulsa
                      Brent Schaeffer, Mississippi
                      Dennis Dixon, Oregon

                      RB:

                      Brandon Ore, Virginia Tech
                      Tashard Choice, Georgia Tech
                      Dantrell Savage, Ok State
                      Ryan Torain, Arizona State
                      Rafael Little, Kentucky
                      Yvenson Bernard, Oregon State
                      Jehuu Caulcrick, Michigan State
                      Lynell Hamilton, San Diego State
                      Micah Andrews, Wake Forest

                      FB:

                      Owen Schmidt, West Virginia
                      Peyton Hills, Arkansas
                      Jacob Hester, LSU
                      Michael Pitre, UCLA
                      Mike Cox, Georgia Tech

                      WR:

                      Early Doucet, LSU
                      Limas Sweed, Texas
                      Adarius Bowman, Ok State
                      Andre Caldwell, Florida
                      DJ Hall, Alabama
                      Dorien Bryant, Purdue
                      Maurice Purify, Nebraska
                      Adrian Arrington, Michigan
                      Marcus Monk, Arkansas
                      Keenan Burton, Kentucky
                      Lance Leggett, Miami
                      Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech
                      Darius Reynaud, West Virginia
                      Amarri Jackson, South Florida
                      De'Cody Fagg, Florida State
                      Derek Kinder, Pittsburgh (Hines Ward 2 IMO(I Want him!))
                      Cam Colvin, Oregon
                      Keith Brown, Alabama
                      Jabari Arthur, Akron
                      Jordy Nelson, Kansas State
                      Bruce Hocker, Duquesne
                      Brian Paysinger, Oregon

                      TE:

                      Martin Rucker, Missouri
                      Jacob Tamme, Kentucky
                      Kory Sperry, Colorado State
                      Tom Santi, Virginia
                      Chris Hopkins, Toledo
                      Joey Haynos, Maryland (My favorite thus far)
                      JJ Finley, Oklahoma

                      OT (My rankings):

                      Sam Baker, Southern Cal
                      Jake Long, Michigan
                      Kirk Barton, Ohio State
                      Barry Richardson, Clemson
                      Gosder Cherilous, Boston College
                      Tony Hills, Texas
                      Pedro Sosa, Rutgers (Be sweet to add him to our Rutgers Crew (Stapleton/Stephenson)
                      Brandon Rodd, Arizona State
                      John Greco, Toledo
                      King Dunlap, Auburn
                      Bobby Byrd, Washington State
                      Chris Williams, Vanderbilt
                      John Shaw, Penn State
                      Jeremy Zuttah, Rutgers
                      Jason Boone, Utah
                      Tyler Luellen, Missouri
                      Matt Spanos, USC


                      OG:

                      Will Arnold, LSU (Next Faneca IMO)
                      Jordan Grimes, Purdue
                      Roy Schuening, Oregon State
                      Shannon Tevaga, UCLA
                      Drew Radovich, USC
                      Andrew Crummey, Maryland

                      OC:

                      John Sullivan, Notre dame
                      Doug Legursky, Marshall
                      Kory Lichensteiger, Bowling Green


                      3-4 DE:

                      Chris Long, Virginia
                      Kendall Langford, Hampton
                      Glenn Dorsey, LSU
                      Frank Okam, Texas
                      DeMarrio Pressley, NC State
                      DeMonte Bolden, Tennessee
                      Dre Moore, Maryland
                      Andre Fluellen, Florida State
                      Red Bryant, Texas A&M
                      Chris Norwell, Illinois
                      Keilen Dykes, West Virginia
                      Nick Hayden, Wisconsin


                      3-4 NT:

                      Sedrick Ellis, USC
                      Marcus Harrison, Arkansas
                      James McClinton, Kansas
                      Carlton Powell, Virginia Tech
                      Trevor Laws, Notre Dame
                      BJ Raji, Boston College

                      3-4 OLB (DE/OLB's):

                      Lawrence Jackson, USC
                      Bruce Davis, UCLA
                      Chris Ellis, Virginia Tech
                      Quentin Groves, Auburn
                      Tommy Blake, TCU
                      Kenny Iwebema, Iowa
                      Jeff Schweiger, USC
                      Dexter Manley II, Oregon
                      Chris Harrington, Texas A&M
                      Darrell Robertson, Georgia Tech
                      Jameel McClain, Syracuse
                      Tim Jamison, Michigan

                      3-4 OLB (OLB):

                      Dan Connor, Penn State
                      Keith Rivers, USC
                      Shawn Crable, Michigan
                      Bo Ruud, Nebraska
                      Brandon Miller, Georgia
                      Nick Watkins, Clemson


                      3-4 ILB (OLB):

                      Ali Highsmith, LSU
                      Xavier Adibi, Virginia Tech
                      Brian Toal, Boston College
                      Phillip Wheeler, Georgia Tech
                      Robert Killebrew, Texas
                      Malik Jackson, Louisville
                      Wesley Woodard, Kentucky

                      3-4 ILB (MLB):

                      Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
                      Vince Hall, Virginia Tech
                      Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt
                      Jeremy Leman, Illinois
                      Mike Klinkenborg, Iowa
                      Luke Sanders, LSU
                      Adam Kadela, Northwestern


                      CB:

                      Paul Oliver, Georgia (Could enter Supplemental draft as he will be ineligible to play next season (Academics, .8 GPA))
                      DeJaun Tribble, Boston College
                      Antoine Cason, Arizona
                      Terrell Thomas, USC
                      Dwight Lowery, San Jose State
                      Chevis Jackson, LSU
                      Mike Jenkins, South Florida
                      Zachary Bowman, Nebraska

                      FS:

                      Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee
                      Darien Williams, Oklahoma
                      Quintin Demps, UTEP
                      Jamie Silva, Boston College

                      SS:

                      Jamar Adams, Michigan
                      Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame



                      Top Juniors:

                      Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri
                      Nate Longshore, QB, Cal
                      Bobby Reid, QB, Ok State
                      Ben Olson, QB, UCLA
                      Pat White, QB, West Virginia

                      Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
                      Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia
                      Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
                      Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
                      Jon Stewart, RB, Oregon
                      Ian Johnson, RB, Boise State
                      Javorskie Lane, RB, Texas A&M

                      DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal
                      Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
                      Jaison Williams, WR, Oregon
                      Patrick Turner, WR, USC
                      Mario Urruttia, WR, Louisville
                      James Hardy, WR, Indiana
                      Davone Bess, WR, Hawaii
                      Derrick Williams, WR, PSU
                      Deon Butler, WR, PSU
                      Brian Robiskie, WR, OSU

                      Travis Beckum, TE, Wisconsin
                      Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M
                      Chase Coffman, TE, Missouri

                      Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
                      Alex Boone, OT, OSU
                      Jared Gaither, OT, Maryland
                      Lydon Murtha, OT, Nebraska

                      Jeremy Perry, OG, Oregon State
                      Cedric Dockery, OG, Texas
                      Michael Oher, OG, Mississippi

                      Eric Wood, C, Louisville
                      Alex Mack, C, California

                      34DE:
                      Calais Campbell, Miami
                      Tyson Jackson, LSU
                      Fili Moala, USC
                      Jeff Owens, Georgia

                      34NT
                      Roy Miller, Texas
                      Marlon Favorite, LSU
                      Myron Pryor, Kentucky

                      34OLB(DE)
                      Vernon Gholston, OSU
                      Brian Orakpo, Texas
                      Derrick Harvey, Florida
                      Matt Shaughnessy, Wisconsin
                      Mitch King, Iowa
                      Phillip Merlin, Clemson
                      Ian Campbell, Kansas State
                      Antwain Robinson, Arkansas
                      Rhyan Anderson, Miami
                      Derek Walker, Illinois
                      Stryker Sulak, Missouri

                      34OLB(OLB)

                      Brian Cushing, USC ( My fav pick)
                      Erin Henderson, Maryland
                      Anthony Felder, Cal
                      John Hale, UCLA


                      34ILB (OLB)

                      Geno Hayes, Florida State
                      Sean Lee, PSU
                      Steve Davis, Minnesota
                      Jerod Mayo, Tennessee

                      34ILB(MLB)

                      James Laurainitis, OSU
                      Rey Maualaga, USC
                      Ronnie Palmer, Arizona
                      Russell Allen, SDSU

                      CB:

                      Justin King, PSU
                      Aguib Talib, Kansas
                      Randy Phillips, Miami
                      Kevin Thomas, USC
                      Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech


                      FS:

                      Courtney Greene, Rutgers
                      Nic Harris, Oklahoma
                      Josh Pinkard, USC
                      Brandon Harrison, Michigan
                      Anthony Reddick, Miami

                      SS:

                      Kenny Phillips, Miami
                      Michael Hamlin, Clemson
                      Jamarca Sanford, Mississippi
                      Carlton Williams, South Florida

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by richdg View Post
                        What areas of need will the Steelers have next year? OL, power RB, big WR, same as this year and were not addressed, DL if we do go 4-3 full time, a young QB, and maybe DB's depending how Taylor, McFadden, Smith, and Colgouglh do this year. Like I said, we have the NE part of the country covered. Breaking it down, we could loose 3 OLmen next year. All 3 are currently starters. Faneca, Simmons, and Starks. Major RED light here. A power back would be a day 1 need, but a big WR would be a day 2 need. I would also add another player to the front 7 on day 1. QB's on day 2 and well as DB's.
                        MLB for Farrior (Jasper Brinkley)
                        LT (Sam Baker/Rich Barton rd 1... Gosder Cherilous/Pedro Sosa after Rd 1)

                        As for the needs they didn't meet..

                        4-3 DL? Aaron Smith/Chris Hoke would be the 3 Tech, Casey Hampton and Eason would be the NT...

                        and we have Keisel, Woodley, Derrick Jones and Ryan McBean(Could be DE/DT).. i think we have a great young DE Rotation.

                        Power RB... we answered in UDFA.. we have Mosley, Russell and Kuhn.. it could be answered next year.

                        Jehuu Caulcrick or Alley Broussard.. both day 2 guys.

                        I don't think we need a "Big" WR... we have Fowler(Who will likely make the team) at 6'3

                        I would like a guy that could take Hines #1 spot as a possession, fearless receiver... but lets see how they do this year and how the young guys progress before you say that we didn't address things right.

                        I think MLB and LT are the only things we'll need next year as Farrior will likely retire soon, and Marvel won't get a 3rd contract.

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                        • #13
                          Let's start to break it down a little. We will need a T, and it most likely should be a 1st or 2nd round pick. Starks will be gone, Essex is a fat boob, and I think Colon is better suited for G. Long or Baker are the 2 top choices. Baker is better as a pass blocker, more of a true LT. Long is bigger, stronger, and more of a RT. Compare Long to a bigger stronger version of Jon Jensen of the Redskins.
                          G's. Simmons will be gone. Just not the saem ever sense he developed diabetes. Kemo will fill one spot. Faneca will be gone. Those are really big shoes to fill The best G in the NFL. Maybe Colon fills in here? But that depletes the depth. Some time a G will have to be taken, day2.
                          Big WR. The only WR on the roster over 6-0 is Washington. A number 4 at best. Ward is still our 1, Holmes is the 2, Reid and Washington are the 4 &5. We need a 3. We have planty of small quick, fast WR. We need some size. Some where between 3rd and 5th round sounds about right.
                          Big RB. We needed one this year, we will really need one next year. But this is a 10-15 carries a game guy. Not a position to spend to high of a pick on. Again no higher than 3rd, nor lower than the 5th. Some of the best options are Caulcrick of MSU, Hillard (really like him, if he is fully recovered), and Kyle Bell RB CSU.
                          Need a young QB to come in as a 3rd. Ben and Batch are fine in the top 2 spots. But Batch is down to his last 2-4 years. Time to start grooming the next QB. Day 2 pick.
                          DB's. We may or may not need to pick some plyers here. It all depends on health and how our players rebound. Could be any round. It all depends on performence.

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                          • #14
                            Without starting another raging debate, I don't count on any rookie, UDFA, or bargin bin FA untill they produce. Eason, Woodley, Jones, McBean, have done nothing to show that they can be productive players. Maybe they will. But as of today, we do not know.

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                            • #15
                              Let's start to break it down a little. We will need a T, and it most likely should be a 1st or 2nd round pick. Starks will be gone, Essex is a fat boob, and I think Colon is better suited for G. Long or Baker are the 2 top choices. Baker is better as a pass blocker, more of a true LT. Long is bigger, stronger, and more of a RT. Compare Long to a bigger stronger version of Jon Jensen of the Redskins.

                              I agree, but don't forget next year is a very very very Strong year for OL.. I wouldn't mind a Gosder Cherilous/Pedro Sosa pick in rd 2-3.

                              I Would love Baker, but I don't see us picking top 10. As for Long... I don't think we'll need a rd 1 RT. We got Jason Capizzi. If he's a career RT, then draft Barton, Sosa/Cherilous. If he's the heir apparent to LT, then still draft Sosa/Cherilous. That will solidify our Bookends for a decade.


                              G's. Simmons will be gone. Just not the saem ever sense he developed diabetes. Kemo will fill one spot. Faneca will be gone. Those are really big shoes to fill The best G in the NFL. Maybe Colon fills in here? But that depletes the depth. Some time a G will have to be taken, day2.

                              Simmons isn't even in the running for G this year.. Kemo can develop at one spot. I still think Faneca gets resigned. At that point... You have Mahan, Kemo, Stephenson, Colon. If Faneca is gone.. Add Will Arnold. I think there won't be a drop off. He's the equivalent in run blocking, but he's a much better pass blocker.

                              Big WR. The only WR on the roster over 6-0 is Washington. A number 4 at best. Ward is still our 1, Holmes is the 2, Reid and Washington are the 4 &5. We need a 3. We have planty of small quick, fast WR. We need some size. Some where between 3rd and 5th round sounds about right.

                              What is everyone's fascination with "BIG" Wr's. I wouldn't mind a Rice or Jarrett. However, we still won the superbowl without one. It's not a gerat need. As long as you have 1-2 solid possession receivers and 1-2 burners, and their reliable.. we'll be fine. Don't forget we drafted Baker (6'3 208lbs) and our 2 UDFA's, Eric Fowler and Eric Deslauriers are both 6'3 and over 200lbs as well. I think Fowler will make the roster, he's a beast.

                              3-5th round "Big WR's" by my pre-season rankings are:

                              Todd Blythe, Iowa State
                              Ernie Wheelwright, Minnesota
                              Amarri Jackson, South Florida
                              De'Cody Fagg, Florida State

                              I don't really care for them.. if I had to take a WR for a future behind Ward as a reliable, fearless WR... I'll see how Fowler progresses.. and take Derek Kinder from Pitt. He'll be a Hines Ward Esque player (he did make that monster block for Revis)


                              Big RB. We needed one this year, we will really need one next year. But this is a 10-15 carries a game guy. Not a position to spend to high of a pick on. Again no higher than 3rd, nor lower than the 5th. Some of the best options are Caulcrick of MSU, Hillard (really like him, if he is fully recovered), and Kyle Bell RB CSU.

                              Again, we still have to see. Lets see What Russell (Who I remind you outplayed former rd 1 pick Laurence Maroney) and Paul Mosley (6'2 240lb runner with 4.5 40'.) He's a Brandon Jacobs monster.

                              Need a young QB to come in as a 3rd. Ben and Batch are fine in the top 2 spots. But Batch is down to his last 2-4 years. Time to start grooming the next QB. Day 2 pick.

                              This I agree with. I'd like to grab Morelli. He's got all the tools, he just needs some coaching... A year on the PS and he should be able to knock out Morelli. Other than that, I hope a ton of Juniors come out.. as the QB group next year is mediocre.

                              DB's. We may or may not need to pick some plyers here. It all depends on health and how our players rebound. Could be any round. It all depends on performence.


                              *******. is a Townsend Clone with Better speed/leaping ability. So, when Townsend Leaves... the only thing we may have to add is a backup for Smith at FS (if we don't re-sign Clark). Carter is getting up there. Coaches are still high on Lorello. I wouldn't mind adding Marcus Griffin from Texas later

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