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Old 10-31-2007, 11:25 AM    (permalink
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Cool Jakeys Mid Season Mock

Seems everone else is giving it a go, i thought i might aswell join the crew. This is my first ever go at a mock, so it might be a bit ******, anyways:

Round 1- Vernon Gholston, OLB, Ohio State - 6'4", 260, 4.56.

While James Harrison is solid against the run, and he's one of my fav' players, i dont think he's the long term answer for OLB, and there isnt any depth behind him. I think we would bring in Gholston and use him the same as we have with Woodley this year. With Haggans and Silverback getting up there in age, i dont think we pass on someone with this much upside, especially if the decent O-Linemen are off the board. Also if we continue using the cover-2 like we have the past few weeks, Woodley and Gholston would be a monster pair of bookends with 4 down linemen.

Round 2- Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt - 6'6", 315, 5.20.

I think this is a certain here, regardless of if its Williams or somebody else we have got to draft an OT. With Willie Colon better suited for guard, and Marvel getting older (and more inconsistent) we desperatley need someone who can learn for a year or two behind Marvel (or play RT), and eventually be his successor.

Round 3- Kentwan Balmer, DE, North Carolina - 6'5", 298, 5.12.

Our lack of depth at DE bacame pretty apparent against the Bungles. While Kirshcke and Eason are veterens, and are usefull to give Smith/Keisel a breather, They are not up to standard when they have to play full time. Balmer has got good athletisism, and monster strength and i think he would be an ideal replacement for Smith in a few more years. (if Balmer isnt there in the 3rd, i wouldn't mind looking at Brian Johnston in round 4/5).

Round 4- Zackary Bowman, CB, Nebraska - 6'2", 200, 4.50.

With Deshea getting older, and B-Mac being abit unproven, i think someone like Bowman would be ideal. He's got the size of a safety, he's good against the pass, and he aint afraid to help in the run game-Kinda in the mold of Ike Taylor. I think he falls this far because of the speed (which doesnt bother me at all)

Round 5- Andrew Crummey, OG, Maryland - 6'5", 310, 5.30.
or...Mike Gibson, OG/OT, California - 6'5", 308, 5.24.

I think either of these would add valuable depth, mainly because they are so versitile- Crummey could play guard or centre, Gibson could play guard or tackle. With ppl's contracts running out soon, i think a player with some position flexibility on the O-Line would be a major plus. Either of these players could be gone by now, but i think one of them falls.

Round 6- Kenny Moore, WR, Wake Forest - 5'11", 200, 4.49.

Again this kid could be gone by now, but if he was here i would love to get him. He's got the kinda build i like for a WR- short and stout. He has got a good skill set, and he has definately got some upside. He could contribute on special teams at first (possible KR/PR) and could eventually become a solid reciever.

...Well theres my first ever mock, tell me if you like it, or if you don't. Any praise, critisism, advice would be appreciated. Thanks allot guys.

EDIT: I just looked over Scott's rankings, and realised Bowman is more highly touted then i thought he was! I still like him though, so if we could get him at some point that would be cool.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:25 PM    (permalink
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As you already know Im not at all in favor of linebacker round 1, so Ill go straight to the second round. Youve gotta assume were gonna end up with picks at the bottom of each round. No way Chris Williams falls to be the 50+ player selected in the draft. In the third Balmer to me is a guy who has everything on paper but lacks a nasty demeanor and solid effort on the field. To play in the Steelers front three you need toughness and hunger, neither Balmer posses to me. Onto Bowman, who I like but not for us. What we need in a corner is a productive Ike Taylor mold. That means fast and a cover guy. Bowman is neither fast or a cover corner so he would only get lost woth Townsend, BMac, ***. So although I love Bowmans frame and such, he isnt what were after in a corner right now. In rd 6 I like Kenny Moore but were looking for the big target guy. Its no secrect that Ben love big recievers. His guy was Plax when he was here and now it seems he loves Miller. The WR we need to land has to be a big strong target. So again its a case of good player bad fit.

Overall not bad for your first mock. JUst next time look into what we want, need, urgency, mold, diversity.
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[quote=Jakey;701343]Seems everone else is giving it a go, i thought i might aswell join the crew. This is my first ever go at a mock, so it might be a bit ******, anyways:

Round 1- Vernon Gholston, OLB, Ohio State - 6'4", 260, 4.56.

While James Harrison is solid against the run, and he's one of my fav' players, i dont think he's the long term answer for OLB, and there isnt any depth behind him. I think we would bring in Gholston and use him the same as we have with Woodley this year. With Haggans and Silverback getting up there in age, i dont think we pass on someone with this much upside, especially if the decent O-Linemen are off the board. Also if we continue using the cover-2 like we have the past few weeks, Woodley and Gholston would be a monster pair of bookends with 4 down linemen.

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