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« Reply #10 on: Jan 18, 2012 at 16:20 »

I still think we need a ILB with our first pick, that being said I do agree that the first three rounds we need to go Defense right up the middle.

1st- Dont'a Hightower - ILB
2nd - Alameda Ta'amu - NT
3rd - Harrison Smith - SS
4th - Best OT available
5th - Same as above
6th - Blair Walsh - K
7th - Patrick Witt - QB (Yale)

Here is a good site that ranks all the players by positon, size, speed and round

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2012_QB



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« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2012 at 16:21 »

With the emergence of Brown would anyone consider trading Wallace, or tendering him
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 18, 2012 at 17:54 »

From the WWL

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Alabama DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw (92)
Upshaw's first step is just average, but he's arguably the best hand-fighter in this group. He shows above-average upper-body strength on film, and his active hands make it difficult for offensive tackles to sustain blocks on him. There's also a lot to like about Upshaw's foot speed. At 6-2 and 271 pounds, he has the lateral quickness to keep offensive tackles off-balance and impressive finishing power as a pass-rusher.

NFL fit: Pittsburgh has more pressing needs than a pass-rusher, but it wouldn't come as a surprise if the Steelers took Upshaw in the first round. Standout OLB James Harrison is 33 years old and on the downside of his career, despite what his production says. Upshaw is a perfect fit for the scheme, and he's capable of pushing 2010 second-round pick Jason Worilds for the starting job when Harrison moves on.

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South Florida G Jeremiah Warren does not have great athletic ability or lateral agility, which causes him to struggle in space, but he showed good balance and plays with his feet under him. Warren has a massive frame (6-2⅞, 336), displayed a strong punch, and shows the ability to get movement and sustain in the run game when he plays with leverage. He also slid is feet well in one-on-one drills and used his long arms well, and Warren could be working his way into the later rounds.

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Miami DT Micanor Regis had a good day, and at 6-2⅝ and 309 pounds he has the look of a prototypical 4-3 nose tackle. Regis is put together well, has violent hands and showed quickness off the ball. He got good initial surge and gave effort in pursuit, and Micanor was able to win some one-on-one matchups with his hands. He is looking like might go in the mid-to-late rounds.
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 19, 2012 at 09:15 »

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« Reply #14 on: Jan 20, 2012 at 10:33 »

R1.  ILB Don’t’a Hightower, Alabama.  6'3", 260#, 4.78 est.
R2.  NT Josh Chapman, Alabama.  6'1", 310#, 5.02 est.
R3.  OT Matt McCants, University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB).  6’6”, 295#, 5.26 est.
R4.  OLB Adrian Robinson, Temple.  6’1”, 250, 4.73 est.
R5.  RB/FB Terrance Ganaway, Baylor.  5’11”, 240#, 4.62 est.
R6.  WR Derek Moye, Penn State.  6’4”, 210#, 4.54 est.
R7.  QB B.J. Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga.  6’3”, 234#.
R7.  SS Winston Guy, Kentucky. 6’1”, 216#, 4.57 est.
R7.  OG Joe Looney, Wake Forest.  6’3”, 320#, 5.02 est.
FA:  NT Hebron Fangupo, BYU; DB Micah Pellerin, Hampton; K Randy Bullock, Texas A&M; some others.
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 23, 2012 at 08:11 »

I still think we need a ILB with our first pick, that being said I do agree that the first three rounds we need to go Defense right up the middle.

1st- Dont'a Hightower - ILB
2nd - Alameda Ta'amu - NT
3rd - Harrison Smith - SS
4th - Best OT available
5th - Same as above
6th - Blair Walsh - K
7th - Patrick Witt - QB (Yale)


I can't see ignoring OL past the first 3 rounds AGAIN. They badly need a LG or OT in the top three (preferably top 2).
While I think we need another ILB, we could survive with a solid R4-R6 talent. We did win a Super Bowl with Larry Foote, so I think we can survive without 4 All Pro caliber LB's.

I'd much rather have a road grader on the Oline/Dline or a ballhawking safety.
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 20, 2012 at 15:20 »

R1.  ILB Don’t’a Hightower, Alabama.  6'3", 260#, 4.78 est.
R2.  NT Josh Chapman, Alabama.  6'1", 310#, 5.02 est.
R3.  OT Matt McCants, University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB).  6’6”, 295#, 5.26 est.
R4.  OLB Adrian Robinson, Temple.  6’1”, 250, 4.73 est.
R5.  RB/FB Terrance Ganaway, Baylor.  5’11”, 240#, 4.62 est.
R6.  WR Derek Moye, Penn State.  6’4”, 210#, 4.54 est.
R7.  QB B.J. Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga.  6’3”, 234#.
R7.  SS Winston Guy, Kentucky. 6’1”, 216#, 4.57 est.
R7.  OG Joe Looney, Wake Forest.  6’3”, 320#, 5.02 est.
FA:  NT Hebron Fangupo, BYU; DB Micah Pellerin, Hampton; K Randy Bullock, Texas A&M; some others.

I'm not high on Hightower, or any other ILB in the first round not named Kuechly.

Here are a few prospects I'm really high on (no particular order) along the O-line:

OT:
Nate Potter - Boise St
Matt Reynolds - BYU (converted to OG)
James Brown - Troy (might be the steal of the OT class)
Joe Long - Wayne State

OG/OC:
Kevin Zietler - Wisconsin
Ryan Miller - Colorado
Amini Silatolu - Mid Western State
Brandon Brooks - Miami (OH)
David Molk - Michigan
Philip Blake - Baylor


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« Reply #17 on: Feb 27, 2012 at 12:29 »

From the sound of it, Poe moving up draft board almost as quickly as his 40 time.

Doubt he'll be there at 1.24.

44 reps and 4.87 (!) 40.  You fuckin' serious??

Somewhere, HarryAway just shit his scrubs.
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« Reply #18 on: Feb 27, 2012 at 12:35 »

One of the other highly rated NTs (Fletcher Cox) impressing as well.

These 300#+ guys running sub 5.0 times is redonkulous.
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 28, 2012 at 13:12 »

Also, from the articles I've read, Burfict is absolutely tanking at the combine, on and especially off the turf.
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