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2013 NFL Draft – Round Two & Three Discussion


Ok, thanks to the great participation that we had in the day one post on the 2013 NFL draft, we will give you a clean thread to post in for day two. I have already posted my thoughts on the potential targets of the Pittsburgh Steelers in rounds two and three, so add a few of yours and tell us what a few other teams might do in addition. Use this post to discuss anything and everything and it will be stuck to the top of the front page the entire day. Below is the current draft order for day two. Have at it.

ROUND 2
1     JAX     Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International
2     TEN     Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
3     PHI     Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
4     DET     Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
5     CIN     Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
6     SD     Manti Te\'o, ILB, Notre Dame
7     NYJ     Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
8     SF     Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State
9     BUF     Robert Woods, WR, USC
10     OAK     Menelik Watson, OT, Florida St.
11     TB     Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
12     CAR     Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
13     ARI     Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
14     BUF     Kiko Alanso, ILB, Oregon
15     DAL     Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
16     PIT     Le\'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
17     NYG     Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
18     CHI     Jon Bostic, ILB, Florida
19     WAS     David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
20     NE     Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss
21     CIN     Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist
22     MIA     Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
23     SF     Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
24     BAL     Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State
25     HOU     D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina
26     DEN     Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
27     NE     Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
28     ATL     Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
29     GB     Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
30     SEA     Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

ROUND 3
1     KC     Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
2     JAX     Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
3     DET     Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
4     OAK     Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
5     PHI     Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
6     CLE     Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
7     ARI     Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
8     TEN     Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
9     STL     T.J. McDonald, FS, USC
10     NYJ     Brian Winters, OT, Kent State
11     TB     Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
12     DAL     Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
13     NO     Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
14     SD     Keenan Allen, WR, California
15     MIA     Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee
16     BUF     Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
17     PIT     Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
18     DAL     JJ Wilcox, SS, Georgia Southern
19     NYG     Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
20     NO     Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia
21     NE     Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
22     CIN     Shawn Williams, SS, Georgia
23     WAS     Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
24     IND     Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois
25     SEA     Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State
26     SF     Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
27     HOU     Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
30     STL     Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
31     MIA     Will Davis, CB, Utah State
32     BAL     Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State
33     HOU     Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
34     KC     Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
35     TEN     Zaviar Gooden, OLB, Missouri

 

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  • RW

    I’m excited. Could go in a number of directions – I’m thinking Robert Woods falls and they snatch him up, but Arthur Brown and Jonathan Cyprien would be huge wins in my book as well. I don’t know that I’d take a RB until the third. I, for one, LOVE Andre Ellington for our offense. Stepfan Taylor and Jawan Jamison in the later rounds are also really intriguing. All of the other RBs are best suited for a man blocking scheme. Not saying we won’t pull and trap, but these other guys are all 3 down backs.

  • steeltown

    Happy Day Two to ALL!

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Hard to imagine the Steelers don’t go WR and RB in the next two rounds. My guess is that a mini-run on the remaining top receivers will begin in the 2nd round, so if the Steelers want someone like Woods, 48 is the time to do it. And even though we don’t have extra picks to work with, I could see us packaging our 5th and current 3rd to move way up in the 3rd round, if we see a RB falling that we want.

    Then again, maybe we grab Jonathan Franklin in this round, and look for a Ryan Swope, Marcus Wheaton, Aaron Dobson, or Stedman Bailey in the 3rd?

    Decisions, decisions. :)

  • JT

    Good news for the Steelers if they’re targeting a RB in round two. These teams are absolutely not looking for a back. Jac, SF, Phi, Det, Ten, Buf, Oak, TB, Car. So that’s 10 out of the 15 picks in front of them. I see the Bengals going defense after adding another offensive weapon in round one. I don’t see BA seeing RB as a huge need either, so I’d take Ari off the list as well. That leaves NY, SD, and Dal as good chances for a RB. I could see NY biting the bullet for Lacy. Dallas can’t recognize talent. So a decent shot Franklin is on the board, IMO. Definitely a guy like Bell.

  • JT

    I would be very shocked if Cyprien slid that far. I don’t know if he makes it past SF. But I certainly would not mind.

  • steeltown

    I like the way you think, WR, Safety and RB… though I think the depth of Safety in the 3rd Rd is greater, so Im kind of hoping WR or RB in the 2nd Rd

  • JT

    Jonathan Franklin and Bailey would make this draft for me. I’m tired of stalling in the redzone. Bring the TD machine to Pittsburgh!

  • steeltown

    Yea and also besides a run on QB’s, there should be a run on CB’s in the 2nd as well.. hopefully letting some of the offensive skill guys fall even further

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Agreed. I love both players, and would welcome them with open arms to Steeler Nation.

  • steeltown

    Man the Patriots are always draft savvy..this is the perfect year to trade back and collect 2nd and 3rd Rd picks…. and thats exactly what they did

  • steeltown

    SF drafted Reid, so he might, but I doubt he makes it to #48

  • JT

    They need a replacement for Whitner soon to, so they might take advantage of this year’s strong class.

  • RW

    Before the draft started yesterday, I would have said the same thing, but 3/4 of these GMs seem to be taking crazy pills (especially the ones picking early). I could see him sliding for no other reason than dumb group think about the talent level he’s faced in college.

  • steeltown

    Wheaton and Dobson are very good looking prospects, not getting alot of face time

  • steeltown

    True

  • RW

    For sure – red zone is most important. The real red zone machine is Montee Ball, but I don’t know how great his NFL career will be.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    And with so much quality depth at WR, it’s hard to imagine special players not falling to us. Who and when? Well, we’ll wait and see.

  • SteelersDepot

    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Jay Glazer reporting Tyrann Mathieu stiffed Texans and Seahawks after they scheduled trips for him to visit. Jay is right.

  • steeltown

    Why is he a UFA next season? He’s only 28yrs right?

  • Dan

    In Kiper’s 2nd round mock, he has us taking the Safety Swearinger at 48. In this scenario, Lacy, Te’o, Woods, Hunter, Jenkins, Cyprien and Carradine are all gone. We would be passing up Minter and Allen.
    Not so sure about that.

  • Jazz

    Robert Woods and Justin Hunter will be long gone. Keenan Allen might be there, but do you really want to take a player that has red flags?

  • JT

    A lot of the 49ers coverage I read claimed he was a liability down the stretch. So I think they just might want to replace him.

  • steeltown

    I like Swearinger, but I dont know about 48th overall

  • hergieburbur

    No, that is too high.

  • RW

    Why in the world would he do that?

  • rob c.

    The Cowboys biggest need entering the draft was safety and they pick one spot above the Steelers.

  • steeltown

    I agree, I have feeling Woods and Hunter are off the board

  • StrengthOfVictory

    I’m not sure if Woods will be gone. I think OTHER teams might choose Allen over Woods. Hunter will probably be gone, though.

  • Nolrog

    Why are there only 30 picks in the 2nd round?

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Saints don’t have a pick, for one.

  • Dan

    I view Allen as risky. But the upside is certainly there. Maybe worth risking a #2, but depends on their evaluation of the red flags and how much they want somebody else. He won’t last that long, but I’d love to have him with our 3rd.

  • steeltown

    I think the Saints forfeited a pick (for Bounty Scandal) and the Browns exercised a 2012 supplemental draft pick, I think for Josh Gordon

  • Dan

    I think we’ll see a bit of a run on WRs as well. So certainly could be good value at RB. Since we didn’t get one of the guards yesterday, I’d like to see us get somebody to help the running game, but really I’m thinking RB in later rounds. I still believe Dwyer and Redman can get the job done when everybody else is doing their job.

  • Dan

    As we get into the mid-rounds, time to start thinking about special teams. Who is the best special teamer still available? It never seems to happen but I would love to see us master the art of blocking kicks, especially FGs.

  • RW

    Special teams in rounds 2 and 3? I think you’re confusing the Steelers with the Raiders.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wilkes420 Christopher Wilkes

    Not necessarily if he’s talking WR/return man, but he did mention blocking kicks for some reason.

  • steeltown

    Thats true, I was forgetting about Allen…

  • Dan

    Maybe not in the 2nd, but certainly part of the equation in 3rd and beyond.

  • hergieburbur

    WR/Return man yes, anything else, not until the 5th.

  • RW

    If we take a true special teams player in the third I will destroy my television. Anything before the fifth is outrageous

  • hergieburbur

    I think Allen may be off the board. Performance concerns aside, they took an injury risk on Jones in the first. I don’t know if they do it again with Allen.

  • Russian Steel

    TE Travis Kelce in Rd 2 for us is my prediction. I know it may seem insane to a lot of you or even downright stupid, but obviously the Steelers want to get pass catchers in this draft as they considered getting a WR or TE in the 1st rd. I think this is the round they address the TE position, and I think Kelce is extremely underrated. That being said, I doubt he lasts to the middle of the third rd. I think he might be the next Gronk. Yes I went there. He is a great blocker and great receiver. Only issue is his route running isn’t the greatest, but most big men can’t run crisp routes. Even Gronk. Like Gronk he has great hands, accelerates after the catch, breaks tackles, and has good speed for a TE with a 4.64 40. Gronk ran a 4.68 in case you are wondering.

  • steeltown

    I agree.. when considering Allen I think it helps the chances of Woods falling

  • hergieburbur

    Kelce is probably the most well-rounded TE in the draft, but I think he may make it to the 3rd, as Ertz is also still on the board and will go first.

  • hergieburbur

    I prefer Hunter of the two by a slim margin, but I would be happy with both. If only Allen is left, I would probably rather go a different position and target Bailey in the third.

  • Jollyrob68

    He was sick. I see him going to San Fran or PAts in rd 2

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Don’t forget Escobar. He’s regarded by most as being the third best TE, so he may also help Kelce to slide.

  • Dan

    Well certainly he’d have to have value at his home position as well. I didn’t mean a kicker or long snapper. A receiver who is a great returner or DB who is a great tackler. Actually, I still remember Hines Ward blowing up returners in his rookie season on kick coverage. Of course now the league would through flags and dish out fines for half of those hits…but was fun to watch.

  • Jollyrob68

    I like Kelce but I fell LAcy will fall if San Fran doesn’t take him at 34 and then Jets.

  • RW

    Also – blocked kicks are statistical outliers in the NFL. Even when we had Chris Rainey (best kick blocker in the NCAA two years ago), we didn’t block kicks. I cannot stress enough that a K or P should not be drafted before the 5th. I think we draft for starters in two years and let them gain experience on ST in year one.

  • Jollyrob68

    Hunter,Woods, Allen,LAcy,Arthur Brown,Manti Te’o, Franklin,SIo Moore

  • hergieburbur

    True, but I don’t look at those guys as special teamers. In most cases, when you draft a WR/CB in the 3rd or later (and sometimes the 2nd) being able to play ST is a requirement for them to get on the field their first few years.

  • JohnnyV1

    Since it didn’t take place in Rd 1, which is where it historically does, perhaps we get a run on QB’s (Smith, Barkley, Nassib) in RD 2, pushing down some good players to our spot. Unfortunately, guys w/ speed (skill position guys) usually go quick in top of Rd 2, or so it seems.

  • Dan

    Nope definately not about kickers. Nobody special enough to consider drafting this year. And I’m not suggesting reaching for anybody, but if there is somebody who can block FGs that has a direct effect on the scoreboard.
    Speaking of reaching, did I mention Jerry Jones is a moron?

  • Russian Steel

    yeah it seems like there are a lot of good TEs in this draft. It’s pretty safe to say we will get one in this draft who is at least better than Matt Spaeth and David Paulson. I would hope so anyway. Speed isn’t everything but Paulson is very very slow and undersized whereas Spaeth is big and intimidating but much more bark than bite. So hopefully we get someone good enough that one of those two is off the roster before the season starts.

  • David Edward

    I’d take that JT

  • David Edward

    Headed over to the draft now for day two…saw Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith last night…both look like they could still play

  • steeltown

    Aha right!!? I said yesterday on my “5 surprises” post that it wouldnt surprise me to see Jerry do some sort of crazy move, whether trade up or trade down…. but trading down AND drafting Frederick in the 1st was freakin classic

  • Russian Steel

    For 3rd Rd I really like WR Ryan Swope. Great player and person. Had some concussions but is fine. Especially now with the new rules protecting receivers I think it’s really not much of an issue. I can see him and Brett Keisel teaming up for a hunting or fishing show since they are both fun loving rednecks.

  • steeltown

    Apparently Ahmad Bradshaw has been cleared for ‘football activity’ by the doctors… but regardless, I hope to see a new face (via the draft) on roster this season

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    Watch out for those Jets fans…

  • SteelersDepot

    An LSU cornerback and NFL Draft prospect was arrested in Eunice Thursday night for allegedly intimidating a police officer.
    http://www.katc.com/news/eunice-nfl-prospect-arrested-for-allegedly-threatening-officer/#_

  • Alan Felicia

    Kiper didn’t make that mock draft. The mock draft came from Steve Muench/Scout, Inc.

  • The Fighting Ingies

    Thoughts on ILB in round 2? With Arthur Brown, Teo, and Minter all available it seems like there is some value there. With a run on skill positions at least 1 of these guys should be available and a lot of mocks had these guys as round 1 value

  • Dan

    I was looking at the Kiper one, but indeed they’re similar. The only difference being Scouts has Allen going before the Steelers’ pick whereas Kiper has Allen going to Buffalo.

  • steeltown

    What about Gio Bernard?? Was he gone too?

  • SteelerDave

    To me Arthur Brown will be the best value / safest selection foru round two and we sure could use him.

  • SteelerDave

    He is also my choice for round three.

  • SteelerDave

    Perhaps Bernard is still there a few picks in front of us. Would we trade up to grab him?

  • steeltown

    I like Swope

  • Dan

    Neither Kiper nor Scouts include Bernard in their 2nd round projections. They both have Lacy going before 48 and Ball going after 48. Those two being the only RBs in Round 2.

  • Pete

    I’m still trying to figure that one out. 49ers get E. Reid and give up #31 and #74 since they have a ton of extra picks. Like taking candy from a baby. But…it would be really funny if Frederick turned out to be a perennial pro bowler and 12 year career.

  • hergieburbur

    Reports are we signed Larod Stephans-Howling to a 1 year deal. That bumps RB of the list for today.

  • nato762

    Is it still free ?…. I used to go when it was held @ MSG paramount …those were the days much more personal than now

  • Joey

    Larod Stephens-Howling signed by Steelers to 1- year deal today, does this mean no drafting an RB today or ??

  • ryan

    no one is talking about marcus lattimore, but if he fully recovers which i believe he will, what more could you want out of a steelers running back? tough, adequate speed, amazing character and dedication. I think he’s a steal anywhere from this point on

  • hergieburbur

    Probably

  • Dan

    If you told me an LSU cornerback and NFL Draft prospect was going to be arrested during the draft, I wouldn’t have guessed that one.

  • hergieburbur

    The medical thing scares me before the 3rd, but he is probably the best overall back in this draft when healthy.

  • Joey

    I would take Jonathan Franklin over him. Franklin has no real injuries and is very durable.

  • Joey

    Looking at Stephens-Howling, he is a speedy guy, Chris Rainey style player, not an every down back. Better for passing 3rd down situations.

  • hergieburbur

    Which is what they want to complement the two lumber guys they have. Unless a huge value falls, I expect them to wait until tomorrow to look at a RB.

  • Kysteeler

    Could mean they are looking at Lattimore, or a WR that won’t be returning kicks (Hunter), or most likely just depth.

  • Kysteeler

    I just hope they let the draft come to them. I see them trading back into the 3rd or 4th with the “large amount of players with potential” in this draft.

  • SteelersDepot

    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have agreed on a five-year, $110 million contract extension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9215794/green-bay-packers-sign-aaron-rodgers-contract-extension

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.shoemaker.520 Bob Shoemaker

    I hope that we can get a decent trade down in the 2nd as we need more players, by FAR, than we have picks and Colbert seems to be less hesitant to trade after the 1st round is over.

    If we stay put, I would hope for:

    2) Cornellius Carradine to fall, Eddie Lacy, Arthur Brown,
    or at the worst take Sio Moore

    3) Either Barrett Jones or David Quessenberry. Our OL depth is Beachum and folks that have never lined up yet as a pro.

    4) If we did not get Lacy, take Christine Micheal. Even if we do get Lacy, take Marcus Lattimore (He can take all year if needed to finish rehabbing his knee, but we have no backs under contract for 2014 and he and Lacy/Micheal would be an AWESOME pair of backs!)

    5) If we did not take a second LB in 2-5, take Micheal Mauti. If we did take an extra LB, take Zaviar Gooden and turn him over to Lake to make him a safety (That was the position he was recruited to college as but then they moved him to LB. Having watched as much film as I could find of him, he still plays like and has the instincts of a safety. Plays best in space with the play in front of him.)

    6a&b) Chris Gragg
    (While he may be useful as a TE until Heath gets back, my plan for him is to
    get him to lose 10lbs and be a 6’3” 234lb. 4.4-40 WR). Rodney Smith (probably a bust, but for a 6’5” 225lb. 4.43-40 prospect, I’d take a flier on him in the 6th and hope our new WR coach is actually good.) Latavius Murray.

    7) Mike Catapano or, if necessary, Brice Butler

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Safety should be looked at heavily in the 2nd with ILB close behind

  • mokhkw

    Yep, D all the way for Round 2 – other teams will get WR, RB, QB etc, and we’ll have a pick of a very good player.

  • rob c.

    3.6 yards per carry and has never caught 20 or more passes in a season. I am not thrilled with the pick up to be honest about it.

  • SteelersDepot

    (33)Jaguars – Jonathan Cyprien, FS, Florida International

  • SteelersDepot

    2(34)Titans (From 49ers via Chiefs) – Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    Yeah, I mean I have been hoping for an offensive difference maker in this round but my gut is telling me ILB or DE.

  • David Edward

    Hunter gone…Woods to follow soon

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    Damn..

  • SteelersDepot

    3(35)Eagles – Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford

  • Nolrog

    We need offense now.

  • dgh57

    I wanted this guy! Who else is going to fall until we get to our pick?!!

  • Dan

    I replied also a few hours ago (but post is still awaiting review by moderator???) that Bernard was rated between 50-95th overall prospect on most boards but not in the espn 2nd round mocks. Only nfl website ranked him first RB and to go to Cincy at the 37th pick. I guess they were right.

  • Intropy

    Ugh. Cyprien, Ertz, and Teo all gone right away. Any of the three would have have been a good pick for the Steelers.

  • David Edward

    There’s Woods

  • David Edward

    Steelers on the clock

  • David Edward

    So Franklin, Lacy, Allen or someone else?

  • Intropy

    Arthur Brown would be my choice. Or a trade back.

  • David Edward

    I like him too

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    It would sure take care of any LB issues for years to come.

  • hergieburbur

    Brown, Franklin, or Thomas for me.

  • hergieburbur

    Bell? WTF? We pick him a round early with Lacy and Franklin still on the board? We suck at 2nd round picks.

  • hergieburbur

    We were all WAY off. Bell a round early instead.

  • David Edward

    Wow

  • Intropy

    Holy crap. Le’Veon Bell would have been available in the 4th. That would have been decent value. The second is ridiculous.

  • Intropy

    That would have been a reasonable complaint if they took him in the 3rd. But they took him in the 2nd.

  • hergieburbur

    HORRIBLE pick with Lacy, Franklin, Brown, Allen, Thomas, etc on the board…

  • hergieburbur

    It’s the 2nd still buddy.

  • John Dewald

    Now can we fire Colbert? This is ridiculous. Even if he was in love with Bell…Trade down! Is he allergic to trading down? He’s only willing to do it about once every 4 years.

  • hergieburbur

    Why trade down, most had him as a 3/4 pick anyway. With the RBs left on the board, he was almost guaranteed to still be there in the third.

  • David Edward

    Hmm…Steelers could’ve had Eifert and Collins.

  • Intropy

    That’s my point. Round 3 would have been early. Round 2 is extremely early.

  • hergieburbur

    Oh. I did not get that at all from your post. Sorry.

  • David Edward

    Ravens get Brown…now that’s a good pick

  • hergieburbur

    Ravens and Bengals are killing it. We are…not.

  • mokhkw

    x2 whammy – have a bad draft while other teams in your Div have good ones.

  • David Edward

    Not a good sign

  • mokhkw

    I’ve found a way to feel better about our Draft by pretending I’m a Cowboys or Bills fan….

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    In Steelers we Trust…We now have a true 3 down back.

  • hergieburbur

    HAHA

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    Let’s see if the Steelers move up and nab Bailey.

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    …or stay and grab Guard…

  • http://www.facebook.com/drew.lalim Drew Lalim

    In Round Three, I’m hoping for:

    NT Jesse Williams or Brandon Williams

    or

    OG/C Barrett Jones – Alabama

  • David Edward

    Bailey or Shamarko here

  • http://twitter.com/softdrums Shea Fahr

    Either of the Thomas Safeties would not offend me.

  • David Edward

    Wheaton? Ehh surprise..he’s fast but slight …not sure many thought they’d go with him

  • hergieburbur

    Wheaton. They might get Shamarko in the 4th.

  • Intropy

    Wheaton’s a decent pick though it’s a shame Allen didn’t fall three more spots.

  • David Edward

    Pretty much have to go S in 4th now

  • David Edward

    I don’t mind Wheaton in third but actually surprised they didn’t go Bailey

  • David Edward

    Still free

  • John Dewald

    OK, I should have said “trade down if there isn’t anyone else you want at 48 rather than pick Bell.” I agree Bell would have been there at 79 but If they were concerned about it, trade down from 48 into the early 3rd and get some additional value. I don’t think I can stand watching the rest of the draft – too depressing.

    So far, if they had traded down from 17, we could have has Arther Brown, Jamie Collins, J.J Wilcox, and Markus Wheaton (I’m actually OK with that one although I would have preferred Bailey).

    Plus have the 83 and 102 picks still to come.

    All this assumes Pitt would get roughly the same value for trading down from 17-30 and then 30-52 as Dallis got form trading from 18-30 and NE got from going 29-52. That is an assumption but a reasonable one considering those trades actually occurred.

  • Intropy

    I think they’re fairly similar prospects.

  • Stevo

    Would it sound crazy to trade up back up into the 3rd and grab barkley as a backup?

  • David Edward

    Will Davis…wow! So early for him

  • David Edward

    Wheaton is more of a deep guy with speed and Bailey is a possession guy with good hands

  • David Edward

    Crazy yes

  • Ahmad

    Considering what was left on the draft board, I was very pleased with the selections we made tonight in Le’Veon Bell and Markus Wheaton. Now all we really need now is a S in the 4th round. I can’t imagine the pick being anything but a safety in the 4th. Phillip Thomas is still on the board so hopefully he’s still there.

  • steelersinhtown

    Love the Jarvis pick, you have to wonder about why his measurable were so low. The kid is a steeper fan since he was little. He has been training with Steeler players, childhood mentor a Steeler. Colbert said he was happy to see the low numbers. Later Jones predicted he would drop past the Steelers. He sandbagged the combine/pro day so he could be a Steeler. Steelers got top talent at 17.

    Bell in the second is great for our new run blocking scheme and improving young line. The Steelers have speed and return covered with the addition of Stephen Howling, who also has good hands. For those in love with Lacy, Bell is bigger and has better hands and runs like Stephen Jackson. Good things.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0ap1000000146225/article/leveon-bell-emerging-as-best-running-back-in-2013-nfl-draft

    Wheaton in the third is a great replacement for Wallace. Except Wheaton has ether hands and will fight for a ball.

    Overall we found replacements for Harrison, Mendenhall, and Wallace in the first three rounds and pick up a fa return/speedster back

    In

  • http://twitter.com/dericklyoung Derick L Young

    31-33 players on the current roster drafted by the Steelers and people say they don’t draft well… I only noticed ONE team that had more and it was by 2 or so and it was GB. people should research before posting. that’s a start. great job by Colbert and co. getting talent like that in positions of “need” superb.

  • Steelers32

    ….What was old is new again,

    Harrison gone Jones picked up…( strong solid pick)

    Mendenhall gone… Bell picked up (close as you are going to get to …dare I say it..(the Bus)

    Wallace gone…Wheaton picked up (speed replaced) + really like what I have read about attitude and work ethic.

    Far away from where I thought they would or could go, but what it
    tells me is this, they were exactly where they wanted to be in
    design/makeup of the team. And have now re-created it very much in the
    mold it was. Upgraded in 2 of the 3 spots and holding firm in the other
    (Jones).

    Had to sleep on it a little but if you liked them before you will
    like them better now, not flashy picks but all had a direct purpose,
    well done.

  • steeltown

    I liked Gio, he was my favorite

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