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04-27-2013, 01:58 PM
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Usually not a fan of trading a pick from the future that's a higher round pick than you're getting in return but the Steelers will likely get a 3rd for Wallace and they must have also had a 3rd round grade on Thomas. They also just may not like next years draft as much.

No idea who that CB we drafted is but we needed some better depth there. Hopefully he does become another Keenan Lewis down the road. Let's just hope he shows something before his contract year unlike Lewis though.

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04-27-2013, 02:03 PM
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SI's report on Hawthorne here. The guy writing the report said he has 1st round talent but doesn't have the technique. Nice to have draft a kid who is decent player now and has a high ceiling

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...#players/98474

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04-27-2013, 02:15 PM
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Vince Williams, LB, Florida State, rSr, 6-1, 233
Michael Mauti, Penn State, ILB, rSr, 6-2, 243

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04-27-2013, 02:17 PM
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Mauti would be interesting.

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04-27-2013, 02:25 PM
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Mauti would be interesting.
Yeah, I would wait until 7th round to pick him.

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Is Swope still on the board?

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Is Swope still on the board?
Yeah, I'm surprised he's still available. I thought he'd have gone by third round. Not sure why.

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04-27-2013, 02:37 PM
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Some teams clearly think Swope was the product of that video game offense at Texas A&M.

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Yeah, I'm surprised he's still available. I thought he'd have gone by third round. Not sure why.
Concussion issues I believe?

I'd like to see the Steelers take a flyer on him.

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04-27-2013, 02:43 PM
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a Cal-U player was just picked...Eric Kush (C) to KC. NFL.om doesn't have a write-up for him.

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04-27-2013, 02:45 PM
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Concussion issues I believe?

I'd like to see the Steelers take a flyer on him.
You're right about concussions. That might be a reason why he's falling. He could end up like Austin Collie.

I still like to pick him in 6th round. It's pretty good value especially he was very productive at Texas A&M.

We'll have a nice set of receivers for Haley.

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04-27-2013, 02:55 PM
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You're right about concussions. That might be a reason why he's falling. He could end up like Austin Collie.

I still like to pick him in 6th round. It's pretty good value especially he was very productive at Texas A&M.

We'll have a nice set of receivers for Haley.
I believe Welker went undrafted because of a concussion history...

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04-27-2013, 02:56 PM
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04-27-2013, 02:59 PM
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Hawthorne has blazing speed (4.31) and was also utilized on offense. Not a bad project player to have. We have enough people on the depth chart there and it's certainly possible that he would get moved.

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As for Swope, he has very small hands and apparently dropped a lot of balls at Pro day or whatever. It's a different world catching the ball from a pro QB.

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04-27-2013, 03:02 PM
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Also, surprised to see Chris Thompson (RB) get his name called. Even more surprised that it was in the 5th round.

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04-27-2013, 03:08 PM
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Even more surprised that Da'Rick Rodgers is still on the board. Guy is a freaking beast. Julio Jones with a bad attitude.

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Hawthorne has blazing speed (4.31) and was also utilized on offense. Not a bad project player to have. We have enough people on the depth chart there and it's certainly possible that he would get moved.
What's your take on all of the picks so far?

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04-27-2013, 03:13 PM
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What's your take on all of the picks so far?
I'm mostly pleased. We left some value on the board, but we addressed the areas I was most concerned about: OLB, S & QB. Wheaton will be the next Brown/Sanders/Wallace (hopefully with a better attitude). I don't know much about the CB, but that again was a position of need. Mostly I like how they went for need over BPA, but without straying too far from the latter.

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04-27-2013, 03:22 PM
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Da'rick rodgers would be nice here. Big guy

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04-27-2013, 03:26 PM
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Jones, as well as Bell, just always left me wanting more. Hopefully they can do something here.

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04-27-2013, 03:28 PM
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If the Ravens move Simon inside to replace Lewis, I might lose it more than I have already lost it


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I am on record as saying I would rather them wait on QB & pick up one or two as UDFA afterwards.


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If they wanted to burn a pick, burn it on Simon. At the very least he becomes a speacial teams beast. At best he solves the ILB BUCK spot

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I'm mostly pleased. We left some value on the board, but we addressed the areas I was most concerned about: OLB, S & QB. Wheaton will be the next Brown/Sanders/Wallace (hopefully with a better attitude). I don't know much about the CB, but that again was a position of need. Mostly I like how they went for need over BPA, but without straying too far from the latter.

Edit: typo
I wasn't as concerned about OLB as most. I think Worilds and Robinson have potential, but DL needs pressure from the outside in this scheme. So Jones seems to be a good pick.

I was severely concerned about S, but Thomas sounds like a hell of a pick.

I'm just hoping that since they didn't take an ILB, that Spence is recovering well. His speed and versatility could be huge for this team.

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04-27-2013, 03:32 PM
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I wasn't as concerned about OLB as most. I think Worilds and Robinson have potential, but DL needs pressure from the outside in this scheme. So Jones seems to be a good pick.

I was severely concerned about S, but Thomas sounds like a hell of a pick.

I'm just hoping that since they didn't take an ILB, that Spence is recovering well. His speed and versatility could be huge for this team.
Problem with Worilds is that he excels on the same side as Woodley. Doesn't seem as strong from the right side.

Agree totally about ILB. Loved Spence when we drafted him. Hopefully this is good news.

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Steelers take Justin Brown (WR).

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