I was at this game where this pic came from. I remember thinking he was the only decent player from a completely ****** team. He had a pick 6 and a blocked punt.
Yeah...he has a lot of raw talent and was leagues above anyone else at Presbyterian, one of the 5 worst programs in the FCS...had he gone to one of the major SC schools he may be a top 3 rounder, but he's not going to be anywhere near ready to contribute this year and that's going to hurt the draft stock.
Pittsburgh Steelers Draft
1.24 Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
2.56 Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
3.88 Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
4.120 Trenton Robinson, FS, Michigan State
5.154 Justin Bethel, CB, Presbyterian
I'd like to think the Steelers draft will follow something of a similar game plan with the positions being taken. Not exactly the world's most 'exciting' draft, but the offensive line and NT positions need to be rebuilt and we're shallow at the safety positions. The Steelers will need an extra body at CB.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
-Barring a major upset Kalil will be the pick and hopefully lock down the LT for 10 years.
-Minnifield stock has slid slightly. In hindsight I'd probably take Stephon Gilmore.
-Jones stock has fallen since I've made the pick and may be a day 3 pick now. While the guys I passed up, Hill and Randle, have risen dramatically and might sneak into round 1 now. If the mock was done over I'd take a different WR their depending on who was available.
-Thomas is Mayock's 5th ranked S, so I think I got some value here.
-Martin is a steal in round 5. He's likely a 2/3 round pick. But since I've made the pick the Vikes have re-signed Guion and Evans giving us 5 DT's on the roster so I doubt they use a pick at this positon.
I'll make my last pick to close out the draft as well. Niners select S Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech.
The Niners lack depth at the safety position and with Dashon Goldson being franchised tagged, his status beyond next year is in doubt. Whitley is versatile throughout the secondary and can contribute at a few spots in 2012.
1.30 - TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
2.62 - DE Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
3.94 - WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State
4.126 - Omar Bolden, Arizona State
5.160 - Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech
So in light of the past couple day and the expected Colts reunion the only pick I would reconsider is Ladarius Green with the strong possibility of Dallas Clark and Henne signing here and Julius Thomas and Virgil Green drafted last year, but I like Green and would even consider moving him outside as a Z receiver.
With Royal leaving I would probably put more priority on a returner. I really like TY Hilton.
I think Doug Martin would thrive with Peyton.
And even more so now the defense needs to be the focus of the draft, losing Bunkley and so many good DTs.