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04-28-2012, 02:21 PM
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Mayock on Rainey:

"As gifted as Pead or James. Has had off the field issues. Can line up at tailback, in the slot, or out wide. He can be a return specialist, a gunner, a jammer. He's blocked kicks, he's returned kicks. If he can keep his stuff clean off the field, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a jewel."

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love the Rainey pick. best part is maybe Sanders and Brown wont have to return kicks anymore

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What I'm finding very interesting here is that Maurkice Pouncey has the feel of a guy who this organization is counting on to be a main leader, and hold guys accountable. You know Pouncey is going to be the one holding Rainey in line. He'll probably be the one to keep Adams on track. Gilbert was drafted primarily because of Pouncey, I believe. Just a very interesting trend.

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Haley will have plays designed for Rainey.

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Mayock on Rainey:

"As gifted as Pead or James. Has had off the field issues. Can line up at tailback, in the slot, or out wide. He can be a return specialist, a gunner, a jammer. He's blocked kicks, he's returned kicks. If he can keep his stuff clean off the field, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a jewel."
Yeah, I agree with this assessment. He's not going to come in and have one full time position. He's going to make an impact in multiple ways and really provide matchup problems if we use him intelligently. He's a luxury pick for sure, but the 5th is where you take guys like that.

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If I were defensive player, I have to watch where Rainey lines up.

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04-28-2012, 02:30 PM
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Right. And when you're late in the draft like this, you take guys who do one thing exceptionally well. Sylvester comes to mind around this time of the draft. He wasn't the biggest, fastest, or most intelligent guy, but one thing was undeniable...he was one of the better tacklers in the draft. You take that attribute, and build the guy back up around that one attribute.

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04-28-2012, 02:33 PM
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Rainey sounds like a poor man's Reggie Bush. Same knocks on each, same strengths on each.

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Rainey looks like competition for Baron Batch. A returner, special teamer, 3rd down back. It would be nice to be able to dump a pass off and have a guy that can take it the distance. Never really had that with Mewelde Moore. Just a matter of whether this kid can learn to block decent enough.

I love this draft class... That probably means it will be historically bad though.

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Just like with Wallace you can not teach speed. And the kid can play, he is not just a track star that they threw pads on. He is small, very small, so there are some concerns, but what do you want in the fifth? He certainly is worth rolling the dice on.
Yes, the kid can juke people out and can break tackles better than you'd expect from someone his size as you can see here. But obviously it's his speed that is so enticing:



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Haley will have plays designed for Rainey.
Yeah I had the same thoughts. I'm not sure Arians would have maxed out his potential but I think Haley will

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Bengals are having an unbelievable draft.

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The Rainey kid is fun to watch on those highlights. You could hear the draft crowd awing at the highlights. Spence was fun to watch too.

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Mayock on Rainey:

"As gifted as Pead or James. Has had off the field issues. Can line up at tailback, in the slot, or out wide. He can be a return specialist, a gunner, a jammer. He's blocked kicks, he's returned kicks. If he can keep his stuff clean off the field, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a jewel."
Mayock is loving our draft! Here's what he said about Spence:

"One of my favorite football players on tape. He's one of the more instinctive linebackers in this draft. In the 3-4 scheme in Pittsburgh, he's going to have to play outside or that Will linebacker inside. Either way, I don't care, because I really like the way he plays."

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Right. And when you're late in the draft like this, you take guys who do one thing exceptionally well. Sylvester comes to mind around this time of the draft. He wasn't the biggest, fastest, or most intelligent guy, but one thing was undeniable...he was one of the better tacklers in the draft. You take that attribute, and build the guy back up around that one attribute.
I agree with you in theory, I'd rather have a guy who has one really good attribute than a "well rounded" prospect who doesn't have NFL calibre tools. Absolutely correct. Sylvester is a good example.

I do think Rainey does more than one thing well, though.

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Bengals are having an unbelievable draft.
That team is going to get scary good real soon. Of course given all the knuckleheads they drag into their locker room the whole thing can quickly fall apart.

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Now we don't have a pick in 6th round but we have 4 picks in 7th. I think Steelers might draft a punter or kicker. Our kicking is mediocre, I think we need to do better.

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04-28-2012, 02:46 PM
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He's a fumbler, but that can be corrected.

I've always wanted a reggie bush type guy in the system.

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Rainey sounds like a poor man's Reggie Bush. Same knocks on each, same strengths on each.
Percy Harvin is what i was thinking

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Yes, the kid can juke people out and can break tackles better than you'd expect from someone his size as you can see here. But obviously it's his speed that is so enticing:





Yeah I had the same thoughts. I'm not sure Arians would have maxed out his potential but I think Haley will
And remember Rainey did it all against talent from the best conference in the country, the SEC, not against some small conference talent. There are reasons he did not get drafted a lot earlier, but I suspect we will look back and wonder why he went so late in the not so distant future.

This draft has home runs written all over it. Of course you can not judge this early, and all of them could theoretically could bust. But they took players who all had amazing athleticism AND production throughout their careers. All world talents such as 4.3 speed and years of elite level production at top programs. How often do you get both elements, athleticism and production, in draft picks, especially later ones?

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Percy Harvin is what i was thinking
Percey Harvin was/is a more exciting talent to watch. That is more a comment on Harvin than Rainey though. Rainey is not far off though and it is a fair comparable.

Interesting stat the Steelers just released. As a senior at Lakeland highschool Rainey scored 32 TD's, 15 of which were of 50 yds or more.

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Bengals are having an unbelievable draft.
They are. They have some serious talent on that roster.

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Chris Minnifield is still there.

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Chris Minnifield is still there.
And what about Alfonzo Dennard? He was a 2nd round pick at worst before the bar fight and I realize that punching a cop is a gigantic issue, but I honestly thought he would have been picked at this point. Did he have a previous record too?

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04-28-2012, 03:08 PM
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Every year, I start saving articles on next year's draft like 10 mins after one draft ends. I'm reading through some of the stuff now that was being said at this time last year. Incredible how much a year changes things.

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