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04-28-2012, 07:23 PM
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Reportedly a few more UDFA for the Steelers.

DT Ikponmwosa (Ike) Igbinosun - Southern Connecticut State
LB Brandon Lindsey Pitt
Punter Drew Butler Georgia
QB Connor Dixon Duquesne

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Atta boy Pedro.

Another double for Alvarez. 4-1 Buc's in the 5th.

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Yeesh, Alvarez can look so bad swinging at a curveball no where near the plate, but can also turn on a decent fastball in. If only he had a good, consistent approach.

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11/100 players in the Top 100 voted on by players are undrafted. Pretty good

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The trade up for Ta'amu justified the Spence pick in my opinion. Spence is not going to be a very effective player if he's always running headfirst into guards because Steve McLendon is in there getting turned aside by the center. A big space eater like Ta'amu allows Spence to get upfield and do his thing. I like Spence's speed, I like his instincts, and I like the fact that he plays a lot of his game in the other guy's backfield. Guys who make a lot of tackles and not a lot of impact plays in college tend to be very subpar pros. I call those guys "compilers" and I hate them. I hate the NFL versions of them as well.

I don't like the Rainey pick. I hate scatbacks and fumblers, although it's somewhat redundant to use both terms. If you're stopping your forward momentum or turning your back on an NFL defense, you're going to get hit hard and you're going to fumble. If Kirby Wilson can teach him to make one cut and get upfield with that speed, though, then he could be something.

Terrence Frederick is strictly slot material in the NFL. He's not tall enough or fast enough to defend the sideline from deep threats. He has pretty good instincts though.

Did Southern Methodist lead division 1 in rushing or something? 'cause both their guards got drafted. Washington took the other one in the 3rd round.

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He's a project/developmental type. LT only, if he can hack it there. He doesn't have the strength or the body to play RT or inside at guard. Good arm length.

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Valley is a rival of my high school. I saw a TON of Toney Clemons. 4 star coming out of Valley, and went to Michigan. When Rich Rod got hired, and went to the spread, Clemons transferred to Colorado.
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Tight end, eh?
He's had several big plays on those little flat passes that Johnson has had trouble hanging onto. Of course, he's not the punishing blocking fullback that Johnson is, either. He has sticky hands and a big catch area. He knows where the open spot is against a zone defense. I think he looks faster on tape than everyone else seems to think he is. He can get down the seam on play action. He's my favorite out of the 7th-rounders.


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Big, tell me about Caleb McSurdy...
Slow two-down linebacker. Basically the 35 y.o. Ray Lewis of I-AA football. Was bigger and stronger than his competition in the Big Sky, so I'm not sure how he'll transition to the NFL. He's smart, tough and a hard worker, though.

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Elvis Akpla WR Montana State. 6'1", gets down the sideline, makes tough catches. Ran a bad 40 at his pro day (although keep in mind that anyone who looks at 40 times for anything longer than a glance is an idiot) but he can beat you deep.

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Vontaze Burfict to Bengals.

File that one under seen it coming a mile away.

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Bedard worked in that inning, but he came away unscathed. Well except for pitch count. Cool as a cucumber. 9k's.

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So....what's he like as a player then?
Not too sure now. I haven't seen him play for years. In high school, he was a dynamic player. He's 6'2 and a thick 210 lbs. Ran a 4.37 at his pro day (which is about 0.2 ticks faster than he ran going into college). Played basketball and ran track. Dude was able to dunk a basketball when he was 14 or 15 years old. 38-40 inch vertical. I don't think he did too terribly well in school though, which was a wonder how he got into Michigan.

I think he could potentially be a steal. He comes from awesome bloodlines (Steve Breaston is his cousin...Swin Cash is also his cousin). He's probably one of the highest touted football players to come out of the Alle-Kiski Valley ever.

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File that one under seen it coming a mile away.
Yeah, seriously.


I've always been curious about what Cinci tells troubled guys that lures them all there.

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Unless I missed it, there was no mention of the best part of the Rainey pick.
He is the younger brother of Rod Smart, more commonly known as...



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I'm biased towards him obviously, but the reality is, Clemons is fast, can catch, and a good frame at about 6'2" 210lbs.

Only so low due to transferring. He was one of the best WR recruits out of western pa in a long long time heading to college.

Boldin comparison isn't far off.

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I'm biased towards him obviously, but the reality is, Clemons is fast, can catch, and a good frame at about 6'2" 210lbs.

Only so low due to transferring. He was one of the best WR recruits out of western pa in a long long time heading to college.

Boldin comparison isn't far off.
Yeah, you have to know his situation to know why he is where he is. Michigan getting rid of Lloyd Carr just completely screwed the kid up. He would have fit into Michigan perfectly. He was on track to be a starter, but in his Junior season, I believe, that's when Rich Rod came in. Clemons is not a spread wideout. Not at all. So he had to transfer and sit a year, if I remember correctly. He sat a year, and finished his last 2 seasons at Colorado where he put up good numbers.

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Only so low due to transferring. He was one of the best WR recruits out of western pa in a long long time heading to college.
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Yeah, you have to know his situation to know why he is where he is. Michigan getting rid of Lloyd Carr just completely screwed the kid up. He would have fit into Michigan perfectly. He was on track to be a starter, but in his Junior season, I believe, that's when Rich Rod came in. Clemons is not a spread wideout. Not at all. So he had to transfer and sit a year, if I remember correctly. He sat a year, and finished his last 2 seasons at Colorado where he put up good numbers.
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Not only Carlos but Toney Clemons, Zion Babb, Martell Webb, Junior Hemmingway just to name a few sitting behind sub par freshmen that need to consider transferring if they want to play college ball yet alone in the NFL.
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its a shame that transferring hurt his stock because you can't really blame him for wanting to jump a sinking ship. glad we have him now.

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Watching that replay of Sid Bream sliding across the plate reminds me of an interview with Van Slyke.

Andy said that right before that hit, he yelled over to Bonds to move in, that he was playing too deep. Van Slyke said that Bonds responded by flipping him off.

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Watching that replay of Sid Bream sliding across the plate reminds me of an interview with Van Slyke.

Andy said that right before that hit, he yelled over to Bonds to move in, that he was playing too deep. Van Slyke said that Bonds responded by flipping him off.
Good ol' Barry. Always so pleasant.

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Watching that replay of Sid Bream sliding across the plate reminds me of an interview with Van Slyke.

Andy said that right before that hit, he yelled over to Bonds to move in, that he was playing too deep. Van Slyke said that Bonds responded by flipping him off.


Sounds about right.

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Pirates have had some breaks go their way tonight--neither Cruz nor Resop were particularly good, but we still have a 2 run lead. Hopefully it holds up.

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Yeah, Walker positioned perfectly for that screamer hit up the middle. Worked out great, we get the DP.

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Not too sure now. I haven't seen him play for years. In high school, he was a dynamic player. He's 6'2 and a thick 210 lbs. Ran a 4.37 at his pro day (which is about 0.2 ticks faster than he ran going into college). Played basketball and ran track. Dude was able to dunk a basketball when he was 14 or 15 years old. 38-40 inch vertical. I don't think he did too terribly well in school though, which was a wonder how he got into Michigan.

I think he could potentially be a steal. He comes from awesome bloodlines (Steve Breaston is his cousin...Swin Cash is also his cousin). He's probably one of the highest touted football players to come out of the Alle-Kiski Valley ever.
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I'm biased towards him obviously, but the reality is, Clemons is fast, can catch, and a good frame at about 6'2" 210lbs.

Only so low due to transferring. He was one of the best WR recruits out of western pa in a long long time heading to college.

Boldin comparison isn't far off.
Tall, fast guy with some strength who plays a vertical game? Sounds like my ideal outside receiver. Given that he's a 7th rounder, of course, we're only talking about an outside shot's potential at being my ideal outside receiver, but it sounds like you can do a lot worse with a 7th round pick than take a guy like this.

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