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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:53 pm 
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I've been watching more Carl Lawson tape. Opinions of him are all across the board, top 10 pick to late day 2 guy. All I know is he has a quick get off and a couple of moves that allow him to get to the QB in short order. Injuries are a concern, but of the late 1st round group he might be our best option.

Pre-combine-- which as you all know I think is a factor for predicting edge rusher success... I have Lawson at #6-7 edge. I have Barnett (safest), Garrett, (best all-around... young, safe, upside), Tim Williams (off-field is a big unknown), Solomon Thomas (young potential), and a mystery edge or two I might put above Lawson. I am down on McKinley and haven't seen the magic Harris tape that sells me. I am intrigued by a couple of the mid major guys but IMO they are mid round picks to develop, not safe bets.

If I am forced to pick an edge at 1.30, I'm probably not taking Lawson over a couple other available guys. After the combine, I think my mystery guy's names will be front and center.

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:00 pm 
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I've been watching more Carl Lawson tape. Opinions of him are all across the board, top 10 pick to late day 2 guy. All I know is he has a quick get off and a couple of moves that allow him to get to the QB in short order. Injuries are a concern, but of the late 1st round group he might be our best option.

Pre-combine-- which as you all know I think is a factor for predicting edge rusher success... I have Lawson at #6-7 edge. I have Barnett (safest), Garrett, (best all-around... young, safe, upside), Tim Williams (off-field is a big unknown), Solomon Thomas (young potential), and a mystery edge or two I might put above Lawson. I am down on McKinley and haven't seen the magic Harris tape that sells me. I am intrigued by a couple of the mid major guys but IMO they are mid round picks to develop, not safe bets.

If I am forced to pick an edge at 1.30, I'm probably not taking Lawson over a couple other available guys. After the combine, I think my mystery guy's names will be front and center.



Have you watched Rivers from YSU? A lot to like there. I have him clearly over Anderson from Bama among others. Late 2nd or 3rd rounder for me.


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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:08 pm 
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I've been watching more Carl Lawson tape. Opinions of him are all across the board, top 10 pick to late day 2 guy. All I know is he has a quick get off and a couple of moves that allow him to get to the QB in short order. Injuries are a concern, but of the late 1st round group he might be our best option.

Pre-combine-- which as you all know I think is a factor for predicting edge rusher success... I have Lawson at #6-7 edge. I have Barnett (safest), Garrett, (best all-around... young, safe, upside), Tim Williams (off-field is a big unknown), Solomon Thomas (young potential), and a mystery edge or two I might put above Lawson. I am down on McKinley and haven't seen the magic Harris tape that sells me. I am intrigued by a couple of the mid major guys but IMO they are mid round picks to develop, not safe bets.

If I am forced to pick an edge at 1.30, I'm probably not taking Lawson over a couple other available guys. After the combine, I think my mystery guy's names will be front and center.



Have you watched Rivers from YSU? A lot to like there. I have him clearly over Anderson from Bama among others. Late 2nd or 3rd rounder for me.

That's my dude. I'm always reluctant to be the first to mention anyone here... but Rivers might end up being a late 1st rounder after the combine and Senior Bowl. Very intriguing talent. Purely on the field-- I'd take Williams, I think... but Rivers overall might be a better Steelers fit. I think Rivers and Wise and Barnett are all intriguing also because they could be inside rushers in nickel.

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
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Not so fast my friend

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:56 pm 
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I saw him play in person during the playoffs. He's a big man and has some serious get off.


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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:37 pm 
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a steal in the 7th, buddy

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
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a steal in the 7th, buddy

Back on October 14th he was, buddy.
He definitely showed well Senior Bowl week but the O-line talent there was pretty weak IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
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He definitely showed well Senior Bowl week but the O-line talent there was pretty weak IMO.

We'll see. You know I'm into the testing for sorting out the edge guys.

You've been doing a great job of covering a lot of ground through the course of all the mocks. Good discussion.

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
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a steal in the 7th, buddy

Back on October 14th he was, buddy.

He's not your buddy, guy

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
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this kind of joke gives me the blues

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Man, looking deeper into this edge class-- I can't remember this many guys in one draft, as far as guys who show on tape, pre-combine. I've got 15-16 guys who I would be excited about the Steelers drafting, and another 2-3 that I could live with and would root for with fingers crossed.

The combine will sort them out but it's a damn good year to draft edge guys.

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:49 am 
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Man, looking deeper into this edge class-- I can't remember this many guys in one draft, as far as guys who show on tape, pre-combine. I've got 15-16 guys who I would be excited about the Steelers drafting, and another 2-3 that I could live with and would root for with fingers crossed.

The combine will sort them out but it's a damn good year to draft edge guys.

That just means they are going to draft one you don't like :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: This Draft Class
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Man, looking deeper into this edge class-- I can't remember this many guys in one draft, as far as guys who show on tape, pre-combine. I've got 15-16 guys who I would be excited about the Steelers drafting, and another 2-3 that I could live with and would root for with fingers crossed.

The combine will sort them out but it's a damn good year to draft edge guys.

That just means they are going to draft one you don't like :lol:

It's possible-- it would be hard to draft a guy I just HATE. If there's a way, I'm sure they'll find it.

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