Terrance Magee, RB LSU
Darius Kilgo, DL Maryland
Sean Hickey, OT 'Cuse
Martin Ifedi, DL Memphis
Josh Shaw, CB USC
Damian Parms, SS Florida Atlantic
Derrick Lott, DE TN Chattanooga
Anthony Chickillo, DE Miami
Bryce Callahan, CB Rice
McGee caught my eye from the first snap of the game. Hes only 5'9 but at 218 he can take a hit. His cut backs were impressive and just enough get away speed to get thru the next level. LSU also uses RB by committee so being Bell's backup wouldnt be new to him. He can also return kickoff and punts, as well as play in the slot as LSU had him as a WR for his Sophomore year. This is yet another better option than Dri Archer.
Chickillo is my "elephant" in the room. With Butler taking over our defense I have read mumblings that not only will he allow our OLBs to be more aggressive and rush the QB (as opposed to dropping into coverage way too often) that he is also interested in using the Packers "Elephant" or the Seahawks "Joker" packages. This essentially entails a DE to be in a 2 point stance and rush the passer free, as well as drop into coverage. Both of those teams are in the NFC Championship game BTW so its probably not a bad idea. That said I truly think Chickillo can do that. To be safe I checked with my co-blogger and he agreed. And at certain times in the game today he showed me he could. As the DE Smith from Kentucky pressed on the other side, Tony had a stunt inside, forcing the QB back the other way. While the QB alluded Smith, Tony wrapped back around THE ENTIRE OLINE to force a throw away pass. (For those of you Yinzers yes Id love to see Heyward do this too, but we have to be real here). Anyhow, we need depth at both the 5 tech DE and at OLB. On top of that Tomlin has had the tendency to draft multiple LBs. So why not draft 2 with 1 pick???
Going forward I am going to try to limit my mocks to the base 7 picks until the comps are announced. Please see the 7 round mock below.
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22 Williams, TE Minnesota- unless a safety like Collins from Bama, OLB Fowler from Florida or CB Waynes from MSU fall, Im locked on this kid as the pick. Hes a pass cathcing Heath Miller. Nuff said.
54 Golden, OLB Mizzou- a solid tweener with speed to rush and weight to stop the run. Plus more than 1 rushing move. Ya hear that JJ?
86 Grant, CB Ohio State- a solid dependable CB that is probably best as a #2 in most defenses that treat their 2ndarys like gold. But we dont. And that probably wont change anytime soon. So he, Gay, Tez (I have faith) and McCain would be solid together. Plus you can add this guy into the mix...
118 Hackett, FS TCU- a real safety. Not the fastest tiny man on campus, but a big solid coverage safety that can flex inside to the slot, play the run in the box and call out alignments over top.
150 Chickillo, DE/OLB Miami- our new Elephant. He can learn the Dline from coach Mitchell and the OLB from Coach Peezy?? TBD. Either way, 2 positions filled w 1 pick.
182 Lefeld, OL Cincy- like I said before, hes a bigger white Beachum.
214 Magee, RB/KR LSU- a dependable backup RB that has flexed to the slot and can return punts and kicks. Not quite a scat back but certainly enough talent to give Bell a breather.