Anyhow, Ive been working on this all night, and Ive come to realize 1 thing...
I really wish we didnt draft Curtis Brown. Hes put this funk in my head re Texas CBs. That said, we interviewed one at the combine (though Im not a fan), and just like the drafting of Shark (trading up using a future 3rd rd pick- asinine) but alas, Im here to be realistic. And I have yet to get an offer to work for the Steelers front office, though in the last month or so theyve brought in 4-5 players I had tagged as picks in their draft years.
That said, here we go (short write up below grid as usual)...
|3/24/15||First Round||Second Round||Third Round||Fourth Round||Fifth Round||Sixth Round||Seventh Round||Seventh Round|
|PD W COMPS||22||54||87||121||160||198||239||252|
22 KJ- this isnt changing. Ever. Height, speed, fluid hips and hands. Also looks to play better in off man with the WR in front of him.
54 Kikaka- we need power and speed, essentially the opposite of JJ, at OLB... or as theyre called now- EDGE. This kid is insane on film. Outside arc, inside swim, sometimes even a bull rush- he does it all. Just gotta put a brace on that left knee. 2 ACL tears in under 2 years.
87 James- Due to Bengals and Ravens getting a mess of comps in rounds 3 and 4 we MUST draft for BPA/NEED within our 1st 3 picks. Haley and Munchak were at PSU pro day, as well as our meeting with him at the Combine. He looks a lot like Speath as a pass catching threat. Not to mention hes kind of a local boy... and Tomlin loves that.
121 Jarrett- once again, we interviewed at least 2 or 3 3 tech DTs at the combine. So somethings cooking. While Jarrett is smaller at 6'1 300 some teams may not know where to use him. His pass rushing skills are very good, and reading the play is also a plus especially when seeing a toss or screen outside.
160 Golden- Im unsure if his rating will remain at 151 for long due to his running the 40 again at his pro day, but Ive had my eye on him for months now. MT took him and Ray to dinner before their PD. BTW, Ray is this years Jarvis Jones. Buyer Beware!!!
198 Hickey- met with him at the combine as well as being taught on the side by Tunch. He can flex thru the Oline, and might be best as Fosters heir. I hope Tunch can work out the stiffness in his kickslide. To be honest I prefer Cincy's LeFeld or WVU's Glowinski.
239 Diggs- Ugh. Damn Longhorns. On tape he gets the job done both inside and outside, he even started at FS for a couple games, but the reviews of this kid worry me. "Will get beat in the slot but double moves", "doesnt play to the full length of the field". But if his tape and his numbers hold true he could be Gays replacement in a year or 2. We also met with him at the combine.
252 Goodley- if nothing else the comp pick does allow us to double dip at both CB and OLB while leaving the comp itself to chance. We were at the Baylor PD and really all they had are 2 WRs, Goodley and Norwood. Goodley is more MTs type as hes 4.4 speed and has played outside as well as in the slot. It actually looks like he enjoys the slot considering hes rarely caught from behind. Hes also a kick/punt returner.