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1st round of the upcoming draft....

Do we take somebody like:

Roquon Smith*, ILB, Georgia?  Projected 40 Time: 4.57  Projected Round (2018): 1-2

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who are we going to lose in UFA / retirement. If Ben retires, then consider a QB I should think. As the roster stands, I still think CB but Haden and burns are the duo. Burns needs to get better IMO. Why not draft a CB and have 3 good CB's in case of injury?

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while the position may not have been on our radar before it has to be now. even if shazier never plays again I think a playmaking safety is on equal ground as a need.

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would take someone like smith even if shazier somehow comes back ...LB core looks kinda weak long-term right now outside of watt

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I got 3 super underrated LBs in FA I would like to see us chase:

Todd Davis, Zach Brown, Will Compton. 

 

Anthony Hitchens is another on my watch list. Rather sign one of them to a 2/3 year deal than draft someone this year. 

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I think he goes top 10 and surely before pick 20 (obviously anything is possible tho). I think he'll be out of reach unless you are considering a trade up. After him, there isn't another ILB that is close to Shazier's athletic ability. 

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Well you know, the ILBs we have now suck.  Just like the commentator said last night during the game, the lack of Shazier's speed at ILB is why that no-name RB from the Ratbirds was breaking off so many long runs.  Our ILBs were too slow to cut him off for no/short gains.  BUT, those DBs gave up a ton of big plays as well.  So with Haden out, his replacement was a steaming pile of garbage.  Mike Mitchell has needed replaced for a few years now.  Sean Davis looked horrific last night as well.  Burns is mediocre as well IMO.  So the entire secondary needs overhauled.  ILB is obviously a big need if Shazier is out.  Probably the biggest need, or at least tied with CB with Haden out.  But, if Ben retires, obviously QB trumps all.  In a perfect world, Josh Allen from Wyoming comes out, slides to 2 or 3 (He's a projected 1-3 on Walterfootball right now, but I always hear top 10 with him....which is a joke since I've seen him play against Iowa where he looked horrible but still flashed raw ability that I'd seen against lesser competition......I said the same thing about Paxton Lynch.  I saw Lynch play against SMU and he looked amazing.  I saw him play against Auburn in a bowl game, and he looked totally outclassed, since his team was vastly inferior and all he threw were bubble screens all game long.)  The Paxton Lynch type guys are why I hope he slides, but instead of throwing him to the Wolves behind a bad OL and with bad weapons, he would be able to sit behind Ben for a year or two, and then ease into it behind a good OL with elite weapons (if Brown and Bell are still around and playing well by then).  In 1 or 2 you take a CB and an ILB.  Wherever the value presents itself.

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The ILB class seems pretty terrible so what if we took one of the many SS prospects and tried to convert him? Maybe Ronnie Harrison? He looks to have the frame to add 10lbs. 

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52 minutes ago, Chieferific said:

After him, there isn't another ILB that is close to Shazier's athletic ability. 

malik jefferson?

(not that I think he's a particularly good player, just commenting on the athleticism)

 

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On 12/11/2017 at 3:35 PM, MOSteelers56 said:

The ILB class seems pretty terrible so what if we took one of the many SS prospects and tried to convert him? Maybe Ronnie Harrison? He looks to have the frame to add 10lbs. 

Considering the ILB I asked about is considered the best in the class why would you go with someone rated lower?

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32: R1P32
QB MASON RUDOLPH
OKLAHOMA STATE
64: R2P32
LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS
VIRGINIA TECH
96: R3P32
S TERRELL EDMUNDS
VIRGINIA TECH
142: R5P3
CB MIKE HUGHES
UCF
171: R5P32
CB MAZZI WILKINS
FLORIDA
221: R7P2
C MICHAEL DEITER
WISCONSIN
251: R7P32
CB SHAQ WIGGINS
LOUISVILLE

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3 hours ago, MDSteeler1971 said:

Considering the ILB I asked about is considered the best in the class why would you go with someone rated lower?

We won't be in a position to draft him. 

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Would love the Edmunds brothers but I think they are both staying in school.  Tremaine would be a 1st round pick if he came out.  for me, Roquon Smith is the best ILB for the Steelers but they will have to trade up to get him.

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