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The ***OFFICIAL*** 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Thread

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Terrible. So dumb. I haven't been this pissed off about a Steelers 2nd round pick since LeVeon Bell. 

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6 minutes ago, geneyus said:

Would have preferred Dobbins.

I think they're planning for Evans or Moss in the 3rd. 

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19 minutes ago, Ray McKigney said:

:lmao:

I trust the Steelers' evaluations of WRs over my own. I'm not complaining here. Mims and Claypool are VERY similar players, big, top-end speed, good body control, good hands, great blockers, not twitchy or YAC guys. I just don't know that I saw a single evaluation that ranked Claypool higher. Clearly theirs did. 

They have a track record for wide receivers, I'll give you that. Usually the go with the opposite type tho.

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1 minute ago, Endowed said:

Rams take a WR... not Mims.

Yeah, something with Mims that hasn't come out. Very strange. 

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1 minute ago, irish eyes said:

Yeah, something with Mims that hasn't come out. Very strange. 

No seperation

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Jets take him.

I had read that Mims was great on screens and a majority of his production was from passes close to the LoS, more than anyone else in fbs.  

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No idea what hey do here

Adams or Dye maybe? James Lynch?

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Just now, Ray McKigney said:

Patriots just traded up right in front of us. 

One of the QBS?

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Just now, JoeSteeler said:

I like Highsmith but seems early

I know nothing about him but the highlights they just showed were pretty impressive and many against high-end competition.

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16 minutes ago, pecorino said:

I know nothing about him but the highlights they just showed were pretty impressive and many against high-end competition.

I like the player just think he would have been there at 124. Steelers obviously disagree.

in my mock on page three of this thread I had him at pick 124

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No problem from me on Highsmith.  They need Edge depth too, and his athleticism is freakish.

No real interest in Fromm or Eason with either 4th.

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Steelers selected Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool with the No. 49 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

A three-year starter for The Fighting Irish, Claypool (6’4/238) played nearly every position en route to finishing top-10 in school history with 19 touchdown receptions. Unpolished at the position due to his start in basketball, Claypool didn't turn heads until posting career-highs in receptions (66), yards (1,037), and touchdowns (13) on a 28 percent target share as a senior, further flying up draft boards with a sterling showing of elite speed (99th-percentile 4.42 40) and hops (40.5-inch vertical) at Indy's Combine. On tape, he was a difficult tackle on underneath targets — PFF charted him with 27 broken tackles on 151 career catches — and buoyed his elite body control and size into 16 catches 20-plus yards downfield in '19. Claypool will provide a mismatch on offense at the next level, sticking on any roster across the league given his play on coverage teams in all four years at Notre Dame. Few prospects among this year's class sniff his upside. 

Apr 24, 2020, 8:23 PM ET

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11 hours ago, Ray McKigney said:

:lmao:

I trust the Steelers' evaluations of WRs over my own. I'm not complaining here. Mims and Claypool are VERY similar players, big, top-end speed, good body control, good hands, great blockers, not twitchy or YAC guys. I just don't know that I saw a single evaluation that ranked Claypool higher. Clearly theirs did. 

Hi Ray.  I'd have taken your evaluation over Artie Burns.  🤨  Yes. Hindsight is 20/20, but even at the time, who didn't think Burns was the biggest reach in all of Reachdom.  Obviously, I'm still bitter.  Gonna take my ball and go home. 

Seriously, Claypool makes a ton of sense. He can convert to a TE who can split out wide. Ben's Christmas wish is a BIG target who can blow the top off a D.  Merry Christmas Ben!  

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11 hours ago, Ray McKigney said:

I think they might be done at the skill positions already unless they fall in love with AJ Dillon. I don't think they're drafting a QB. 

QB - Roethlisberger / Rudolph / Hodges or Lynch

RB - Conner / Samuels / Snell / Watt (FB) 

WR - JuJu / Diontae / Washington / Claypool / Cain

TE - McDonald / Ebron / Gentry

 

May focus the rest of the draft on defensive and OL depth. 

Do these first three rounds help entrench Conner as the guy, at least in 2020? I don’t see him getting surpassed by a rd 4+ talent with possibly limited time in camps.

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6 minutes ago, BigAl21 said:

Do these first three rounds help entrench Conner as the guy, at least in 2020? I don’t see him getting surpassed by a rd 4+ talent with possibly limited time in camps.

Conner is a RB1 in the 'show me' year of his contract at a bargain rate. Question is will Tomlin rotate Samuels and Snell more frequently due to the injury history.

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29 minutes ago, BigAl21 said:

Do these first three rounds help entrench Conner as the guy, at least in 2020? I don’t see him getting surpassed by a rd 4+ talent with possibly limited time in camps.

He can be but needs to stay healthy. I agree with @Grid71 that the big question is how many snaps will the other guys get

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15 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

John Simpson was my #1 choice at 124 :cry:

Would like to see Netane Muti.

He is a swing for the fences prospect, but would be okay with a total whiff on the small chance of an absolute monster.

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3 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

I also like James Lynch a lot

Agree. Think he would offer a nice helping hand to our defense. 

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1 minute ago, Endowed said:

Another?

Not to speak for DC, but I think people thought Highsmith would have been there in the 4th

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1 minute ago, JoeSteeler said:

Not to speak for DC, but I think people thought Highsmith would have been there in the 4th

A 3rd rounder used on a 4th rounder.

FOR SHAME!  😉

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4 minutes ago, Endowed said:

A 3rd rounder used on a 4th rounder.

FOR SHAME!  😉

Lol and a late 3rd at that..I get It
Would have liked Simpson or Lynch at 102 and Highsmith at 124

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Ourlads 

Four-year starter, Plaquemine, LA. Consensus first-team All-America and three years All-Sun Belt Conference mention including first team the past two years. Shows exceptional power and hand placement in the run game. Physically tough and is a strong finisher to drive opponents to the ground. Big and long arms for the guard position. Light feet in pass protection. Can show and mirror any inside pass rusher up the field or drive them over the pile. Good initial move, contact, and follow through as a puller.

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2 minutes ago, Endowed said:

Not enthused. Standard back up o-line fodder on our roster.  

Would have preferred Muti

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Dolphins added Breida for pick 153. Would rather have him than Mcfaland but $$$ might not work

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McFarland had better get a lesson on how to protect the football better. Surprising he didn't wait another year to improve his draft stock. 

On the bright side, his running style fits the Steelers blocking scheme perfectly.  Kid has good vision and burst to the next level.  Decisive running to daylight and stacking defenders. Playing speed is impressive.   

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Seems like a reach at every pick. Claypool has potential and is the big target ben always loves, but man there were some good rbs there. Doesn’t help that Dobbins ends up in Baltimore (who somehow have 100 picks?). 
 

Read McFarland is a headcase. Not sure that a small rb works in Pittsburgh either.

And the olineman wasn’t even invited to the combine ....

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