I think Fabain Washington for Indy would be a good pick. They need a CB and he is the highest one left. Pittsburgh go ahead and pick.
this is the best case scenario for the steelers... great pick.At 1.30 the Steelers select David Baas G/C Michigan
The Steelers are in the enviable position of drafting for depth rather than for immediate need. The need categories as I see them for the near future are DE, OL depth, TE (if they want more of a receiving threat there) and possibly CB, RB, and WR. At this spot, the best available player for them is Baas. The offensive line is the engine which drives the Steelers run-oriented offense and Baas is a perfect fit. At 6' 4 1/2" and 320 lbs, he has the size to be a force in the ground game. He turned in a 5.0 in the 40, 29 strength reps, and a 37 on the Wonderlic at the combine, all in the top 1-2 among guards likely to be drafted. Aside from this, he plays with a serious "mean streak", which may be a cliche these days, but is imperative to success in the NFL. Baas reminds me a little of Alan Faneca in this respect and he looks to be the best fit for the Steeler offense of any lineman in the draft. Add to this a coveted characteristic - versatility. Baas projects to be a guard in the NFL, but played center this entire season due to necessity and ended up tying Ben Wilkinson for the award given to the nation's top center (the name of which eludes me at the moment.) This could be huge for Pittsburgh as center Jeff Hartings is older and playing on oft-injured knees...one bad twist and his career could be over. Kendall Simmons is slated to be the teams starting RG, but missed all of last season with injury and is also battling adult-onset diabetes. These are the two high-risk positions on the Steelers line, and Baas could feasibly jump in and perform well at either spot from day 1 if need be. With Oliver Ross and Keydrick Vincent signing free agent deals elsewhere, o-line depth is at a premium for Pittsburgh, which gives Baas the nod here. I would also have strongly considered Shaun Cody were he still on the board, but none of the CBs, DEs, or WRs available here provide the value Baas does, IMO.
This is going to be a tough call.
In a perfect world, we would have an offensive lineman grading out to a top 3 pick and make this 3rd overall selection a no-brainer.
The truth is that picking an offensive lineman means we would have to trade out of this spot as none are worth drafting this early.
So what other needs do we have that could be addressed this early and matchup up with an available worthy prospect.
Well, we need a QB prospect to groom, one who will be accurate and consistent rather than a big penchant for the long ball and risky passes.
Lee Suggs, or even Chester Taylor (if we are able to keep him) could prove to be quite valuable, but the jury is out on both of them, so a big back capable of pounding the ball, eating the clock and wearing down defenses is definitely an option
On the other side of the ball, we need an impact linebacker to run the defense. There isn't really an impact player who can stop the run, which was the worst in the NFL last year.
Looking over the prospects that could best fit those needs, we have Utah quarterback Alex Smith, Texas runningback Cedric Benson and Texas linebacker Derrick Thompson. As luck would have it, they are all available.
So who do we take? Well, the choice here is going to come down to who can we get with our other picks, as well as what we already have on our roster. Without divulging who we are targeting in later rounds, we are going to push aside our bitter memories of our first stab at drafting a franchise QB and select:
1.03, Cleveland Browns: QB-ALEX SMITH-UTAH
Smith is simply a better fit for the ball control, mistake free offense we are going to try to implement here. He has the measurables you want in a franchise QB (6-4, 212) and he's smart too(40/50 Wonderlic score). His recent pro day also put to rest some questions about his accuracy and his arm strength. The biggest concern was how he would perform in formations other than shotgun, and he blew everyone away.
Having him learn under Trent Dilfer will also be very beneficial. Dilfer was an early franchise QB pick for the Bucs, he can show Alex how we want our offense to be run, he was a Superbowl winning QB with the Ravens, and he is not only a veteran leader in the dressing room, but he also gets involved in his community.
Arg...I did, but I am at work and I have the window resized much smaller and his last name scrolled wrapped onto the next line and I missed him.I was more than a little thinking he was there.CLEVELAND, PICK AGAIN!
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Fully recovered following ACL surgery, Burnett’s performance in spring practice suggests he is ready to become the superstar he projected to be prior to his 2002 knee injury. Combining excellent speed with great instincts and toughness, he has the tools to be an All-America linebacker. Recently voted a team captain for the second year in a row.
I strongly considered him at 1.30, but believe when all is said and done that Baas will be the best OL to come out of this draft.2.04, #36 overall, Tampa Bay will select
Elton Brown, OG, Virginia
Big strong athletic guard that could even play tackle. He'll help a ton with run blocking and making holes for Carnell. Quick enough to pull and go outside on sweeps. IMO, he's the best interior O-Lineman by far in this draft.
Ageed, had Dan marked as taken for some reason.a lot depends on what happens with Buchanon and Woodson and if they eventually end up elsewhere. That said, they are still on the roster so I would lean towards defence. Although Blackstock fills a need, DE Dan Cody is by far the BPA.
No Ads unless you pay first ....We still need a BUF GM over here if you want to join another one with 31 other guys who have been great about making picks and good trades.
I see you guys still looking for a team to cover Indy. I would be willing if there is a need.No Ads unless you pay first ....We still need a BUF GM over here if you want to join another one with 31 other guys who have been great about making picks and good trades.
You're in... be there to pick, please!I see you guys still looking for a team to cover Indy. I would be willing if there is a need.No Ads unless you pay first ....We still need a BUF GM over here if you want to join another one with 31 other guys who have been great about making picks and good trades.
my offer was rejected?We still need a BUF GM over here if you want to join another one with 31 other guys who have been great about making picks and good trades.http://forums.footballguys.com/forum/index...howtopic=149927
You are the Bills in this mock, that's one of the 12 other mocks going on.my offer was rejected?
Now you know how Travis Henry felt.