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Four round mock fixes run game

Discussion in 'The Bill Nunn Draft Room' started by Maddog78, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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    Also, gets Bush a true running mate at ILB, and a QB prospect. Love the first round pick, thinking more and more the Steelers should pull the trigger here.

    24: R1 P24 C Landon Dickerson - Alabama
    55: R2 P23 OT Walker Little - Stanford
    87: R3 P23 RB Javonte Williams - North Carolina
    128: R4 P23 LB Baron Browning - Ohio State
    140: R4 P35 QB Kellen Mond - Texas A&M
     
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  2. YinzerBuckeye

    YinzerBuckeye Well-Known Member

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    Dickerson's injury history gives me pause and I don't think he's a round one pick.

    Williams and Mond won't drop that far IMO.

    I like Little and Browning.
     
  3. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Dont know about Dickerson with that injury history, could be a bargain or a bust at 1.24

    Do you think Javonte Williams lasts until pick 87? I though he would go around pick 50 or possibly sooner

    I’d be happy enough coming away with that group regardless of where they are selected. Getting a Center than can anchor the line for the next decade would be great if Dickersons injury issues are behind him.
     
  4. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    The Injuries bother me also . No matter how good a player is, on the bench ,or in the tub is no help. Of course everyone knows this. :smiley1:
     
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  5. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

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    I think more realistically it would have to be Williams round 1, Dickerson rd 2, and Little round 3. Tbh.
     
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  6. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    I like the thought of Dickerson at center, but definitely not in the first round. That injury history scares me too much. There is no way Javonte lasts until the 3rd round. I like the combination of players you chose. Just not in the order you picked.
     
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  7. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking. I even think theres a possibility Dickerson may be there in the 3rd.
     
  8. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    If we could get him in the 3rd....that be huge
     
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  9. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Longshot for sure. But if he falls that far you have to take him.
     
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  10. steelersrock151

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    Or, if he falls that far, there's a reason........
     
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  11. Maddog78

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    If Dickerson checks out medically, and that cartwheel at the Pro Day was pretty impressive, he'll be the first center off the board. He's dominant.
     
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  12. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Ah...See . You had 2 ruin it. Make me think all the bad things....Whys he still there, What's wrong with him, and What does everyone else know, that we do not???
    :hmm::eek:
     
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  13. BowToTroy43

    BowToTroy43 Well-Known Member

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    Modern medicine is amazing. All of you guys worried about Dickerson's injuries seem to forget that Watt's knees were a traveling disaster in college and we still took him in the first round. I think he has only missed one game due to injury since and any teams that passed on him for it are kicking themselves.

    Dickerson is my guy, he has great film. As long as we get some combination of Dickerson+Good Running back in the first 3 rounds I will consider it a win.
     
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  14. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Nothing against modern medicine, but one guy was injured playing a different position, the other, injured many times, and different injuries at same position.
     
  15. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Watt and Dickerson are not comparable. Dickerson has a horrendous injury history.

    Dickerson is high on my list but not in the first round.
     
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  16. steelersrule6

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    I think Creed Humphrey will be the first center drafted.
     
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  17. Dax777

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    Like it. Except I'd go with Carter in the 4th round instead. And Zaven Collins in the first.
    1. Zaven Collins
    2. Dickerson or Humphreys
    3. Little
    4. Carter
    5. Mond or Mills. ( I don't think either will be there) But I'm fine not taking a QB too)
     
  18. steelersrock151

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    I think Humphrey is a safer pick than Dickerson. He’s one of only two plug and play centers, and he doesn’t have Dickerson‘s injury history. But Dickerson is the better prospect.
     
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  19. Maddog78

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    I did that on Fanspeak, Collins didn't fall or I would have drafted him.

    By the way, pff.nfl.com is PFF's free draft sim, much faster than Fanspeak.
     
  20. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    If we are SERIOUS about fixing the run game then IMO we need to take some combination of RB, C and OT in the first 3 rounds.

    1st round options
    RB Najee Harris
    RB Travis Etienne
    C Landon Dickerson
    OT Teven Jenkins
    OT Alex Leatherwood

    2nd round options
    RB Kenny Gainwell
    C Landon Dickerson (would need to trade up)
    C Creed Humphrey
    OT Sam Cosmi
    OT Dillon Radunz
    OT Liam Eichenberg

    3rd round options
    RB Michael Carter
    RB Trey Sermon
    C Quinn Merinerz
    OT Walker Little

    My personal preference is Harris, Dickerson and Little. We will need to trade up in the 2nd (future pick?) But we get arguably the best RB and Center with an OT with all the physical tools to play LT with very little wear and tear on his body.

    Trading up for Dickerson is tough and taking him in the 1st would be even tougher. The talent is immense but the medical has to be scary.

    Since I assume Darrishaw will be off the board at #24, Leatherwood is really the only option to be an impactful LT. I love Jenkins but at best he is a RT only and some teams may only have him at Guard due to arm length but I think his technique is so good he can survive outside.

    Harris vs Etienne can be debated at length. At his best Etienne could be Dalvin Cook. At his best Najee Harris could be a version of Adrian Peterson. When you draw up an All-Pro RB, 6'2 230 is a beautiful template.

    I have no problem taking 3 straight picks to fix the run game. I think our defense can survive without re-inforcements this year. I know smart picks would be CB and LB but let's hold off until next year.
     
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  21. Dax777

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    I agree at best Ettiene is Calvin Cook. But Harris isn't Peterson. More like Matt Forte.
     
  22. AskQuestionsLater

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    Yeah baby!
     
  24. Dax777

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    He is a mauler. So I see the attraction. If Farley, JOK or Collins are available and we pick any of the above 3, I'd be disappointed.

    But I won't mind Dickerson, or better yet a trade back into the second and then grab Dickerson.

    Hopefully the jets take Najee so he isn't a temptation.
     
  25. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    What are your thoughts on Jenkins having sub 33" arms? I don't know how many Tackles exist having less than 33" arms. I do think his technique is good enough to compensate. I think alot of teams will look at him as a guard. I was thinking if he could be made into a Center ?

    I love Dickerson but the medical scares the hell out of me to take in Round 1. I could stomach trading up in round 2 though.
     
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