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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Karl, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday the Steelers brass seemed to be focused on the LB's slightly more than the Defensive linemen. But I think the laser focus was more on Defensive Backs who will compete today.

    Out of the LB's, Dallas Turner turned in a 4.47... off the edge, he's going to be a tough one. It's easy to see that he's the #1 LB.
    DL Chop Robinson turned in a 4.49 also. He apparently measured out as an undersized, but he just shines at everything.

    LB Payton Wilson surprised me a bit with a 4.43 time. My impression of his play is that he is a 3rd down LB type. He's a little thin for the rough stuff in the Middle. at 6'4" 233 though, he could hang with TE's.

    I was looking for Trotter but missed any signs of him. I was also looking for the Notre Dame LB Liufau... he was a disappointment.

    Junior Colsen is an interesting LB. He projects as a 3 down LB - good coverage skills and good run game instincts.

    I'm glad to see Zach Fraizer made it. He's the Center from WVU. 6'3" and ~300lbs+. Great career at WVU and solid... He ranks behind the Oregon Center, Powers-Johnson who has a lot of eyes on him. Zach looks to be like a solid Center, nothing special, but just does the job well and is consistent. Even if he fell, I think he is a guy you could pick up and have solid depth while you ironed out some of his wrinkles.


    I think the Steelers are going to look at QB in the later rounds. I read Omahr's comments, and they are about what I expected anyway. The stickler is Mason as he is looking to be a starter. It could be good competition, but if he doesn't win what then.

    Right now, I think the first three picks are QB's. The only certainty is Williams at #1. I'm going to keep my eye on McCarthy, there has been a lot of buzz around him.

    My gut is thinking they will go QB late, I wonder if Joe Milton might be a worthy target to develop. I dunno.
     
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  2. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

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    Dallas Turner's status was never in doubt, so his combine is just reinforcing what everyone already knew....

    Chop Robinson may have made himself some extra money... someone will reach for him based on measurable and ignore his actual lack of production

    At Center, I would be happy with either of the big 3 (JPJ, Frazier, Van Pran)

    At ilb, I'm really warming up to TX A&M ILB Edgerrin Cooper.. I'm kind of hoping he's available in the 4th, but I think his combine numbers are gonna put him out of our reach
     
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  3. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    He and Harrison Jr. no doubt about it.
     
  4. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting tired of these players that show up to the combine healthy, then decide they aren't going to participate in anything :rolleyes:.
     
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  5. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Why? They’re only risking harm to their own interests.
     
  6. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    Top guys yes nothing good can come out of it

    Some lower guys move up if they have a good showing
     
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  7. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    They do participate in several things interviews for example
     
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  8. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    All the DBs better participate. It my favorite part.
     
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  9. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    I’ll let them know
     
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  10. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Nate Wiggins who I have seen mocked to the Steelers at #20 ran a 4.29 today but suffered a hip flexor in the process. It seems like it is just a sprain, he said that he will be ready for Clemson's pro day next month.
    Edit: The official time for Wiggins was just announced and it was 4.28. He said he wasn't satisfied with that, he wanted closer to 4.20.
     
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  11. Brice

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    I never heard back on why Van Pran decided to miss the senior bowl the day before it started. He had accepted the invite, and then all of a sudden changed his mind the night before.

    Do they drug test at the senior bowl like the combine does on day 2?
     
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  12. nor

    nor Well-Known Member

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    There should be 10 times the threads on the combine than Mason Edmunds and other backups
     
  13. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

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    I can see it now.

    Steel Elvis : " Come on man. You gotta do this for an STD!!!!"
     
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  14. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    How about this one. Caleb Williams refuses to take medical exams or drug tests at combine.
    Caleb Williams makes rare move at NFL combine to skip medical evaluations: 'Just not here' (msn.com)

    He is also not throwing, but I have never heard of a player refusing the standard medical screening. The article above makes it sound like this is the 1st time in History a combine invite has refused all medical exams.
    A league source told CBS Sports that Williams may be the first combine invitee to attend the event after declining the medical examinations.

    LOL... It had to be me.... You going to draft Caleb Williams without a Physical??? :)
     
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  15. Steelpens65

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    I said this once ive said it a hundred times… if Ratter is available in 4rd grab him, not interested in Milton
     
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  16. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

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  17. Steelpens65

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  18. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    and even the unknown guys might go from a potential UDA to getting into the later draft. At this point for 'those' guys you want every opportunity.
     
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  19. Dax777

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    So he won't be there at 20. Oh well :(
     
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  20. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    The most freakish athletic performance came from Tyler Owens a safety from Texas Tech. Owens who had a broad jump of 12' 2", one inch shy of the world's record also had a vertical of 41 inches. He pulled up with a groin injury about halfway through his forty though. He previously ran a 4.30. His play on the field hasn't matched up with his super athletic ability but at 6'2" and 216 he would be worth a late round pick.
     
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  21. Thor

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    Cooper has been a favorite of mine at ILB. Unfortunately he's in a mix with other potentials for the Steelers in the first three rounds, some of whom could be argued to be at positions of greater need. After they released Cole, my secret hope was that they intend to sign one of the top FA centers (Williams would be ideal) which would eliminate one off of their list, allowing them to think of an ILB in the second.
     
  22. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I'm being selfish, it gives the Combine more buzz if the top players participate :thumbs_up:.
     
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  23. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Him and his dad are trying to get him to drop. They don’t like the NFL system, they hate that the best prospects go to the worst teams and they don’t like the rookie wage scale.

    Good luck Mr nobodies trying to overthrow the NFL hierarchy.
     
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  24. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    He only weighs 173lbs, not interested in him.
     
  25. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Lots of Good looking prospects at all the DB positions today, but some people need to understand that the game tape speaks more than their 40s, and other drills. Not saying the drills don't matter, but some of these guys that have great drills aren't very good football players. Of course I'm saying what most already know.
     
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