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    I could Van Jefferson and Alton Robinson landing exactly where you have them! Nice Mock!
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    Round 1, Pick 18, Traded to Miami Round 2, Pick 49 Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota, R-Sophomore Height: 5-9. Weight: 203. 40 Time: 4.45. NFL Draft Grade: 6.36. Value: 1.83 Others: Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU, Grant Delpit, S, LSU, Jacob Eason, QB, Washington Winfield reminds me of Tyrann “The Honey Badger” Mathieu – except with NFL Bloodlines! Antoine like Tyrann is an instinctive Defensive Back with excellent, athletic talent to play more than one position in the Defensive Backfield. He is a quick-twitch athletic, with excellent foot quickness along with the unique combination of speed and quickness that only a few athletes possess. Antoine is a ball hawk with the hands to intercept the ball as good as any receiver in this draft. Those competent hands also lend themselves to returning punts and along with his return and special Teams skills will add value to his overall game that should be attractive to all 32 teams. Because Antoine is an instinctive and aggressive tackler, he can play up near the line of scrimmage, supporting the run and in coverages against those pesky running backs coming out of the backfield. He can and will fight through blocks and make tackles on sweeps and screens because he anticipates and understands blocking assignments of his opponents on offense. Antoine is one of the better Defensive Backs/ safeties in this draft. If I needed a safety and this kid was on the board in the 1st round, your damn straight I would select him. I don’t believe in passing on proven playmakers especially on the defensive side of the board – especially when the Steelers have a need there. Round 3, Pick 83, Traded to Denver Round 3, Compensatory Pick 102 J.K. “All Day” Dobbins, RB, OSU, Junior Height: 5-9. Weight: 217. 40 Estimated Time: 4.45-4.5. Draft Grade: 6.35. Value 1.97 Others: Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin, Raekwon Davis, DL Alabama, Malik Harrison, LB, OSU J.K. is a talented, powerful, running back with just enough wiggle after he hits the whole to run strong between the tackles. Also, coming out as a Junior, he has fewer miles on him than Wisconsin RB, Jonathan Taylor. He has the speed to take the ball to the outside on sweeps and after he hits the hole you better be ready to tackle him or he will take it all the way for a touchdown. He uses that breakaway speed and quickness to gain yardage in chunks when he catches the ball out of the backfield also. J.K. might be one of the better blocking backs for his quarterback, because of his lateral agility and overall strength, in spite of his size. He reminds me a lot of Mark Ingram and like Mark, if he is in the right system for his talents, he will be an impact player for that team. Mark Ingram is a good running back and J.K. should be a good running back also because both of them are complete running backs. They run the ball between the tackles with strength, they break tackles in the secondary, they block, they catch the ball out of the backfield. Round 4, Pick 114 Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota, Senior Height: 6-1. Weight: 206. Estimated 40 Time: 4.54. Draft Grade: 6.16 Value: 1.75 Johnson has been a prolific, productive receiver – and is likely the “Steal” of this Draft. He has the size and good straight-line speed. He catches the ball when it’s thrown to him and that is the best attribute ANY receiver can have. Tyler has the size to move the chains and the strength and speed to make yards after the catch by breaking tackles. He has a big catch radius and will adjust to the ball in the air. Inside the red zone or making first downs, he is a matchup nightmare. He’s a good blocker, willingly helping his teammates on running plays sweeps and screens. Tyler is the type of receiver that every team game plan’s for, thinking they will be able to shut him down but once the game begins, he still finds a way to impact using his strong hands and strong body to move the chains and make touchdowns. Tyler has the potential to become a “Franchise” receiver with a little more work on his route running skills. Others: Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan, Anthony McFarland Jr., RB, Maryland, Van Jefferson, WR, Florida Round 4, Pick 125, From Miami through Tennessee. Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon, r-Senior. Height: 6-5. Weight: 252. Estimated 40 Time: 4.75. Draft Grade: 5.40 Value: 1.73 Others: A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College, Affernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama, Leki Fotu, DL, Utah I realize the Steelers have acquired Eric Ebron, but they can always use a solid back-up / potential starter in the pipeline. Breeland has the pass-catching skills equal to any receiver in this draft. He is a fluid athlete with a high football IQ working well with his QB and understanding how to get himself open when the play has broken down. He uses excellent blocking techniques, keeping his feet moving after engaging and finishing his blocks. Jacob has the lateral agility to block in space and, when catching the ball, that lateral agility helps in running his routes and not taking the big hit after gaining yards after the catch. Jacob has strong hands and can adjust to the ball in the air and that adds a big catch radius to his pass-catching skills. He is a nightmare matchup at any point on the field and, a move the chains, touchdown making machine. Jacob is more than just a pass-catching Tight End. His athletic talents and high football IQ send signals that he will become an offensive weapon that teams will have to game plan for in the very near future. Jacob reminds me a lot of Eagles Zack Ertz. He might be a little taller but Jacob’s pass-catching, route running, fluid athletic talent to run routes are very much the same as Zack’s. Jacob like Zack will be more of a threat in the passing game as a matchup nightmare and a player his new quarterback will fall in love with. He is consistent when running routes but what his new coaches are going to love is how quickly Jacob will mesh with his quarterbacks thinking in the context of reading defenses on the fly and adjusting his route to get open and gain extra yards. Round 5, Pick 137, From Jacksonville, traded to Seattle Round 5, Pick 145, Traded to Miami Round 6, Pick 178 Tanner Muse, S/LB, Clemson, R-Senior Height 6-2 Weight 227 40 Time: 4.41. Draft Grade: 5.80. Value: 1.92 Others: Raekwon Williams, DL, Michigan St., Evan Weaver, LB, California, Brandon Jones, S, Texas Tanner is listed as a safety and can play safety but the truth is, he is an impact linebacker pretending to be a safety. He has been a productive player playing the safety position, making plays all over the field. Tanner is athletic, and he showed at the combine the athletic talent that most analysts assumed he did not process because he was playing out of position. He has excellent speed and quickness along with instincts and football intelligence that comes from three years of being a starter at safety. Tanner has the passion to make tackles in the open field and the aggressiveness to finish without committing penalties. He has the hands to make the interception and the cover skills to stay with those big receivers and Tight Ends who line up in the slot. He shows leadership skills through his play on the field making impact plays that will bring his teammates off the bench to watch the replay on the big screen. Tanner is just an impact defensive player and the position he plays will not affect that impact. Round 7, Pick 209 Jon Runyan Jr., OT, Michigan, R-Senior Height: 6-4. Weight: 308. 40 Time: 5.05. Draft Grade: 5.91. Value: ??? Others: Benito Jones, DL, Missippi, Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi, Kendall Coleman, EDGE, Syracuse Runyan is the son of the former Michigan star and NFL Pro Bowl right tackle of the same name. The younger Runyan appears to be headed for a long NFL career of his own. The Moorestown, New Jersey, native actually played his high school football at St. Joseph's in Pennsylvania, earning all-state notice his senior year. Michigan signed the legacy pick, though he had to wait through a redshirt season in 2015 and made only one appearance the following year. Runyan played in nine games as a sophomore, starting for the first time in the team's Outback Bowl appearance. He ascended to first-team All-Big Ten status in 2018, starting all 13 games at left tackle. Runyan did the same in 2019, again garnering first-team all-conference honors for the Wolverines.
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    Hello everyone, Steel Logic back here with my second mock draft post on here for your beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. This one comes after the big wave of free agency and everything is covered up to this point that most of us expected. The Steelers restructured alot of contracts to get under the cap to cover for Bud Dupree's tag as well as freeing up additional cap for future signings. With that being said, we have Mike Hilton and Matt Feiler back for this season under the restricted second round tender. They kicked things off by signing Fullback Derek Watt, Followed by Tackle Zach Banner, Long Snapper Kameron Canaday, Olineman Stefan Wisniewski, Safety Jordan Dangerfield, Tight End Eric Ebron and Dlineman Chris Wormley (Via Trade with Baltimore). With all of that being said, lets dive right into the mock draft. Round 2 Pick 49 The Pittsburgh Steelers select Interior Olineman Matt Hennessy from Temple. Hennessey is a guy that plays really scrappy and that's the kind of guy you want on the interior. It's like the cement to your house's basement, the finishing touches to the foundation. He comes with a high football IQ, has excellent range and is very technically sound. He'll do any job you ask him to and here's how he would be used. With Foster retiring we have a hole at LG and Hennesey can com in and be a day 1 starter in that spot and have the new guy we just signed be his backup. Hennesey can also play center, so what I would do is have Pouncey take Hennesey under his wing and teach him the ropes so he can be ready to take over at center when Pouncey retires. Round 3 Pick 102 (comp pick) The Pittsburgh Steelers select Wide Receiver Van Jefferson from Florida. Jefferson is a guy that will come in and push James Washington and Deon Cain as the next boundary wide receiver behind Juju and Washington. Jefferson can also play in the slot if need be, and our wide receiver group would be really well rounded with Juju, Johnson, Washington, Jefferson, Cain and Switzer. There's alot Jefferson can add to the group with his measurable's standing at 6'2 200. Round 4 Pick 124 The Pittsburgh Steelers select Safety Brandon Jones from Texas. Very smart player, tackles well in space and packs a punch. He has a very aggressive play style but he is smart and knows what not to do. He can pick up and read defenses pretty well from what Iv'e heard in interviews. He would provide the Steelers with depth at the safety position that we need and he can push Edmunds to play better. Jones is a guy that can play as either a single high safety in a cover 1 or cover 2 or as a dime linebacker when you move Edmunds back deep. Round 4 Pick 135 The Pittsburgh Steelers select Edge Rusher Alton Robinson from Syracuse. Robinson is a guy that has an explosive first step but needs to work on his craft with hand usage and how to bend properly. He has a very high ceiling to learn the necessary things and he would be able to do that in Pittsburgh sitting behind Bud as depth and is a much better option than what we have with Skipper and Ola. Round 6 Pick 198 The Pittsburgh Steelers select Line Backer Tanner Muse from Clemson. Big Bodied safety that would be best suited as a LB at the next level. Muse would take over the role that Tyler Matakevich had on special teams and would be a better LB than Matakevich ever was or will be. Muse has alot of speed and has great range being a converted safety. Steelers also met with Muse at Clemson's pro day and took him to dinner. Round 7 Pick 232 The Pittsburgh Steelers select Dlineman Robert Windsor Penn State. Windsor adds much needed youth to the dline and brings in competition for that starting DT spot with Buggs/Alualu and Wormley. Windsor can also be a backup at end for Tuitt and Heyward, he had alot of productivity while at Penn State and created alot of problems in the backfield. He has a very high motor and would help the front seven in terms of stopping the run and that's what this team needs playing in the AFC North.
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    Camp bodies and maybe depth if they work out. @SteelTwin Dan
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    This past Wednesday, the Steelers signed DT Cavon Walker, OT Jarron Jones (both played with the New York Guardians, and S Tyree Kinnel (played with the DC Defenders). On Thursday, they also signed OLB/LS Chrisitan Kuntz (played with the Dallas Renegades). On Friday, they also signed DE Dewayne Hendrix (played with the Seattle BlackHawks). DT Walker was the XFL's sack leader with 4.5 until the league canceled the remainder of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. OT Jones was originally a DT in Notre Dame before switching to the other side of the ball and was drafted in the 1st round of the 2020 XFL Draft by the Guardians. Kinnel was one of DC's starting safety's, recording 17 tackles throughout the season. Kuntz, before the XFL, was apart of the Steelers roster last year. With Tyler Matakevich gone, the Steelers will need a new special teams anchor. Most of these signings shouldn't be taken too seriously as the AAF signings last year (ex. Kameron Kelly), didn't pan out well. But with the limited cap space, these signings do provide good depth and some could find their way onto the 53 man roster. Are there any other XFL stars you'd like the Steelers to snag? Maybe a reunion with Eli Rogers?
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their first trade of the 2020 NFL off-season! The Steelers have traded their 2021 5th round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for DE Chris Wormley and a 2021 7th round pick. Yes, you read that right. Kevin Colbert pulling out all the stops this off-season. GM making some moves!
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed TE Eric Ebron to a 2 year, $12M deal. This was made official by NFLNetwork inside reporter Ian Rapoport: This adds experience and dependable depth to a desperate TE group. Luck broke out with Andrew Luck in 2018, receiving his first and only Pro Bowl and collecting 13 TDs!
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    With the recently released Javon Hargrave being fresh on our minds after months of hoping a deal could get done the Pittsburgh Steelers need to replace Hargrave. While we could draft at that position there are some free agents on the market such as former Cincinnati Bengals DT Andrew Billings who could fit with Pittsburgh and our defense. Here is some of Billings highlights out of college. Keep in mind at one point the Pittsburgh Steelers had Billings on their radar in 2016.
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    Absolutely! And it seems the Steelers are going all in for one last big run before Ben hangs em up. There's no better time than this upcoming season. If it ends like we all hope, Ben for sure will walk.
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Chargers fullback Derek Watt to a two-year deal worth $3.25 million per year late Tuesday evening. A signing that some Steelers fans did not see coming but will grow to love once the NFL season kicks off later this year. So why did the Steelers sign Derek who, if you did not know, is the brother of Steelers pro-bowler TJ Watt? With the Chargers, Derek Watt had the responsibility of protecting Philip Rivers, who was the least sacked quarterback in the league during the time he played there. He will obviously be bringing that style of play to Pittsburgh with the return of Ben Roethlisberger. In addition to that, he will help lead the rushing attack that is rumored to play a massive role in the Steelers upcoming season—tasked with the job to open lanes for James Conner and Benny Snell Jr. There is also the possibility of the Steelers drafting a running back at some point in the NFL Draft this year. This signing also leads us to believe we have seen the last of Roosevelt Nix, who played a massive role with the Steelers during his time but faced injuries in 2019. The Steelers have also finished at the bottom of the list in rushing the last few seasons. View full editorial
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    Trying to stay cornavirus free and focused on bringing the best Steelers content to 1 place.
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    Very hopeful it happens but would not be surprised if they still draft a guy in the later rounds of the Draft.
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    I could see that being the case, it's early but I think he will want to stay. Also, keep in mind I am almost 100% sure this will be Ben's last season as a Steeler which in retirement should open up a bunch of extra cap space next off-season.
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    You hit the nail on the head. DJ will be a great addition to the passing protection and most importantly, the rushing attack. We needed a dependable and healthy FB. The rushing game hurt not having Nix in last year. He'll also be a demon on special teams. Losing Dirty Red lowkey hurts. DJ fills his role. And quietly, this will help keep TJ from hitting the open market.
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    The Steelers tried to keep B.J. Finney but could not or would not match the Seahawks offer.
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    The proposed CBA has been approved by a player vote of 1019-959. Very close voting. The 17-game regular season format (and 3 preseason games) will be effective starting with the 2021 NFL season. NFL Playoffs will be expanded, meaning there will be 7 teams per conference with only one bye per conference. This will give the league and fans an extra wild card game for each conference (3 WC games, instead of the usual 2). This new playoff format will become effective starting with the upcoming 2020 season. This also increases the size of the NFL roster and gameday active roster with 48 (must have 8 offensive linemen). With that, this also increases the size of the practice squad for each team. And of course this gives active and former players added benefits and an increase in minimal salary. Either way you feel about the new CBA, this is great news for the Steelers, as this will give them more flexibility to restructure deals and create cap space. This will give the Steelers the opportunity to resign serious upcoming FAs (Dupree, Hargrave, Hilton, Feiler). With the Steelers scratching the bottom of the barrel for any cap, this will surely help. Thoughts on the new and approved CBA?
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