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Random Thoughts About the Draft

How can Allen Robinson improve from 4.6 to 4.47 on the forty by dropping 12 lbs? If he can, GREAT! But he didn't play at that speed because I saw a WI defender run him down like he was standing still. Even so, I'd LOVE to see Robinson in black & gold but it isn't going to happen. He might last to our second pick, but the team won't pick him.

Did anyone notice that the Indiana receiver (Cody someone) moved up dramatically in Walter Football's rankings in an overall #80? If this reflects his pro day or serious interest by NFL scouts, he (and Robinson) will never last to our third round comp.

THIS is the bitter pill that we need to swallow: the Steelers have no choice other than draft an ILB and DE in the first two rounds, either way.

Don't believe it? Do it yourself! Go to On the Clock.com, pick the Steelers and a seven round draft, choose Walter Football as your big board, then draft anything other than an ILB and DE (or DT) in the first two rounds and see if you're satisfied with who's available to fill these needs in our later rounds. The fact is that both positions are much too thin re high-quality prospects and our comp third pick occurs far too late to draft an impact player for either position...unless we got REALLY lucky and Daquan Jones fell inexplicably into our 3rd round lap.

This means are ONLY real option is to take Mosley or Shazier in round or (if they're gone or if Tuitt is gone) to take Tuitt or Hageman and hope that ILB Chris Borland , Mosley, or Shazier lasts to our round 2 pick. The thing is...we might well end up with a chance at elite prospects at BOTH a five technique 3/4 DE with position flexibility to NT and an ILB, but ONLY in rounds one and two. After than, the talent level falls quickly. Not so for WR and CB.

Like I suggest, try your own mock computer drafts (but be reasonable...use a sensible big board like Walter Football and a computerized mock that doesn't offer drug-induced options re trades:

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