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Steelers Picks...#25, #64, #83, #95, #131,#133,#164,#167,#201,#240

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  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    #25 (Trade #32 and #96 and #129 to NY Giants for Pick #25)


    Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State

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    Position: WR
    Class: Jr
    School: Ohio State
    Conference: Big Ten
    Ht., Wt.: 5-10.5, 188
    40 Time: 4.4

    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his sophomore and junior campaigns. Led the team in receiving last year with 53/977/11, also averaging 12.8 yards on 11 punt returns. Sophomore totals included 55/769/7.

    POSITIVES: Consistent wideout with a polished game. Fluid releasing off the line, quickly gets into breaks and separates from opponents. Sneaks downfield and easily adjusts to the errant throw running full speed. Physical, battles to make the tough catch and is effective running after the reception. Effectively uses the sidelines and gets vertical, high-pointing the ball and plucking the pass from the air. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame and is a reliable pass-catcher.

    NEGATIVES: Below-average blocker. More of a one-speed receiver who does not have a sudden burst.

    ANALYSIS: Though not explosively fast or very large, Holmes is a solid football player who finds a way to produce. Should flourish as a second receiver in the NFL.

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    #64

    Trade pick #64 to Vikings for Picks #83 and #95

    #83

    DB Anthony Smith Syracuse

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    Anthony Smith Grade: 3.32
    Position: S
    Class: Sr
    School: Syracuse
    Conference: Big East
    Ht., Wt.: 6-0, 194
    40 Time: 4.74
    Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Round 3, pick 19 (83 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection the past two years. Senior totals included 71/6/8 after 85/3/4 the prior year.

    POSITIVES: Productive safety consistently making positive plays. Fast to the flanks and has top sideline-to-sideline range. Quick-footed in reverse, takes good angles to the action and plays with a good degree of explosion. Possesses a good sense of timing and displays solid ball skills.

    NEGATIVES: Struggles in man-to-man situations, losing a half-step in transition. Has marginal playing strength and has tackles broken.

    ANALYSIS: A tough defender who loves the game, Smith lacks the classic size yet could be effective in a zone situation and offers a special-teams mentality.

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    #95

    WR Willie Reid FSU

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    Position: WR
    Class: Sr
    School: Florida State
    Conference: Atlantic Coast
    Ht., Wt.: 5-10.5, 188
    40 Time: 4.4

    Grading System

    BIO: Started at receiver as a senior and posted 50/634/1. Averaged 17.5 yards on 31 punt returns, bringing three back for scores. MVP of the ACC Championship game. Averaged 13.7 yards on 38 punt returns as a junior.

    POSITIVES: Developing receiver who impacts the game as a return specialist. Finds the soft spot in the defense, settles into zones and uses his frame to shield away opponents. Quickly gets into routes and comes back to the ball when the passer.s in trouble. Displays terrific vision, has solid speed and is creative handling the ball.

    NEGATIVES: Adequate size as a receiver. Marginal offensive production until last year.

    ANALYSIS: Positively impacting Florida State in a variety of ways, Reid significantly improved his draft stock as a senior. Stands as possible first-day pick and third receiver/return specialist in the NFL.

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    #131 (Compensatory pick)

    G Willie Colon Hofstra

    Position: OG
    Class: 5Sr
    School: Hofstra
    Conference: Atlantic Ten
    Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 320
    40 Time: 5.26
    Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Round 4, pick 34 (131 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter at offensive tackle named as both an All-Conference and All-America performer after his senior campaign.

    POSITIVES: Wide-bodied blocker who plays with excellent fundamentals. Gets leverage on opponents, stays square and anchors at the point of attack. Effectively uses angles and outstanding positioning to seal blocks. Fights hard throughout the action and jolts opponents with good hand punch. Nasty, and gets movement from run blocks.

    NEGATIVES: Not effective far off the line of scrimmage or in motion. Lacks top height and better off inside at guard.

    ANALYSIS: A well-built lineman who has consistently improved, Colon performed well the past two seasons. A likely late-round choice, he could eventually develop into a starter at the next level.

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    #133 (Compensatory pick)

    DT Orien Harris Miami

    Position: DT
    Class: 5Sr
    School: Miami (FL)
    Conference: Big East
    Ht., Wt.: 6-3.5, 301
    40 Time: 5.27
    Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Round 4, pick 36 (133 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter and previous All-Conference selection who totaled 37/10/3.5 as a senior after 39/12/1.5 the prior year.

    POSITIVES: Hard-working lineman plagued with inconsistent play. Gets leverage on opponents, is explosive off the snap and is fluid changing direction. Makes plays down the line of scrimmage, is rarely off his feet and possesses a short burst of speed. Flashes hand technique, power and wedges between blocks.

    NEGATIVES: Does not consistently play with a sense of urgency. Lacks bulk, slow shedding blocks and cannot hold the point against double teams.

    ANALYSIS: A vocal leader known as a team guy, Harris has starting potential at the next level if placed next to a wide-bodied space-eater. A productive pro if he takes his game to the next level.

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    #164

    QB Omar Jacobs Bowling Green

    osition: QB
    Class: Jr
    School: Bowling Green
    Conference: Mid-American
    Ht., Wt.: 6-4, 232
    40 Time: 4.84
    Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Round 5, pick 31 (164 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Two-year starter named MAC Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after numbers of 69.9%/4,002/41/4. All-Conference selection last season after struggling through much of the campaign with a shoulder injury. Posted 60.7%/2,591/26/7.

    POSITIVES: Ultra-productive collegiate passer with potential for the next level. Poised in the pocket, finds the open wideout and places throws where only his receivers can make the reception. Goes to secondary targets and possesses a quick, explosive release. Accurate in the short and intermediate field. Has a powerful arm and effortlessly drives the ball downfield. Possesses a good sense of timing, hitting receivers as they leave their breaks. Picks up yardage with his legs when things break down.

    NEGATIVES: Struggled as a junior in reading defenses and tossing the ball into coverage. His throws lack touch. Shuffles his feet in the pocket. Has a low trajectory, throwing the ball through his ear at times. Rarely took a snap behind center.

    ANALYSIS: A system quarterback, Jacobs made a poor choice entering the draft after his junior campaign. Far from polished, he has the physical skills to play in the NFL but must learn a pro-style offense.

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    #167 (Compensatory pick)

    TE Charles Davis Perdue

    Position: TE
    Class: Sr
    School: Purdue
    Conference: Big Ten
    Ht., Wt.: 6-5.5, 263
    40 Time: 4.94

    Grading System

    BIO: Four-year starter who posted 26/311/1 as a senior after career-best totals of 34/416/3 the prior year. Awarded All-Academic honors in the past.

    POSITIVES: Pass-catching tight end yet to take his game to the next level. Quick releasing off the line into routes, immediately gets to top speed and finds the soft spot in the defense. Plucks the ball from the air and takes a big hit in order to make the reception. Stays square blocking and flashes strength.

    NEGATIVES: Must improve his hand technique getting off jams at the line of scrimmage. Lacks blocking intensity and does not always work to finish opponents.

    ANALYSIS: Considered a hard worker who does everything asked of him, Davis is a reliable prospect with marginal size/speed numbers. A potential red zone/third-down target who could be a No. 2 tight end.

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    #201

    C Marvin Philip Cal

    Position: C
    Class: 6Sr
    School: California
    Conference: Pacific-10
    Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 307
    40 Time: 5.32

    Grading System

    BIO: All-Conference selection the past two seasons. Started the final five games of his sophomore season.

    POSITIVES: Explosive blocker with marginal size for the next level. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and gets leverage on opponents. Nasty, attacks assignments and is always looking for someone to hit. Plays heads-up football, effectively quarterbacks the offensive line and works well with teammates. Tough and plays through injuries.

    NEGATIVES: Stiff, lacks adjustment and not effective in space. Rarely opens up the middle of the field and does not possess a dominant base.

    ANALYSIS: An outstanding worker and competitive leader on the offensive line, Philip is a late-round selection who could develop into a starter for the right system.

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    #240

    RB Cedric Humes Virginia Tech

    Position: RB
    Class: Sr
    School: Virginia Tech
    Conference: Atlantic Coast
    Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 227
    40 Time: 4.68
    Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Round 7, pick 32 (240 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Part-time starter the past two years who posted career-best numbers of 162/752/11 as a senior after posting 130/605/5 the prior year.

    POSITIVES: Hard-working, team player with a variety of ball-carrying skills. Displays vision, waits for blocks to develop and shifty in a small area. Gets around the corner and works runs. Strong on the interior, breaks several tackles during a single handoff and drives up the field. Strong blocker who turns defenders from the play.

    NEGATIVES: Lacks overall playing speed. Does not create or elude defenders.

    ANALYSIS: A consistent player the past three seasons, Humes projects as a short-yardage back at the next level who could also be used as a lead blocker.
  2. jbsg02

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    good pick for them. he can come in and won't be expected to be a #1.
  3. Uh-Oh

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    Excellent choice. They will teach him to run block. I wish the Giants would've drafted him. He can break a CB's ankles with his moves. Roethlisberger will become an elite QB with this guy.
  4. Gamebreaker

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    I like the Willie Reid pick. I actually think he could end up being a better player than Holmes. Just a hunch.
  5. jbsg02

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    :starspin

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