It is really wishful thinking that JuJu will last to the end of the 3rd round. I have 5 WRs all going in the first 50 picks.
My top 5 WRs as this:
Corey Davis, Mike Williams, John Ross, JuJu, Zay Jones. I think that they will all be off the board in 50 picks and that the first 3 will go in the first round and JuJu and Jones going early to mid round 2. Then on the border of that group is Godwin and I think that he probably is picked at the end of round 2, probably before we pick.
Sure, everybody talks a big game about how deep this draft is, how we can get a WR in round 3 or later to help out, well screw that, I want, this team NEEDS a WR who can come in immediately and play and have an impact as the starting #2 or #3 WR. Once you get past those first 5 WRs you are looking at guys that will have to develop, to learn how to play, run routes, get acclimated to the NFL.
Bryant with his reinstatement, Coates with his hand and confidence, no Markus Wheaton, Heyward-Bey dealing with his first serious injury last year, is that the beginning of his body breaking down? Eli Rogers was just okay in his first year as the slot WR. I know Ben loves his guys and called Rogers one of his best slot WRs but the proof is in the pudding. Rogers just does not have the speed and quickness to do major damage as the slot. He does not break tackles, he does not get much yardage after the catch. He is limited, we need to do better. Those are a lot of question marks and gambles on important, crucial pieces of the offense. The #2 and #3 WRs failed us last year and going into this year we are going to gamble on them again?
Here we are talking about picking a CB, how a slot CB is a need and people have no problem spending a 1st and 2nd round pick on that slot CB if needed. But we have Golson who was a 2nd round pick. I have more confidence in Golson finally becoming a player this year than I do in last year's WR group stepping up.
In terms of Willis and where he will go, I kinda agree with TB. I have seen a lot of mocks where Willis does not sniff the first round. I have also see a lot of mocks of late that are putting Josh Jones the safety in the first round. It is kind of nuts right now, players are all over the map in terms of where they will be taken. I don't think Willis is raw at all, or needs to be coached up, to me he is really sort of maxed out right now. He is advanced in how he plays the run, sheds blocks, sets the edge. As a pass rusher he looks pretty good to me as well but for as talented as he is athletically, it all just does not add up. He is the not the sum of all the great parts, the size, the athlete, the hustle, the motor. I was expecting more great play out of him, more dominance and was just found disappointed. But that is not really to surprising as I have come to think of this entire edge rusher draft class as underwhelming. To me there are two players worthy of being drafted in round 1 (and both will be gone in the first 5 picks or so) and then the rest I would only touch starting with my second rounder.
The Steelers have a greater chance of finding a Unicorn, or a Sasquatch, or the Loch Ness Monster than they do in finding another great 3-4 OLB.