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 Post subject: 2017 Steelers Official Draft Visits
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:55 pm 
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Enjoying a slow day at work, so I've been messing around on twitter. I've noticed that the Steelers have brought in a few prospects for official visits, so I wanted to get this thread going. Mods - feel free to start an "official" thread and delete this one.

Edit: Adding a few more names from this morning and grouping by CBS projected draft round:

Confirmed Visits:

1. Pat Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech Post-Gazette (1)
2. Takkarist McKinley, EDGE, UCLA Bob Labriola (1)
3. Zach Cunningham, ILB, Vandy Bob Labriola (1)
4. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama Bob Labriola (1)
5. Budda Baker, S, Washington Bob Labriola (1 or 2)
6. Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn Bob Labriola (1 or 2)
7. Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama Bob Labriola (2)
8. Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida Bob Labriola (2)
9. Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State Bob Labriola (2)
10. Derek Rivers, EDGE, Youngstown State Bob Labriola (2)
11. Josh Jones, SS, NC State Bob Labriola (2)
12. Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota Bob Labriola (2 or 3)
13. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan Bob Labriola (3)
14. Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia Bob Labriola (3 or 4)
15. Carroll Phillips, OLB, Illinois Bob Labriola (4)
16. Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois Post-Gazette (4)
17. Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova Bob Labriola (4 or 5)
18. Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia Bob Labriola (5)
19. Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina Bob Labriola (5)
20. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M Post-Gazette (5)
21. Josh Dobbs, QB, Tennessee Post-Gazette <-- Steelers pick. (6)
22. Javancy Jones, EDGE, Jackson State Ray Fittipaldo (6)
23. Samson Ebukam, OLB, Eastern Washington Bob Labriola (7/UDFA)
24. Keion Adams, EDGE, Western Michigan Bob Labriola (7/UDFA). <--Steelers pick
25. Jason Croom, TE, Tennessee Bob Labriola (7/UDFA)
26. Pita Taumoepenu, EDGE, Utah Bob Labriola (7/UDFA)
27. Francis Kallon, DE, Georgia Tech Bob Labriola (7/UDFA)
28. Patrick Gamble, DE, Georgia Tech Bob Labriola (7/UDFA)

Total - 28

By Position:
QB 2, RB 0, TE 1, WR 5, OL 0

DL 3, OLB/Edge 8, ILB 2, CB 4, S 3

Local Visits:
Nate Peterman, QB, Pitt Bob Labriola (3 or 4)
James Conner, RB, Pitt Bob Labriola (4). <-- Steelers pick
Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo Bob Labriola (6 or 7)
Montae Nicholson, SS, Michigan State Bob Labriola (7/UDFA) - Local visit per Kaboly
Scott Orndoff, TE, Pitt Ray Fittipaldo (7/UDFA)
Ryan Lewis, CB, Pitt Bob Labriola (7/UDFA)

Unconfirmed:
Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State BTSC (2)
Davis Webb, QB, Cal Steelers Depot (2 or 3)
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami Steelers Depot (3 or 4)

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Not sure if this qualifies as an official visit but...

#Steelers have private workout with Patrick Mahomes this week. http://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2017/0 ... h-pro-day/


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:55 pm 
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Steelafan77 wrote:
Not sure if this qualifies as an official visit but...

#Steelers have private workout with Patrick Mahomes this week. http://steelerswire.usatoday.com/2017/0 ... h-pro-day/

It does not count as a visit-- they are going to Texas to watch him, so he can actually work out. If he comes to PGH, it counts aginst the limit AND he can't work out.

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:03 pm 
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http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Steelers-Blog/2017/04/03/nfl-draft-patrick-mahomes-steelers-joshua-dobbs-kenny-golloday-joshua-reynolds/stories/201704030113

Pat Mahomes, Josh Dobbs, Kenny Golloday, and Josh Reynolds

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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I would not invest a pick at QB in this draft class...


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:27 pm 
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UCLA edge rusher Takkarist McKinley is visiting the Browns, Steelers, Ravens and Bengals this week.
This is an interesting little AFC North tour for Mr. McKinley. The Steelers and Ravens may not have access to him, barring a trade up the board. A top-10 possibility, McKinley could make sense for the Bengals at No. 9 or the Browns at No. 12. Of course, Cleveland is almost assuredly going to have taken Myles Garrett at No. 1 by then.
Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Apr 3 - 6:03 PM


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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McKinley being taken before the Steelers pick is a plus scenario.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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I think the Steelers are going to draft a QB this year. If Mahommes is there in round 1 he is the guy. If not, then Dobbs is the fallback option with one of our 3rd round picks or our 4th round pick if he falls that far.

I like their thinking on both. Mahommes and Dobbs will both need time to develop but if it were me, those would be two of the QBs that I take a chance on.

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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Scunge wrote:
I think the Steelers are going to draft a QB this year. If Mahommes is there in round 1 he is the guy. If not, then Dobbs is the fallback option with one of our 3rd round picks or our 4th round pick if he falls that far.

I like their thinking on both. Mahommes and Dobbs will both need time to develop but if it were me, those would be two of the QBs that I take a chance on.

I agree - I think they are taking Mahomes at 30. He is their kind of QB, and they like the idea of him sitting the remainder of Ben's deal.

If they do this, I wish they would also trade up and nab an OLB or CB too.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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tazfootball2 wrote:
I would not invest a pick at QB in this draft class...

I'd run to the podium if Mahomes is there at 1.30.

I'd trade picks from next year to move up after that and get an edge and a CB. Why be so conservative?

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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If the choice is between a guy like Bowser or Mahomes, I think the value is with Mahomes, for the future of the team. The cream of the crop edge guys will be reasonably picked over by 1.30, as demonstrated in both board mocks. CB, the second round-early 4th is pretty well stocked with talent, even deeper if you're able to overlook some warts.

This could be the year to take the chance on the QB.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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I dislike this years qb class. I would trade up in next years draft including picks from 2019 draft.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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With that one exception, I totally agree on this year's QB class, cop.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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I think in years past we have waited for local sources before 'confirming' a pre-draft visit. I'll add McKinley, and here's one more:

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#NCState S Josh Jones, who worked out for the #Titans today, is visiting the #Vikings tomorrow, source said. #Browns, #Steelers, #Bears loom

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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cop1211 wrote:
I dislike this years qb class. I would trade up in next years draft including picks from 2019 draft.


If the juniors/RS Soph come out next year it could be an impressive class.

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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Bob Labriola‏Verified account @BobLabriola

Draft visitors: CB Jourdan Lewis, OLB Derek Rivers, S Monte Nicholson, OLB Takkarist McKinley


https://twitter.com/BobLabriola/status/849284770928496640

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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Suwanee88 wrote:
Scunge wrote:
I think the Steelers are going to draft a QB this year. If Mahommes is there in round 1 he is the guy. If not, then Dobbs is the fallback option with one of our 3rd round picks or our 4th round pick if he falls that far.

I like their thinking on both. Mahommes and Dobbs will both need time to develop but if it were me, those would be two of the QBs that I take a chance on.

I agree - I think they are taking Mahomes at 30. He is their kind of QB, and they like the idea of him sitting the remainder of Ben's deal.

If they do this, I wish they would also trade up and nab an OLB or CB too.

Draft Mahomes and offer next year's 1st for an early 2nd rounder for Bowser or Willis. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that strategy.

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Bob Labriola‏Verified account @BobLabriola

Draft visitors: CB Jourdan Lewis, OLB Derek Rivers, S Monte Nicholson, OLB Takkarist McKinley


https://twitter.com/BobLabriola/status/849284770928496640


Rivers might be considered a local visit. very close to the 50 mile radius.

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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I think it would be just outside-- between 55 and 65, depending on where they measure to-from.

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers Official Draft Visits
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Suwanee88 wrote:
Scunge wrote:
I think the Steelers are going to draft a QB this year. If Mahommes is there in round 1 he is the guy. If not, then Dobbs is the fallback option with one of our 3rd round picks or our 4th round pick if he falls that far.

I like their thinking on both. Mahommes and Dobbs will both need time to develop but if it were me, those would be two of the QBs that I take a chance on.

I agree - I think they are taking Mahomes at 30. He is their kind of QB, and they like the idea of him sitting the remainder of Ben's deal.

If they do this, I wish they would also trade up and nab an OLB or CB too.

Draft Mahomes and offer next year's 1st for an early 2nd rounder for Bowser or Willis. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that strategy.

You and I would do this, I would be blown away if Colbert pulled the trigger on something like this.


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