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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In the Heart of Steeler Country
The NFL Draft
I hope the Steelers can manage to get Mike Pouncey. If not him, I like Jimmy Smith.
Corners with Smith's size, speed and confidence in press coverage don't grow on trees. He'll likely serve as reserve/nickel early in his career but has the skill set to eventually become a starter. Very effective playing man coverage close to the line of scrimmage where he can use his size and length to disrupt timing patterns. Can recover after initial bump and compete for the football. Isn't as comfortable in off-man or zone but could improve over time. Has the mentality and physical tools to be very productive in run support, just needs some more polish. Smith's tools and upside will likely land him in the second round.
Dude runs a 4.46, and is 6'2, 211. I like that he can press and take away short routes that have been a nuisance lately. If they can manage that, especially if they keep Taylor, and then can move McFadden to nickel, that defense will be unreal-er.
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