You can reach a point of oversaturation in boning up for and trying to figure out the NFL Draft.
Eventually there are too many stats, too many potential scenarios and too much information to accurately process.
I know because I’ve passed that point well in advance of Thursday night.
But I’m gonna keep hittin’ it up in there until Thursday night, anyway.
As the days and hours grow shorter before D-Day, I’m sticking with LSU DE and OLB-To-Be Barkevious
Mingo for the Steelers at No. 17 overall. Either Mingo or Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones should be there. And it’s more critical that the Steelers get an OLB on the first round, one of the perceived potential difference-makers available at
the position (Oregon’s Dion Jordan and BYU’s Ezekiel Ansah figure to be gone) than a specific individual.
An OLB on round one means a safety on round two.
In an adjustment from last Thursday night’s DVE Morning Show broadcast in Finleyville, I’m targeting either Florida’s Matt Elam or LSU’s Eric Reid (Kenny Vaccaro of Texas won’t last and Florida International’s Jonathan Cyprien is too slow at 4.64).
That leaves running back for round three.
Assuming Eddie Lacy of Alabama, Giovani Bernard of North Carolina and Le’veon Bell of Michigan State aren’t options, UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin would be an appropriate third-round fit.
And wide receiver will have to wait.
If the Steelers get their back in the third round or higher they’ll have found their starter at the position.
If they get their back in the fourth round or lower they’ll be hoping that guy (Montee Ball of Wisconsin, Christine Michael of Texas A&M or Stepfan Taylor of Stanford) can become their starter at the position.
Big difference there.
Either way, with apologies to Kevin Colbert, that guy is going to have to be an immediate-impact player, the immediate-impact player of the 2013 Draft for the Steelers. 2013-04-22