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    2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Who could be available in the next draft and who could help the Steelers, whether this is in the first or second round?

    It's another big need for the steelers with the CB, DL and OL

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Jack Campbell Iowa, 6'5"-245LBs.

    Tommy Eichenberg OSU, 6'2"-240LBs.

    Drew Sanders Arkansas, 6'4"-245LBs.

    Noah Sewell Oregon, 6'3"-250LBs.

    I can't meet your 1st/2nd round requirement just yet. Still a lot of testing needed. These 4 ILBs meet the size and physicality I would like to see at this position though.

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Quote Originally Posted by polamalubeast View Post
    Who could be available in the next draft and who could help the Steelers, whether this is in the first or second round?

    It's another big need for the steelers with the CB, DL and OL
    Depends on where we land in the upcoming draft. If Sewell is there then grab him but thatís a long shot. Iím going trenches with my first pick if Porter is gone. Iím taking LB with one of my 2nd round picks. If Sanders is there Iím taking him with one of my 2ndís. Love the kid from Baylor, Ika to plug in the middle as a run stuffer. There are a few scenarios but I have my guys who I like in fall back situations during the draft.

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    SirVocea Dennis from Pitt

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Quote Originally Posted by teegre View Post
    SirVocea Dennis from Pitt
    He will be at the Senior Bowl.

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Nolan Smith 6'3"-235LBs Georgia.

    Smith played at OLB/Edge at GA and is considered a very strong run defender that needs to develop as a pass rusher. My immediate thought is Lawrence Timmons 2.0. Maybe not a 1st round guy like Timmons but a real value at 31-40, IMO.

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    Nolan Smith 6'3"-235LBs Georgia.

    Smith played at OLB/Edge at GA and is considered a very strong run defender that needs to develop as a pass rusher. My immediate thought is Lawrence Timmons 2.0. Maybe not a 1st round guy like Timmons but a real value at 31-40, IMO.
    Smith is gonna be a heck of a player he just needs a little time to finish putting it all together and I do not think he has as far to go as many seem to think and I to am an advocate of kicking him inside to take advantage of that thumper mentality he has and he has enough speed and athleticism to play sideline to sideline and a frame that would let him pack on 10-15 more pounds without hurting his quickness IMO...

    I would love this pick at the 35-40 range
    I hate the Kenny Pickett Selection , but he is a Steeler now so hope he turns out great

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Pretty early in the evaluation process for me, but I'm really starting to lean towards Drew Sanders if they take one early. 17 is too early for me, but the 2nd round seems like a good fit.

    Patrick Queen went 28 a couple years ago, and I don't see Sanders on that level, but every year is different.

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Quote Originally Posted by Crossdog View Post
    Pretty early in the evaluation process for me, but I'm really starting to lean towards Drew Sanders if they take one early. 17 is too early for me, but the 2nd round seems like a good fit.
    Nice

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Jack Campbell highlights....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPnp1VOvwi8

    I'm actually starting to think this could be the pick at 17. The DB class is really deep this year. The OT class is not so deep but the IOL class seems to be. Jack Campbell is huge, moves well in space and coverage, and is one of the best tacklers in college football.

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    1. Dawand Jones, T, Ohio State 2. Maxi Smith, DT, Michigan 2. Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State 3. Dorian Williams, ILB, Tulane 4. Jaylen Reed, WR, MSU 7. Thomas Incoom, EDGE, Central Michigan 7. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    Jack Campbell highlights....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPnp1VOvwi8

    I'm actually starting to think this could be the pick at 17. The DB class is really deep this year. The OT class is not so deep but the IOL class seems to be. Jack Campbell is huge, moves well in space and coverage, and is one of the best tacklers in college football.
    I like him too but not at pick #17! In round three, heck yes.
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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Tommy Eichenburg is returning to tOSU for 2023 I think I saw.

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    Jack Campbell highlights....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPnp1VOvwi8

    I'm actually starting to think this could be the pick at 17. The DB class is really deep this year. The OT class is not so deep but the IOL class seems to be. Jack Campbell is huge, moves well in space and coverage, and is one of the best tacklers in college football.
    He sure would be on my chalkboard!
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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoes View Post
    He sure would be on my chalkboard!
    I've seen him compared with Urlacher and Singletary. Maybe the Bears should draft him? He definitely has the ILB skillset, I would love to see him wearing the black and gold.

    A player like Trenton Simpson or Nolan Smith seem more likely to get the first round nod over Jack Campbell probably. I totally think he will be available.

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    Re: 2023 Draft Thread for ILB

    With the recent signings at ILB we now have a room of Marcus Robinson, Cole Holcomb, and Elandon Roberts. I don't 'think' those signings are to keep Campbell, Sanders, or Sewell as high priority. I am still leaning toward Nolan Smith, Trenton Simpson, or SirVocea Dennis as possible draft targets. Going to need to dig a little deeper into the draft pool.

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