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    • ZACH CUNNINGHAM, ILB, Vanderbilt:
      Measurements: 6-3.4, 234, 34 1/2 arms, 4.67, 15 reps, 35 vj, 10-5 bj, 7.03 3-c, 4.29 ss.
      Key stats: Turns 23 in December, 32 games, 27 starts, 256 tackles, 36 tfl, 6 sacks, 0 ints, 7 fumbles recovered, 6 fumbles forced, 2-time captain.


      CARROLL PHILLIPS, OLB, Illinois
      Measurements: 6-3.2, 237, 31 3/4 arms, 4.64/1.64, 23 reps, 30 vj, 10-3 bj, 7.06 3-c, 4.37 ss.
      Key stats: 28 games, 14 starts, 90 tackles, 24.5 tfl, 12 sacks, 2 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles.


      Phillips will be a 25-year-old rookie with the medical concern of undergoing a neck fusion surgery in 2014.
      "In short, in life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard; don't foul and don't shirk, but hit the line hard!"
      Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life (1900)
    • One Side Only wrote:

      ZACH CUNNINGHAM, ILB, Vanderbilt:
      Measurements: 6-3.4, 234, 34 1/2 arms, 4.67, 15 reps, 35 vj, 10-5 bj, 7.03 3-c, 4.29 ss.
      Key stats: Turns 23 in December, 32 games, 27 starts, 256 tackles, 36 tfl, 6 sacks, 0 ints, 7 fumbles recovered, 6 fumbles forced, 2-time captain.


      CARROLL PHILLIPS, OLB, Illinois
      Measurements: 6-3.2, 237, 31 3/4 arms, 4.64/1.64, 23 reps, 30 vj, 10-3 bj, 7.06 3-c, 4.37 ss.
      Key stats: 28 games, 14 starts, 90 tackles, 24.5 tfl, 12 sacks, 2 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles.


      Phillips will be a 25-year-old rookie with the medical concern of undergoing a neck fusion surgery in 2014.
      kind of surprised at Cunningham's 40 time he plays much fast ( must be the great instincts ) no wasted time ...

      Phillips is a nice player but the neck fusion scares me and the Steelers normally shy away from 25 year old rookies esp with high/ mid round draft picks ( and I believe he is considered a 3rd-4th round option ) if anything they seem to like the juniors and having that extra early year of development
      "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
      Ben Franklin
    • Yeah, I can't see them taking either one, unless Cunningham is there at pick 62. I still think they go edge rusher then corner with their first two picks.
      1 (30)
      T.J. Watt, Edge, Wisconsin
      2
      (62)
      Cordrea Tankersley,CB, Clemson
      3a
      (94)
      George Kittle, TE, Iowa
      3b
      (105)
      Chad Hansen, WR, California
      4
      (135)
      Vince Biegel, OLB, Wisconsin
      5
      (173)
      James Conner, RB, Pitt
      6
      (213)
      Lorenzo Jerome, SS, Saint Francis (PA)
      7
      (248)
      Alek Torgersen, QB, Penn
      "In short, in life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard; don't foul and don't shirk, but hit the line hard!"
      Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life (1900)