2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Pittsburgh Steelers Select...

For the thirty-first pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Jason Garrison selected for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have the standard three picks available.  Here is the pick...

With the thirty-first pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select...

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

I’m sure any Pittsburgh fans on this site are screaming, "NO, WE NEED AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN!"

I have three things to say to you: 1. Why are you on Cincy Jungle as a Steelers fan. 2. I don’t like you. And 3. I would have taken an offensive lineman for the Steelers with this pick, but there have already been six offensive linemen taken so far and this is considered a draft in which the offensive linemen were fairly weak. So, I resorted to drafting a cornerback, which is arguably the Steelers’ second biggest need.

Enter Jimmy Smith.

Steelers safety Troy Palamalu may have already sealed his fate as a future hall of famer and he may define the Steeler secondary, but he can’t be everywhere at once. A weakness for the Steelers has been at the cornerback position and it’s about to get even weaker. William Gay and Ike Taylor, mediocre cornerbacks at best, are both free agents and Anthony Madison is still a work in progress.

The Steelers were ranked at No. 12 in pass defense during the regular season, averaging 214.1 yards per game, which is a little low for the Steelers typical defense. Jimmy Smith can help boost the Steelers secondary back where it belongs. He’s a physical corner that has no problem with a bump and run style of play and has good quick feet to allow him to maintain contact while in the five-yard area. The 6-2, 211 pounder is also good in run support, and can help the Steelers defend against running backs that get outside the defensive ends.

While I would have preferably taken an offensive lineman with the No. 31 overall pick, too many have been taken already and there just aren’t any left that would justify a first-round pick. Jimmy Smith is the clear choice here because he can help the Steelers fill one of the other biggest holes in their depth chart because he’s a physical corner that could easily move into a starting role, boosting their pass defense as well as their run defense.

Jimmy Smith Highlights:

 

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
5 Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
7 San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara / CB
8 Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton / QB
9 Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn / DE
10 Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert / QB
11 Houston Joe27 Julio Jones / WR
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Tyron Smith / OL
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Cameron Jordan / DL
14 St. Louis Jaegner Aldon Smith / DE
15 Miami JaredM Mark Ingram / RB
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit JJ Watt / DE
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike Anthony Castonzo / OT
18 San Diego Quickslant Mike Pouncey / OG
19 New York Giants TheDealio Akeem Ayers / OLB
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Ryan Kerrigan / DE
21 Kansas City Indesignkat Corey Liuget / DT
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Nate Solder / OT
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Gabe Carimi / OT
24 New Orleans FriarBob Cameron Heyward / DE
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Jake Locker / QB
26 Baltimore FriarBob Adrian Clayborn / DE
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey Justin Houston / DE/OLB
28 New England UpStateMike Muhammad Wilkerson / DL
29 Chicago Bsmith4256 Derek Sherrod / OL
30 New York Jets Polo_614 Phil Taylor / DT
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison Jimmy Smith / CB
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike
34 Buffalo Elguapo09
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
36 Denver sexsalad
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison
38 Arizona Broski
39 Tennessee Oxalis
40 Dallas Jim0ijk
41 Washington Pardon_My_French
42 Houston Joe27
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
45 San Francisco Heybrown
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
47 St. Louis Jaegner
48 Oakland NoodleXV
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
50 San Diego Quickslant
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
52 New York Giants TheDealio
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
55 Kansas City Indesignkat
56 New Orleans FriarBob
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
60 New England UpStateMike
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
62 Chicago Bsmith4256
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver
65 Carolina James Shively
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
67 Denver sexsalad
68 Buffalo Elguapo09
69 Arizona Broski
70 Cleveland FriarBob
71 Dallas Jim0ijk
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver
97 (possible compensatory)

98 (possible compensatory)

99 (possible compensatory)

100 (possible compensatory)

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