Ep. 32 Golden Parachute
Release Date: 04/09/2018
We’re between the combine and the draft. There's been so much conjecture about who’s going where and when. Sam Darnold was the projected as the #1 pick to the Browns. Now it seems that Josh Allen may have supplanted him as Cleveland’s target. Of course none of this is proven fact, but if it it's true, it kind of explains an organization with a 1-23 record over the past two years.
Jordan Mailata's pro day in Tampa FL last week makes for a very interesting story. Mailata is a 20-year-old of Samoan origin who's been playing rugby in Australia. He's a 6'8" 346 pound beast who ran over his Lilliputian rugby compatriots like Sherman Tank. He's been working out at IMG in Florida to learn the offensive tackle position. The big man has some speed (4.7) so someone is going to be interested in this project.
- Odds and Ends
- Steelers sign Berhe
- Steelers re-sign Chris Boswell
- Should Steelers trade up in the draft?
- Weekly draft preview: Tight Ends
Steelers sign Nat Berhe
Berhe is known as “The Missile” but we've renamed him “The Golden Parachute” as he most likely will replace Robert Golden as a core element on special teams. Berhe is a free agent safety signed to a one year contract. Originally drafted by the Giants in 2015 out of San Diego State, he's been a special teams ace, leading that unit in tackles in 2017. Of note, Berhe is the first Eritrean-American to play in the NFL.
Steelers re-sign Boswell
Not surprisingly, kicker Chris Boswell has signed his second round restricted free agent tender for $2.9 million. Boswell made his first Pro Bowl last season after hitting over 92% of his field goals in the regular season and finishing as the 4th highest scorer in the NFL.
Boswell also set a career-high with 4 field goals made from 50 or more yards away.
Should Steelers trade up in the draft?
Tony Serino of Locked on Steelers asked on Twitter if the Steelers should go ALL IN and trade up for a defensive impact player? Noting that the Steelers haven't done a great job of developing defensive players well or quickly, Steelers Outpost has a resounding ABSOLUTELY!
We look at the following draft prospects:
- Mike Gesicki (PENN ST)
- Hayden Hurst (SOUTH CAROLINA)
- Ian Thomas (INDIANA)
- Dallas Godert (S DAKOTA ST)
- Mark Andrews (OKLA)
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