Tuesday’s edition of The Morning Cup has Jeff Pash, the NFL’s lead labor negotiator saying that Friday’s proposal contained an offer of a 10-year deal, a hearing date is set for the antitrust case, Peter King gives his thoughts on Friday’s proposal from the league and our friends over at nflmocks.com have a new mock draft has a rather eyebrow lifting pick for the Steelers. There is also a four part series about Mike Tomlin running on Steeler.com. Check it out after looking at this morning’s news clips.
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31. Pittsburgh Steelers- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
Jimmy Smith has been mocked as high as No. 9 to the Dallas Cowboys, but his off-the-field issues are starting to come forward once again.
Even with character issues, Smith is a very talented cornerback. I just can’t see him sliding all the way to the second round of the draft.
I’m very surprised to see this pick. Jimmy Smith has had a bunch of character questions that has put him in jeopardy for this year’s draft. Skipping out on workouts and constantly making up excuses raises a bunch of red flags. And, I would think the Steelers would think twice, or even a thousand time before taking this guy. We see that the Steelers hate controversy and off the field problems with players already on the roster – so long Santonio (and almost Ben for that matter). Why would they even consider bringing that kind of trouble into the locker room? Smith should not even be a consideration – for any team. Mike Pouncey update: the particular mock has the Bears and their terrible O-line picking Pouncey as the 29th pick.