Sport Relocation Post – Steelers Land Best Free Safety In College Football History In The 7th Round by Guest Blogger Smokin’ Jim Frazier

| May 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

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My guest sports relocation blogger Smokin’ Jim Frazier is back sharing his opinion about two of the Pittsburgh Steeler’s 2015 draft picks who will be moving to Pittsburgh, Pa.  Jim writes sports articles for me once in a while to help get the word out about my Slick Move Guide Professional Athlete Edition. Smokin’ Jim Frazier is an award winning writer, a scout for the NFL, writes a weekly column in the New Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper and is a sports commentator for

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Steelers Land Best Free Safety In College Football History In The 7th Round

by Guest Blogger Smokin’ Jim Frazier

Former Baltimore Ravens Safety Ed Reed and Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu are considered the best ‘free safeties’ in modern football history!  But Hall of Famer Paul Krause, of the Minnesota Vikings, and Deron Cherry, of the Kansas City Chiefs, were outstanding ‘free safeties’ back in the day as well.

The Pittsburgh Steelers landed a player who is a blend between Ed Reed and Paul Krause when they selected Louisville’s sophomore Gerod “The Ball Hawk” Holliman, 6’0 218, in the 7th round. He is regarded as one of the finest free safeties to have ever played the college game, he was a 2014 first-team All-American and a Walter Camp selection.  He won the Jim Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in the country and tied an NCAA record with 14 interceptions. Holliman shows good anticipation with good reactions to the ball in the air.  Has good foot quickness to transition out of his back pedal to all route angles.  Good stop-and-go quickness and has a burst to the ball.   Holliman could be the steal of the draft and the Steelers also struck gold with their first round draft choice Bud Dupree!       What makes the NFL draft so compelling is its potential impact.  For a variety of reasons, teams can go from worst to first very quickly in the NFL.  Of course, as the playoff-less 2012 and 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers can attest, the opposite is also true. The Pittsburgh Steelers got a steal when they selected former Kentucky University’s outside linebacker Bud Dupree with the 22nd pick in round one.  Dupree, 6’4 270, was a top-10 talent.  He runs the forty in 4.5 and has an NBA-like vertical jump of 42 inches! Dupree has a good chance filling the opening at left outside linebacker.  A void that open with Jason Worilds unexpected retirement at age 27. The Steelers begin to re-build the Steel Curtain with Dupree and Holliman.   PITTSBURGH THIS ‘BUD’ IS FOR YOU

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