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      now officially in the books Youth Xavier Grimble Jersey , there was a lot of shakeup of draft stock at the Senior Bowl this year. All teams, including our beloved Steelers, were paying close attention to see what players stuck out and could be potential targets on draft day for them. Some guys took the opportunity and ran with it all the way home. Others fell flat upon their face as they plummeted their draft stock more than even most draft pundits could have predicted. It is that discrepancy that makes this week so unpredictable and yet, so intriguing to anyone who is interested in these prospects. Thus, here are five winners and five losers in Mobile this week.WinnersSouth Carolina WR Deebo SamuelSamuel was the best player in Mobile and it was not particularly close. No CB could ever cover him in coverage in any drill during practices and then during the game, he was wide open more often than not, he simply just did not have many on-target passes that he could actually catch.Samuel put his route running and quickness on full display, and that is without even showing his YAC ability on top of it all. If AB has to be replaced, Samuel is one of the strongest options out there to do it with.Kansas State OT Dalton RisnerVersatility is the name of the game for Risner. He can play all five positions along the offensive line and showed his ability to be a rock solid offensive tackle this week. His strength and hand usage and placement were on full display this week in Mobile. Risner was a star among a strong OL group. His ferocious mentality was fantastic too. He was always fiery and had something to prove each and every play. He is one of the smartest guys there too, so that could prove that he could become a starting C someday.Temple CB Rock Ya-SinHe is not 6’2” like he was listed at Temple Youth JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , but it is more than okay because of what he truly showed at the Senior Bowl. Ya-Sin had some great ball skills, fluidity, and processing skills in this draft. He is progressing along mentally well and could be a slight project, but I believe he is more refined than most people think about him currently. Ya-Sin’s ferocious mentally and lengthy arms are ideal for press. and his fluidity and recovery speed are ideal for zone. This is a very scheme diverse player that can compress roles. He is awesome folks.New Mexico State ILB Terrill HanksThis guy plays with a chip on his shoulder and lets everyone hear it. Hanks is one of those Darius Leonard-type of leaders who are just infectious to the defense. He is a leader of men and an incredible alpha male who was the leader of that Aggies defense, and at the Senior Bowl, he showed off.This dude can straight up run! Downhill, sideline-to-sideline type of player that just stood out. He is a converted safety, so he is a fantastic coverage LB too who can process well. He needs to work on his tackling and angles, but man, he is the type of guy you just want. This year’s Fred Warner.Georgia State WR Penny HartHe is only 5’8” Youth Jon Bostic Jersey , but he is a stick of dynamite out of the slot that teams will just love because he is a fantastic special teamer on top of being a productive slot guy. The dude is just blazing fast and is so quick he literally works through press based off of it alone.I love his twitchiness and attention to detail in his routes. He is a great route runner and has a diverse route tree too. This is the type of slot WR every team looks for, so look out on Day 3.LosersWest Virginia QB Will GrierGrier did not have himself a good week at all. He looked out of his element and his footwork was everywhere this week. He missed guys, processed things wrong, and tried to play far too much hero ball. From all accounts, Grier was the worst QB there besides Trace McSorely this. Even in the game, he made a crazy throw that Hunter Renfrow bailed him out on.You just do not make that throw. That throw was a duck 50/50 ball that he was incredibly lucky was not intercepted. Great play by Renfrow, but a hazardous and honestly maddening play from Grier. He is not worth a day 1 or day 2 pick, the earliest I would touch him is Day 3.Louisville WR Jaylen SmithSmith has a ton of tools. He is a big receiver with speed and big play ability down the field. That should translate to separation and big plays, but he has not been anything other than mediocre this week. He had drops, could not gain separation Youth Javon Hargrave Jersey , and when he did, he never fully saw the ball into his mitts. He showed very little semblance of solid route running and his releases left a lot to be desired, to say the least. Smith is a Justin Hunter-type of WR that should be strayed away from.Penn State CB Amani OruwariyeOruwariye not only sustained a knee injury (that was minor), but he just did not have a consistent week. He had those great plays where you see his IQ on display and he makes a beautiful play, but at other times, he looked lost and preemptive on some of the plays. He bit on some double moves and that is no bueno.It is not that he had a bad week, it is that he just did not show that round 1 pedigree that you were hoping to see. He firmly is now below DeAndre Baker on the CB totem pole. Baker has proven to be better and this only re-affirmed such thoughts.Northern Illinois EDGE Sutton SmithRemember Risner smashing that one guy into the ground? That was Northern Illinois EDGE Sutton Smith who should never play EDGE ever. He is a gifted pass rusher with insane bend, but he is so undersized that he gets manhandled. Smith should move to off-ball, where he can move and process more than well enough to thrive. Joe Schobert 2.0 is not out of the realm of possibility, but he did have limited reps there Youth James Conner Jersey , so overall, all he did was end any aspirations of playing off the edge.Virginia S Juan ThornhillThornhill just looked outmatched in man coverage and honestly slow. The processing and ball skills were there, but he didn’t have the strength to fight off TEs nor the quickness to beat the shifty slot guys. Thornhill might be a strict deep guy at this point, thus deterring from his once thought of versatility.The dropped INT in Saturday’s game was a cherry on top. Thornhill is still a very good prospect, but Darnell Savage simply might be better. Several people have asked if we could bring back the Friday Night Open Thread. I had moved the event to Saturday morning, but after minimal success, I decided to bring it back to Friday night — with a slight twist.I liked the Saturday Six-Pack theme, so I decided to just take the six questions and move them to Friday night. Say hello to Friday Night Six-Pack of Steelers Questions and open thread!The rules haven’t changed...Quick rundown of the ground rules.I’ll ask at least four questions strictly related to the Steelers.The rest of the questions could be about anything.Be respectful.Have fun talking about the Black-and-gold.That’s it! With that out of the way, it’s time to get this party started. Hey, don’t act like you’ve never done a little Friday night drinking. Here goes:1. List your winners for Conference Championship Round Weekend (straight up):KC vs. NENO vs. LAR2. Today is the anniversary of the 2008 AFC Championship game between the Steelers and Ravens at Heinz Field. 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