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Oviedo
10-14-2009, 10:21 AM
With the resigning oif Sonny Harris by my count we have the following rookies still attached to the Steelers via the draft or UDFA:

Hood, Urbik, K. Lewis, Wallace, Burnett, Johnson, Harris, Summers, Logan, Redman (PS), and McClendon (PS).

Of that group Wallace and Johnson have made the most significant impace with lesser impacts on special teams by Logan and Burnett. Not a bad job of the front office identifying players the team can use or develop. Sets us up to get younger if they develop.

phillyesq
10-14-2009, 10:25 AM
Don't forget that Shipley is on the practice squad as well.

So far, it is looking like this draft may provide a nice mix of developmental projects and immediate help.

Oviedo
10-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Don't forget that Shipley is on the practice squad as well.

So far, it is looking like this draft may provide a nice mix of developmental projects and immediate help.

Thanks. I forgot all about him. Thsat makes 12 young players out of 61 (53 + 8 ) or 20% of our players are first year guys.

phillyesq
10-14-2009, 10:30 AM
Don't forget that Shipley is on the practice squad as well.

So far, it is looking like this draft may provide a nice mix of developmental projects and immediate help.

Thanks. I forgot all about him.

How could you forget about Shipley? After all, he is going to be the next Mike Webster. :lol: :lol:

JTP53609
10-14-2009, 11:04 AM
i seee 5 hall of famers in this classs.............relax im kidding,

it will not be the prettiest draft of all time, alot of big uglies, but it will get he job done i hope....

flippy
10-14-2009, 05:50 PM
They had to stick considering there's no 2008 class left.

RuthlessBurgher
10-14-2009, 08:57 PM
They had to stick considering there's no 2008 class left.

Mendenhall, Sweed, Hills, Dixon, Mundy...

steelblood
10-15-2009, 07:44 AM
2009 - What about Ramon Foster?

2008 - UFAs Legursky and P Bailey. Legursky looks like a future starter to me. Did you see him pancake the linebacker on one of the plays he filled in for Essex?

Oviedo
10-15-2009, 07:56 AM
2009 - What about Ramon Foster?

2008 - UFAs Legursky and P Bailey. Legursky looks like a future starter to me. Did you see him pancake the linebacker on one of the plays he filled in for Essex?

Good pick up. I forgot all about Foster. Ading them isn't that like 19 out of a total of 61 or about one-third. Lots of young talent.