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Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 03:35 PM
The Steelers have gotten tremendous value in all of their picks. Meanwhile teams who already are solid on offense (New England, Indianapolis, Green Bay, and New Orleans), what do they do first round? Go offense. The Steelers get it. I think the Rooney's and Colbert and Co. are as good as it gets and we are lucky to have them.

Bravo!!!

:Clap

hawaiiansteel
04-30-2011, 05:09 PM
:Agree

I'll give the Steelers a :Clap

I loved the first 5 picks until Keith Williams...

insanesteelersfan
04-30-2011, 06:48 PM
The Steelers have gotten tremendous value in all of their picks. Meanwhile teams who already are solid on offense (New England, Indianapolis, Green Bay, and New Orleans), what do they do first round? Go offense. The Steelers get it. I think the Rooney's and Colbert and Co. are as good as it gets and we are lucky to have them.

Bravo!!!

:Clap



Even though none are from UCLA :wft

Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 08:10 PM
The Steelers have gotten tremendous value in all of their picks. Meanwhile teams who already are solid on offense (New England, Indianapolis, Green Bay, and New Orleans), what do they do first round? Go offense. The Steelers get it. I think the Rooney's and Colbert and Co. are as good as it gets and we are lucky to have them.

Bravo!!!

:Clap



Even though none are from UCLA :wft


Uhhhh.. I went to and played at ASU.

Funny a couple years ago everyone on this board said I was a USC homer. How funny. :roll:

fordfixer
04-30-2011, 08:16 PM
[quote="Dee Dub":3upcfkjp]The Steelers have gotten tremendous value in all of their picks. Meanwhile teams who already are solid on offense (New England, Indianapolis, Green Bay, and New Orleans), what do they do first round? Go offense. The Steelers get it. I think the Rooney's and Colbert and Co. are as good as it gets and we are lucky to have them.

Bravo!!!

:Clap



Even though none are from UCLA :wft


Uhhhh.. I went to and played at ASU.

Funny a couple years ago everyone on this board said I was a USC homer. How funny. :roll:[/quote:3upcfkjp]



You mean your not :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: j/k

Dee Dub
04-30-2011, 08:23 PM
[quote="Dee Dub":3cd5no6n]The Steelers have gotten tremendous value in all of their picks. Meanwhile teams who already are solid on offense (New England, Indianapolis, Green Bay, and New Orleans), what do they do first round? Go offense. The Steelers get it. I think the Rooney's and Colbert and Co. are as good as it gets and we are lucky to have them.

Bravo!!!

:Clap



Even though none are from UCLA :wft


Uhhhh.. I went to and played at ASU.

Funny a couple years ago everyone on this board said I was a USC homer. How funny. :roll:



You mean your not :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: j/k[/quote:3cd5no6n]


I live in Southern California so I see a lot of Pac-10 football. What are ya gonna do? Fahgetaboutit.

fordfixer
04-30-2011, 08:48 PM
[quote=insanesteelersfan][quote="Dee Dub":1vxviwo4]The Steelers have gotten tremendous value in all of their picks. Meanwhile teams who already are solid on offense (New England, Indianapolis, Green Bay, and New Orleans), what do they do first round? Go offense. The Steelers get it. I think the Rooney's and Colbert and Co. are as good as it gets and we are lucky to have them.

Bravo!!!

:Clap



Even though none are from UCLA :wft


Uhhhh.. I went to and played at ASU.

Funny a couple years ago everyone on this board said I was a USC homer. How funny. :roll:



You mean your not :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: j/k[/quote:1vxviwo4]


I live in Southern California so I see a lot of Pac-10 football. What are ya gonna do? Fahgetaboutit.[/quote:1vxviwo4]
Southern California by way of Jersey :lol:

Djfan
04-30-2011, 11:19 PM
Where in So Cal, DD?

hawaiiansteel
05-01-2011, 03:07 AM
Analysis: Steelers stay true to form in draft

By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, May 1, 2011


All seven players the Steelers drafted, starting with Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward, made a significant list last week.

They were among 100 players the Steelers deemed could help them, which means they not only could make a team that has Super Bowl aspirations every year but also contribute in varying degrees.

"Hopefully they are what we think they are," said Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert.

The caveat that Colbert offered Saturday night is understandable: It takes at least three years to know if a draft is successful, which makes the so-called grades given by draftniks to each team while the draft is still going on laughable.

But if the Steelers did as well as Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin think they did, history should one day look fondly on this draft.

The Steelers addressed their biggest needs during the first three rounds by selecting Heyward, Florida offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert and Texas cornerback Curtis Brown.

They later added another cornerback and offensive lineman to fortify themselves where they need help the most.

The only pick that qualified as something of a head scratcher was Fresno State's Chris Carter. But it wouldn't be a Steelers draft if they didn't take at least one outside linebacker or, in Carter's case, a defensive end they plan to turn into an outside linebacker.

"We didn't feel like we reached for anything, which is important," Colbert said. "You have to stay true to your evaluations, and if it happens to meet positions that can help your team, great. We think it did. Only time will tell."

Indeed, no one knows if Brown or Cortez Allen will be able to play cornerback in the NFL. Or if the Steelers will have the same success with Gilbert as they did with other Florida linemen Maurkice Pouncey and Max Starks.

Even if Brown sticks to NFL receivers like gum to a shoe, and Allen is more Ike Taylor than Ricardo Colclough, the Steelers have to re-sign Taylor.

They didn't go for the quick fix at cornerback. And it probably would have been a mistake to take a cornerback that they weren't sold on with their first pick and designate him Plan B in the event Taylor signs elsewhere.

This draft proved to be a lot like Colbert himself steady but not flashy and happily largely operating under the radar of the national analysts.

Colbert said the Steelers gave a cursory look into trading up, presumably to get Florida guard/center Mike Pouncey, the twin brother of Maurkice.

But Colbert said the Steelers knew the price with draft picks serving as currency would be too steep, so they stayed at No. 31 in the first round.

Just as they did with Heyward, who adds an infusion of youth, energy and pedigree to the defensive line, the Steelers were content to let the draft come to them.

Colbert did not make a trade an indication, he said, of how happy the Steelers were with how the drafted played out.

"I can honestly say going through this draft we never felt that we missed out on somebody by taking someone else," Colbert said. "We were very comfortable in taking each of these guys where we took them."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... z1L58nxVkL (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_734886.html#ixzz1L58nxVkL)

papillon
05-01-2011, 06:04 AM
Allowing for the three year to evaluate a draft here are the 2007 the 2008 drafts. As of right now, the 2007 draft has to be an A and the 2008 draft is below average I would think. The 2006 draft is an epic fail and would probably be a 'D+' if the Steelers had not dumped Holmes. It's not even worth listing the other players form the draft (Colon is the only player still on the team).

Class of 2007

Timmons and Woodley Pro-Bowlers ('A's)
Sepulveda will be a solid punter for a long time ('B')
Spaeth makes a few plays, not enough though ('C-')
McBean, Stephenson and Baker are gone
Gay is a good nickle back ('C')

Current Grade: A- (a lot of contributors)

1 Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State
2 LaMarr Woodley, DE, Michigan
3 Matt Spaeth, TE, Minnesota
4 Daniel Sepulveda, P, Baylor
4 Ryan McBean, DT, Oklahoma State
5 Cameron Stephenson, G, Rutgers
5 William Gay, CB, Louisville
7 Dallas Baker, WR, Florida
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Class of 2008
Mendenhall is everything a 1st round pick should be
Davis and Humpal are done
Dixon and Mundy have seen action, but basically because they were needed
Hills and Sweed have a chance to make the class look better, but this is probably their last year to do so.

Current Grade: C- (only because of Mendenhall)

1 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ILLINOIS
2 Limas Sweed, WR, TEXAS
3 Bruce Davis, OLB, UCLA
4 Tony Hills, OT, TEXAS
5 Dennis Dixon, QB, OREGON
6 Mike Humpal, OLB, IOWA
6 Ryan Mundy, Safety, WEST VIRGINIA
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Pappy

DukieBoy
05-01-2011, 03:39 PM
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