And for those opting to take a WR or a TE with the first pick, realize a rookie TE or WR will likely touch the ball less than 5 times a game. A rookie RB on this team could see 20 touches a game. Getting the best back in the draft might look really good to the Steelers who haven't had a running game in several years. Also, having a back other teams actually have to game plan around would only help Ben.
am I saying Lacy is that back? I don't know. But, the Steelers may see something in him that warrants pick 17.
I kind of agree... I would love to see a RB who can have an impact in later rounds but we havent had success doing it that way lately...
Lacy at 17 may be a reach but if he comes in and has a solid season its a great pick. He has a hard time staying healthy so its a concern
Not a fan of selecting Cordarrelle Patterson. Would rather Keenan Allen or the Hopkins kid from Clemson.
What i would *like* to see happen? Honestly, unles someone falls, I'd like to see a trade down. The Falcons are looking to get in our neighborhood.
Per the charts, a fair trade would cost them their 1st, 2nd, 3rd for our 1st and 5th... I'm guessing that wouldn't be the actual trade.. more likely, I say a 1st, 2nd and a next year 2nd or 3rd for our pick.
This draft is deep with "solid" talent in the first 3 rounds and the team would be able to trade back a few spots, likely pick up one of the guys they considered with the 17 pick and acquire an additonal 2nd rounder. I wouldn't be upset if the pick was Allen, Hopkins, Arthur Brown, Eddie Lacy, or if Warmack/Cooper falls... Or a Safety... or NT... or... or...
I hope we stay FARRRRRRRRR away from Jones.
Too much potential for the wrong reason.
I'm not at all scared of Jones medically.
I doubt that any of the NFL teams take a RB in round 1 this year, so Lacy at #17 would be a big ol' reach.
And NFL teams aren't just going to take Dr. Bingham's word for it. You can be sure that our team neurosurgeon, Dr. Maroon gave Jones a thorough evaluation when he came to visit our south side HQ. If he is fine with what he sees, then Jones would be a legit possibility...if not, then he won't be a Steeler. It's that simple.
If we want to improve the running game, take an OLineman or a TE rather than a RB. Unless that running back is Adrian Peterson.