ok, you win. he's a great rb. probably HOF. would have easily set the single season record for rushing yds if he had a good oline.
i know the board consensus is we need a LT, but i don't think thats gonna improve the team the most. id say a big WR, TE, NT, ROLB, and CB are more important. i can live with beachum. we can get by at a lot of these positions. we just have to take bpa every round and not reach for specific position. thats how we get in trouble.
When need and BPA dovetail (ie. DeCastro), it works out perfectly...
When you spend a 4th on a long term BPA (ie. Landry Jones), you are playing the long game...but, people will complain as if a 4th round player would have saved this season....
nobody said landry jones was going to save the season.
it was a dumb pick considering all of the holes on this roster. Gradkowski was on a 3 year deal and a competent backup. Absolutely no need to waste a 4th on his backup. There were plenty of more pressing needs as we have seen this year.
and calling him BPA in the 4th is pretty stupid. Most sites had him rated at least a round lower.
The problem? I'm not sold on Nix-NT, and the guy from TN is not an immediate solution, not sure he is better than what we already have. So, unless the Steelers see something I don't...NT in the first is out. Ha Ha from Bama is interesting...certainly on the radar. Dennard from MSU might just be the best DB in this draft. He is really impressive. I think he is a day 1 starter.
But, IMO your best bang for the buck is LT because you improve 3 positions. Instantly a franchise LT gives our talented RB room to run which will only help Ben. Not, to mention giving Ben time to be Ben.
shawn- if you are talking about mcullers from TN, the steelers should stay away from him. I have heard he tried to quit the team with a month to go in the season. He is just a big body, nothing more.
I have seen a couple of beat writers say the exact opposite. If landry jones is the steelers starter we are back to mediocrity or worse.