I'm all for drafting the BPA in the 1st round. If that is Nix then so be it but I'm thinking it is probably someone else.
Best Steeler run defense of the Smith era Smith was past his prime and got injured and missed most of the season starting only 6 games. HOOD of all people replaced him for most of that season and we did not miss a beat. In fact it was never better.
It was statistically the best Steeler run defense of all time (though I would give the 70s team the edge).
That team fell a mere 34 yards shy of the all time nfl record for fewest rushing yards in a 16 game season. Not one 100 yard rusher and only one run over 20 yards the entire season.
We did that with Smith out for most of that season replaced by Ziggy Hood.
Great linebacker play is what makes this defense tick. We just lost a defensive player of the year and the best run defending 3/4 linebacker this side of LT in Harrison and wonder why the decline?
Give me Farrior and Harrison in their prime and nobody is whining about defensive line.
Fair enough DUb. But you would certainly take a QB with the first pick if it was yours. lol As far as why i would take Buchannon,.. ...he has the heart of a strong safety, but the ball skills and competitive drive of a corner. I see Chris Hope with more natural athleticism. This kid will not be there after round two and may go late first.
Allow Troy to groom him and put him on the field with Troy,.... it's lights out in the secondary. And i think we would have our next stud safety. Just so happens he would play free,... while his "Chris Hope stud but not quite on his level" counterpart,... would play at strong.(Thomas)
Of course,.... after Troy retires a Steeler as a part of another World Champion unit.