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    Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_571850.html

    I have liked the pick from the beginning. Can he take those obvious gifts to the next level?

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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    You and me both shawn. Dixon isnt anything like a Vince Young. This kid can actually throw the football. There will be a lot of suprized Steelers fans when they see this kid play.


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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    Ok. Is he going to be groomed to be purely a backup QB? If so, that is a good thing. Getting a quality backup QB is good, but I don't know that I would qualify that, by itself, as a steal.

    Is he going to be a Slash or ARE type player as well?? NOw we could be getting closer to a steal.

    Will he be turned around as trade bait in a year or 2? If so, what would we get for him? Probably a third round, tops. So, that would be a good thing, but is that a "steal".

    Don't get me wrong -- it probably was a decent, value pick. But he probably won't be content to play 2nd string QB forever, so he is probably gone after the first contract -- unless we get some trade value.
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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    When Dixon first visited the FO I really did'nt believe that he would be drafted by the Steelers. My thinking was right along with everyone else in that...he's a very good athlete, a playmaker. He might make a good slash if the Steelers picked him. Now according to the FO he's going to be a QB all the way. I'm alright with that. He adds much value for a #5 pick. If he develops into the real deal we could be looking at some future high draft picks or at the very least some good insurance should God forbid Ben go down.
    I believe the Steelers picked up some momentum with this draft. All indications are that there is a visible air of excitement during the OTAs. That same momentum will carry thru camp and into the regular season. It has been a long time since I have been this excited about a Steeler team. Barring serious injury to key players 11-4 or 12-3 is within reach IMO.
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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    Dixon is not really a slash type player...he is a QB first...he can run second. I believe the Steelers drafted him...to groom him to be a back up. But, I think year 2-3 he will prove to be good enough to start for most NFL teams. He has a gun, he throws a very catchable ball...he can throw the deep post...he can place a ball with touch or laser it between defenders. Oh yea...then he can scramble a bit. He is the complete package at QB. We got ourselves a steal folks. The question...what will we do with him? Trade Bait? Back up?

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    PS Dixon scored a 27 on the Wonderlic. The guy is sharp.

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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelHoss
    When Dixon first visited the FO I really did'nt believe that he would be drafted by the Steelers. My thinking was right along with everyone else in that...he's a very good athlete, a playmaker. He might make a good slash if the Steelers picked him. Now according to the FO he's going to be a QB all the way. I'm alright with that. He adds much value for a #5 pick. If he develops into the real deal we could be looking at some future high draft picks or at the very least some good insurance should God forbid Ben go down.
    I believe the Steelers picked up some momentum with this draft. All indications are that there is a visible air of excitement during the OTAs. That same momentum will carry thru camp and into the regular season. It has been a long time since I have been this excited about a Steeler team. Barring serious injury to key players 11-4 or 12-3 is within reach IMO.
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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    PS Dixon scored a 27 on the Wonderlic. The guy is sharp.
    Another attribute that separates Dixon from Vince Young, who, by all accounts, seems to have the mental acuity of a granite slab.


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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    PS Dixon scored a 27 on the Wonderlic. The guy is sharp.
    Another attribute that separates Dixon from Vince Young, who, by all accounts, seems to have the mental acuity of a granite slab.
    What's acuity mean? I only got a 7 on my wonderlic and am confused.

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    Re: Dixon: Steal of the Draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    PS Dixon scored a 27 on the Wonderlic. The guy is sharp.
    Another fine point by SMG.

    ANd to add what you said above...yes he is more of a passer than he is a running QB. But dont get fooled...he can run.

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