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    ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    I just want to understand from your view why no D-line picks at all in the draft (ok 7th round pick hasn't been selected yet)?

    Besides Ziggy I see it as old and frail--Again and Again we have seen when Aaron Smith is out there is a dropoff.

    Is there any reason in your eyes that we selected 3 LB's and 0 DL?

    thanks,
    brothervad

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    I wanted us to grab another DE. I suppose it wasn't a dire need and BPA was never a DE.
    1.25 CB Eli Apple-DB-tOSU
    2.58 SS Vonn Bell-DB tOSU
    3.89 DT Javon Hargrave-SC State
    4.123 DE-Matt Judon-Grand Valley State
    6.220 RB-Tyler Erwin-San Jose State
    7.229 WR Geronimo Allison-Ilinois
    7.246 QB-Cody Kessler-USC

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    Just drafted Doug Worthington DT (OSU)

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    Kiesel, Hampton, Smith
    Hood, Hoke, Harris

    I guess six is good? Maybe McClendon as well?

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    Ziggy Hood, Sunny Harris, Doug Worthington, Nick Eason
    LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
    Here We Go Steelers!


    1. Andrew Billings NT Baylor
    2. Karl Joseph SS WVU
    3. Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
    4. Jonathan Jones CB Auburn
    6. Nick Kwiatkoski ILB WVU
    7. Dean Lowry DE Northwestern
    7. Deon Bush S Miami

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch98
    Just drafted Doug Worthington DT (OSU)
    Cool...he has good size and my Buckeye friends have told me he was a very good player for them...

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    eason signed with us.

    isn't bad out there

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    would have love an NT, but, not a reach for one, consider Hoke is there...

    If you factor in BMac as a 5th rounder, this looks to be an outstanding draft.
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    Round 1, Pick 25 (25): Artie Burns, CB; Miami
    Round 2, Pick 27 (58 ): Sean Davis, S; Maryland
    Round 3, Pick 26 (89): Javon Hargrave, DT; South Carolina State
    Round 4, Pick 25 (123): Jerald Hawkins, OT; LSU
    Round 6, Pick 45 (220) (Compensatory Selection): Travis Feeney, OLB; Washington
    Round 7, Pick 8 (229) (From Giants): DeMarcus Ayers, WR; Houston
    Round 7, Pick 25 (246): Tyler Matakevich, OLB; Temple

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    My guess is that the Steelers think Harris can be a player. If so, then you really don't need to draft a DL high in this draft. My only defensive concern is at safety. I am not sure Allen is good enough as the third safety. I was really hoping to see a safety drafted high. Obviously the Steelers viewed getting younger at LB as a more immediate need.
    The Steelers’ went through seven consecutive drafts (2003-09) without taking an offensive lineman in the first two rounds, the longest such streak by any franchise this century.

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    Re: ? to Draft Experts...why no D-Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxAMillion
    My guess is that the Steelers think Harris can be a player. If so, then you really don't need to draft a DL high in this draft. My only defensive concern is at safety. I am not sure Allen is good enough as the third safety. I was really hoping to see a safety drafted high. Obviously the Steelers viewed getting younger at LB as a more immediate need.

    and they must be happy with Will Allen and Ryan Mundy...

    maybe Keenan Lewis is moving to safety now that we've acquired B-Mac again?

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