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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.
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    1) ​Darqueze Dennard-DB MSU
    2) Jordan Matthews-WR Vandy
    3) Chris Borland-ILB Wisconsin
    4) Caraun Reid, DT Princeton
    5) De'Anthony Thomas-RB Oregon
    5b) Ryan Carrethers-NT Arkansas State
    6) Jeff Janis-WR Saginow Valley State
    6b) Seantrel Henderson, OT MIami
    7) Colt Lyerla -TE Oregon

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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
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    Here We Go Steelers!


    Draft 1.0

    1. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3comp. Charles Sims, RB, WVU
    4. Dion Bailey, FS, USC
    5a. Will Clarke, DE, WVU
    5b. Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty
    6. Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley
    7a. Devon Keynard, OLB, USC
    7b. Eathyn Manumaleuna, DT, BYU

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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?

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    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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    1. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
    2. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vandy
    3. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama
    4. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
    5. Zachariah Kerr, NT, Delaware
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    6. Marcel Jensen, TE, Fresno State
    6a Greg Blair, ILB, Cincinnati
    7. Kaleb Ramsey, DE, Boston College

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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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