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    Before we crucify the Iggy draft pick...

    ....look at who was still out there at the same point in the draft.

    Not overwhelming me with players any better than him. As a matter of fact, a lot of the dudes taken after are already out of football.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2009

    Shady McCoy, Phil Loadholt, not much more than that. So, in hindsight, he wasn't such a bad pick considering who else was still available.

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    I think most wanted Animal Jr. there

    james+and+joe.jpg


    1.22 OLB Alvin "Bud" Dupree, 6'4" 269
    2.56 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251
    3.87 CB Alex Carter, 6'0" 196
    4.121 OT Donovan Smith, 6'6" 338
    5.160 FS Kurtis Drummond, 6'1" 208
    6.199 WR Stefon Diggs, 6'0" 195
    6.212c CB Cam Thomas, 6'0" 195
    7.239 OLB Obum Gwachum, 6'5" 246

    Priority UDFA's:
    RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217
    RB Corey Grant, 5'9" 201
    DE B.J. Dubose, 6'4" 284
    DE Martin Ifedi, 6'3" 275
    FS Jordan Haden, 5'11" 200
    P Spencer Roth, 6'4" 227

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    http://www.nfl.com/player/jameslauri.../79850/profile

    This guy has been OK, nothing great.

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    I would gladly take LeSean McCoy over Ziggy...

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    Personally, I was a huge Alex Mack guy that year. It killed me when Cleveland traded down 14 times in the first round and took him. I also thought Jarron Gilbert was a guy with some intriguing potential (so that shows what I know).


    1.22 OLB Alvin "Bud" Dupree, 6'4" 269
    2.56 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251
    3.87 CB Alex Carter, 6'0" 196
    4.121 OT Donovan Smith, 6'6" 338
    5.160 FS Kurtis Drummond, 6'1" 208
    6.199 WR Stefon Diggs, 6'0" 195
    6.212c CB Cam Thomas, 6'0" 195
    7.239 OLB Obum Gwachum, 6'5" 246

    Priority UDFA's:
    RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217
    RB Corey Grant, 5'9" 201
    DE B.J. Dubose, 6'4" 284
    DE Martin Ifedi, 6'3" 275
    FS Jordan Haden, 5'11" 200
    P Spencer Roth, 6'4" 227

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I think most wanted Animal Jr. there

    james+and+joe.jpg
    How in the heck did I not know that was Animal's son? I used to love the Road Warriors as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I think most wanted Animal Jr. there

    james+and+joe.jpg
    Agreed. Even Laurinaitis, in a post draft interview, thought he was going to be a Steeler when he fell to the end of the first round.

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    I remember thinking eric wood was going to be a kind of sneaky pick.

    buffalo may have surprised us there as he was generally rated late 1st-mid 2nd.

    that was a weak draft in that area, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    http://www.nfl.com/player/jameslauri.../79850/profile

    This guy has been OK, nothing great.
    We don't draft white LB's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh View Post
    We don't draft white LB's.

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