Then Gilbert started falling on everybody, DeCastro and Spence don't even see the start of the season, Ta'amu thought he was a player in Grand Theft Auto, and Rainey decides it's easier to hit women than it is to break tackles.
I can't wait til next year!!
supersteeler said AR2 said " we better have the players to replace the ones that won't be here."
Hmm! Wonder what he meant by that?
If that is an exact quote, and I was Colbert, I would be already starting to kick some scout butt, and expect some serious bush beating pronto.
Does anyone recall something I heard occurred in the mid 80's. Apparently the drafting was not so hot and some guy named Arthur Rooney[okay Jr.] got canned. This if true always made me laugh. Hey don't think for a minute that these Steelers don't take this game serious.
In another thread totally unrelated to draft success or not the 2006 year came up. You could not help but notice that only one of the players drafted was still here. and only one other was a winner. But what was easy to overlook was the only player left was Willie Colon a 4th rd pick from Hofstra?? [who knew they even played football] and nearly all the rest [duds]were from BIG schools with major programs. Which is what the following is about.
1. There is evidence, discussed below, that suggests that certain major producers of football talent
are so heavily scouted that a player with a scintilla of talent from those schools is considered a
safer choice than a more talented player from a smaller school
The following table supports the contention that there is a draft bias toward certain colleges. This table
shows information for ten of the major producers of NFL talent.
2. The following table at least partially contradicts that contention. This table lists the top 10 colleges in the number of starts by undrafted players. Seven colleges from the Automatic Qualifier conferences are included in this top 10.
3. This top ten list does present some startling information. First, Kent State is the leader among all
colleges in games started by undrafted players. It gets even better. Kent State has more starts than the
combined total of the 10 major colleges listed above (258 vs. 177). Further, Kent State and Maine (a
college with no starts from drafted players) account for over 5% of the total starts by undrafted players.
Who would have guessed that one? It is also worth noting that five schools (Maine, Southern Illinois,
Northern Iowa, Richmond and Eastern Illinois) account for nearly 40% of the starts from undrafted
players from the All Other Colleges.
----These are just some of the conclusions drawn from the numerous charts and stuff on the site. There is too much to post here. But this is just a smidge of the info on draft data there. If interested in this kind of stuff check out the link.
btw: The site is run by life long Steeler fans. Some of the info on TS is interesting. What I took from this was TS should be paying more attention to the smaller school players on these fringe picks. Antonio Brown anyone?
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I think Will Johnson did a great job at FB this season for a rookie. He did more in one season than Dennis Johnson did in his entire career.
Barrett Jones is the player from Alabama you mention and I would love to have him. He has played T, G and C on National Championship teams. I have seen some project him as late Round 1 or early Round 2. IMO he would be a steal in Round 2.
1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner