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    Depth in this years draft is excellent

    Not really in Kevin's history but I would love to see multiple trade downs and load up on second and third round picks. Ideally would love to see 10 picks. We have more holes this year than I can remember in quite some time. 49ers have a ton of picks and few holes...could be a nice trade partner.
    2015 Draft

    1) P.J. Williams-CB-Florida St.
    2) Jordan Phillips-DT-Oklahoma
    3) Geneo Grissom-OLB-Oklahoma
    4) Clint Trickett-QB-WVU
    5) Jonathan Mincy-CB-Auburn
    6) Justin Coleman-CB-Tenn
    7) Spencer Roth-P-Baylor













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    I would like to see it to; it usually works well for those who do it, including the Pats. Let's not forget, they found a way to win 3 SBs and still never had much of a down period. Granted, they haven't won one since, but they still have remained a good team every year. Drafting is somewhat about luck - and the more flips of a coin you have, the better your odds of landing some good players. That being said, Colbert has NOT shown he is good at finding later round gems. As a matter of fact, he kind of sucks at it. If we could get multiple second and third round picks, that might work best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    I would like to see it to; it usually works well for those who do it, including the Pats. Let's not forget, they found a way to win 3 SBs and still never had much of a down period. Granted, they haven't won one since, but they still have remained a good team every year. Drafting is somewhat about luck - and the more flips of a coin you have, the better your odds of landing some good players. That being said, Colbert has NOT shown he is good at finding later round gems. As a matter of fact, he kind of sucks at it. If we could get multiple second and third round picks, that might work best.

    Like I said I want to see multiple 2nds and 3rds. Colbert has drafted very well in those rounds and this year will see a ton of quality players in those rounds.
    2015 Draft

    1) P.J. Williams-CB-Florida St.
    2) Jordan Phillips-DT-Oklahoma
    3) Geneo Grissom-OLB-Oklahoma
    4) Clint Trickett-QB-WVU
    5) Jonathan Mincy-CB-Auburn
    6) Justin Coleman-CB-Tenn
    7) Spencer Roth-P-Baylor













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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerkeylargo View Post
    Not really in Kevin's history but I would love to see multiple trade downs and load up on second and third round picks. Ideally would love to see 10 picks. We have more holes this year than I can remember in quite some time. 49ers have a ton of picks and few holes...could be a nice trade partner.
    I agree with you about this years draft and the depth there is, but I do not agree about the Steelers having more holes this year and in need of 10 picks. This team to me has only a couple of holes. They are still on the verge of being great. They were 6-3 and and had just beat the defending Super Bowl Champions rather easily in their house and then the Steelers star QB was injured. I agree with LeBeau in that this team had a chance to make a championship run this past year. If Ben stays healthy Steeler fans are not so gloom and doom right now.

    Tweak a few things on this team and it makes a run this year. Depth is over-rated. 10 picks are not going to make this roster. What this team needs is 3-4 solid to great picks.
    Steelers 2015 Draft???....Go Strong! As in....

    1-Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    I agree with you about this years draft and the depth there is, but I do not agree about the Steelers having more holes this year and in need of 10 picks. This team to me has only a couple of holes. They are still on the verge of being great. They were 6-3 and and had just beat the defending Super Bowl Champions rather easily in their house and then the Steelers star QB was injured. I agree with LeBeau in that this team had a chance to make a championship run this past year. If Ben stays healthy Steeler fans are not so gloom and doom right now.

    Tweak a few things on this team and it makes a run this year. Depth is over-rated. 10 picks are not going to make this roster. What this team needs is 3-4 solid to great picks.
    A couple of holes? As starters,, yes depending on who we resign and let go. HOWEVER this team is in a dire need of getting younger. We need

    1) A REAL backup for Ben
    2) A REAL RB
    3) Offensive line depth
    4) TE depth
    5) Another WR
    6) DL Depth
    7) an ILB & OLB (priority with Harrison going)
    At least one young safety
    9) CB could be a huge need (depending on Lewis)

    A couple of holes? We all know that it takes young players longer to see the field in Pittsburgh. We better get a BUNCH soon.
    2015 Draft

    1) P.J. Williams-CB-Florida St.
    2) Jordan Phillips-DT-Oklahoma
    3) Geneo Grissom-OLB-Oklahoma
    4) Clint Trickett-QB-WVU
    5) Jonathan Mincy-CB-Auburn
    6) Justin Coleman-CB-Tenn
    7) Spencer Roth-P-Baylor













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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerkeylargo View Post
    A couple of holes? As starters,, yes depending on who we resign and let go. HOWEVER this team is in a dire need of getting younger. We need

    1) A REAL backup for Ben
    2) A REAL RB
    3) Offensive line depth
    4) TE depth
    5) Another WR
    6) DL Depth
    7) an ILB & OLB (priority with Harrison going)
    At least one young safety
    9) CB could be a huge need (depending on Lewis)

    A couple of holes? We all know that it takes young players longer to see the field in Pittsburgh. We better get a BUNCH soon.
    Classic over-reaction. How many of these 9 you list are for starting positions? Maybe 2? Rb and CB? and this is "if" the Steelers dont re-sign Keenan Lewis.

    Again I believe a few tweaks on this roster here and there with Ben staying healthy, this team makes another run next year.
    Steelers 2015 Draft???....Go Strong! As in....

    1-Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Classic over-reaction. How many of these 9 you list are for starting positions? Maybe 2? Rb and CB? and this is "if" the Steelers dont re-sign Keenan Lewis.

    Again I believe a few tweaks on this roster here and there with Ben staying healthy, this team makes another run next year.
    I wasn't referring to just starters. However if you want to go there

    Mendenhall
    Wallace
    Miller (for probably half a year)
    Starks
    Foster
    Hampton
    Harrison
    Lewis?

    And if you are replacing these guys with current roster depth than who replaces those guys????? And yes I agree that we can make another run. We need to see where FA takes this club (historically not very far). Picks are at a premium this year more than ever. Now is not the time to mortgage the future even more than it already is by trading away future picks like your sig suggests.
    2015 Draft

    1) P.J. Williams-CB-Florida St.
    2) Jordan Phillips-DT-Oklahoma
    3) Geneo Grissom-OLB-Oklahoma
    4) Clint Trickett-QB-WVU
    5) Jonathan Mincy-CB-Auburn
    6) Justin Coleman-CB-Tenn
    7) Spencer Roth-P-Baylor













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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerkeylargo View Post
    I wasn't referring to just starters. However if you want to go there

    Mendenhall
    Wallace
    Miller (for probably half a year)
    Starks
    Foster
    Hampton
    Harrison
    Lewis?

    And if you are replacing these guys with current roster depth than who replaces those guys????? And yes I agree that we can make another run. We need to see where FA takes this club (historically not very far). Picks are at a premium this year more than ever. Now is not the time to mortgage the future even more than it already is by trading away future picks like your sig suggests.
    Mendenhall didnt finish as a starter. Wallace, Starks, and Foster are being shown the door because the Steelers do not want them back and have viable replacements in house.

    And the rest you have named are still on the team. So that leaves it with a few tweaks here and there just like I said.
    Steelers 2015 Draft???....Go Strong! As in....

    1-Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerkeylargo View Post
    A couple of holes? As starters,, yes depending on who we resign and let go. HOWEVER this team is in a dire need of getting younger. We need

    1) A REAL backup for Ben
    2) A REAL RB
    3) Offensive line depth
    4) TE depth
    5) Another WR
    6) DL Depth
    7) an ILB & OLB (priority with Harrison going)
    At least one young safety
    9) CB could be a huge need (depending on Lewis)

    A couple of holes? We all know that it takes young players longer to see the field in Pittsburgh. We better get a BUNCH soon.
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    Without question, the upcoming draft is very important. We've got to start replenishing our talent...can no longer wait for next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    I agree with you about this years draft and the depth there is, but I do not agree about the Steelers having more holes this year and in need of 10 picks. This team to me has only a couple of holes. They are still on the verge of being great. They were 6-3 and and had just beat the defending Super Bowl Champions rather easily in their house and then the Steelers star QB was injured. I agree with LeBeau in that this team had a chance to make a championship run this past year. If Ben stays healthy Steeler fans are not so gloom and doom right now.


    Tweak a few things on this team and it makes a run this year. Depth is over-rated. 10 picks are not going to make this roster. What this team needs is 3-4 solid to great picks.

    11 starters from last year are 30 or older. That is significant. We may have got over when everyone said Pgh was too old in 2010 (where we won the AFC and could have won the SB if FUMBLE-Hall can hold onto the Mo F ball), but it is now 3 years later, and the assertion that the Steelers are old is true now. Part of being old means you lose players to injuries, and boy, did we lose players to injury. SF, conversely, stayed mostly healthy all year. Balt. is older as well, but had the good fortune to get their main players healthy by the play offs. But more often than not, when you are old, you have too many injuries.

    Look at all the injury risks we have with our starters at this point.

    1. Do I even need to mention Troy? Hasn't been healthy in 4 years. Was a shell during the 2010 Super Bowl and has rarely been near 90% since.

    2. Heath - who knows how and when he will come back from ACL tear. Trouble.

    3. Clark - had great year, but at 34, playing in the backfield, his days are very numbered.

    4. Harrison. Will be 35, and coming off back, shoulder and knee injuries. Not a good thing.

    5. Foote - Who knows if he will even be back this season.

    6. Ben - playing style and crap O-line might make his body break down early, like now.

    7. Ike - could still play last year, but only has a few years left.

    8. Keisel - Long in the tooth. 1 year left at most.

    Not only do all these players look to be done soon, but most of them have no apparent suitable replacement on the roster. There are tons of spots that need replaced soon. They have to absolutely kill this draft.

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