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    I would love for them to target someone like Ertz as their first pick unless there is still a premier pass rusher on the board. DL used Woodley his rookie year as a pass rush specialist so he wouldn't have a problem using someone else in that capacity. Harrison is gone so we easily could find a place for a pass rusher on the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikestops85 View Post
    I would love for them to target someone like Ertz as their first pick
    the 17th pick in the 1st round is way too early to select Zach Ertz, if you really want him then trade down and pick up some additional draft choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    the 17th pick in the 1st round is way too early to select Zach Ertz, if you really want him then trade down and pick up some additional draft choices.
    Do you think Ertz is ready to walk in and start day 1? Part of me wants them to draft a young guy but if he won't start until mid season I kinda them to sign a vet FA and draft a TE late to develop. Use that early pick on something else
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    If the Steelers lose Keenan Lewis to FA this offseason, is everyone still adament that Offense should dominate the early draft selections?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    If the Steelers lose Keenan Lewis to FA this offseason, is everyone still adament that Offense should dominate the early draft selections?
    That is the only exception that I see. If we lose him they HAVE to draft a CB in the 1st. Ike won't last much longer
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    Quote Originally Posted by focosteeler View Post
    That is the only exception that I see. If we lose him they HAVE to draft a CB in the 1st. Ike won't last much longer
    What if McLendon gets signed away? Or a future SS/FS? ILB? Both Keisel & Hood are UFA's next season...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikestops85 View Post
    I would love for them to target someone like Ertz as their first pick unless there is still a premier pass rusher on the board. DL used Woodley his rookie year as a pass rush specialist so he wouldn't have a problem using someone else in that capacity. Harrison is gone so we easily could find a place for a pass rusher on the field.
    Right position, wrong player. IMO Eifert is the best TE in this draft and the one who best fits what we ask out TEs to do. I wouldn't hesitate to take him in Round 1 especially if we can trade back about 5-10 places and get more picks.
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    Besides needing a TE we have to sign some of our own RFA's like Emmanuel Sanders. They offered him a 1.3 tender but some team could exceed that and the Steelers would have to match or lose him. If we lost him we would get a third round pick, but can we afford to go that route especially losing Wallace too?

    We enjoyed one of the best defenses here for years, usually ranked high even last season with the in juries to Harrison, Troy,Woodley and Ike. While we need to consider drafting some future replacements, the offense needs the most attention for now IMHO.
    I wouldn't have an issue drafting a solid defensive player in round one, but a guy like Eifert might not last to the second round for us and we need more than a stop gap at that position now and the future.

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    Why would anyone sign Sanders AND give up a 3rd round pick? What has he done to make another team give up a premium pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Why would anyone sign Sanders AND give up a 3rd round pick? What has he done to make another team give up a premium pick?
    Just in case you didn't know Sanders led ALL Steeler receivers with a 14.2 YPC average. He was only targeted 74 times to Wallace 119 and Brown 105. He only had 626 in yrds, but I would think if he was targeted more so would his receiving numbers increase. He might get that chance if he stays with us.
    Sanders problems were more related to injuries, a healthy Sanders might be better than we think, lets hope so anyway cause were sure going to need everyone to step up in that offense.

    To answer your question about the 3rd round pick......experience. How many 3rd round draft picks at WR would be guaranteed to be better thanSanders?

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