Troy - BC. Ben - BC. Hampton - BC. Aaron Smith - BC. Ward - BC. Harrison - BC. Clark - BC. Ike - BC.
Look at this awesome Tomlin draft.
Rashard Mendenhall, Limas Sweed, Bruce Davis, Tony Hills, Dennis Dixon, Mike Humpal.
How many of those players will help us through this year's transition of the Cowher players? Answer: ZERO
The fact of the matter and the point I am trying to make is if you went through every team in the league looking for starters that were drafted in rounds 4-7, you wouldn't find very many. Excluding Punters and Kickers I would bet there is less than 100 in the WHOLE league.
2014 Steelers Draft
1) Cam Erving-OT-FSU
2) Kyle Fuller-CB-Va Tech
3) Chris Borland-ILB-Wisconsin
4) Xavier Grimble-TE-USC
4) Kenny Ladler-S-Vandy
5) Gabe Ikard-C-Oklahoma
6) Roy Finch-RB-Oklahoma
7) Beau Allen-DT-Wisconsin
The problem's not rounds 4-7. It's round 1. Maybe even 2 and 3. But mostly 1.
Mendenhall was the right pick.
But Heyward and Hood? UGH.
I thought Colbert and Tomlin nailed it last year with the first 5 picks. Well, pick 5 turned out bad but I still have hope for the first 4.