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    If the Steelers didn't match the Pats for Sanders........

    If the Steelers didn't match the Patriots offer for Sanders who would the Steelers have taken??
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    Shamarko Thomas...they had a 3rd Rd grade on him.

    Steelers would have been forced to draft a WR early in the draft though.
    Steelers Draft
    Rd 1: Mike Evans - WR
    Rd 2: Kyle Van Noy - ILB/OLB
    Rd 3c: Philip Gaines - CB
    Rd 4: Taylor Hart - DE
    Rd 5: Justin Ellis - DT
    Rd 5c:Xavier Grimble -TE

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    Bailey from WVU went just one pick later, and he certainly could have been a possibility. Quinton Patton also could have been chosen with the comp selection.

    I read somewhere that the Steelers thought there was a big dropoff from Hopkins to the rest of the WRs, so perhaps they would have taken him (or Patterson) instead of Jones in the first, and addressed linebacker later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Bailey from WVU went just one pick later, and he certainly could have been a possibility. Quinton Patton also could have been chosen with the comp selection.

    I read somewhere that the Steelers thought there was a big dropoff from Hopkins to the rest of the WRs, so perhaps they would have taken him (or Patterson) instead of Jones in the first, and addressed linebacker later.
    I noticed Bailey sitting there too after that pick. I think it would have been Sharmarko Thomas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grotonsteel View Post
    Shamarko Thomas...they had a 3rd Rd grade on him.

    Steelers would have been forced to draft a WR early in the draft though.

    This. I think in the second. I donīt see FO pass on Jarvis Jones.

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    It woulda been someone everyone woulda complained about. It's kinda funny how as many as wanted the extra 3rd round pick woulda probably complained about the player we got as a result.

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    so in an indirect way, by matching the Patriots* offer to Sanders it cost us next year's #3 draft choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    so in an indirect way, by matching the Patriots* offer to Sanders it cost us next year's #3 draft choice.

    yup, and sanders will leave next year for the $ and we will need to replace him

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    We need him this year. It would have been big hole had he gone. Seriously, too much turmoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    so in an indirect way, by matching the Patriots* offer to Sanders it cost us next year's #3 draft choice.
    No, not really...

    Getting Shamarko Thomas cost us next year's #3 draft choice...

    Matching the Patriots offer to Sanders got us Sanders...

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