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Thread: 9th Pick in Draft

  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    If Jones develops over the next few years a a potentially solid starter the 4th round pick will be a steal as opposed to burning a Round 1 or 2 pick because we are desperate and have to have someone immediately. The front office took the wise position of taking someone with upside who through a more measured approach they will have a very good feel about when Ben gets to within a year or so of retirement. That will potentially save them from reacting versus the course they are now on. QB is the most important position in the NFL nowadays and we got at best a solid starter and at worst a good #2 for a less than premium pick. If you were honest you would have to recognize that as value if you put aside your agendas.

    You are right though that some want to portray getting an unnamed player with that 4th round pick would have somehow added 3-4 wins this year or next.
    Well said. I still think Jones was a steal in the 4th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    BTW:

    CBS Sports rated him in the 3rd round
    NFL.com rated him as a 2nd round QB
    NFLdraftscout.com = rd 3-4
    NFLsfuture.com= rd 3-4
    Walterfootball.com = rd 2

    Just a few...
    and every team in the nfl had him ranked lower than were we picked him...........
    1) CB D Dennard
    2) OLB R Shazier
    3) DE J Ellis
    4) WR M Bryant
    5a) OG D Yankey
    5b) OLB J Tripp
    6a) RB D Archer
    6b) NT D McCullers
    7) WR J Janis

  3. #83
    seems the blowhards want it both ways. They decry the lack of talent at multiple positions, but defend a 3rd string backup QB.

    keep your mouths shut come april.

  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by squidkid View Post
    and every team in the nfl had him ranked lower than were we picked him...........
    Every team in the NFL had almost every draft pick ranked lower than where we picked them...that argument makes no sense...every NFL team also had a bunch of 49ers draft picks ranked lower that where the 49ers selected....

  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    seems the blowhards want it both ways. They decry the lack of talent at multiple positions, but defend a 3rd string backup QB.

    keep your mouths shut come april.
    Funny. You are one of the biggest blowhards on the board...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    seems the blowhards want it both ways. They decry the lack of talent at multiple positions, but defend a 3rd string backup QB.

    keep your mouths shut come april.
    Blowhards...lol. Its called people with an opinion other than yourself. You do realize the Steelers are one injury from losing their franchise QB, right? You do realize he isn't a spring chicken right? So, when a second round talent drops to the fourth then its a reasonable move to draft him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Polamalu View Post
    I liked lotulelei as well Flip, would have been a great fit. But something tells me the Tomlin/Colbert connection seemed bent on Jones so as to save face and or justify letting James walk ?

    However with that said, i think Jones could pan out when and if he becomes more comfortable and plays with a great deal more aggression.
    Nix is a good player. But, he is not much of a pass rusher, and he has ended both of the last seasons with injuries. It is hard to take a DL in the top ten who does not get after the QB in today's NFL.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    I don't have a problem with Jones in the 4th. We needed to get younger there & the reason that pick gets criticized is hindsight after injuries. He may develop into a very good #2 but he certainly has the physical skills to become a good starter. His ceiling is in question from the neck up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    seems the blowhards want it both ways. They decry the lack of talent at multiple positions, but defend a 3rd string backup QB.

    keep your mouths shut come april.
    you are the main one blowing...

    win or lose you sound miserable...

    all you do is complain about the same thing over and over and over again. You hate the QB pick last year... we got it the 50th time you typed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Blowhards...lol. Its called people with an opinion other than yourself. You do realize the Steelers are one injury from losing their franchise QB, right? You do realize he isn't a spring chicken right? So, when a second round talent drops to the fourth then its a reasonable move to draft him.
    He is consistent... lol.

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