im no fan of sanders but taking the pick wasnt an easy decesion
team already lost wallace and knew miller wouldnt be available for the 1st half of the season. now your asking a team with playoff aspiration to lose yet another receiver that knows the offense. essentially going into the season with AB (before his breakout year) and cotch. annnd as we've seen with wheaton, it isn't easy for a rookie to come in and contribute right away. even a 1st rounder like santonio took half a season to break into the starting line up
Disagree the Steelers err'd in keeping Sanders. They are set up exactly the way they wanted, being a good WR class for mid-level talent says they replace Sanders production without much problem.
Aside from a few draft gaffes (Sweed, Edwards), the Steelers seem to have the knack for finding later round talent to work (or their QB is working miracles to make lesser talent look so good).
It isn't a miracle... a good/great QB makes WRs look good.
1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska