Did you actually hit the highlighted word in that article that goes into the details and actually lists the draft board he thought would be the Steelers that season? I think it was 2 years ago when we drafted DeCastro. Do you see on his board where DeCastro is like 2 or 3 players higher than Hightower and was also 1 spot higher than the other OG that everyone was talking about- and also that Mike Adams was listed 30th. I know it was a no brainer to draft DD considering he slid down the board, but Hightower was right there too. As it played out, we drafted DD, then NE moved right up behind us and drafted Hightower. Then in the 2nd round we took Adams who was listed at 30 on the board and was probably the highest player listed on their board at the time they took him in round 2. I think his article on how they set the board up is quite accurate.
I believe that the Steelers are NOT in the market for a starting QB since Ben is in his prime right now. Therefore, I would then conclude that ALL QB's are off their boards for this year as they drafted a QB to back up Ben last year.
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I seen it. Wouldn't change how I placed my top 20. And you might be right. I just don't see the Steelers passing on an elite QB.
I get the whole "value" idea when you have someone graded top 5 and you can draft him at 15, but don't need a place for him to play a little sooner than the Steelers hope they will need him?
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Green Bay drafting Rodgers at 1.24 - something like that with a top QB and an aging, oft injured starter would be more feasible.
Not at 1.15 though, especially when Gradkowski can be a decent fill in and they drafted the QB they want to groom in the 4th last year.
The Packers when drafting Rodgers? They had Craig Nall and Doug Pederson as their backups the year before drafting Rodgers. Nall threw 15 more passes in his career (bringing his career total to 4, and Pederson was never heard from again after Rodgers was drafted.