Jeff Hartings. Jerome Bettis.
Jeff Hartings. Jerome Bettis.
Round 1, Pick 25 (25): Artie Burns, CB; Miami
Round 2, Pick 27 (58 ): Sean Davis, S; Maryland
Round 3, Pick 26 (89): Javon Hargrave, DT; South Carolina State
Round 4, Pick 25 (123): Jerald Hawkins, OT; LSU
Round 6, Pick 45 (220) (Compensatory Selection): Travis Feeney, OLB; Washington
Round 7, Pick 8 (229) (From Giants): DeMarcus Ayers, WR; Houston
Round 7, Pick 25 (246): Tyler Matakevich, OLB; Temple
Some good names on here.
I remember seeing Levon Kirkland miss ONE tackle. I remember it was the only time I saw him miss, and I was like wow. And I saw EVERY game he played in from 1992 on.
John Jackson was the most underrated Steeler in the last 20 years. He was arguably the best lineman on the NFL's best line in the the 90's (Cowboys line likely a step a ahead at that time). Jackson was one of the GREAT last Noll draft selections. Noll always loved those compact under 300 lb technicians. This guy was so solid no one ever talked about him because he rarely ever got beat. Dawson (same Noll draft class) and Searcy got alot of the love but Jackson was just as good at his best.
And let's not forget the under-rated Lester and Kreider. They were the last of the great blocking FBs with the Steelers.
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I sometimes forget about Dan Kreider, dude was a load.
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I think Louis Lipps is one of the most underrated players for the Steelers. He was probably the only offensive weapon we had on some of those teams in the 80's yet opponents still couldn't stop him. He had one of the greatest years ever for a Steeler receiver ... I think it was 1985 ... where he scored double digit touchdowns receiving, scored rushing the ball, and also scored several times as a return guy. If he had a QB to throw to him and maybe a couple of other offensive options to take the pressure off of him he might have been in a HOF discussion.
Last edited by steelblood; 03-19-2014 at 11:11 AM.
Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.
Barry Foster.... possibly the most talented RB I've seen in B&G, and that says a lot because I remember Franco. It would be a tough discussion.... He had agility, power and speed all in the same package.
Loving Dwayne Woodruff on the original list - FROM.... Louisville.
2013 MNF Executive Champion!
2017 Mock (Revised)
1. Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA
2. Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
3. Jake Butt, TE Michigan
My thoughts are that if Lloyd played on those 70's teams, he'd be considered just as great as those two. Oh, and I agree on Harrison; he may be even better than Lloyd. But let's not forget Lloyd had that nasty staph infection that cut a few seasons off his career. That totally sucked. The one trait with both Lloyd and JH is on so many plays, you see a blur shooting for a tackle at the end of the play. They both causes maximum impact all day long.