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    Think 2008 Draft was 'below the line'?....

    Not even on the same planet with 1975:

    What about the famous Steelers draft class of 1974? With Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, Mike Webster and John Stallworth, that was obviously an excellent draft. But the season before, their second round pick, Ken Phares, never played a game (to be fair, this was injury-related), while their third and fourth round picks Roger Bernhardt and Gail Clark provided almost no value. Their first round pick wasn’t a bust (J.T. Thomas), but the class as a whole came in far below expectation. And in 1975, it was even worse: not one of their 21 picks ever started a game for the Steelers. Pittsburgh had picks in each of their first six rounds: those players combined to play in just 24 games for Pittsburgh. The Steelers surrounded the greatest draft of all time with two duds.

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    They did draft Walter White in the 3rd round in 1975, though.

    1.28 LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise St. 6'4" 256
    2.60 C/G Billy Price, Ohio St. 6'4" 305
    3.92 FS Jessie Bates III, Wake Forest 6'1" 200
    5.148 LB Oren Burks, Vanderbilt 6'3" 233
    5.165 TE Christopher Herndon, Miami 6'4" 253
    7.220 RB Ito Smith, Southern Miss 5'9" 201
    7.246 FS Armani Watts, Texas A&M 5'11" 202

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    That's bad azz.
    Round 1-Rashaan Evans-ILB Alabama
    Round 2- Ronald Jones-RB USC
    Round 3- Kyzir White-SS West Virginia
    Round 5-Shaquem Griffin-OLB Central Florida
    Round 5b-
    Round 7- Richie James-WR/slot/utility-MTSU
    Round 7b-

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Not even on the same planet with 1975:
    We should have fired Noll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    We should have fired Noll.
    And, his idiot coordinators and assistants.


    The referee said that you hit Brian Sipe too hard. Did you hit him too hard?
    I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert

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    Yinz say that in jest, but if we had a MB back then can you imagine the chorus of "SOMEBODY NEEDS FIRED!!!!!"?

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    2008 was a complete miss. I do think we'll look back at this 14 draft class including Jones and Mauro as free agents and say we nailed it.


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