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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.



    1.22 OLB Alvin "Bud" Dupree, 6'4" 269
    2.56 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251
    3.87 CB Alex Carter, 6'0" 196
    4.121 OT Donovan Smith, 6'6" 338
    5.160 FS Kurtis Drummond, 6'1" 208
    6.199 WR Stefon Diggs, 6'0" 195
    6.212c CB Cam Thomas, 6'0" 195
    7.239 OLB Obum Gwachum, 6'5" 246

    Priority UDFA's:
    RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217
    RB Corey Grant, 5'9" 201
    DE B.J. Dubose, 6'4" 284
    DE Martin Ifedi, 6'3" 275
    FS Jordan Haden, 5'11" 200
    P Spencer Roth, 6'4" 227

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    That's bad azz.

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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.

    Pappy


    1.22) Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
    2.56) PJ Williams, CB, FSU
    3.87) Ben Koyack, TE, ND
    4.120) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU
    5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
    6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
    7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.

    "Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll

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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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