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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.



    To JAX 1.22 (780 pts)
    To PIT 2.36 (540 pts) + 3.67 (255 pts) = 795 pts

    2.36 OLB Eli Harold 6'3" 247 Virginia
    2.56 TE Clive Walford 6'4" 251 Miami
    3.67 CB Alex Carter 6'0" 196 Stanford
    3.87 CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu 5'9" 192 Oregon
    4.121 OT Donovan Smith 6'6" 338 Penn St
    5.160 FS Adrian Amos 6'0" 218 Penn St
    6.199 WR Stefon Diggs 6'0" 195 Maryland
    6.212 OLB Kyle Emanuel 6'3" 255 North Dakota St
    7.239 RB John Crockett 6'0" 217 North Dakota St

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    That's bad azz.
    2015 NFL Draft
    1) Kevin Johnson-DB
    2) Danielle Hunter-OLB
    3) TJ Yeldon-RB
    4) Jeff Heuerman-TE
    5) Adrian Amos-FS
    6) Kyle Emmanuel-OLB
    6) Antwan Goodley-WR
    7) Shane Carden-QB

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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


    1.4) Dante Fowler, OLB, FLA (from OAK)
    1.22 Marcus Peters, CB, UW
    2.56) Maxx Williams, TE, Minn
    3.87) Josh Shaw, CB, USC
    4.102) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU (from Oak)
    4.120) Daryl Williams, OT, Okla.
    5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
    6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
    7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.

    Just for fun

    "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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