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    Why does it matter what round we take a WR? We dont have to draft position, we can draft BPA and if thats a WR then so be it. We are going to be a player in FA this coming year so we dont have to go into the draft trying to fill every need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wizard View Post
    Why does it matter what round we take a WR? We dont have to draft position, we can draft BPA and if thats a WR then so be it. We are going to be a player in FA this coming year so we dont have to go into the draft trying to fill every need.
    it matters because draft experts on here want to be right about their mock drafts.

    They put a ton of weight on that first round pick. It has to be a certain position or else its an awful pick.
    I lost a bet about Najee gaining 1300 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    If Addison or Njigba are on the board at 17 we NEED to select them.

    If not, we don’t need to do it and will draft one in the second round. Not the 32nd pick but the latter pick.
    We need to select WR in round one? Um, no. This is getting ridiculous. Quote me correctly btw, I do so for you.
    Tomlin hasn't won a playoff game in seven years and counting. The earliest will be eight years. Art Rooney II, get a new head coach.

    Our 2024 draft is grade A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    If Addison or Njigba are on the board at 17 we NEED to select them.

    If not, we don’t need to do it and will draft one in the second round. Not the 32nd pick but the latter pick.
    I’d be ok with Addison in the 1st or best OL, DL, CB, ILB available depending how the draft falls.

    Excellent routes, speed in and out of breaks and finding holes in zone is what causes separation from defenders.
    This is exactly what the Steelers need at WR. JA has these traits, plus good hands, RAC and the speed to take the top off a defense.

    I really like Pickens. He’s great at contested and acrobatic catches, but rarely gets separation. Still needs work.

    Some here think scheme is what gets WRs open, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that.
    Last edited by Monalo; 01-20-2023 at 12:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monalo View Post
    I’d be ok with Addison in the 1st or best OL, DL, CB, ILB available depending how the draft falls.

    Excellent routes, speed in and out of breaks and finding holes in zone is what causes separation from defenders.
    This is exactly what the Steelers need. JA has these traits, along with good hands, RAC and the speed to take the top off a defense.

    I really like Pickens. He’s great at contested and acrobatic catches, but rarely gets separation. Still needs work.

    Some here think scheme is what gets WRs open, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that.
    I see what your saying. And your exactly right that it's more than schemes that get WR's open.

    Question..

    How is the overall draft class of WR's this coming draft? I've not heard anyone talk about the overall value of the class so far. Is it deep? Thin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monalo View Post
    I’d be ok with Addison in the 1st or best OL, DL, CB, ILB available depending how the draft falls.

    Excellent routes, speed in and out of breaks and finding holes in zone is what causes separation from defenders.
    This is exactly what the Steelers need. JA has these traits, along with good hands, RAC and the speed to take the top off a defense.

    I really like Pickens. He’s great at contested and acrobatic catches, but rarely gets separation. Still needs work.

    Some here think scheme is what gets WRs open, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that.
    Njigba is a stud. After Shawn brought him up last year, I watched him exclusively this year and he does have all the tools. He could be the best WR to come out of Ohio St. He's that talented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    I see what your saying. And your exactly right that it's more than schemes that get WR's open.

    Question..

    How is the overall draft class of WR's this coming draft? I've not heard anyone talk about the overall value of the class so far. Is it deep? Thin?
    From what I’ve seen and read this WR class is pretty deep. IMO the top WRs are:
    1. Quentin Johnston – TCU
    2. Addison
    3. Njigba - Ohio State
    4. Jalin Hyatt – Tenn.

    There are other highly rated WRs, of course it’s a matter of opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    Njigba is a stud. After Shawn brought him up last year, I watched him exclusively this year and he does have all the tools. He could be the best WR to come out of Ohio St. He's that talented.
    I agree, Njigba is VERY good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Buchsbaum View Post
    We need to select WR in round one? Um, no. This is getting ridiculous. Quote me correctly btw, I do so for you.
    Still no "we..." The sum of good receivers is often greater than the two individuals... Example: AB... good receiver on the Bucs... JuJu... good receiver on the Chefs (Chiefs)...
    AB + JuJu on the Steelers?? PHENOMENAL receiving duo... JuJu was less effective after AB left... Neither were as effective once they went to other franchises...

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    Answer: No.

    But we do need to pick one of these early in the draft. I'd take any of these in a heartbeat.
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