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« Reply #210 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 09:20 »

Was there another RB you all would have liked better in rnd 2?
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« Reply #211 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 09:21 »

I would take Patton, Swipe or Harper
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« Reply #212 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 09:23 »

Was there another RB you all would have liked better in rnd 2?

Don't mind the guy but just feel it was early for him or an RB in general.  Would prefer to be looking that way today
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« Reply #213 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 09:49 »

Seems like the Steelers war room has one name per round written on a little sheet of paper.  We got three guys, they should all play, but there's zero consideration of value.  Seems like years from now the discussion will be Yeah, but we COULDA had...

This is the feeling I have with their drafts of late, also. It seems like they go into the draft with the idea that they'll just use the top three picks to fill the most immediate needs -- as opposed to picking the best available player with a vision for 2 to 3 years down the road.

Oh, we lost Harrison? Let's draft an OLB. We lost a WR we drafted in the 3rd a few years ago? Let's replace him. Our RBs didn't produce? Take one of those, too.

I don't have much of a beef with any of our picks, really, except for round 2, I hate that pick. I wouldn't have minded taking Keenan Allen in round 2 AND still taking Wheaton in round 3. RBs are a dime a dozen, I think, unless you have one of the top 5 or 6. The next 50 RBs are basically interchangeable, and produce yards based on the supporting cast, the system they're in, and all that.

My draft, given who was available when, would have go like this. I would go into this draft wanting offensive skill players, which I think we seriously lacked last year, but the draft doesn't always shake out that way. When it doesn't line up with your needs, you go with the best available players who you're going to need in 2 or 3 or 4 years from now.

1st round) CB Xavier Rhodes (because he's going to be a very good, physical corner, and this may not be a huge need now but in two years Ike will be gone or seriously long in the tooth)

2nd round) ILB Arthur Brown, Kansas State (he's going to be a starter or a quality situational player really soon)

3rd round) WR Markus Wheaton, Oregon State (I'm fine with this pick, but after spending the top two picks on defense, I might double-dip on WR)

4th round) If available in order of preference
                (a. )  OLB Alex Okafor (Texas)
                (b. )  RB Jon Franklin (UCLA)
                (b. )  OLB Chase Thomas (Stanford)
                (c. )  WR Da'Rick Rogers (Tenn Tech)

5th round) (a. ) WR Chris Harper, Kansas St (has a Hines Ward-like body and play style I think)
               (b. ) TE Ben Cotton (Nebraska)
               (c. ) S Duke Williams (Nevada)
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« Reply #214 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 10:19 »

What about Lattimore with 4th pick?
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« Reply #215 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 11:35 »

Shamarko "Polo" Thomas from Syracuse...ahem, Orange you glad he is still there, Steelers? They saying Sham-wow in that war room. War! Good god yall... What is he good for? Absolutely something as far as they're concerned!

-Chris Berman
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« Reply #216 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 11:51 »

SHAMARKO!

You know aj and I are loving this pick.  Between Wheaton and Thomas, this draft has begun to look up IMO.  And nothing against Bell or Cookie Jarvis, I am hoping they come in and kick ass too.
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« Reply #217 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 11:55 »

Traded back into 4th
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« Reply #218 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 11:58 »

Steelers select - Landry Jones
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« Reply #219 on: Apr 27, 2013 at 12:01 »

Chris Berman has inside sources!

Landry Jones is the pick there. It doesn't take jonzr or Uncle Ruslan to tell you he's "a loser" from Oklahoma.
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