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43Hitman
04-27-2008, 12:49 PM
Is Dennis Dixon still on our board?

WalterQ26
04-27-2008, 12:50 PM
Walter, did he have any problems playing last season with those past injuries? Any lingering effects?

No he was perfectly fine b4 that leg injury.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 12:51 PM
Is Dennis Dixon still on our board?


The last pick in the 6th would be my guess.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 12:52 PM
Last i spoke to him a couple months ago... he said he is getting better.

Only knock on Tony is his injuries. Coming out of High School, he was the #1 ranked Tight End in the State. Amazing amazing skills. He was also the highest ranked basketball player going his freshman year but gave that up.

If you want to know about attitude. Dude is one great guy. Very smart in the classroom, was in mostly honor classes in high school. He is the type of guy everybody will love after 2 minutes of talking with him.


That is good news. I am pretty sure I can speak for all of us when I say I hope he works out in a big way for us.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 12:53 PM
The last pick in the 6th would be my guess.

The extra pick from the Giants perhaps?

WalterQ26
04-27-2008, 12:53 PM
Hey Walter - Welcome to the Steeler Nation!

I am curious about our new Offensive lineman . . . questions are being raised about his mental health - What can you say with regard to that?

And - He missed games this past year - Why did he miss so many games?


Thanks!

Hmm all i can say is whats really been said. Imagine a highly recruited player coming out of high school & getting injured the last game of the season. That took a knock on him... went to UT and just worked his way to becoming an Oline. Doctors told him he couldnt do much but he keeps proving ppl wrong. He comes from a freakishly athletic family.

He is just a great person to be around. If he can stay healthy, he will keep getting better. Recently got engaged as well.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 12:54 PM
The extra pick from the Giants perhaps?

Duh! you just said that.:doh:

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-27-2008, 12:55 PM
I am Still hoping for Nick hayden and Corey Lynch ......:tt:

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 12:58 PM
Hey Walter - Welcome to the Steeler Nation!

I am curious about our new Offensive lineman . . . questions are being raised about his mental health - What can you say with regard to that?

And - He missed games this past year - Why did he miss so many games?

Your thinking of Tommy Blake DE from TCU.

BozMan
04-27-2008, 12:59 PM
POSITIVES: Fundamentally sound left tackle who.s at his best as a pass-protector.

That's good.

tsmartnick
04-27-2008, 01:00 PM
walter who? do you play somewhere

WalterQ26
04-27-2008, 01:01 PM
walter who? do you play somewhere

Nope. Just a new steelers fan. :)

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:01 PM
I am Still hoping for Nick hayden and Corey Lynch ......:tt:

Is Lynch related to John Lynch. He sure plays like him. I am sure you have seen this, but here is a video I found on him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZqkcubYjQ

The Duke
04-27-2008, 01:01 PM
That's good.

yeah, if the team becomes more of a passing team that what they need

stillers4me
04-27-2008, 01:03 PM
Thanks!

Hmm all i can say is whats really been said. Imagine a highly recruited player coming out of high school & getting injured the last game of the season. That took a knock on him... went to UT and just worked his way to becoming an Oline. Doctors told him he couldnt do much but he keeps proving ppl wrong. He comes from a freakishly athletic family.

He is just a great person to be around. If he can stay healthy, he will keep getting better. Recently got engaged as well.

Sounds like Steeler grade material to me. And he sounds like he will fit in Pittsburgh perfectly. Good luck to your friend, for his sake and ours! (not to mention Ben's) :tt02:

The Duke
04-27-2008, 01:03 PM
Nope. Just a new steelers fan. :)

then welcome to Steeler Nation!

here's your towel :tt:

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 01:04 PM
Orlando Scandrick just went, a burner of a corner from Boise State, to Dallas. Why are they hoarding RB's and CB's?

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 01:07 PM
Orlando Scandrick just went, a burner of a corner from Boise State, to Dallas. Why are they hoarding RB's and CB's?

I liked that kid to. Now I have to hate him.

polamalu82
04-27-2008, 01:10 PM
Corey Lynch looks very instinctive.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:13 PM
Corey Lynch looks very instinctive.
Yeah, that video of him that I posted is the first I have seen of him. I was very impressed(not like that means much). He has a nose for the ball and seems to close on it quickly.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-27-2008, 01:13 PM
Jerome Felton just went to Detroit....very sad.

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 01:15 PM
Jerome Felton just went to Detroit....very sad.

I know thats one you had high hopes for.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-27-2008, 01:17 PM
I know thats one you had high hopes for.

If given a choice...I'd take Mendenhall...so all is okay...so I gotta put it into percpective

polamalu82
04-27-2008, 01:19 PM
Whats the downside for this Corey Lynch other than he played for Appalachian state?

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:22 PM
Whats the downside for this Corey Lynch other than he played for Appalachian state?


Here is a link with his pros and cons. Seems to lack speed.

http://arizona.scout.com/a.z?s=106&p=8&c=1&nid=3525502

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:27 PM
There goes Frank Okam...

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 01:27 PM
If he played at Texas with that same speed he would probably be drafted in the 3rd round.

19ward86
04-27-2008, 01:28 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, i would love to have Frank Okam. dang.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:28 PM
Arizona might have gotten a nice sleeper in Hightower. He ran his arse off here in Richmond.

polamalu82
04-27-2008, 01:28 PM
Seeing him play he seemed to be in position all the time.(can't say that for others we know of.) Looks like a good selection here in the 5th. This kid seems to have potential.

19ward86
04-27-2008, 01:29 PM
Corey Lynch will be a great player, i wouldnt mind seeing the Caleb Cambell guy from Army either.

19ward86
04-27-2008, 01:29 PM
Hightower from Richmond will be a solid backup for the Cards.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:31 PM
Man I hope the Pats aren't trying to pick our pocket.

ajs8207
04-27-2008, 01:32 PM
I know CB isn't a huge need, but Kiper seems to be really high on Trae Williams

19ward86
04-27-2008, 01:37 PM
Kirk Barton????? i wonder.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:37 PM
I bet commercial when its our pick.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 01:38 PM
I bet commercial when its our pick.

Steelers on the clock..

...NFL Network at commercial...

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 01:39 PM
Schuening?

19ward86
04-27-2008, 01:40 PM
OMG nice

WizDom-N.KnowLedge
04-27-2008, 01:40 PM
I am looking for Rubin or Scheuning, Nicks

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 01:40 PM
Dennis Dixon?

Edman
04-27-2008, 01:40 PM
Camp Body.

Dennis Dixon out of Oregon.

yinzer-inseattle
04-27-2008, 01:40 PM
Scheuing or harrington

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:40 PM
Dennis Dixon is a Freaking reach in the 5th round!! omg!!

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-27-2008, 01:40 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, i would love to have Frank Okam. dang.

I think Okam is gonna get a contract and eat his way out of the NFL anyways. No big deal.

Hayden might be around in the 6th, but nothing flashy, just a workman guy like Hoke that I'm not that thrilled about, but he could contribute.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Hmmm... Don't know if I like this pick with some legitimate OL talent out there...

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Dixon, man I didn't see that coming.

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Scheuing or harrington
I say Nicks, but I know they will draft Scheuing or DeJuan Tribble to annoy me.

verks36
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
dixon wtf

WHY?

SteelerFanInATL
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
A QB?????????????????????????????????

tony hipchest
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
i cant wait for all the reaction to the dixon pick. :chuckle: was tee martin not available? actually i kinda like it.




he will be the next tom brady and we can cut ben and afford some top notch FA linemen.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:42 PM
Gonzo, do you still have that coffee mug?

The Duke
04-27-2008, 01:42 PM
as a WR??

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
04-27-2008, 01:42 PM
Maybe the FO has a better opinion of our OL then the fans?
and defensive depth?

LambertIsGod58
04-27-2008, 01:43 PM
I was happy with this draft until the Dennis Dixon pick....WTF!!!

yinzer-inseattle
04-27-2008, 01:43 PM
I don't get this unless he's the next randel el

19ward86
04-27-2008, 01:43 PM
I like the pick.

Dynasty
04-27-2008, 01:44 PM
why would we possibly pick dixon?

OneForTheToe
04-27-2008, 01:44 PM
Lets call him dot or semicolon.

Seriously, RB, WR or Special teams?

Can he plat any of those?

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-27-2008, 01:44 PM
dixon wtf

WHY?

OK, I wish they would have taken Nicks, Scheuning, Hayden or even Owen Schmitt!!!

Sign Ben to a 10 year deal and draft Dixon to be the clipboard holder or another slash????

Never been a Colbert hater, but I blame this and high gas prices on him!!

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 01:45 PM
Can Dixon run back kicks?

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:45 PM
My head it really hurts!!!!

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
04-27-2008, 01:45 PM
I don't get this unless he's the next randel el

we need a qb............

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-27-2008, 01:45 PM
Awful pick.....just dreadful.

Won't be able to play Pro QB...and isnt needed at WR....I'm speechless.

19ward86
04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
I see him as the Antwaan Randle El. You know what that means, dennis dixon will throw a TD in a superbowl.

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
Maybe the FO has a better opinion of our OL then the fans?
and defensive depth?

Yeah, those 53 sacks were either all Faneca's fault or the front office has amnesia.

Elvis
04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
Dennis Dixon is a Freaking reach in the 5th round!! omg!!
As promising as this draft started, it has just went down hill on day 2 in my opinion.
:noidea:

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
Is this just a bad dream, or am I in the twilight zone?

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
Maybe he'll be a slash...

This is gonna be a sort of boom or bust pick...

I guess Arians is looking to run some options this season?? :hunch:

I don't understand.

I am alright with the first pick... Love the second round pick, but I'm not sure about this one.

They are drafting a bunch of toys for Arians. I'm not sure if he'll use them right...

Steel_Bus_24
04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
I loved Dixon's heart and natural talent....but for us he just doesn't make a whole lot of sense....

I guess since the FO has called it a draft we might pick up schmit as well

Dynasty
04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
and of course with the next pick Roy Scheuning goes.

Believe43
04-27-2008, 01:47 PM
Owen Schmidtt would definately fit the Steeler Nation

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 01:48 PM
And St. Louis takes the guy we SHOULD have drafted right after us...

... CAn't blame a lack of value here... Schuening should have been the pick...

Dynasty
04-27-2008, 01:49 PM
ugh very , very dissapointed with the FO today. only one pick that will probably help us. gigantic reach in rd. 3, and then dennis f'ing dixon in the 5th?

Steel Buckeye
04-27-2008, 01:49 PM
Dennis Dixon has to be the most idiotic second day pick the Steelers have ever made. What makes it worse is that G Roy Schuening who would fill a major area of need was taken with the very next pick by the Rams. Freakin' Carl Nicks is still on the board! I don't understand the need for a 4th QB.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 01:49 PM
I wouldn't have minded it in the 6th round, but I think another Lineman, Corner, or LB would have made sense. The last two could have helped on Special Teams at least.

Dixon I think has great potential and could be a backup to Ben in the future but so could a lot of people next year or the year after.

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-27-2008, 01:51 PM
And St. Louis takes the guy we SHOULD have drafted right after us...

... CAn't blame a lack of value here... Schuening should have been the pick...

Said it before, Scheuing is a slower version of Kemoateu, I dont think we needed him but could have used him instead of Dixon.

Carl Nicks was the better pick. Some project he may move to guard anyways at the next level and compare him in size and agility to Flozell Adams. I'm still shocked???

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 01:51 PM
I just want to know who in the front office got Stuck On Stupid and who tied up the rest of the crew? ?DENNIS DIXON?

Elvis
04-27-2008, 01:51 PM
Owen Schmidtt would definately fit the Steeler Nation
Yeah, but the steelers dont take players like that..:wink02:

BritishSteel
04-27-2008, 01:52 PM
Have we just drafted a specialist gadget-play player? I don't understand this pick at all, unless we're looking hard at Charlie Batch.

I didn't see us taking a QB in this draft at all. Very odd.

fordfan485
04-27-2008, 01:53 PM
What the hell why did we just pick a QB? what a freaking waste of a pick. Watch the idiots in the FO draft a TE next

RoethlisBURGHer
04-27-2008, 01:54 PM
I'm not liking the Dixon pick. We don't need another QB, so I am going to assume we're drafting him as an athlete and not someone we're hoping to take over as Ben's backup in the near future. Because if the route they are going with Dixon is future backup QB, I would have rather taken Erik Ainge (Tennessee) or Kyle Wright (Miami, FL).

Dynasty
04-27-2008, 01:54 PM
I wouldn't have minded it in the 6th round, but I think another Lineman, Corner, or LB would have made sense. The last two could have helped on Special Teams at least.

Dixon I think has great potential and could be a backup to Ben in the future but so could a lot of people next year or the year after.

exactly! i know the dixon has talent... but at the QB position. isnt this the same Colbert who said that we didnt have any need at qb or te? what's next, a tight end in the next round?

and not only that, but if we were so set on having him, why not grab him later? he still would have been around

Mosca
04-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Dixon I think has great potential and could be a backup to Ben in the future but so could a lot of people next year or the year after.

I disagree. When is he ever going to get the playing time and seasoning necessary? Never. There are far too many worthwhile older guys who would fill that role better.

This selection puzzles me as well... it's like the QB we drafted last year. What was the point of THAT?

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 01:56 PM
i can see taking a qb b/c they are going to need someone to take over after ben and charlie get the their bells rung b/c the Oline SUCKS!!!!

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Here is a pet pieve. Why on the second day of the draft is all the coverage of the first day? They don'r even announce the second day picks when they happen and only as an afterthought. The second day picks are the picks we know the least about and will hear the least about over the next couple days. It would be nice if we could hear something about who is coming off the board rather than rehashing the same stories from day one over and over again. Maybe that is why I quit watching the draft and am only watching the nfl.com draft board.

I am done now with my rant! Thank You very much for your time. There will be no refunds at the door.

Steel_Bus_24
04-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Yeah this one pisses me off....They probably just said "ESPN isn't talking about us enough, so lets draft him for fun and get on the tube"

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 01:58 PM
I think I will hold back my anger untill I see how they plan to use him.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 01:58 PM
Said it before, Scheuing is a slower version of Kemoateu, I dont think we needed him but could have used him instead of Dixon.

Carl Nicks was the better pick. Some project he may move to guard anyways at the next level and compare him in size and agility to Flozell Adams. I'm still shocked???

I would have been alright with NIcks, as well.

Schuening seems like a solid enough G for depth. I agree with the speed issue against some of the shiftier DLmen.

A line like the the Giants' would tear Schuening to shreds, but I feel like he has the frame to be a "good enough" Guard, which I feel is alright this late in the draft.

Dixon may either be a great pick up or a horrendous experiment.

The first two picks made sense because the value for a lineman just wasn't there and those guys fell into our laps. I don't feel that way about Dixon, as I'm sure you do.

Mosca
04-27-2008, 01:59 PM
4.75/40, not fast enough to be a "slasher"... I just don't get it.

Edman
04-27-2008, 02:00 PM
I think I will hold back my anger untill I see how they plan to use him.

Dennis Dixon will be nothing more than a camp body and he'll be off the roster by September along with Hills and Davis.

Colbert the Genius strikes again.

Steelman16
04-27-2008, 02:01 PM
Dennis Dixon?? I really don't understand this pick...sure Batch is getting old, but...

Oh well. I think I woulda taken the OG right picked right after us. :doh:

SteelerFanInATL
04-27-2008, 02:01 PM
Yeah this one pisses me off....They probably just said "ESPN isn't talking about us enough, so lets draft him for fun and get on the tube"

:applaudit::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::funny::funny:: rofl::funny::rofl::funny::applaudit:

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:02 PM
OK... I just got back from my nephews play..

I was texted the Hills pick. I think I like him. O-Line addressed and he could be a diamond in the rough.

Dixon?!?!?!?!? I CANNOT EFFING BELIEVE THAT!!!!!!!!! WHAT A WASTE!
I cant help be see the second coming of Kordell... PLEASE NO!

Maybe with some luck it'll be the second coming of Tee Martin.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:03 PM
... maybe they see something in Dixon like Cribbs with the returns???

LVSteelersfan
04-27-2008, 02:04 PM
What the heck is going on? A freakin QB????????? We need guards and tackles. Have they lost their minds on us? I just don't think project players need to be picked when we have specific needs. Get us a Corner or Guard or Tackle. Man, I am not happy with that pick at all. They traded down to get THAT PICK ????????

ajs8207
04-27-2008, 02:04 PM
... maybe they see something in Dixon like Cribbs with the returns???

While still recovering from a torn ACL?

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:05 PM
So on day #2 they draft an OLB (after drafting two OLBs in 2007) and a running QB coming off a major knee injury?

The Dixon pick fills no need - a pure vanity look at me pick

Colbert & Tomlin must have used Street & Smith's preseason college football preview to fill out their draft board

I had talked myself into believing yesterday's picks that ignored both lines might make sense after all the gushing from the media and the expectation the Steelers would take care of business today.

Bruce Davis makes sense if they think they whiffed on Timmons last year. The selection of Dixon is unfathomable to me.

After other second day draft washouts this draft could get Colbert canned in the near future.

tony hipchest
04-27-2008, 02:05 PM
I see him as the Antwaan Randle El. You know what that means, dennis dixon will throw a TD in a superbowl.i see him as tee martin or omar jacobs

Steel_Bus_24
04-27-2008, 02:06 PM
schmit is gone.......Can't believe we took Dixon...Not good for us or him

19ward86
04-27-2008, 02:06 PM
you guys arent looking at the big picture. this is the beginning of cutting or trading charlie batch, he cost 2.5 mil a year, replacing him with dixon will save us $2mil a year. He can do a lot of things, the 4.75 40 isnt accurate, the last time he ran he ran a 4.5.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
While still recovering from a torn ACL?

i guess the optimist in me tried to put a positive spin on a pick i totally hated.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
I disagree. When is he ever going to get the playing time and seasoning necessary? Never. There are far too many worthwhile older guys who would fill that role better.

This selection puzzles me as well... it's like the QB we drafted last year. What was the point of THAT?



Older guys cost more money, plus there are times when both the QB and the Backup go down. You also need other QB's to work out the rest of the team. Injury Questions aside, some people project that Dixon could become a starter in the NFL. I don't like the pick here, In the 6th I could live with it, but I would be happier with it as a UFA. I think he will beat out Zabranski if healthy.

VTsteel
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
PK coming in the 5th. :chuckle:


. . . Equally bad would be to waste one on a QB in the 5th . . . :banging:

Polamalu Princess
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
This is all I have to say

:banging::pissed::confused::crying03:

Steelman16
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
... maybe they see something in Dixon like Cribbs with the returns???

But isn't that what we got Moore for? Returning kicks? :noidea:

ajs8207
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
So on day #2 they draft an OLB (after drafting two OLBs in 2007) and a running QB coming off a major knee injury?

The Dixon pick fills no need - a pure vanity look at me pick

Colbert & Tomlin must have used Street & Smith's preseason college football preview to fill out their draft board

I had talked myself into believing yesterday's picks that ignored both lines might make sense after all the gushing from the media and the expectation the Steelers would take care of business today.

Bruce Davis makes sense if they think they whiffed on Timmons last year. The selection of Dixon is unfathomable to me.

After other second day draft washouts this draft could get Colbert canned in the near future.

Davis has nothing to do with Timmons. Timmons is going to be an ILB in the 3-4

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:09 PM
Dixon may burn us outright and play baseball.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:09 PM
you guys arent looking at the big picture. this is the beginning of cutting or trading charlie batch, he cost 2.5 mil a year, replacing him with dixon will save us $2mil a year. He can do a lot of things, the 4.75 40 isnt accurate, the last time he ran he ran a 4.5.

But he can't run our freaking offense when he going to be on IR for a year still. And even then it will take him min. 2 years to learn the the offense. Bad pick no matter how you squeeze it.

Carolina Steelers
04-27-2008, 02:10 PM
Up to this point I would give us a B on the draft until we picked Dixon nows its a D+ how do we pick up a QB that will not play even if Big Ben gets Hurt Dixon is not the answer what a waste of a pick He wont make the team or even the practice squad

Steel_Bus_24
04-27-2008, 02:11 PM
:banging:

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Dixon may burn us outright and play baseball.

i hear the pirates could use some help....lol :sofunny::sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:

Fordy
04-27-2008, 02:11 PM
I love the Dixon selection. He was the leading heisman canidate for half of last season before getting hurt. To get a talent like this in the 5th round is great. we can get big uglies in the 6th round with both picks and UDFA's. Darnell Stapleton was a UDFA last season and has great potential at tackle for us. welcome to Pittsburgh, Dennis!

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 02:11 PM
I think we should send Colbert to the Pens game and let the Mayor make the picks.

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:12 PM
you guys arent looking at the big picture. this is the beginning of cutting or trading charlie batch, he cost 2.5 mil a year, replacing him with dixon will save us $2mil a year. He can do a lot of things, the 4.75 40 isnt accurate, the last time he ran he ran a 4.5.

So they cut Batch because they have been n denial about fixing the line for years, will have to overpay to keep Marvel Smith or Starks after 2008 and need the cap room?

Who is going to play DL in three years? - we are talking about a mass restocking since there is no apparent plan to start dealing with it now?

Who runs the f***ing draft - Colbert or Tomlin? This is as idiotic as the TE and punter brainstorms last year.

Borski
04-27-2008, 02:12 PM
I'm not liking the Dixon pick, but maybe that means we are going to trade Batch for some players.

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:12 PM
I love the Dixon selection. He was the leading heisman canidate for half of last season before getting hurt. To get a talent like this in the 5th round is great. we can get big uglies in the 6th round with both picks and UDFA's. Darnell Stapleton was a UDFA last season and has great potential at tackle for us. welcome to Pittsburgh, Dennis!

Where exactly does Dixon play?

ajs8207
04-27-2008, 02:14 PM
I'm not liking the Dixon pick, but maybe that means we are going to trade Batch for some players.

Batch isn't going to be traded. If Randy Moss fetches a 4th round pick, what does Batch bring us?

Black@Gold Forever32
04-27-2008, 02:14 PM
you guys arent looking at the big picture. this is the beginning of cutting or trading charlie batch, he cost 2.5 mil a year, replacing him with dixon will save us $2mil a year. He can do a lot of things, the 4.75 40 isnt accurate, the last time he ran he ran a 4.5.

The fact you posted Batch might be traded is just laughable....:sofunny: Nobody would trade for Batch...lol As for Dixon.....I don't know if he ever will be legit NFL QB even for a backup...Comparing to Randle El is also a flat out joke...So I guess Dixon is going to be an electric return man like Randle El...lol Plus can Dixon even play WR?....I'm not talking about just lining up as a WR but actually playing the position...El actually played the position his senior year after serving as the Hoosier's starting QB for 3 years....

Dixon was a complete waste and makes the Hills pick looking even worse now....since they still could have drafted Nicks instead of Dixon....Nicks would have at least eased the Hills pick some...I'm not totally against the Hills pick but putting all of our eggs in Tony Hill's basket to help the OL is really troublesome....

BigBen2WardPITT
04-27-2008, 02:14 PM
there is absolutely no logic involved in this pick. You can say what u want about what we can do in round 6 and 7... and with UDFA's, but u dont pick a QB - that is a freaking waste. I mean owen schmidt would have been more more worth it. Seriously, what the hell? The other picks on day 2 have been suspect... day 1 i was happy with. Day 2 picks strange.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:14 PM
I love the Dixon selection. He was the leading heisman canidate for half of last season before getting hurt. To get a talent like this in the 5th round is great. we can get big uglies in the 6th round with both picks and UDFA's. Darnell Stapleton was a UDFA last season and has great potential at tackle for us. welcome to Pittsburgh, Dennis!

So when does this pick pay off for the Steelers as an organzation? This isn't Madden 09.

We could have gotten him in the 6th round easy, maybe even as an UDFA, but to waste a 5th round pick when we need depth at OL, DL, CB is simply crazy in my opinion.

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:15 PM
Holmes/Dixon/Sweed/Washinbgton at WR if Ward will not play ball on his contract rewrite?

Makes as much sense as what I have seen today.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 02:15 PM
Pittsburgh can't do anything right on the second day....well just about anything right. They should pray to Goodell to move the 3rd round back to the first day and then suck ske $%$# so he moves the 4th round to the first day. Then they should trade all of their 5th through 7th round picks next year for another 3rd or 4th rounder, or to jump up and get the lineman they didn't get this year.

ajs8207
04-27-2008, 02:15 PM
The fact you posted Batch might be traded is just laughable....:sofunny: Nobody would trade for Batch...lol As for Dixon.....I don't know if he ever will be legit NFL QB even for a backup...Comparing to Randle El is also a flat out joke...So I guess Dixon is going to be an electric return man like Randle El...lol Plus can Dixon even play WR?....I'm not talking about just lining up as a WR but actually playing the position...El actually played the position his senior year after serving as the Hoosier's starting QB for 3 years....

Dixon was a complete waste and makes the Hills pick looking even worse now....since they still got have drafted Nicks....Nicks would have at least eased the Hills pick some...I'm not totally against the Hills pick but putting all of our eggs in Tony Hill's basket to help the OL is really troublesome....

I'm pretty sure Randle El was a QB his senior year

Steel Buckeye
04-27-2008, 02:15 PM
Here are my thoughts on the draft so far:

How in the world did Rashard Mendenhall fall to 23? He will be a great complement for Willie Parker. Unfortunatley with all the best linemen gone the Steelers didn't get to address the o-line, but got an elite RB some expected to go as early as the Bengals at pick 9.

Limas Sweed was a steal in round 2. He will create matchup nightmares for opposing teams, and finally gives the Steelers the big target they have been missing since Plaxico Burress left.

Bruce Davis is a reach. I said the same thing about Matt Spaeth last year and he ended up being an impressive addition, so I hopefully like Spaeth he will prove me wrong.

Tony Hills is a talented offensive lineman. Carl Nicks would have been a much better option, but this is still a good pick.

Dennis Dixon? What the hell were they thinking? Awful pick. This is by far the worst 2nd day pick I have ever seen the Steelers make.

VTsteel
04-27-2008, 02:15 PM
No way Batch gets cut this year. Dixon is only competing for the #3 w/ Zabransky.


Also, it seems that when things in the draft have gone well members here say Tomlin's a genius and when we make unfavorable picks people say Colbert's an idiot.

Petesburgh66
04-27-2008, 02:16 PM
Dixon won't play as he will be on IR for year one recovering from the ACL.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:16 PM
I love the Dixon selection. He was the leading heisman canidate for half of last season before getting hurt. To get a talent like this in the 5th round is great. we can get big uglies in the 6th round with both picks and UDFA's. Darnell Stapleton was a UDFA last season and has great potential at tackle for us. welcome to Pittsburgh, Dennis!

Glad to see some positivity on this pick... but I just cannot get behind it. True, he was a leading heisman candidate so theres no knock on his athletic skills. There is just not a need for a player like this. If they can convert him to WR, he needs to learn to run routes. His accuracy as a passer is awful. This is just too much work for a player who just does not fit.

I'm convinced that watching day 2 is fruitless and just leads to getting PO'd

Steel_Bus_24
04-27-2008, 02:16 PM
Where exactly does Dixon play?

Will probably be the next Sweatsuit Model

I love his skills but he doesn't make any Freaking Sense for us!!

Its not good for us or him to have made that damm pick

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:19 PM
No way Batch gets cut this year. Dixon is only competing for the #3 w/ Zabransky.


Also, it seems that when things in the draft have gone well members here say Tomlin's a genius and when we make unfavorable picks people say Colbert's an idiot.

Freaking Dixon isn't competing with anyone on IR!

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-27-2008, 02:20 PM
i see him as tee martin or omar jacobs

Yeah, Tee Martin and even Brian St. Pierre are some of the best 5th round QB's this franchise has taken.

Steelman16
04-27-2008, 02:20 PM
Here are my thoughts on the draft so far:

How in the world did Rashard Mendenhall fall to 23? He will be a great complement for Willie Parker. Unfortunatley with all the best linemen gone the Steelers didn't get to address the o-line, but got an elite RB some expected to go as early as the Bengals at pick 9.

Limas Sweed was a steal in round 2. He will create matchup nightmares for opposing teams, and finally gives the Steelers the big target they have been missing since Plaxico Burress left.

Bruce Davis is a reach. I said the same thing about Matt Spaeth last year and he ended up being an impressive addition, so I hopefully like Spaeth he will prove me wrong.

Tony Hills is a talented offensive lineman. Carl Nicks would have been a much better option, but this is still a good pick.

Dennis Dixon? What the hell were they thinking? Awful pick. This is by far the worst 2nd day pick I have ever seen the Steelers make.

I agree with your analysis there. I was very excited on day 1, day, moderately so today until the Dixon pick.

I'm pretty much just scratching my head on this one. Doesn't make any sense. I have no clue what Colbert and Tomlin could have been thinking on this one...we have real needs elsewhere...not some injury-ridden QB who MIGHT be able to return kicks and MAYBE play WR... :banging:

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:22 PM
Even the Jets are out picking us on day 2 now..Simply embarassing.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:22 PM
Funny thing I've been reading about is each one of these players are 'character' guys... 'leadership' players. Not a speck of issues with any of them from what I see.

Maybe this is a consideration?

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:23 PM
Heisman candidacy has nothing to do with NFL potential.

Look at the dynamo Troy Smith was last season. He has so much of a future the Ravens spent a first round pick on replacing him...

19ward86
04-27-2008, 02:24 PM
You guys are way to critical of Dixon, he will be a solid backup. We usually release a lineman if we pick him in the late rounds so these picks can sometimes be irrelevent so stop whining.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 02:25 PM
No way Batch gets cut this year. Dixon is only competing for the #3 w/ Zabransky.


Also, it seems that when things in the draft have gone well members here say Tomlin's a genius and when we make unfavorable picks people say Colbert's an idiot.

Colbert has a longer history of crappie day 2 picks.

As for the worst 2nd day pick in another post, I am not so sure about that. I think it is the proximity to this crappy pick. There have been some real doozies in thas decade. It is a crappy pick nonetheless.

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:26 PM
lets do over/under... dixon will be starting this upcoming season? lol

guess ben better get his butt in the weight and film room so he wont get beat out at training camp..lol..:sofunny:

tony hipchest
04-27-2008, 02:26 PM
Funny thing I've been reading about is each one of these players are 'character' guys... 'leadership' players. Not a speck of issues with any of them from what I see.

Maybe this is a consideration?i think its a huge consideration.

but i agree with hypocloid. why didnt we just trade all our picks 3-6 for a 2nd next year, and pick up all the guys we drafted (or equal talent) off the street this evening?

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:26 PM
You guys are way to critical of Dixon, he will be a solid backup. We usually release a lineman if we pick him in the late rounds so these picks can sometimes be irrelevent so stop whining.


By this logic why even pick then?

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:26 PM
Funny thing I've been reading about is each one of these players are 'character' guys... 'leadership' players. Not a speck of issues with any of them from what I see.

Maybe this is a consideration?

So we drafted Dixon to lead the pre-game & post-game prayers? That is the only way he will ever be a starter for the Steelers.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:26 PM
You guys are way to critical of Dixon, he will be a solid backup. We usually release a lineman if we pick him in the late rounds so these picks can sometimes be irrelevent so stop whining.

So, what, Dixon is an insurance policy in case Ben gets hurt?

Wouldn't a better insurance policy had been taking a chance on a guy that may save his ass from a blindside blitz?

Is Dixon going to stand on the sideline and yell "Ben, LOOK OUT!"

Fordy
04-27-2008, 02:27 PM
Tee Martin and Omar Jacobs were slow lead-footed pocket QB's. Just because they were black doesnt autmatically mean they were mobile and athletic like Dixon IS. lol...unless you meant he will be like them in terms of not working out, but they arent the same kind of player Dixon is.

Steelman16
04-27-2008, 02:28 PM
After Dixon, it will be interesting to see who we choose with our two picks this round...

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:29 PM
After Dixon, it will be interesting to see who we choose with our two picks this round...

Plenty of good kickers and long snappers still on the board to cap off a brilliant day two for Colbert & Tomlin.

VTsteel
04-27-2008, 02:29 PM
January 11, 2008

Said Mike Tomlin " . . .we need bigger, stronger and younger players on both the offensive and defensive lines."

What the hell happened?

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:30 PM
January 11, 2008

Said Mike Tomlin " . . .we need bigger, stronger and younger players on both the offensive and defensive lines."

What the hell happened?

Smokescreen to make sure Dixon was still there for us

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:30 PM
Tee Martin and Omar Jacobs were slow lead-footed pocket QB's. Just because they were black doesnt autmatically mean they were mobile and athletic like Dixon IS. lol...unless you meant he will be like them in terms of not working out, but they arent the same kind of player Dixon is.

What? How does color of skin figure into a horrible pick?

Steelman16
04-27-2008, 02:31 PM
Plenty of good kickers and long snappers still on the board to cap off a brilliant day two for Colbert & Tomlin.

lol. That being said, I would have been happier with a kicker for that pick than Dixon.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:32 PM
I don't feel like this draft was a total wash, except for passing on a more than draftable G in Schuening and T in Nicks...

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:32 PM
Is Dixon going to stand on the sideline and yell "Ben, LOOK OUT!"
see who needs cheerleaders.. we have dixon now!!!!

Atlanta Dan
04-27-2008, 02:33 PM
I don't feel like this draft was a total wash, except for passing on a more than draftable G in Schuening and T in Nicks...

:sofunny: There's a ringing endorsement

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:33 PM
I don't feel like this draft was a total wash, except for passing on a more than draftable G in Schuening and T in Nicks...


Day one went great. Day two however, maybe the front office should have just slept in.

The Duke
04-27-2008, 02:33 PM
I bet willie was behind the dixon pick :sly:

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:34 PM
see who needs cheerleaders.. we have dixon now!!!!

I don't know...

Maybe we're being too hard.

After all, that one guy got arrested who plays Steeley McBeam.

That position wasn't going to replace itself!

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 02:34 PM
January 11, 2008

Said Mike Tomlin " . . .we need bigger, stronger and younger players on both the offensive and defensive lines."

What the hell happened?



Yeah No S##%!!!! Maybe if we make Dixon piggyback ride one of our lineman that statement will be true....larger and average age younger.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:35 PM
:sofunny: There's a ringing endorsement

I'm finishing my application for the PR department :sofunny:

JanBr7
04-27-2008, 02:36 PM
So, what, Dixon is an insurance policy in case Ben gets hurt?

Wouldn't a better insurance policy had been taking a chance on a guy that may save his ass from a blindside blitz?

Is Dixon going to stand on the sideline and yell "Ben, LOOK OUT!"

Now that's funny.

Actually, I'm jazzed about the draft picks, even Dixon. He seems like a good character guy, and can compete for third string, get groomed for second string if he works out.

The funniest thing is a friend told me that some guy on the NFL Network said "maybe he can complete with Ben" for the starting position. Uh, yeh, right. Guy must've been on something.

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:36 PM
I don't know...

Maybe we're being too hard.

After all, that one guy got arrested who plays Steeley McBeam.

That position wasn't going to replace itself!
oh yeah i forgot about us having to draft a Steeley replacement..lol

Steelman16
04-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Who's left for offensive linemen? Any big prospects that we might pick now?

19ward86
04-27-2008, 02:37 PM
r u jockin me? every player besides mendenhall and sweed that i want get drafted. corey lynch, dre moore, frank okam...

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:38 PM
I bet willie was behind the dixon pick :sly:

I can see the conspiracy theories now. :flap:

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:38 PM
The funniest thing is a friend told me that some guy on the NFL Network said "maybe he can complete with Ben" for the starting position. Uh, yeh, right. Guy must've been on something.
guess this means that ben will have lay off the golf clubs and get on the weights and film... competition has just arrived.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 02:39 PM
One good thing came about from the pick, we all got something to talk about.

Penguins just scored

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:40 PM
r u jockin me? every player besides mendenhall and sweed that i want get drafted. corey lynch, dre moore, frank okam...

Aye, and two to the Bengal no less!

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Corey Lynch has just been arrested and sentenced to 4 years in Cincinatti.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:41 PM
My bad, I was looking at the wrong team from Moore!

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:41 PM
Corey Lynch has just been arrested and sentenced to 4 years in Cincinatti.

A real shame.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:41 PM
I don't know...

Maybe we're being too hard.

After all, that one guy got arrested who plays Steeley McBeam.

That position wasn't going to replace itself!

BEST POST TODAY!

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:42 PM
Well according to ESPNs best available, we;ve got some Guards coming up here in round 6. Not too familiar with a lot of them however.

Let's see if we can find a gem!

JanBr7
04-27-2008, 02:43 PM
guess this means that ben will have lay off the golf clubs and get on the weights and film... competition has just arrived.

That's prob why they drafted him -- motivation for Ben.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 02:43 PM
two picks close together... I cannot see it getting worse than the Dixon pick.

Unless they draft Andre Woodson too.

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 02:44 PM
Corey Lynch has just been arrested and sentenced to 4 years in Cincinatti.

Now the Dixon pick does piss me off.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:45 PM
Nick Hayden is gone now as well.

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:45 PM
That's prob why they drafted him -- motivation for Ben.
102 million dollars should be motivation for benjamin

Haiku_Dirtt
04-27-2008, 02:46 PM
So we drafted Dixon to lead the pre-game & post-game prayers? That is the only way he will ever be a starter for the Steelers.


I'm not so sure about that. Batch is playing his last season for the Steelers. And if we continue to feed Ben to the lions eventually it's going to land him on the injury report.

I've watched enough of Dixon - to my detriment at times - to know he's no Omar Jacobs. And if he proves me right and he can start in the NFL then we'll have some tasty trade bait which is very rare for us.

Bruce Arians must be the most sober and intoxicated person in the organization right now. Can you imagine what plays he could conjure up for Dixon assuming he comes into camp with a team mentality? Katie "BAR THE DOOR!!"

Assuming...

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:47 PM
So, this show on the Chief's Training Camp that will be airing on NFL Network... Is it last year's Training Camp??

yinzer-inseattle
04-27-2008, 02:47 PM
If anyone on this board thinks Dixon was taken as a pure QB you need to think again. This guy will be our 5th WR/3rd QB. I'd much rather have that option than some guy who's just going to hold a clipboard for 16 games.

I'm not thrilled with this pick, but I do see the allure. Hope we find a way to use him as a weapon, other than psyco-mascot.

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:48 PM
Corey Lynch has just been arrested and sentenced to 4 years in Cincinatti.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u251/beautifulgirl427/bungholesmonopoly2.gif

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:48 PM
I'm not so sure about that. Batch is playing his last season for the Steelers. And if we continue to feed Ben to the lions eventually it's going to land him on the injury report.

I've watched enough of Dixon - to my detriment at times - to know he's no Omar Jacobs. And if he proves me right and he can start in the NFL then we'll have some tasty trade bait which is very rare for us.

Bruce Arians must be the most sober and intoxicated person in the organization right now. Can you imagine what plays he could conjure up for Dixon assuming he comes into camp with a team mentality? Katie "BAR THE DOOR!!"

Assuming...
He won't be in camp this year. He is on IR with an ACL.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-27-2008, 02:49 PM
Nick Hayden is gone now as well.

That sucks.

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 02:50 PM
Is Brandon Keith still on the board? I can't recall seeing his name come up.

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Four more picks till we drop the ball again.

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:51 PM
LLT, who's coming to the Burgh at 188?

The Duke
04-27-2008, 02:54 PM
if there is no D lineman picked on our next 2 picks prepare for anthony mcfarland

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 02:55 PM
I wouldn't mind see Radovich here...

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:57 PM
brennan just went to washington

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 02:57 PM
Okay were on deck. Who do we take?

The Duke
04-27-2008, 02:58 PM
colt brennnan has a team!! lol

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 02:59 PM
colt brennnan has a team!! lol
i like colt brennan.. we should have taken him..lol... i mean if we are just picking to have fun..lol:flap:

Elvis
04-27-2008, 03:00 PM
WR Marcus Monk 6'4 222 lbs Arkansas?
:coffee:

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 03:00 PM
I have to excellent proposals for picks 6A and 6B and it would make this the best draft since '74.

With their first pick in the Sixth round, the Steelers pick a New Director of Football Operations to replace Kevein Colbert (or whatever his job title reads). The franchise realized that cutting ties with Colbert would be best for them since he can only make first and second round picks that 95 percent of the fans can make. The money they save in salary could buy a beer for ever fan at every game.

With their second pick in the sixth round the Steelers pick a new offensive coordinator. Bruce Arians is to our weaponry like an infant is to a shiny new Tonka Truck, he has no idea what to do with it and will quickly cover it in sh#%. The pick appears to be a reach because and undrafted free agent vegetable could do the same job.

BritishSteel
04-27-2008, 03:00 PM
Here we go - first pick in round 6. How many long-snappers are there left?

Edman
04-27-2008, 03:01 PM
Mike Humpal from Iowa.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
Mike Who?

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
LB from Iowa that is who we took

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
Mike Humpel

Elvis
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
:noidea:Mike Humpel ILB Iowa?

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
Mike Humpal LB Iowa. Hmm another LB huh?

The Duke
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
MLB or OLB?

ajs8207
04-27-2008, 03:03 PM
MLB

Dynasty
04-27-2008, 03:03 PM
wow.

BritishSteel
04-27-2008, 03:03 PM
Analysis
Positives: Has good upper-body muscle development, adequate arm length and good thickness in his thighs and calves...Plays with good aggression and a sense of urgency, showing consistent effort throughout the game...Solid open-field tackler who has a good feel for blocking pressure when playing inside the box, using his power to stack the run up at the line...Quick in reacting to the play, doing a nice job of locating the ball while knifing through traffic...Shows the ability and power needed to stack and control tight ends at the point of attack...Gets up in a hurry when he's knocked off his feet and makes plays because of his ability to read the offensive plan quickly...Shows good hand usage to tie up the tight ends...Takes proper angles to the ballcarrier and is capable of sifting through the trash at the line...Has a low charge to stack blockers at the line of scrimmage and shows good knee bend as he meets blockers with aggression...Plays at a good pad level, as he has adequate balance and range to roam the field...Plays the flat and curl routes tight and displays enough lateral agility to string the plays wide...Decent wrap-up tackler who stays in control taking on the larger blockers...Maintains balance on the move and uses his hands well to gain separation...Has impressive flexibility dropping off in the zone, staying tight with the receivers in the short area....Has above-average agility in his zone drops and stays in control working in space...Will uncoil and punish ballcarriers when filling the rush lanes, showing enough flexibility to make hard tackles in pursuit...Sifts through blocks with good effectiveness and can squeeze down the line to make plays in pursuit...Has developed a strong punch to shock the ball carrier on contact, as he has the upper body strength to control the outside running game and redirect it back inside.



Negatives: Shows good hand usage, but needs to keep them inside his frame more often to prevent blockers from getting into his chest...Also needs to use his hands better when working in the pile, as he can be cut by low blocks and struggles to disengage, getting tied up by the larger offensive linemen at the point...Lacks the speed to cover receivers in the flat, but is good at staying with tight ends and backs in the short area...Lacks pass-rush technique, relying more on his hustle to get to the quarterback than mechanics (good blitzer working in-line, but must develop better rip and swim moves coming off the edge)...Must do a better job of opening his hips and planting and driving better, as he does look a bit clumsy turning out of his breaks (late to get back into the route).



Compares To: HUNTER HILLENMEYER-Chicago...Humpal is a blue-collar worker who will not make many mistakes, but will also not make great plays on a steady basis. He is just one of those good fill-in types with the intelligence and savvy to be in position to make the tackle. He might not be a great open-field runner, but does a good job working downhill. He has decent speed to take on tight ends, but the fast-paced NFL game might not be suited for his adequate foot quickness in passing situations.



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swanman12
04-27-2008, 03:03 PM
let's see what they do here at 194

Crushzilla
04-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Ehh. Not so bad of a pick.

Plenty of depth at LB now...

19ward86
04-27-2008, 03:04 PM
this is becoming a bullshit draft, apparently small name players are the best part of the draft.

19ward86
04-27-2008, 03:05 PM
Remember what Trey Wingo said, 5 yrs from now pick 194 might be a top player. I got extremely excited when he used that pick.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 03:06 PM
Day 2 is a bust.

Elvis
04-27-2008, 03:06 PM
ESPN.com Information
Overall: Humpal arrived at Iowa in 2003 and redshirted the year. In his first three seasons (2004-'06), he appeared in 24 games (12 starts, all in '06) and compiled 74 tackles (six for losses), three interceptions and five pass breakups. As a senior in 2007, he started all 12 games and had 123 tackles (5.5 for losses), one sack, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and two pass breakups. Humpal suffered a season-ending back injury in '04 that cost him 10 games. He also missed a game in '06 because of an injury. Humpal is an instinctive and tough run defender who can find the football quickly and make the tackle. The problem is he is fairly one-dimensional at this point and he may never develop serviceable

Hapa
04-27-2008, 03:06 PM
Looks like he'll be the backup when Farrior retires.

The Duke
04-27-2008, 03:07 PM
seahawks get a long snapper :flap:

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 03:09 PM
seahawks get a long snapper :flap:

Damn that was our pick!

LVSteelersfan
04-27-2008, 03:09 PM
Might be looking at STs with a player like Humpal. Don't know. He doesnt sound that promising due to his injury history. WHATS UP WITH THE INJURED PLAYER PICKS? No guards or tackles YET ?????????????? Good grief blockheads.

ajs8207
04-27-2008, 03:10 PM
Might be looking at STs with a player like Humpal. Don't know. He doesnt sound that promising due to his injury history. WHATS UP WITH THE INJURED PLAYER PICKS? No guards or tackles YET ?????????????? Good grief blockheads.

We drafted a tackle in the 4th round

43Hitman
04-27-2008, 03:10 PM
Seems like they been drafting for ST or IR all day.

Texasteel
04-27-2008, 03:10 PM
Mike is a very solid tackler, one of the best in the big ten. Is strong in run support, and can drop into coverage. 6'2, 245lb, ran a 4.65 at his pro day. I think a good 6th round pick, but then I'm an Iowa fan.

Elvis
04-27-2008, 03:10 PM
how about this guy?
WR D.J. Hall Alabama?

Overall: In his first three seasons at Alabama (2004-06), Hall appeared in 35 games (28 starts) and grabbed a combined 127 receptions for 1,918 yards (15.1 average) and 11 touchdowns. As a senior, he started 11 of 13 games and had 67 receptions for 1,005 yards (15.0 average) and six touchdowns. He also had a career nine rushing attempts for 60 yards (6.7 average) and 10 kickoff returns for 196 yards. Hall suffered a right shoulder sprain in '06 spring drills, an injury that recurred during the season. He didn't play in the Cotton Bowl at the end of the 2005 season or in the '06 opener (suspension). He also missed the first half of one game in 2007 for violation of team rules (academics). Hall was a tremendously productive receiver at Alabama. He is an instinctive route runner with good size and excellent hands, which gives him a chance

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 03:11 PM
Good grief blockheads.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n316/d_cannizzaro/1087.jpg

The Duke
04-27-2008, 03:11 PM
No guards or tackles YET ??????????????

yes, they got a tackle

Good grief blockheads.

yeah, I bet you could do a better job :coffee:

LVSteelersfan
04-27-2008, 03:13 PM
I guess the FO must be satisfied with our Oline. WHY, I DON"T KNOW !!!!!! The new center BETTER BE GOOD is all I can say. Or we are in deep doo doo. Ben, we loved you so well. Without an Oline it may be a short season for you.

Ok, enough of that negative talk. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

Say the mantra. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

PLEASE TELL ME THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

LVSteelersfan
04-27-2008, 03:14 PM
We drafted a tackle in the 4th round

Oops. I missed that one. Sorry.

19ward86
04-27-2008, 03:14 PM
Im fine with everyone except for the MLB.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 03:14 PM
I have to excellent proposals for picks 6A and 6B and it would make this the best draft since '74.

With their first pick in the Sixth round, the Steelers pick a New Director of Football Operations to replace Kevein Colbert (or whatever his job title reads). The franchise realized that cutting ties with Colbert would be best for them since he can only make first and second round picks that 95 percent of the fans can make. The money they save in salary could buy a beer for ever fan at every game.

With their second pick in the sixth round the Steelers pick a new offensive coordinator. Bruce Arians is to our weaponry like an infant is to a shiny new Tonka Truck, he has no idea what to do with it and will quickly cover it in sh#%. The pick appears to be a reach because and undrafted free agent vegetable could do the same job.

Then the thing to do right after the draft is to cut most of their picks right away, why wait until training camp like every other year?

19ward86
04-27-2008, 03:15 PM
Cant believe the browns got hubbard.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 03:15 PM
The Penguins just got another power play, I hope they score to make me feel a little better.

LVSteelersfan
04-27-2008, 03:16 PM
yes, they got a tackle



yeah, I bet you could do a better job :coffee:

Nope. Don't think I could. But I KNOW I would not have picked that QB pick. That was something I just don't get. I always have faith that the Steelers FO does know what they are doing. And I will KEEP THE FAITH FOR THE BLACK AND GOLD. No more negative talk from me.

Elvis
04-27-2008, 03:17 PM
My names include:
DB Dejuan Tribble Boston College
OLB Ali Highsmith LSU **** small bigtime player***
OG Eric Young Tennessee
C Steven Justice Wake Forest
S Marcus Griffin Texas
WR Marcus Monk
:tt02:

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 03:17 PM
I guess the FO must be satisfied with our Oline. WHY, I DON"T KNOW !!!!!! The new center BETTER BE GOOD is all I can say. Or we are in deep doo doo. Ben, we loved you so well. Without an Oline it may be a short season for you.

Ok, enough of that negative talk. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

Say the mantra. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

PLEASE TELL ME THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

at this time i cant tell you they know what they are doing..

LVSteelersfan
04-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Steelers on the clock for the best pick of the day.

Sharkissle29
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
safety, i like it

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
Ryan Mundy S. WVU

Edman
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
Final Pick is...

Ryan Mundy out of West Virginia!

Mikee
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
Pick 194: Ryan Mundy - FS

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
I like the safety here. He's not bad either.

Elvis
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
:applaudit: Finally we know who is gonna be added during our draft.. now let the free agent signing cominst!!!
S Ryan Mundy Syracuse

19ward86
04-27-2008, 03:20 PM
Screw it.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 03:20 PM
Ryan Mundy would have made sense if they addressed their lines earlier

LVSteelersfan
04-27-2008, 03:20 PM
Good pick. We can use some depth at Safety.

Steel_Bus_24
04-27-2008, 03:20 PM
I like Mundy...could be good....glad the FO ended on a positive note imo

The Duke
04-27-2008, 03:21 PM
bye bye ty carter

Hapa
04-27-2008, 03:23 PM
I wanted a corner :(

TackleMeBen
04-27-2008, 03:23 PM
cant be too upset with that pick . bc we some depth at that position. we got killed there last season when troy went down.

millwalldavey
04-27-2008, 03:24 PM
ESPN says we hit "home rns" in selections 1-4.

polamalu82
04-27-2008, 03:26 PM
A long snapper was just taken after us. lol seatle lol

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 03:27 PM
Not bad weekend. For a rookie waterboy. Work myself up to draft prospect (126 posts) including two thesis in under 27 hours!

Hypocycloid
04-27-2008, 03:29 PM
Colbert and Tomlin must be consulting for the Seahawks, they just took a long snapper.

Steel_Bus_24
04-27-2008, 03:29 PM
Yeah I don't have many problems with 1-4.....but 5-6 were meh to the extreme

but again I like the depth at S with Mundy, and maybe we can experiment with another WVU player Kelen Dykes

tony hipchest
04-27-2008, 03:32 PM
Not bad weekend. For a rookie waterboy. Work myself up to draft prospect (126 posts) including two thesis in under 27 hours!you better watch out...

you may just get drafted with the steelers next selection.

what? they dont have another one? WHEW!

:chuckle:

polamalu82
04-27-2008, 03:33 PM
Sounds like Mundy is a Steeler fan.
http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/ryanmundyinterview.htm

Tony Conty: OK, now, a serious question: which Western PA cuisine is your favorite: Primanti�s sandwiches, Quaker Steak wings, perogies, or kielbasa?

Ryan Mundy: Primanti�s. I went to the Steeler game on Sunday and that was the first thing that I thought of when I got on the highway.

Elvis
04-27-2008, 03:33 PM
Not quiet what I expected but I think the first 4 round could be ok given time for Bruce Davis and Tony Hills to develop.

1. RB Rashard Mendenhall Illinois
2. WR Limas Sweed Texas
3. OLB Bruce Davis UCLA
4. OT Tony Hills Texas
These picks kind of make sense to me, but then these last 3 is up in the air to me.

5. QB Dennis Dixon Oregon: I guess the Steelers could be gonna use this guy like Randel El.
6. ILB Mike Humpel Iowa: It sounds like this guy is a strong tackler, just not much of a cover guy.
6. S Ryan Mundy West VA: Depth to a questionable position in the Burgh'