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tony hipchest
07-21-2008, 09:40 PM
ok. i know im not going too far out on a limb here.

this is just too easy....

mendenhall replaces dookies spot (m. moore takes the spot of rossum or kreider)
sweed replaces wilson
davis replaces haggans
hills replaces faneca
dixon replaces st. pierre

now im not saying these rooks replace the departed's production, just their open spot left on the final 53.

i really think mundy and humpal got a great shot too. they may need a few years of seasonning like hope or harrison did before them, but i think they can prove valuable on special teams while they learn. plus they seem like super intelligent character guys so i am really rooting for them. they are big program guys who almost seem overlooked in the draft.

the question is, what dead weight gets cut to make room if they have a shot of making it?

current backup lb's (like fox) have the most to worry about imo...

WWIIOwheelz
07-21-2008, 09:56 PM
Changing of the guard year, no doubt

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-21-2008, 10:57 PM
I think Humpal has a really good shot to replace Kreidwalt on special teams and its Mundy vs. Carter for the 7th rounder.

All 7 picks making the final 53 is improbable, but could happen this year.

43Hitman
07-21-2008, 11:28 PM
Either Reid or Baker prolly won't make the team so there's another spot for a draft pick.

OneForTheToe
07-22-2008, 12:34 AM
Wasn't Baker on the PS last year? If so, then that could just come down to Baker taking the roster spot away from Reid which wouldn't help any rookies..

Galax Steeler
07-22-2008, 04:37 AM
Either Reid or Baker prolly won't make the team so there's another spot for a draft pick.

Hopefully Baker takes that spot from Reid I am not satisfied with Reid to me he is just taking up a roster spot.

SteelMember
07-22-2008, 10:47 AM
I think this years draft class looks very good. 5 is very possible. Tomlin and the FO have done a very good job selecting the best talent available. If McBean can come in and take a spot for the DL, that would be 6 to make it from last year. 7 if anyone is sold on Baker, which I am not. That would be 11 rookies in 2 years. Most teams, I would say, hope they get 2-3 soild players in a draft.

KeiselPower99
07-22-2008, 12:39 PM
If only 1 or 2 Tomlon picks dont make it that is alot better then the last few Cowher drafts where 3 or 4 a year didnt make the team.

BlastFurnace
07-22-2008, 01:50 PM
I'm not sold on Hills at all...especially when a very good friend of mine...who follows UT Football as closely as anyone here follows the Steelers....tells me that Hills wasn't that great of a pickup for us.

With his injury history, I could see him being another Kris Farris.

I'd rather have St. Pierre than Dixon.

DACEB
07-22-2008, 02:57 PM
I think Humpal has a really good shot to replace Kreidwalt on special teams and its Mundy vs. Carter for the 7th rounder.

I agree, Fox was brought in to take Kreiwalts spot (STs specialist), so it's Humpal vs. Fox. Neither has played in this scheme, although Fox has 5 yrs in the league, so it will come down to who plays better on STs. Humpal would probably be safe on the practice squad for a year, if the team chose so. I'm with you though, I like Humpals chances.

Sad but, I'm willing to take Mundy over Carter, without even seeing him play in the B&G, just from what I've read about the kid. Carters age and play in the Jags game put him out of favor with me.

Welcome To Smashmouth
07-22-2008, 07:01 PM
Agreed. I don't see how any of those 5 would miss the wagon......

Welcome To Smashmouth
07-22-2008, 07:04 PM
I'd rather have St. Pierre than Dixon.

Please tell me you have some kind of off-the-wall bias on this one....

They aren't even of the same pedigree. Dixon was in the talks of Heisman Candidates before going down from his leg injury.

Mark my words he's our Insurance Plan at QB after Batch hits the rafters

Steelman16
07-22-2008, 07:17 PM
That would be cool to see 5 rookies make the final cut. Sweed and Mendenhall are shoe-ins, obviously. Davis a keeper, and with the attitude I've seen, he'll have no problems making the team. I'm very intrigued by Humpal and Mundy. These might be two guys who were heavily overlooked in the draft.

Overall, the more I look at it, it seems like we had a very deep draft. The jury is still out on Hills and Dixon, but they have the possibility to turn out to be good as well.

steeltheone
07-22-2008, 08:33 PM
[QUOTE=Welcome To Smashmouth;414975]Please tell me you have some kind of off-the-wall bias on this one....

They aren't even of the same pedigree. Dixon was in the talks of Heisman Candidates before going down from his leg injury.

Mark my words he's our Insurance Plan at QB after Batch hits the rafters[/QUOT


And Heisman Candidates are always great pros? St.Pierre knows the Steelers system and was a more than adequet third Quarterback.

BlastFurnace
07-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Please tell me you have some kind of off-the-wall bias on this one....

They aren't even of the same pedigree. Dixon was in the talks of Heisman Candidates before going down from his leg injury.

Mark my words he's our Insurance Plan at QB after Batch hits the rafters

No, I don't have an agenda, bias on this. I have felt this about Dixon since the moment we drafted him.

I don't care if he was a Heisman candidate. Andre Ware and Gino Torretta were Heismann winners and it meant squat. Some of this kids weaknesses are field vision and accuracy.....something we experienced for nearly 6 years already under a QB whose name won't be mentioned.

St. Pierre, although never would be a star either, atleast knew our system.