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steelerchad
03-01-2009, 04:29 PM
The Steelers have been extremely successful with landing quality players at #1 the last 5 years. These are picks that have usually been towards the bottom of the round, since they have had winning seasons except for 06 at 8-8. They traded up a couple of times but not inside the top 10.

03-Polamalu. HOF candidate.
04-Roethlisberger. HOF candidate.
05-Heath Miller. Top 5 TE in my opinion.
06-Holmes. This years playoffs stepped up huge every game.
07-Timmons. Showed glimpses of being the next great Steeler LB.
08-Mendenhall. Really don't know yet?

Has any other team in the league done this well since 03 with their top picks?

iceman000123
03-01-2009, 04:39 PM
we've always been good at filling in positions that we need to be filled in and we are the only team to draft 4 hall of famers in one draft. I don't think there is another team that is as consistent with good draft picks as we are.

Steeler in Carolina
03-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Interesting post. Look at Detroit Lions:

2002 Joey Harrington (#3 overall)
2003 Charles Rogers (#2 overall)
2004 Roy Williams (#7 overall)
2005 Mike Williams (#10 overall)
2006 Ernie Sims (#9 overall)
2007 Calvin Johnson (#2 overall)

Sims and Johnson have been solid, but drafting that high, they have made some horrible picks.

AllD
03-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Another good thread might be all of the undrafted FAs that have excelled.

FWP comes to mind immediately.

Dragonrider
03-01-2009, 06:35 PM
they have a formula and have pretty much stuck to it. it has produced 6 Lombardis so who can argue with it?
love the pic iceman, where did you find it?

Dragonrider
03-01-2009, 06:36 PM
I don't think the silverback was drafted was he? that would make two great UFA picks.

HughC
03-01-2009, 06:37 PM
Between the salary cap and the way rookie contracts become "slotted", I think there's a whole lot more value with a pick in the bottom 1/4 of the first round than there is with a top ten pick.

lilyoder6
03-01-2009, 08:03 PM
Interesting post. Look at Detroit Lions:

2002 Joey Harrington (#3 overall)
2003 Charles Rogers (#2 overall)
2004 Roy Williams (#7 overall)
2005 Mike Williams (#10 overall)
2006 Ernie Sims (#9 overall)
2007 Calvin Johnson (#2 overall)

Sims and Johnson have been solid, but drafting that high, they have made some horrible picks.

i say they are 3-3 with those 6 picks... roy williams is a good wr.. and was always been solid with the lions

Give It To Abercrombie
03-01-2009, 08:52 PM
You're staring at a statbook arent you....

:rofl:

Hapa
03-01-2009, 09:30 PM
I think someone tells me this every day

lilyoder6
03-01-2009, 10:19 PM
You're staring at a statbook arent you....

limited edition baby... :sofunny:

i was watching the cavs game and saw that even tho det sucked williams always had good season's.. just like lebron bron b4 these past 2 1/2 yrs of the cavs actually being good

Steelers & I
03-01-2009, 10:45 PM
Steelers drafts have been considerably better since Tom Donahoe left. It seemed as though Donahoe always reached on a player or two each draft.