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Stlrs4Life
04-30-2006, 07:29 PM
How well do you think the Steelers did in the 2006 NFL Draft?


I gave a grade of C.

SteelerzGirl
04-30-2006, 07:46 PM
I gave it a B. We added some depth in some areas, scored with Santonio Holmes, but yet we weren't in need all that much except for in our running game and I'm still waiting to see how all that plays out.

desertsteel
04-30-2006, 07:47 PM
Four years running with drafting the BEST player at a particular position... Safety, QB, TE, WR. The first three have been validated with TP, BR, and HM. I fully expect SH to back it up next year as well. Who else has done that the last few years?!?! Look, if all it took was a couple of draft magizines to be a GM we would all be running teams. Obviously our hopes and projections were built by these publications. Some players that mine said were in the top 5 at their position didn't even get drafted. If we missed on Bing and the other safety, so did 31 others teams... about 3-4 times each! My grade was a B, but in all honesty, the Steelers probably deserve an A based on the fact they just won a Super Bowl and I'm typing on a message board.

tony hipchest
04-30-2006, 07:53 PM
a c is average. we had average needs and addressed them with average players. we got 2 wr who could really turn into something. if they do this draft could be a "b". adding c players to a group of "a+"

Black@Gold Forever32
04-30-2006, 08:13 PM
Way to early to grade this draft. We won't have a good read on this draft on how it will turn out for at least 3-5 years. All I know Holmes has the potential to very special. Anthony Smith has potential to be a good player one day and could turn out to the starter at FS. Willie Reid has the skills and potential to very good return guy and maybe a good third to fourth reciever. Orein Harris and Omar Jacobs were great value picks at the spots they were taken at. Humes was a interesting pick in the 7th.

nwksteeler
04-30-2006, 08:14 PM
My grade was b and it could turn out to be an A, I believe we got good value.

Prosdo
04-30-2006, 08:26 PM
I think we did very well. Of course time will only tell. I think these players have a lot of potential. I give it a B+.

Lyn
04-30-2006, 08:29 PM
Besides running back I thought we went after our needs . I dont agree on when on some and who on others but I thought we did ok . Jacobs will continue the slash role that we use better than any team , Harris will get valuable playing time on DL and will start someday, Reid is one helluva returner , Smith will contribute on special teams and well Holmes is just awesome . Only question why did we draft a tackle ?

Solid B in my opinion

noto45
04-30-2006, 08:40 PM
c+ but I think it could be better if the players pan out. I trust the front office but I do NOT want to wait another 26 years to win again!

Mosca
04-30-2006, 08:43 PM
I give it a B because drafting at 32, in a weak year, you can't do a lot. Based on the talent we got, a B. Based on how we maximized what we had available , I'd give it an A, but the guys we got were B.

That's on what we know now. For all we know Cedric Humes is going to come into camp ripped to the gills and make everyone forget about Bus and Franco and everyone else. Or not. For me, this will be a good draft if 2 guys stick.


Tom

DIESELMAN
04-30-2006, 08:44 PM
I give the Steelers an A throught the first 5 rounds. They addressed a lot of positions with some really good picks. Holmes will be the burner and field stretcher we need. Along with Willie Reid we shold be doing really good on return specialists. Antwaan who? Anthony Smith was a surprise especially with Bing still on the board, but hes good speed and hands, blitzes good but he'll be another Hope cuz hes not that good of a tackler time will tell. I see why Colon was drafted hes very versatile in he can play damn near all the positions along the line hes a project. A big HELL YES on Orien Harris, he doesn't have the size but he makes up for it with strength and he has improved every year hes played could be really good against the run. The fifth pick in Jacobs was a definite shock hes strong sits in the pocket till the last minute but everyone says his tech nique is weird he throws like hes shot putting, but hes got the size and strength. Davis and Phillips I'm out on, don't know to much about them, didn't see us going after a TE but there really wasn't to much to brag about with available OLB's. Steal of the day and I'm surprised he was there in the 7th was Humes he can move the pile and what we need for goal line situations.....Good Draft.....B+

Midnightwriter07
04-30-2006, 08:56 PM
I gave a C because we drafted at 32 and we went out of second round. Is hard to tell at the moment, but I dont think we drafted anyone who is going to give us an immediate need since we dont have one. Holmes may be good for 20 catches this year but i cant really jump up and down over it because we are still a run first team and i cant see us being like the Colts at any point in the near future. I dont mind the picks.. just not overly excited about them except for the Humes pick, i liked that alot and since there isnt much competition for him, i think even being a 7th round pick he will make the team and we could see him get in the end zone a few times this year.

Santonio4
04-30-2006, 09:21 PM
I think it is an "A" for sure. Trading up to get Santonio was the steal of the draft. I love the pick of Anthony Smith, he is exactly the type of safety we need.

Tha rock
04-30-2006, 09:34 PM
A++ i love holmes hes going to be a great WR

dbish33
04-30-2006, 09:55 PM
With few possible openings on the roster, obviously trades had to be made. Trading up for Holmes was great.....I would have liked to see them not trade away their second round but obviously they didnt have anyone really high on their board. I would have liked to see a CB drafted too, but Jacobs should learn well as the third QB and Humes was an excellent 7th round value

dbish33
04-30-2006, 10:01 PM
I forgot about Harris from Miami.....he should be a welcome addition to the DLline for many years......all in all though a B for this draft..........but the real grades can only come in 2-3 years down the road!

MattsMe
04-30-2006, 10:01 PM
Four years running with drafting the BEST player at a particular position... Safety, QB, TE, WR. The first three have been validated with TP, BR, and HM. I fully expect SH to back it up next year as well. Who else has done that the last few years?!?! Look, if all it took was a couple of draft magizines to be a GM we would all be running teams. Obviously our hopes and projections were built by these publications. Some players that mine said were in the top 5 at their position didn't even get drafted. If we missed on Bing and the other safety, so did 31 others teams... about 3-4 times each! My grade was a B, but in all honesty, the Steelers probably deserve an A based on the fact they just won a Super Bowl and I'm typing on a message board.

:iagree:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-30-2006, 10:26 PM
Im inclined to give it a B+ now that we got Humes to give us RB depth!

Atlanta Dan
04-30-2006, 10:38 PM
Len Pasquarelli of espn.com (who grew up in Pittsburgh) thinks it was a good draft, so my misgivings hopefully are misplaced.

"We're not into grading drafts anymore, thankfully, but if we did, the Steelers certainly would be near the head of the class again. It's not that they're rich that allows them to get richer every year in the draft. There just smarter, and better, at it than almost every other team in the league."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft06/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2428160

BigDude66687
04-30-2006, 10:49 PM
We drafted the tackle to replace brooks who is the OG/OT we have on our roster right know and who is agging, they want to get more youth on the line

I think all in all this is a great drat hopefully we'll land nance as a ufa and bring in some Cb's and Lb's to fill up the roster openings. Still a bit confused on the pick of Reid but what do i know.

figg
04-30-2006, 11:11 PM
I gave it a solid B. Ben is going to have so much fun with his new weapons. Holmes brings the deep ball back. Reid could be a better WR then ARE. Harris will be a good 3-4 DE. Smith looks to have the ball skills the Steelers have needed from the FS position. Jocobs will prove to be the #2 QB next year. Davis was a good value pick. He has great size and hands. Nice target to go with Miller in the redzone. Cedric Humes has a chance IMO to be a good back. He has great feet and power. Looks like a Steeler RB. Not sure about Colon or Philip. They will provide depth. Check the highlights on these guy's. Make sure you watch Humes.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/pit/

theropodx
04-30-2006, 11:45 PM
I'm saying A only because we weren't in desperate need of anybody, we did manage the #1 WR, a decent fullback, and considering our position (low picks), did as well as we could hope. So, call it A for effort...

theropodx
04-30-2006, 11:48 PM
oh, btw, we also scored players from some big-name schools. I think that's important when evaluating stats. I'll take a high-average stats player from a miami fl over a stellar stats player from miami oh...

Ohio St.
Syracuse
Florida State
Miami (Fla.)
Purdue
Virginia Tech

Midnightwriter07
05-01-2006, 03:48 AM
we wouldnt have drafted Ben in the 1st round with the 11th pick if that were the case.

theropodx
05-01-2006, 05:28 AM
lol i know i thought about that after the fact....but this only proves there's exceptions to the rule. I'd still take miami u players over miami oh players on an average year

clevestinks
05-01-2006, 05:55 AM
iT is a little to early to tell, but we only really filled one hole so far!!!

83-Steelers-43
05-05-2006, 03:50 PM
The more time I had to sit back and study our draft, while also keeping in mind that we were picking last in the draft, I'm going to give it a solid A. Maybe I'm crazy? Obviously only time will tell.

First: We got our main need. A replacement for Antwaan Randle El. Some felt we gave up too much to get him. But, you gotta give in order to get.

Second: We needed a fast punt returner. I believe we got that in Reid or Holmes. Personally, I would rather see Reid.

Third: We grabbed a safety to compete against Clark for the starting job. I'm not hearing many bad things about Anthony Smith.

Fourth: We added depth and future starters. I specially liked the Harris pick.

Fifth: We needed another back. We picked up Humes. Another player who I was surprised to see around in the seventh round who I feel will contribute to this team in the future (not much this season).

I find it hard to complain. With the exception of WR, special teams and a safety I felt we were mostly drafting for depth and hopefully, future starters. If we go by the record this FO has for drafting talent, I feel we will be just fine.

shimmysteelerfan
05-05-2006, 04:01 PM
i give it an A, the steelers always draft good.

RichmondVA
05-05-2006, 04:42 PM
I'd give it a "D" - I wanted LB's. I'll be watching pre-season to find out if our young, no-namers are ready to become stars at ILB.

83-Steelers-43
05-05-2006, 04:48 PM
Ahhh yes, I remember the days when Joey Porter and Clark Haggans were no-namers. It is fun watching our FO turn no-namers into top notch LB's.

Midnightwriter07
05-05-2006, 05:29 PM
I dont think was a D in many people minds, even those who dont like the Holmes pick. We didnt draft any LBs because we really dont need any .. I see them drafting LB's and CB's next year bust still pending on what happens with Taylor, Porter, Haggins this year and if we are going to bring any back. We have depth everywhere and though i wasnt rooting for us to pick Holmes it was a need we were going to pick up in second or third round anyway. If we get Duckett or stay with Humes, our O line will still be one of the best and that is what is most important. Our running backs will have success no matter who they are compared to most teams and we did pick up a pretty decent OL, DL that could make the team as well. next year, we may be in same position pening on who comes back because we really dont have alot of holes to fill.