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ETL
08-18-2011, 01:01 AM
Despite the bust in Sweed, I say that overall, the Steelers are one of the most successful teams in drafting WRs. And that is somewhat unusual for a team that emphasizes defense and running.

To make my point, lets just say that the Steelers were able to keep all the WRs that they drafted that are currently active in the NFL. They would have a WR corp consisting of:

Hines Ward
Santonio Holmess
Plexico Buress
Mike Wallace
Emmanual Sanders
Antonio Brown

That would be one heck of a lineup. I can't think of another team's WRs lineup that could beat that. Maybe the Giants (Nicks, Manningham, Steve Smith), Cardinals (Fitzgerald, Boldin, Breston) or Vikings (Moss, Harvin, Sidney Rice) could make a case but I would still want the Steelers' group.

ricardisimo
08-18-2011, 01:22 AM
But your qualifier "that are currently active in the NFL" automatically eliminates their busts, like Troy Edwards, Will Blackwell, Willie Reid, Fred Gibson, etc. There were some ugly misses in there. Any list at any position that consists only of current starters is going to look impressive to the homers.

DanRooney
08-18-2011, 01:42 AM
Wallace and Ward (back when we drafted him) were the real gems out of those being mid-round draft picks. Brown looks to be something special too which is very surprising out of a 5th round pick. I think I'm the only one not really sold on Sanders yet. There's a few things that bother me about his play; especially embellishing his catches by diving for them. This can be easily fixed though.

I don't think you can praise the FO for 'scouting' Plax and Santonio being projected high first round picks coming out of college.

Acerinox
08-18-2011, 04:13 AM
I don't think you can praise the FO for 'scouting' Plax and Santonio being projected high first round picks coming out of college.

You *can* praise them for that - to exactly the same extent as you can criticise them for selecting highly-rated projected picks, which bust. Like Troy Edwards! And Sweed, sort of.

steeltheone
08-18-2011, 06:34 AM
Despite the bust in Sweed, I say that overall, the Steelers are one of the most successful teams in drafting WRs. And that is somewhat unusual for a team that emphasizes defense and running.

To make my point, lets just say that the Steelers were able to keep all the WRs that they drafted that are currently active in the NFL. They would have a WR corp consisting of:

Hines Ward
Santonio Holmess
Plexico Buress
Mike Wallace
Emmanual Sanders
Antonio Brown

That would be one heck of a lineup. I can't think of another team's WRs lineup that could beat that. Maybe the Giants (Nicks, Manningham, Steve Smith), Cardinals (Fitzgerald, Boldin, Breston) or Vikings (Moss, Harvin, Sidney Rice) could make a case but I would still want the Steelers' group.
Sanders and Brown have done nothing yet ...A bit early to praise..Lets hope they are as good as we think!

3rdandlong
08-18-2011, 07:06 AM
How many years do we have Sanders and Brown signed for?

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:23 AM
How many years do we have Sanders and Brown signed for?


The typical rookie contract is 4-5 years.

DFWSTEELERFAN
08-18-2011, 07:53 AM
Sanders and Brown have done nothing yet ...A bit early to praise..Lets hope they are as good as we think!

That catch against the Ravens was something. That was one of the biggest plays of the year and it was a spectacular catch. :tt03:

kirklandrules
08-18-2011, 09:39 AM
I agree with the title of this thread. If this team drafted CBs and O-linemen as well as they drafted WRs, they would have won the SB the past 4 years. But maybe they started something last year with the Pouncey draft.

ETL
08-18-2011, 09:59 AM
I think my point is still legit because all teams had the same opportunity as the Steelers. Other teams had their hits and misses - you just know about the Steelers ones more because you follow the team.

And we should get credit for first rounders that did succeed because there were definitely first rounders that did not (heyward bey, Williamson, Matt Jones, reggie Williams, etc...)

steeltheone
08-18-2011, 10:00 AM
That catch against the Ravens was something. That was one of the biggest plays of the year and it was a spectacular catch. :tt03:

See David Tyree what is he doing now?

ETL
08-28-2011, 10:42 AM
With the rise of Antonio brown, i want to re-emphasize how well we draft Wr.

Looking at Baltimore, they hardly have any Wr they draft make an impact. Their starters are free agents from other teams. And the browns have invested heavily in massaquoi and robiskie and so far Sanders and Brown are running circles around them.

sharkweek
08-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Sanders and Brown have done nothing yet ...A bit early to praise..Lets hope they are as good as we think!

Brown had a gaming winning catch against the Ravens on 3rd and 19 and again had what was ultimately the gaming winning catch to move the chains against the Jets, making it relatively easy to argue that without Brown we would have been 1 and done in the playoffs let alone make the Superbowl.

Not bad for a rookie

while its true both Sanders and Brown have yet to put up consistent monster numbers throughout an entire season (but again, they were only rookies last season), but from what little we've seen from them they're turning out to be just as clutch as Holmes and Wallace to the point where the loss of Holmes has gone from being very disappointing to entirely forgettable

Fire Arians
08-28-2011, 08:36 PM
Sanders and Brown have done nothing yet ...A bit early to praise..Lets hope they are as good as we think!

true, but they have come through in what limited opportunities they were given. look what brown is doing against starting defensive squads this preseason. i know it's just preseason but still, damn.

to quote dennis green 'who plays the 3rd week of preseason like it's ****in bullshit?' :chuckle: