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Gnutella
01-02-2013, 05:35 AM
This is for all those who are pissed off that the Steelers didn't deliberately lose their last game of the season...


Noteworthy NFL players drafted at #17 since 2000

Sebastian Janikowski (2000)
Steve Hutchinson (2001)
Chad Greenway (2006)
Gosder Cherilus (2008)
Josh Freeman (2009)
Mike Iupati (2010)


Discuss. :thumbsup:

WokeUpWithaWoodley
01-02-2013, 05:37 AM
Not very impressive

WokeUpWithaWoodley
01-02-2013, 05:40 AM
If you would like to take the time do players that range from 12-17 to see the type of players that go mid round. And if you got more time check round 2-3:). It would be interesting to see.

The_Joker
01-02-2013, 07:37 AM
All I want is a solid RB, and a DT if we cut Hampton.

teegre
01-02-2013, 11:28 AM
If you would like to take the time do players that range from 12-17 to see the type of players that go mid round. And if you got more time check round 2-3:). It would be interesting to see.

Here is who was drafted right after 17 (available at 17).

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=95506&page=3

The page/post before has notable players drafted 12-17.

[Note: This is a deep R2-R3 draft. Listing the significant draft picks from those rounds would be extensive.]

NSMaster56
01-02-2013, 11:32 AM
Not very impressive

Having a Hutch or Iupati like player on this team (even at their rookie levels) would instantly make the line functional and then dominant.

A Greenway like player, while a bit of excess for this corps, would also be nice.

Here's hoping that an impact player of that magnitude can be added and, along with a healthy Adams/DeCastro, make the 2013 version of PIT true contenders once more.

SteelersCanada
01-02-2013, 02:17 PM
I still can't believe Janikowski was a first round pick.

pete74
01-02-2013, 03:20 PM
Having a Hutch or Iupati like player on this team (even at their rookie levels) would instantly make the line functional and then dominant.

A Greenway like player, while a bit of excess for this corps, would also be nice.

Here's hoping that an impact player of that magnitude can be added and, along with a healthy Adams/DeCastro, make the 2013 version of PIT true contenders once more.

Everyone said that when we drafted Pouncy then again when we drafted De Castro and Adams

NSMaster56
01-02-2013, 06:43 PM
Everyone said that when we drafted Pouncy then again when we drafted De Castro and Adams

Pouncey's been a rock. Terrifying to think how bad the Steelers OL would be without him.

Hopefully the injuries to DeCastro and Adams were just temporary setbacks and the best is yet to come.

If Adams or DeCastro turn about to be a Hutch/Iupati (or even 3/4) like player that would solve a great many things.

fansince'76
01-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Not very impressive

Nature of the draft. More players bust than not.

tanda10506
01-02-2013, 08:16 PM
I still can't believe Janikowski was a first round pick.

I LMAO every time I think of a kicker going the first round too. I got to admit he was worth it though, he has been the best player at his position for that team since his arrival. IMO he's the best Kicker EVER. I know there have been a lot of great kickers, but Janikowski's range is unbelievable, and he's a legitimate tackler on kickoff returns. I live in California and have been to a few Raiders games with a few of my friends who are Raiders fans, during the warm ups Janikowski is usually dead money from 70 YARDS!

If Suisham plays like he did this year then we're set at kicker. I agree though, that list is not impressive. We're a better managed organization then any of the teams that drafted the players on that list though so hopefully we can get someone on defense that is the real deal, and not average like some of our recent defensive draft picks. If we can get DeCastro at #24 then we can find someone at #17.

desertsteel
01-02-2013, 08:20 PM
Not very impressive
I think the more important number would be impact players drafted AFTER #16 wouldn't it? Not just the #17 pick.

lloydwoodson
01-05-2013, 02:56 AM
Sebastian Janikowski (2000) Great kicker but weird pick.
Steve Hutchinson (2001) All-Pro
Chad Greenway (2006) Probowler
Gosder Cherilus (2008) Lions bust - expected
Josh Freeman (2009) 4000 yard passer
Mike Iupati (2010) Probowler

Not bad at all

lloydwoodson
01-05-2013, 02:59 AM
Emmit Smith was a #17 pick!

Draft Matt Elam with the #17 pick!

He played for Florida and wears #22!!!!

Can't go wrong!

Steeldude
01-05-2013, 10:42 AM
All I want is a solid RB, and a DT if we cut Hampton.

Mclendon will easily replace Hampton.

I am hoping the Steelers don't waste a pick on a RB. At least not until the late rounds.

teegre
01-05-2013, 11:18 AM
Emmit Smith was a #17 pick!

Draft Matt Elam with the #17 pick!

He played for Florida and wears #22!!!!

Can't go wrong!

I like how you think.

maddog78
01-05-2013, 11:27 AM
Better start hitting home runs again. If Mendenhall, Wallace, and Lewis are all gone, that leaves Ziggy Hood from the 2008 and 2009 classes.

AgentGold007
01-05-2013, 03:30 PM
This is for all those who are pissed off that the Steelers didn't deliberately lose their last game of the season...


Noteworthy NFL players drafted at #17 since 2000

Sebastian Janikowski (2000)
Steve Hutchinson (2001)
Chad Greenway (2006)
Gosder Cherilus (2008)
Josh Freeman (2009)
Mike Iupati (2010)


Discuss. :thumbsup:

Hell, we got Heath Miller at pick #30.

PhantomJB93
01-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Mclendon will easily replace Hampton.

I am hoping the Steelers don't waste a pick on a RB. At least not until the late rounds.

I really wouldn't call a RB pick a waste unless it's in the first round. Just because Arian Foster and Alfred Morris have found success doesn't mean anything, the vast majority of reliable, workhorse backs are taken in the first few rounds. I'd argue the lack of a true RB this year was our biggest hole and possibly the biggest reason for our collapse. No RB this year is worth a first round pick but round 2 or 3 would not be a waste and I'd actually be more upset if we don't take one there.

VictoryFormation
01-05-2013, 09:47 PM
Since 2001, the Steelers haven't done too bad picking in the middle of the first round, better than some of the teams that picked higher.

2010 Maurkice Pouncey #18
2007 Lawrence Timmons #15
2003 Troy Polamalu #16
2001 Casey Hampton #19

lloydwoodson
01-06-2013, 12:48 AM
I really wouldn't call a RB pick a waste unless it's in the first round. Just because Arian Foster and Alfred Morris have found success doesn't mean anything, the vast majority of reliable, workhorse backs are taken in the first few rounds. I'd argue the lack of a true RB this year was our biggest hole and possibly the biggest reason for our collapse. No RB this year is worth a first round pick but round 2 or 3 would not be a waste and I'd actually be more upset if we don't take one there.

I really like Eddie Lacy. He is stocky and hard to bring down, and is a 1 cut inside runner with decent speed. He is more decisive than Mendenhall with similar talent.