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tony hipchest 04-30-2006 03:43 PM

strangest thing about this draft
 
steelers and patriots havnt drafted any linebackers, infact together they have selected 3 tight ends (not an area of need for either team). what does this tell me?

with all the teams switching to 3-4 the price for lb's was greatly inflated this season and the steelers or pats werent willing to jump on the bandwagon and overpay for lb projects. im sure both teams wouldve gotten some if the price wasnt being driven up. lb's that probably wouldve gone in the 5th last year are now going in the 3rd.

Volpe1564 04-30-2006 04:04 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
i dunno man...day 2 is kinda weird to me.....i really thought we would see a RB or a trade for a RB....maybe cowher forgot about duce and the injury bug....

83-Steelers-43 04-30-2006 04:15 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
On ESPN they did not show a round pick in 7 for us. Are we done or is ESPN dropping the ball?

Prosdo 04-30-2006 04:16 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
We pick @ 240

83-Steelers-43 04-30-2006 04:16 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
Alrighty, I guess ESPN dropped the ball then.....

SteelerDan43 04-30-2006 04:16 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
we have one, 240, beat me too it lol

Haiku_Dirtt 04-30-2006 04:26 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tony hipchest
steelers and patriots havnt drafted any linebackers, infact together they have selected 3 tight ends (not an area of need for either team). what does this tell me?

with all the teams switching to 3-4 the price for lb's was greatly inflated this season and the steelers or pats werent willing to jump on the bandwagon and overpay for lb projects. im sure both teams wouldve gotten some if the price wasnt being driven up. lb's that probably wouldve gone in the 5th last year are now going in the 3rd.


Funny you thought that too. I think we are relatively deep at LB. They are an interchangable group which helps to spread the duties around and softens the impact of injury.

As for the tight ends I think the Pats and Steelers are keeping a close eye on special teams.

clevestinks 04-30-2006 04:33 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tony hipchest
steelers and patriots havnt drafted any linebackers, infact together they have selected 3 tight ends (not an area of need for either team). what does this tell me?

with all the teams switching to 3-4 the price for lb's was greatly inflated this season and the steelers or pats werent willing to jump on the bandwagon and overpay for lb projects. im sure both teams wouldve gotten some if the price wasnt being driven up. lb's that probably wouldve gone in the 5th last year are now going in the 3rd.

True but we all know its not always college LB who make the best Pro Lb, sometimes we sneal in a DE

tony hipchest 04-30-2006 04:41 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Haiku_Dirtt
Funny you thought that too. I think we are relatively deep at LB. They are an interchangable group which helps to spread the duties around and softens the impact of injury.

As for the tight ends I think the Pats and Steelers are keeping a close eye on special teams.

agree on both points. special teams was the steelers biggest need (well ...maybe wr). and they were addressed. we gained alot of speed in the return game.

not many know all our back up lbs but they are the gildons, haggans, footes of yesteryear. if there were lb's out there to be taken you can count on the fact that either pittsburgh or the pats wouldve sniffed them out. im thinking other than the top 5 lb's and 2-3 convertable de's this rookie class was rather weak at the position (much like the wr class this year, and maybe to some degree the rb class) the steelers arent gonna waste their time with rookies they KNOW wont make their team.

BlitzburghRockCity 04-30-2006 05:10 PM

Re: strangest thing about this draft
 
This draft was definately weak at 3-4 LB/DE converts...if there is anything we know, its how to draft LB's. Rian Wallace, James Harrison, Andre Frazier are all great depth players for us so while we didnt have a needon the outside, the ILB position could use someone else other than Kriedwalt..but then again that may have made him expendable and he's too good on ST to be without him...we'll be ok.


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