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mesaSteeler 04-29-2011 07:48 PM

Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
Friday, April 29, 2011
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers have selected offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert of the University of Florida in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

The 6-6, 330-pound Gilbert was a college teammate of the Steelers' 2010 first round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey.
First published on April 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11119...#ixzz1KxlkiXXf

StainlessStill 04-29-2011 07:49 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
I love the Steelers way. Pure black&blue. 6'6 OT from Florida, Gilbert reuniting with Pouncey and has played every position on the line but center. Ben has to be protected. Looks like Ike will re-sign so expecting corner and secondary to be addressed atleast 3 out of the next 5 picks.

PhantomJB93 04-29-2011 07:50 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
Should Gilbert play guard (if he looks good enough in camp)? He could be an improvement over Kemo. We could play Starks-Gilbert-Pouncey-Colon-Adams for a year and then swing Gilbert (or Colon) back out to tackle when Adams leaves. I like that a lot better than starting Kemo or having Adams ride the bench.

CaliStillersFan 04-29-2011 07:53 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
A couple of CB's and another olinemen or two and I'll be a happy man. Great 1st two picks!!!

sexyllama 04-29-2011 07:54 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
Problem with the rest of the CB's is that they are ???.

If we pick three maybe one will make the team. Maybe. CB's had zero depth this year past the top 5-6.

Llama

I really think they are going to dip into FA. Maybe get that kid from Cincy and Ike but who knows. I really don't like giving Ike alot of money. A 31 year old CB has bad written all over it.

Fire Arians 04-29-2011 07:54 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
best chance of winning a championship is giving ben the protection he needs. he's great, but imagine how much better he'd be if he didn't have defenders in his face every other play

most of the corners on board won't help us, with sub 4.5 speed we're no worse off leaving gay in there. I'd go as far to say maybe we should draft any promising safeties that are left. who do we have to replace troy or clark if they go down? i'm not sold on mundy tbh

robert sands maybe?

55BaileyFan 04-29-2011 07:56 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhantomJB93 (Post 928031)
Should Gilbert play guard (if he looks good enough in camp)? He could be an improvement over Kemo. We could play Starks-Gilbert-Pouncey-Colon-Adams for a year and then swing Gilbert (or Colon) back out to tackle when Adams leaves. I like that a lot better than starting Kemo or having Adams ride the bench.

Why in the hell is everyone trying to say upgrade over Kemo? Seriously people watch the Steelers draft videos, listen to interviews, read a newspaper...THE STEELERS ARE NOT TRYING TO REPLACE KEMO. The Steelers are looking for the RIGHT side, that would be OPPOSITE Kemo's spot.

He will play tackle on the right side and Colon (who is so much worse than Kemo and should be the guy we are talking about getting replaced) is most likely going to slide to right guard. Gilbert will get an opportunity to take the tackle spot from Flozell.

One crappy play in the Super Bowl and everyone is all about replacing Kemo. We are not looking at the left side, the right side was pointed out by BA and Tomlin as the focus point. The line will look like this somewhat...Starks, Kemo, Pouncey, Colon, Gilbert.

CaliStillersFan 04-29-2011 08:12 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
Prior to last season, WIllie Colon was our best offensive linemen. People forget about Willie because he sat out injured all last year, but he definitely does not need replaced.

Fire Arians 04-29-2011 08:16 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliStillersFan (Post 928043)
Prior to last season, WIllie Colon was our best offensive linemen. People forget about Willie because he sat out injured all last year, but he definitely does not need replaced.

achilles injuries can be career enders. need to prepare for that possibility.

cloppbeast 04-29-2011 08:18 PM

Re: Steelers take Florida OT with second round pick
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sexyllama (Post 928033)
Problem with the rest of the CB's is that they are ???.

If we pick three maybe one will make the team. Maybe. CB's had zero depth this year past the top 5-6.

Llama

I really think they are going to dip into FA. Maybe get that kid from Cincy and Ike but who knows. I really don't like giving Ike alot of money. A 31 year old CB has bad written all over it.

Just when I thought you couldn't get any dumber.....

Honestly though, it seems like each time you talk you say something even more stupid than the last time.

When are you going to realize that the drop-off in this draft between the top CBs and mid-late CBs just isn't that much. Have you ever though that maybe this isn't a good year for CBs in general? When life gives you lemons.......


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