Originally Posted by steelbelieve
I think the Troy comparison is noteworthy. DD is an introspective type of guy who's going to want to understand everything--like Troy, Then, once it's ALL sunk in, look out.
Exactly. At times, Troy looked lost. And, I remember, during his rookie year, they asked Troy why he wasn't "Troy" yet. To which he replied, "I don't know the plays well enough yet to play how I expect to play."
Then... he exploded in his second year.
Yet... Steelers fans were calling for Cower's head, for having "drafted slow SS."
I watched Troy for three years, and never thought that the Steelers had a shot at drafting him. He fell (out of the top 10); the Steelers traded up; and, the rest is history.
Similarly, I watched DD for two years, and never thought that the Steelers had a shot at drafting him. He fell to 24; the Steelers traded up; and, the rest shall be history.