Originally Posted by lipps83
Check out this draft from 2000....what could have been
R1 - Brian Urlacher
R2 - Chad Clifton (better and played longer)
R3 - Laverneus Coles
R4 - Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
R5 - Adalius Thomas
R6 - Tom Brady (backup to Stewart who will still be replaced by Ben in 2004, also keeps Pats from winning a few Super Bowls)
R7 - Danny Clark
Steelers could have won all 10 Super Bowls in the decade. This would have forced the NFL to eventually shutdown since no other team could compete and the Steelers would be determined greatest sports team of ANY SPORT ALL TIME.
A little while back, a friend & I were bored, and we decided to re-draft for the Steelers (starting in 2005). The rules were simple:
You could draft anyone in R2 (or later) in R1... and anyone in R3 in R2.
In other words, no "real" R1 picks were taken, but any player 33 and beyond was available for your R1 pick, and any player 65 & beyond would be available for one's R2 pick... and so on.
Needless to say, at first, one would think that not having a player in the top 32 would make for a bad team. Both of us tried it, and we had amazing rosters. Try it... it is amazing how DEEP you can make a team, in hindsight... even without any "R1" picks.