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Old 02-22-2013, 10:01 PM   #27
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Default Re: Hunt for three key draftees heats up for Steelers

Originally Posted by casteeler View Post
I like your point of needing a Saftey due to age.The defense is oooold buuuut the RBs suuuuck.Lacy appears to be a running back that the Steelers could use every down and in every situation for years to come. Lacy just plays like a Steeler
"buuuut the RBs suuuuck."

That part made me laugh. Nicely played.

Really though, the running game comes down to two things:

1) Value. At 17, Lacy is not the best player in the board. While he might be the best RB on this draft, and he plays like a Steeler, trading back would be the smart move (if one wanted Lacy). Make sense?

2) O-line. During the NYGiants game, the O-line was at their healthiest... and they forced their will on the G-men. In other words, a dominating O-line makes any RB look good. So, one should focus on the O-line. (And, again, the four blue-chippers have not played a single down together. I think that you will like this new O-line.)

There are a ton of very good (albeit not great) RBs that can be had in R2-R5. Unless one trades back for Lacy (to 28), it would be better "value" to grab one of those second-tier RBs... to play behind a re-vamped O-line.
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