Originally Posted by SteelersCanada
I just don't see the requirement for a two down, space eating player when there are going to be better prospects on the board. I know he helps free up our Linebackers, but this is assuming he even starts in our system. Remember, rookies rarely start.
Mosley is a huge improvement over Williams. Gilbert and Dennard could both easily start right away in the Nickle or even opposite Allen. HaHa gives us a viable 1-2 punch at Safety. I just think that there are better prospects at positions of greater need.
I hear you... but, some counter points:
1. Casey started as a rookie.
2. In today's NFL, passing is indeed more of a factor. But, you have to get teams in third-&-long. Nix ensures that teams can not run on first & second downs (giving themselves third-&-short).
3. Irish Chocolate!!!
(Check out Gilbert's burn-rate. He scares me.)