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Old 04-24-2014, 02:59 AM   #34
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Default Re: 2012 draft

Originally Posted by teegre View Post
I always knew that Wilson was a pipedream. I envisioned him taking over for BB in 2016, but I'm happy for him, that he's starting elsewhere.

DD was always my guy. I wanted him as a Steeler for two entire years, and we got him.

Ta'amu was also a guy who I watched for over a year, and I thought was going to go R1; I thought that I'd have to choose between him & DD (which was no choice: DD all the way). Then, he injured his shoulder, and fell. I thought it would be him or Spence in R2.

Mike Adams surprised me. And, at that point, I figured that both Spence & Ta'amu were goners. So, when the Steelers got both of them, I swore that it was the best draft ever. Alas...

Boykin would (obviously) have been the better choice (especially over Ta'amu), but I still think that Spence would have been one of the best players in that draft. You can't predict injuries, and I'd pick Spence a hundred times out of a hundred chances.
I couldn't believe that we nabbed Ta'amu in round 4. I still think we should have kept him instead of our current back up NT...
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