First of all, maybe Coach was just being nice. I'm sure he would say that to lots of players that are going to be drafted in the first round, doesn't mean he expects them to be there or would sell the farm to get them.
Originally Posted by ShutDown24
At 32, he certainly wouldn't be the best player available. But I really like Laurinaitis. It would be a cool pick; there are just a few problems.
1. If there is any position the Steelers don't need help at it's probably linebacker.
Really? Who do you expect to replace Farrior as a starter in two years or so? What happens when Foote leaves next year? Oh yeah, I forgot how easy it is for young linebackers to learn our system. Rookies start all the time. What happens if one of our guys gets hurt, who steps in exactly? Our linebacking corps is awesome but it is disconcertingly top-heavy.