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Old 01-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #11
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Default Re: Steelers don't rule out drafting a QB in the 1st round

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Here's a mock draft from NFL.com

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/mock-drafts

They got for the Steelers:

Matt Elam - S

Jonathan Banks - CB

John Jenkins - DT

Sheldon Richardson - DT
The one thing I learned over the years are that those drafts are a guess and very, very seldom are they correct after the first few picks. I still remember when every mock and every person on here were certain we would draft Kyle Wilson.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #12
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Default Re: Steelers don't rule out drafting a QB in the 1st round

I've been saying it ever since Ben went down, it's time to start thinking about a sucessor. I don't think we should draft a QB first this year, however I do think we should draft a RB as either our 1st or 2nd pick, we need someone there who can really make an impact and take the pressure off Ben. Otherwise oork on the 0-line, next year go for QB
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:43 AM   #13
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I've been saying it ever since Ben went down, it's time to start thinking about a sucessor. I don't think we should draft a QB first this year, however I do think we should draft a RB as either our 1st or 2nd pick, we need someone there who can really make an impact and take the pressure off Ben. Otherwise oork on the 0-line, next year go for QB
I agree. I've been saying it as well. My prediction is that we've got Ben for 3 more years. I believe that he'll be knocked out of the game by injury. It's too late to correct his bad habits.
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Default Re: Steelers don't rule out drafting a QB in the 1st round

The Qb position is by far the most important on the team. Everyone thinks Ben is going to come back next season and win the mvp award. I say bullshit. Ben is never going to be any better than he he is right now. He is on the downside of his career and will just get injured more missing games. We need a half decent Qb to fill this need, if ones out there. To play a QB that is limping because your backups stink is embarrassing and
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #15
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I agree. I've been saying it as well. My prediction is that we've got Ben for 3 more years. I believe that he'll be knocked out of the game by injury. It's too late to correct his bad habits.
Yeah, and I'm sick of hearing." Who else is going to play behind that 0-line and survive" newsflash Ben ISNT surviving anymore, I can name 5 QBs That would be just as good if not better than ben, regardless of our O-line.

1.Rogers
2.Brady
3.Manning
4.Breese
5.RG3
6.Caepernick
7.Horse Face Manning

Not saying I want these guys I hate half of them but they get the ball, and they get rid of the ball, all have strong arms and in general stay healthy.
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Default Re: Steelers don't rule out drafting a QB in the 1st round

It is hard to think about it, with the Mark Malone, Neil O'Donnell or even the Leftwich/Batch flashbacks playing in my head. But if we are being realistic here about how long Ben has left, I would say 3-4 years, and hope for 5-6.

Saying that we would pick a first round QB would have to be a draft leverage move at this point. I sure would like to see at least one pink slip go out to our backup QB, and some young QB's in camp that we could seriously keep on the roster and give him some snaps in practice. I mean Batch just needs to oil his knees to get in the game, he knows what he has to do, and Ben should be the mentor to a potential backup QB while he is a starter. Then work him into some 4th quarter snaps, if we ever get past our wait til the last drive mentality.
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difference between drafting a qb early, and first round,..

qbs dont come in and sit for years and more. a qb in round 3 is early for us, a la russel wilson.


only way we take a qb in round 1 is if we trade back multiple times.



but next year, having decastro, adams, and spence healthy will be like extra rookies, add on almmama tauuu
or whatever his name is.



round 1: olb
round 2: safety
round 3: qb
round 4: rb
round 5: bpa
round 6: bpa
round 7:bpa

or maybe a BIG wide out..
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would anybody be against tyler efiert?

a big physical te to go with heath when healthy.

would be great stuff..
look at the pats, they dont have amazing wide outs, but 2 great tight ends..

plus if heath isnt ready to go , he could be a good te for us to start.


then again we wrote of saunders quick and i thought he would be a good number 2 tight end.

friggin pope.


patterson would be a nice get at wide out also


F*ck it i want play makers .

stick off seeing the pats and rat birds in the playoffs.


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I agree. I've been saying it as well. My prediction is that we've got Ben for 3 more years. I believe that he'll be knocked out of the game by injury. It's too late to correct his bad habits.
I agree completely. In theory next seasons QB class should be considerably better.
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