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Old 01-14-2008, 03:59 AM   #11
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well if we take a little lookskis, I think we're pretty set at TE, QB, LB for sure.

WR, RB, and DB aren't really NEEDS per say, But I'm not sure how much the coaching staff likes/feels about some of the young players at their positions (i.e. Gay, B-mac, Russell, Davenport, Washington, Reid)

It would be nice to add a Tall WR (they really need to decide what to do w/ Nate Washington, and Willie Reid)

It would be nice to add a little more of a power back (not saying he has to be 230+ lbs.), and also figure out what to do w/ Davenport.

It would be nice to add another young DB (basically because you can never have too many good corners), and definitely need to figure out if Ryan Clark is going to be back 100% (I feel a lot of people really underappreciated him, and it is quite obvious now that while A. Smith may have huge upside, he still has much to learn)

And wow, do we need Aaron Smith back healthy or what. Him and Big Snack are not getting any younger, although they definitely have a few more good years in them. I wouldn't complain at all if we picked up someone like T. Jackson from LSU who can play 3-4 end or in a 4-3 also. But not in the first round.

but dangggggggggggg do we need to protect Roethlisberger. If he had half the time to make plays that Manning or Brady or Romo or Brees have, jesus, the sky could be the limit. We'll go as far as he can take us. here's to hoping ryan clady gets a baddddddd flu right before the combine, sucks, and then falls to us.
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and I agree with you, except that I would rather focus squarely on OL in this draft and leave DL until next year... unless a stud falls to us.
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:59 AM   #12
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Nice read and I believe tomlin in what he says and he will fix some problems with the draft and free agency.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:29 AM   #13
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Default Re: Steelers Must Address OL In Draft

We need almost just as much help on the DLine as we do on the OLine.

The OLine is more critical since Faneca is leaving. I think we will resign Starks, but Im not a fan of that move.

The starting DLine will all be over 30 next year. Brett Keisel really isnt great starter. He is better suited as a situational pass rusher.

The first day of the draft should be ALL about the lines, D and O. If we happened to go DLine in the first round, Id want Tyson Jackson. He is much stronger than Keisel and can help provide the interior pass rush weve so desperately lacked.

Another DLineman that I am starting to like is Kellen Dykes out of West Virginia. Great Technique and an excellent motor. He is currently projected as a 6th rounder, but he would be a HUGE steal if he fell that far.
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That build from within mentality is puzzling, especially since our depth on the O line is so limited.
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:13 PM   #15
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I would like to wait and see, you can get solid O-line men in the 2nd and 3rd rounds as well as the 1st. I'd really like to see where Ray Rice, RB from Rutgers drops to in the 1st round. With Felix Jones, McFadden, Hart, and Slaten all on the board at RB, Rice could drop considerably and personally, though I am a Pitt fan and can't stand Rutgers...that guys is a freaking Stud. He'd be an awesome #2 guy, to groom behind Parker and a great short yardage guy. Oline is a need, but a 2nd back is a requirement in the NFL and we have determined once Willie went down, we didn't have a solid #2.
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I would like to wait and see, you can get solid O-line men in the 2nd and 3rd rounds as well as the 1st. I'd really like to see where Ray Rice, RB from Rutgers drops to in the 1st round. With Felix Jones, McFadden, Hart, and Slaten all on the board at RB, Rice could drop considerably and personally, though I am a Pitt fan and can't stand Rutgers...that guys is a freaking Stud. He'd be an awesome #2 guy, to groom behind Parker and a great short yardage guy. Oline is a need, but a 2nd back is a requirement in the NFL and we have determined once Willie went down, we didn't have a solid #2.
Wouldn't it be nice to be the miami dolphins this year. I wish we had an extra second or third to throw around a move up or down or just stay put and get an extra player on day 1. I think their are obvious needs. (OL, a pass rush/DL depth). But it would def. be nice to add an Extra RB, WR, or Corner.
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That build from within mentality is puzzling, especially since our depth on the O line is so limited.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:22 AM   #18
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Ben Roethlisberger set Steelers records, threw for 30+ Touchdowns, and made the freaking Pro Bowl, which is amazing in itself behind this horrendous offensive line that allowed 47 sacks.

If only he could get the time that Brady and Manning get when they drop back.
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