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Old 04-27-2006, 04:20 AM   #31
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Man, who ever wrote this is a Steeler fan. I can feel it. This is perfect, I was hoping this was going to happen. This is the same crap they were saying about Larry Johnson. Aside from the weight issue, everything from not caring to dedication was said about LJ. If he is there at 32, I have no doubt in my mind Pitt will get him.
2004 We got a stud QB, Starks, Colclough and Kranchick.

2002 We got Kendall Simmons, Antwaan Randle, Chris Hope, Larry Foote, Verron Haynes, Brett Keisel.

2003 Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor...the year we moved up.

Some years you go with quality and some years you go with quantity. If I look back on this draft 2 years from now I want to see LenDale White and ***** ***** who is a future restricted free agent highly sought after by teams in the league. Shrink the ten picks down to maybe 5 or 6. There is alot of borderline talent in the late rounds.

Since mid-season last year Ive been convinced that this guy - White - needs to be in Black and Gold. I'm telling you he'll smash rushing records as a Steeler.
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:59 AM   #32
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Default Re: Do we need to trade up to get LenDale White?

Pete Carroll obviously loves LenDale White more than Reggie Bush. He had White in the national championship game more than Bush. I think he'd be a great pick. Remember, the season doesn't start until Sept.
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:03 AM   #33
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Default Re: Do we need to trade up to get LenDale White?

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Pete Carroll obviously loves LenDale White more than Reggie Bush. He had White in the national championship game more than Bush. I think he'd be a great pick. Remember, the season doesn't start until Sept.
I see your point and agree that White would be a great pickup, but worthy of moving up?
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:14 AM   #34
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I see your point and agree that White would be a great pickup, but worthy of moving up?
if we move up i think it will be with the giants at 25. if denver doesnt pick white, we probably have to worry about sf or patriots drafting him. if neither of this happens we may want to go from 32 to 25 just to ensure jets or panthers dont take him. to go up 7 spots would probably cost our 1st, our 4th, and possibly our 5th. (still leaving us with 2 4ths and a 5th, for a total of 8 picks) last year losing 4th round pick f. gibson didnt hurt us and there wont be l. white talent there in the 5th. i think its a low risk, high reward deal.
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Default Re: Do we need to trade up to get LenDale White?

Hell if thats all it takes to move up 2 the 25th slot to get white, do it, he'll be around for a long time, he doenst have a lot of wear, and if you watched him all season he fits our running style greatly
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Default Re: Do we need to trade up to get LenDale White?

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/spor.../s_447963.html
(this article also breaks down all draft day trades made during the colbert era)

Steelers contemplate moving up in draft

By Mike Prisuta
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Thursday, April 27, 2006


The Steelers were bold enough in 2003 to trade up a few spots in the first round of the NFL draft and landed, not only the player they coveted, but a future All-Pro in strong safety Troy Polamalu.

Still, the Kansas City Chiefs, the team that moved down from No. 16 overall to No. 27 in accommodating the Steelers, probably isn't complaining.

"It worked out pretty well for them, too, getting (running back) Larry Johnson," Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert said.

Moving up 11 spots back in 2003 cost the Steelers' a third-round pick and a sixth-round selection, a price which remains the going rate for such transactions, Colbert said.



"It's usually going to take multiple picks in the first round, and sometimes, it's going to involve your third (-round pick)," Colbert said. "Teams have even traded their second (-round selection), depending on how high you want to go.

"It varies. You just have to go through the history of the picks, but it's definitely multiple picks (that are required)."

The Steelers are contemplating such a move again, in part because they annually explore that option and because, this year, it just might make sense.

They have 10 draft picks available heading into this weekend's draft, including a compensatory selection in both the fourth and fifth rounds. Compensatory picks can't be traded, but the Steelers' other seven draft choices can be dealt.

The Steelers have already begun to gauge potential interest, although Colbert doesn't expect those conversations to heat up until Saturday.

"Just to go back to Troy, those conversations started about mid-week -- 'yes, we are interested in moving; we will contact you,' or 'we will contact you if our player is there,' " Colbert said. "You don't really exchange any proposals at that point.

"It's very rare that anybody makes pre-draft trades. Sometimes, it happens, but if you don't know what you're trading for, it's a little more risky."

It's also potentially going to be a little more expensive, given that the Steelers are picking 32nd in each round.

"Obviously, those are the lowest picks in each round, so really, our first pick is like a second-round pick, and so on and so forth," Colbert said. "Each one of those is valued less, so it may take (more than two picks to move up in round one). If we say we are interested in giving a third and a fifth, they may demand a third and a fourth because we are so low.

"You'll make an offer, they'll make an offer and you just try to meet somewhere in between. Usually, it's not that complicated."
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