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Old 04-26-2008, 07:58 PM   #21
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Default Re: Steelers select Rashard Mendenhall with 23rd pick

This has to be a wasted pick. The OL gives up 47 sacks and has our $102,000,000 quarterback running for his life half of the he drops back to pass, the DE position gets exposed as a weakness after Aaron Smith's injury and is screaming for depth, and they only have 2 good receivers and need to add depth for the loss of Cedrick Wilson (talking about the time of the drafting of Mendenhall), and they have a grand total of 9 running backs. So what do they do they raft a running back. They did not need a running back they had much more pressing needs. BAD DECISION!!!!! You draft for need, not for talent. Besides, 247 pond Najeh Davenport is good enough, he finished with a 4.7 ypc.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:02 PM   #22
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This has to be a wasted pick. The OL gives up 47 sacks and has our $102,000,000 quarterback running for his life half of the he drops back to pass, the DE position gets exposed as a weakness after Aaron Smith's injury and is screaming for depth, and they only have 2 good receivers and need to add depth for the loss of Cedrick Wilson (talking about the time of the drafting of Mendenhall), and they have a grand total of 9 running backs. So what do they do they raft a running back. They did not need a running back they had much more pressing needs. BAD DECISION!!!!! You draft for need, not for talent. Besides, 247 pond Najeh Davenport is good enough, he finished with a 4.7 ypc.
We have several more rounds - keep the faith (as I'm trying really had to do) that the Steelers will pick up one of the few decent OL'men left in Round 3 and/or 4.

That being said, however, I was just as shocked as you were that they chose a RB in the 1st, though Mendenhall was quite a steal at #23.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:09 PM   #23
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This has to be a wasted pick. The OL gives up 47 sacks and has our $102,000,000 quarterback running for his life half of the he drops back to pass, the DE position gets exposed as a weakness after Aaron Smith's injury and is screaming for depth, and they only have 2 good receivers and need to add depth for the loss of Cedrick Wilson (talking about the time of the drafting of Mendenhall), and they have a grand total of 9 running backs. So what do they do they raft a running back. They did not need a running back they had much more pressing needs. BAD DECISION!!!!! You draft for need, not for talent. Besides, 247 pond Najeh Davenport is good enough, he finished with a 4.7 ypc.
What OL did you want the Steelers to take at 23? Clady, Williams and Albert were gone by 23....Over-rated players like Otah and Cherilus were gone....2nd round prospect like Sam Baker and Duane Brown went in the first round when they shouldn't have....One other point about the DL...I agree DE is a huge need...But I have questions about Balmer, Merling and Campbell playing in a 3-4......The Steelers were kind of stuck and they had to take the highest player on their board and I'm sure at that point it was Mendenhall...Mendenhall also puts Dookie to shame......The Steelers ended up with Sweed in the 2nd....
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:15 PM   #24
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This has to be a wasted pick. The OL gives up 47 sacks and has our $102,000,000 quarterback running for his life half of the he drops back to pass, the DE position gets exposed as a weakness after Aaron Smith's injury and is screaming for depth, and they only have 2 good receivers and need to add depth for the loss of Cedrick Wilson (talking about the time of the drafting of Mendenhall), and they have a grand total of 9 running backs. So what do they do they raft a running back. They did not need a running back they had much more pressing needs. BAD DECISION!!!!! You draft for need, not for talent. Besides, 247 pond Najeh Davenport is good enough, he finished with a 4.7 ypc.
How many of our great linemen were picked up in the first round?? Plenty more picks to go.
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Maybe if we had more picks we could have made a move for a linemen in the first but with only six we were really stuck at 23 with the options of BPA or trading back. I for one am glad we took Mendenhall and didn't reach for a Sam Baker or a Duane Brown.
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Great pick - with this and Sweed, the Steelers lucked into to great value picks.

Sweed can learn ALOT from Ward over the next few years and Mendy will compliment Willie P very well.
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I'm warming to MEndenhall as the hours go by. And Loved Sweed!
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Everyone on here knows I wanted defense, but how can you complain about this guy. He will replace Dookie for sure, and provide an immediate spark to the running game and STs. We now have arguably one of the best offensive backfields in the league!
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