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Old 11-15-2005, 10:47 PM   #31
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Yup...you're right...it's rare. However, it's rare to have 2 centers of the caliber of these guys available. Wait til rd 2, and these guys are gone.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:00 PM   #32
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Yup...you're right...it's rare. However, it's rare to have 2 centers of the caliber of these guys available. Wait til rd 2, and these guys are gone.
Most people consider Mangold a number 8 in the ranking for C. As for Eslinger hes undersized for the NFL game and needs to get more strength.

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Greg Eslinger has tons of experience at the center position, having been a starter for the past four seasons. In that time he has proven to be an extremely durable player, having not missed a single start in his entire career at the University of Minnesota. He has come a long way in terms of size, having put on 60 pounds of bulk since his freshman season. However, at 285 pounds, Eslinger is still undersized for an NFL center. He will need to continue to get bigger and stronger to avoid getting pushed around by some of the larger defensive linemen in the NFL. He is an outstanding run blocker and one of the most athletic offensive linemen in the nation. He does an excellent job of getting to the 2nd level in the run game. He needs to improve his pass-blocking technique, an area he wasn’t able to work on much in Minnesota where they ran the ball 60-70% of the time the majority of his career. Eslinger has all the intangibles you look for in a football player. He is very intelligent and almost always makes the proper line calls. He has a work ethic that is unmatched--He gives 100% on every play and is constantly working to improve his game. Greg Eslinger is one of the best centers in the nation and should be one of the top interior offensive linemen selected in the 2006 NFL draft.

just some analysis on him.

and why waste a 1st rounder on center that doesnt have anything more then the others that we could get in the 2nd! Not much sense if u ask.

Also, u say we dont go after the big players, well thats really not true we wait to let players fall to us so if White does fall why not he would be one the steals late in the first?
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:19 AM   #33
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Another thing is that Bush, White, Williams, and Maroney's stock could all rise or fall after workouts and scouting. It's all possibly that White could end up going before Bush if Bush blows his workouts and White does amazing. The workouts really affect the draft order...
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:00 AM   #34
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Willie and Duce. Will add one player during the off season. Might be a middle draft pick or a free agent. Something that is not to pricey and could end up being a boon. Like a Najeh Davenport/Johnathan Wells type.

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Old 11-16-2005, 07:58 PM   #35
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[QUOTE=rgleason]Well put Suit. I think people are always drawn towards the idea of drafting skill high, but people need to trust the Steelers when it comes to the draft, few if any are better consistently at pegging talent and knowing which leaks to plug. We def. have more pressing needs than RB and WR (need more depth on OL and LB probably).[/QUOTEand not only that but character counts. the steelers are a type of team who would pass on a sean taylor and pick a player like polamalu. people questionned when we drafted randel el instead of a. bryant. steelers moved ahead of dallas to draft k. bell. dallas wound up with quincy carter. theres the move up to take colclough. not only do they recognize talent but they heavilly weigh character too. some times that means passing on some of the flashier most talented (and expensive) player. 2 years ago alot of fans wanted k. jones or s. jackson. that $ was better spent on a qb. why draft a rb high when you can pull a w. parker as a rookie free agent?
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I guess I`m always looking at play makers in the draft, not always needs. Great call on getting a possible center. Hartings is an animal, but for how much longer?
Also a DL, Kimo has age catching up to him, but I think we need him to stay at least another year, this guy can still bring it.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:37 PM   #37
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I don't think the Steelers would be able to afford Shaun Alexander I'd rather give Duce a chance
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The Steelers wouldn't be able to afford Shaun Alexander, as much as I would love to see him wearing, Black and Gold, but I'd rather give Duce a chance.
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Verron Haynes will be gone. Staley will be cut due to injuries and besides he is a bum and Jerome is retiring. Well...Willie will be here still. Shaun Alexander is free to go because Seattle lost their opportunity to hold on to him. He is free to sign with whoever he wants to without any restrictions from Seatlle. I believe that he would love to come to us for lower money than say some un-contending team. But will it happen, probably not.
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The problem with Alexander is he doesn't like to be troubled with blocking...
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