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Old 04-24-2010, 11:02 AM   #11
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They could project him as an ILB. Just a thought, I didn't think of that before. They could groom him for Farrior's spot, and it would explain the private workout.
I hope you're right, he's undersized to be a OLB. But to me there was just better players out that we could of gotten. And we could of use one of 5th to get him.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:04 AM   #12
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One of our 5th's? The kid graded out as a 2nd round prospect. A lot of scouts feel like he truly has big-time potential. This is a value pick - we got a steal with Gibson.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:08 AM   #13
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yea i mean, we all know the steelers can groom linebackers. So, its hard to argue with Colbert and Company when they draft a guy like this and the OLB we got in the 2nd. I just wished we would have tried to fill some other needs with the 2nd round pick.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:09 AM   #14
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I think that Gibson was a solid selection. This was more about depth at outside linebacker (where there is none) and both Gibson and Worilds should be contributors on special teams.

Harrison is older than most people realize and I think the hope is that one of these two guys will really help in the future.

I would love to see a running back soon though....
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=dunkuntou;811585]I think that Gibson was a solid selection. This was more about depth at outside linebacker (where there is none) and both Gibson and Worilds should be contributors on special teams. [QUOTE]

I'm buying the argument that they plan on moving Gibson to the middle.
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I hope you're right, he's undersized to be a OLB. But to me there was just better players out that we could of gotten. And we could of use one of 5th to get him.
Undersized? He is essentially James Harrison. Same weight with two more inches of height than James has.
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Why would Gibson be an ILB? He played DE in college, and we all know the steelers like to convert good pass rushing DE's into OLB's
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They obviously think a healthy Troy will solve the secondary woes.

So they're just drafting for depth across the board.
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They obviously think a healthy Troy will solve the secondary woes.

So they're just drafting for depth across the board.
I have to think that either Keenan Lewis or Joe Burnett are blossoming at this point - they must have confidence in one of these young players.
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I could have stomached this pick at 2 better than the one we made - at least it wouldn't have felt like such a reach.

FYI - they interviewed this guy on Sirius radio, he mentioned the Steelers had not said one word to him about moving inside....
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