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View Poll Results: Steelers Draft Grade
A 8 15.38%
B 28 53.85%
C 13 25.00%
D 2 3.85%
F 1 1.92%
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:44 PM   #11
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I give the Steelers an A throught the first 5 rounds. They addressed a lot of positions with some really good picks. Holmes will be the burner and field stretcher we need. Along with Willie Reid we shold be doing really good on return specialists. Antwaan who? Anthony Smith was a surprise especially with Bing still on the board, but hes good speed and hands, blitzes good but he'll be another Hope cuz hes not that good of a tackler time will tell. I see why Colon was drafted hes very versatile in he can play damn near all the positions along the line hes a project. A big HELL YES on Orien Harris, he doesn't have the size but he makes up for it with strength and he has improved every year hes played could be really good against the run. The fifth pick in Jacobs was a definite shock hes strong sits in the pocket till the last minute but everyone says his tech nique is weird he throws like hes shot putting, but hes got the size and strength. Davis and Phillips I'm out on, don't know to much about them, didn't see us going after a TE but there really wasn't to much to brag about with available OLB's. Steal of the day and I'm surprised he was there in the 7th was Humes he can move the pile and what we need for goal line situations.....Good Draft.....B+
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:56 PM   #12
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I gave a C because we drafted at 32 and we went out of second round. Is hard to tell at the moment, but I dont think we drafted anyone who is going to give us an immediate need since we dont have one. Holmes may be good for 20 catches this year but i cant really jump up and down over it because we are still a run first team and i cant see us being like the Colts at any point in the near future. I dont mind the picks.. just not overly excited about them except for the Humes pick, i liked that alot and since there isnt much competition for him, i think even being a 7th round pick he will make the team and we could see him get in the end zone a few times this year.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:21 PM   #13
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I think it is an "A" for sure. Trading up to get Santonio was the steal of the draft. I love the pick of Anthony Smith, he is exactly the type of safety we need.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:34 PM   #14
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A++ i love holmes hes going to be a great WR
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With few possible openings on the roster, obviously trades had to be made. Trading up for Holmes was great.....I would have liked to see them not trade away their second round but obviously they didnt have anyone really high on their board. I would have liked to see a CB drafted too, but Jacobs should learn well as the third QB and Humes was an excellent 7th round value
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:01 PM   #16
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I forgot about Harris from Miami.....he should be a welcome addition to the DLline for many years......all in all though a B for this draft..........but the real grades can only come in 2-3 years down the road!
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:01 PM   #17
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Four years running with drafting the BEST player at a particular position... Safety, QB, TE, WR. The first three have been validated with TP, BR, and HM. I fully expect SH to back it up next year as well. Who else has done that the last few years?!?! Look, if all it took was a couple of draft magizines to be a GM we would all be running teams. Obviously our hopes and projections were built by these publications. Some players that mine said were in the top 5 at their position didn't even get drafted. If we missed on Bing and the other safety, so did 31 others teams... about 3-4 times each! My grade was a B, but in all honesty, the Steelers probably deserve an A based on the fact they just won a Super Bowl and I'm typing on a message board.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:26 PM   #18
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Im inclined to give it a B+ now that we got Humes to give us RB depth!
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:38 PM   #19
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Len Pasquarelli of espn.com (who grew up in Pittsburgh) thinks it was a good draft, so my misgivings hopefully are misplaced.

"We're not into grading drafts anymore, thankfully, but if we did, the Steelers certainly would be near the head of the class again. It's not that they're rich that allows them to get richer every year in the draft. There just smarter, and better, at it than almost every other team in the league."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft0...len&id=2428160
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:49 PM   #20
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We drafted the tackle to replace brooks who is the OG/OT we have on our roster right know and who is agging, they want to get more youth on the line

I think all in all this is a great drat hopefully we'll land nance as a ufa and bring in some Cb's and Lb's to fill up the roster openings. Still a bit confused on the pick of Reid but what do i know.
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