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Old 04-29-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default Guys up until this year we had some "HORRIBLE DRAFTS in the past.:

http://www.pro-football-reference.co.../pit/draft.htmCheck out our drafts from the past few years..WOEFUL!
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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Not ANYTIME recently.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:27 AM   #3
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Not ANYTIME recently.

the 2008 draft wasn't too good:


Round 1 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois

Round 2 Limas Sweed, WR, Texas

Round 3 Bruce Davis, OLB, UCLA

Round 4 Tony Hills, OT, Texas

Round 5 Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon

Round 6 Mike Humpal, OLB, Iowa

Round 6 Ryan Mundy, S, West Virginia
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Default Re: Guys up until this year we had some "HORRIBLE DRAFTS in the past.:

We got Holmes in 2006. He made his name in Steeler legend for his "CATCH" in the Superbowl. The rest of that draft was a wash. Willie Colon was in it, but that was it. 2008 was a bust.
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We got Holmes in 2006. He made his name in Steeler legend for his "CATCH" in the Superbowl. The rest of that draft was a wash. Willie Colon was in it, but that was it. 2008 was a bust.
I would have to agree that 2006 also was not good:

2006 DRAFT PICKS

1. Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State

2. Anthony Smith, S, Syracuse - 3rd Round

3. Willie Reid, WR/RS, Florida State - 3rd Round

4. Willie Colon, G, Hofstra - 4th Round

5. Orien Harris, DT, Miami - 4th Round

6. Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green - 5th Round

7. Charles Davis, TE, Purdue - 5th Round

8. Marvin Phillip, C, California - 6th Round

9. Cedric Humes, RB, Virginia Tech - 7th Round
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2009 would have been better if we hadn't given up on Kraig Urbik. He would be a guard along side of Pouncey this up coming season. Oh, well can't win them all.
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Default Re: Guys up until this year we had some "HORRIBLE DRAFTS in the past.:

But all of these drafts looked great on paper no?
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But all of these drafts looked great on paper no?
Thats why it takes a few years to figure drafts out.
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Thats why it takes a few years to figure drafts out.
True dat, it's mostly about potential until the rubber meets the road and the season starts. We've done pretty well at most positions over the years but we've had our share of major bust too.

The D side of the ball has been our bread and butter, we haven't had many studs on the O side of the ball lately. With the addition of two OL men our production numbers should go up on that side of the ball. At least I hope they do.
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Default Re: Guys up until this year we had some "HORRIBLE DRAFTS in the past.:

i think you guys are expecting a little too much production out of each draft. if you can get at least a couple of long-term starters out of one draft, or a single pro-bowl talent in another, i'd consider that pretty productive... especially if they become starters on an already stacked team like the Steelers. if you compare drafts from around the league, you'll see a lot of weaker drafts than ours year in, and year out.

i agree that 2008 was weak. Mendenhall wasn't a bust, but didn't really exceed expectations either. i will say this though, if he had the opportunity of playing behind our oline from 2004 or 2005, he would have been much more productive.

i don't think 2006 was all that weak. Holmes was very productive with us, "Super productive" actually. Willie Colon, when healthy, is a solid RT.

we haven't had a true first round bust since 1999, Troy Edwards. but in that draft, we were able to salvage that bust by taking Joey Porter and Aaron Smith.
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