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Old 01-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #21
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Default Re: Offense or defense this draft?

it depends who's the best player at a 'need' position available when it's our turn. both sides of the field have areas in need of addressing.

i am leaning toward offense though, I'm all for picking up a playmaker at the WR position and a running back, especially if wallace and mendenhall are gone
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #22
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BPA according to need.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #23
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The only offensive player I want in the first round is Cordarrelle Patterson. There is no RB I like in the first round, or even second round.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #24
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Offense or defense this draft?

Impossible to tell at this point. We have to wait until after free-agency and the upcoming cuts before even the coaching staff has an idea what we will we left to work with.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:12 PM   #25
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Default Re: Offense or defense this draft?

Tough Call. When we draft defense in the first round its like not picking as that player will NEVER see the field in 2013. Can't improve if our 1st round pick doesnt play for 1-2 years at best.

On offense, I still think Ben has the ability to make any receiver not named Limus Sweed a contributor. The Steelers know that based on what he got out of Wallace, Sanders and Brown.

I think we need to draft the top defensive player, regardless of position when we pick. 2013 doesnt look promisign anyway so lets hope he can learn and be a player in 2014.
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3 of the last 4 picks on first day have been offense. Steelers should go both picks defense on first day to balance it out.

Average age on offense - 25
Average age on defense - 31

It is a no brainer. Defense needs the young players to keep the defense healthy and to keep salary down. Young players don't cost as much.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #27
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Default Re: Offense or defense this draft?

POINTS to consider:

1. The Steelers have alternated offense & defense in R1 of each draft, for the past seven drafts. This year's turn is defense.

2. When the team breaks that pattern, they generally go offense (BB, Heath, and Santonio)... in order to help the QB, and also because the offense usually needs more help (21st ranking versus 1st ranking). Thus, offense.

3. The defense is markedly older than the offense (which is scary young... and when they "click", they are going to be elite). Thus, defense.

4. The offense has no RB, no #1 WR, and leading receiver (Heath) will start the year on IR. Thus, offense.

5. I want Matt Elam. Thus, defense.
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Default Re: Offense or defense this draft?

I'd vote for BPA in each and every round.
We have so many holes to fill, the BPA in each round will hopefully strengthen each unit.
Take your pick: OLB, ILB, Safety, DL, RB, OL, ST, QB......so many choices!
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We need more then one draft to get to where we need to be, so IMO they should take the best player available. Over 2 or 3 drafts we can have a damn good team put together. I think the offensive and defensive lines have got quite a bit of attention over the last few years and are young enough, yet experienced enough, to start making a difference. We need LB's, DB's, and someone on offense who isn't worried about there next contract or what their group is called. We've added enough "talent" on offense over the last 3 years, we can't keep spending picks on players who don't play like Steelers.
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We will draft the best value at our picks......Weather OLB, NT, SS, CB, RB.....Even TE....
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