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Jordan Mailata

Discussion in 'General NFL Talk' started by SteelersFanIrl, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Interesting story here about how Mailata came to be the Eagles starting LT

    I had never heard that the Steelers were getting ready to draft him before the Eagles traded up ahead of them. He was a massive project of course, but they both knew the ability was there and he has ultimately turned in to a very solid LT


     
  2. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know they were even considering it.:shrug:
     
  3. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Draft is full of these ‘what ifs’ but it does seem like they had spotted the potential and were going to take him

    Boy would it be nice to have him now instead of Chuks, albeit they had already taken Chuks that year a few rounds before Mailata went in the 7th round
     
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  4. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if this contributed to the trade up for loudermilk this year?
     
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  5. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Good question, only the front office will know that for sure I guess.

    If you think you’ve found a gem in the late rounds I suppose it makes sense to trade up and make sure you get him. If Loudermilk turns out to be a starter the trade will look like a steal eventually
     
  6. Lizard72

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    One of the reasons Roche was such a bummer. He excelled in 2 different college schemes and was a stand-out at the higher competition level when he did it.
     
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