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The drafting of Terrell Edmunds vs Darius Leonard debate

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Dec 31, 2021.

  1. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    All the first round graded ILBs got drafted before the Steelers pick that year, some of them didn't pan out, if the Steelers drafted Rashaan Evans, or Vander Esch they might be in the same situation they're in with Edmunds. All three guys had their 5th year option declined by their teams.
     
  2. Master Of Puppets

    Master Of Puppets Well-Known Member

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    ANNNNND i dont really care . im to old to give a sh*t about what people on the internet think. :shrug:
     
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  3. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    Should have taken Nick Chubb!!!!

    IMHO best back in the league.
     
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  4. AskQuestionsLater

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    Have any popcorn with extra butter? If so, pass that popcorn bag over here!!!
     
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  5. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    Come on..make him feel good? The same lack of confidence can be given to thec20 plus teams that passed Marino and Roger's, or the holy times past 100 Brady was passed. It's a crap shoot..you win some, you lose some.
     
  6. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    They thought Bell was coming back at that point but I’d agree Chubb would have been a better pick than Edmunds
     
  7. Jball

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    It's not just your opinion, Chubb is the man. He wasn't even a first rd pick ironically enough, even though he has it all over some first rd rb's I can think of.

    I love watching him. He's my favorite rb since Frank Gore retired. lol
     
  8. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

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    A first round running back? Are you kidding me? The one we have is breaking all the Steelers rookie records and there are still a half dozen threads about how he sucks.
     
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  9. Formerscribe

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    Edmunds wasn’t a first round player, but that didn’t stop the Steelers from reaching to take him there.
     
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  10. Lizard72

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    Meh, sometimes you take a shot. Brady wasn't rated that highly and you can go back and hindsight that to the ends of the earth.

    Fact is he fell into the perfect place for him to thrive and if he doesn't have Drew Bledsoe win that play-off game for him and the tuck rule, who knows how he would have developed?

    You put him on the Jets or Detroit what does he do?
     
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  11. Master Of Puppets

    Master Of Puppets Well-Known Member

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    i just remember statements like this pre draft 2018.

     
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  12. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    They had Bell and Conner, but yeah draft another RB :rolleyes:.
     
  13. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    The Steelers like players with bloodlines, Edmunds played at a power 5 school, he also was a size/speed athlete which is why they probably reached for him.
     
  14. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I just want Scribe to admit I was right, and he was wrong :lolol:.
     
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  15. Formerscribe

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    I'd have to lie to do that, so learn to live with disappointment. :)
     
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  16. FosterMorris

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    I don't see a debate. Everyone agrees that Leonard is a better player than Edmunds and would have been a better pick.

    The only two All-Pros in the 2018 draft selected after Edmunds who were not ST are Fred Warner and Darius Leonard. It wasn't a strong draft. The Steelers are much worse at finding LB late than they used to be.
     
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  17. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's all hindsight though.
     
  18. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Guys who cover the team and know more than you, said Leonard wasn't going to be their pick in the first round, if you had a clue you would know the Steelers tendencies in the first round.
     
  19. FosterMorris

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    Yeah it's hindsight. I'm just saying that even with hindsight there weren't hardly any players to miss on.
     
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  20. Blast Furnace

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  21. FootballAnalyst98

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    Rodgers though was in the convo for the 1st pick and in the end he still was a 1st rd pick. Marino did get passed on but that was by Elway, Kelly, Dickerson, etc.. a few hall of famers. Brady no one saw coming his measurables didn't add up to what he became. Mason though you could see from college wouldn't be a great pro.
     
  22. FootballAnalyst98

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    I knew in that moment he wasn't it. He was a project.
     
  23. jeh1856

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    It’s not in his DNA, no matter how wrong he is. Many of us have wasted time with logical responses in that regard.
     
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  24. jeh1856

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    This isn’t a look at me post. It’s a poke the kitty cat post.
     
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  25. SWSteel

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    Agree, there is zero to debate
    Leonard is a stud n Edmunds is serviceable at BEST

    Worse than reaching for Burn vs taking Howard, IMO
     

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