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Worst draft in years. It will set us back years!

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SDOT, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. KMM

    KMM Well-Known Member

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    Using a draft pick on a long snapper, the first one drafted by anyone in a dozen years and one that didn't make the team, might indicate otherwise.

    But I get where you're going. Draft pick pans out, great pick by Colbert. Draft pick busts, crappy coaching by Tomlin. (sheesh)
     
  2. LoneGranger

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    Why is their a "D" in your avatar name? Shouldn't it simply be "SOT"?
     
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  3. Formerscribe

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    The only way the Patriots relate to the Steelers' draft is that they were the beneficiaries of Pittsburgh passing on Winovich to take Johnson.
     
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  4. SteelersFanIrl

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    Is there anything more pointless than a power ranking in April? Some teams will perform better than expected in 2018, others will falter or suffer too many injuries etc. It’s week 8 before we know how the season shapes up really. There are just too many variables to rank teams with any credibility now.

    Steelers have a good chance of making the playoffs in my opinion. They will need a few things to fall their way but they are not far behind the teams at the top of that ranking, they should have beaten both the Saints and the Chargers last year but for ludicrous officiating errors, and they beat the Patriots.

    How big a loss Brown is remains to be seen yet. You have to be able to work around losing talent, and I think they have improved in other areas.
     
  5. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

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    The only reason I brought up the Patriots is because 1) I've always said Colbert is the best GM in the league even better than Beli and 2) I normally feel amazing after the draft because we usually do pretty well and the Patriots get a bunch of nobodies.

    This was not the case this draft. I'm looking at our position, best in years and there's worst out of everybody. We targeted all the same positions and they got better players. I'm just confused how this happened.
     
  6. thorn058

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    You are assuming that because they targeted the same position that it means they both had the same roles in mind for their draft picks. Steelers targeted ILB as a starting need. CB was a depth signing as was Olb. WR was another multifaceted role for them where the Pats were looking for starter quality.
     
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  7. Destroyer

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    Baltimore is a 7-9 team at best. Every team is gonna stack 8 in the box and dare Jackson to throw, which he can’t.

    Cleveland is the team we have to worry about and if the Bungles had a defender they would be in the conversation as well.
     
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  8. HeinzMustard

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    Steelers will lose one of the games vs. Ravens. Something will screw up and crap the bed... either the D or special teams.
     
  9. AskQuestionsLater

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    Cleveland you say?! Interesting. I do agree that, on paper they have become much stronger.


    However and, I cannot believe I am saying this, to paraphrase Mark Madden;


    "Until proven otherwise, the Browns are the Browns. Regardless of the shiny new moves they have made, at the end of the day, all that I see are a bunch of football cards masquerading as a team. It takes more than talent to win. Dont believe me?!


    Ask the Steelers on how that worked out."
     
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  10. Busman

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  11. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    If this draft ends up like 2008... then it will be a bad draft. Mendenhall was the only player who contributed from that class. If Bush is the only pick from '19 that contributes, then yeah... it will be a bad draft. But... there's many minicamps, camps, preseasons and regular seasons to go before we can make an accurate judgment on the 19 class.

    I would say the '17 draft class is the one we should be bragging about. That was a good draft. Obviously.
     
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