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  1. May I just say...DeCastro...

    I like to point out that the Steelers have not drafted in the top 10 since 2000. Not top 3 or top 5. You do not do that on luck. Just happens to be Colbert's first year as GM. But the Steelers have no idea what they are doing in the draft
  2. May I just say...DeCastro...

    I was not clear . While DD might be one of the best players in the draft, because he plays at an undervalued position, even in a redraft he would go later than you would expect. For the Steelers, i am happy they got the best OG in the draft and he has played like a #1 pick.
  3. How're those Rookies Doing? TC/PS Edition

    ILB. Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, UDFA OLB Toledo looked like Deebo Jr. Against the Eagles. I will say he was going against a former rugby player at OT but he had a great pass rush, caused a strip sack and could hold the edge vs the run.
  4. Top 10 NFL rookies that will exceed expectations?

    From one game I have a rookie that has exceeded expectations. Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, UDFA Toledo. Realizing that he was going against Mailata, he looked like a young James Harrison. Strong bull rush that caused QB fumble. Strong vs the run. When i reviewed him in college I said he played mad and played like Jame Harrison. He needs to add strength and ability to use his hands better but he looked really good last night.
  5. Official Training Camp 2018 Thread

    Can I just say Eagles punter !!!! 78 yard punt in the air.
  6. Official Training Camp 2018 Thread

    Some things that stood out for me with the younger guys. Adams had very nice bend on his pass rushes. He had trouble vs the run. Ola looked great on the rush and vs the run. He was going up against a former rugby player so I will want to see how he does in the next game. Patterson and Washington looked good. Their QBs were not giving them much help and it looks like they ran several wrong routes.
  7. May I just say...DeCastro...

    In hindsight, DD could be top 10. But where does Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson, Harrison Smith, Josh Norman, LaMarr Miller, Kirk Cousins, Hightower, Whitney Mercilus, T.Y. Hilton or Janoris Jenkins or Kelechi Osemele. All taken after DD. With hindsight, The Steelers could draft Bobby Wagner, Kelechi Osemele, T.Y. Hilton,Josh Norman, George Iloka, and Beechum ( because the Steelers did well there) or Vontaze Burfict. But the draft is never done in hindsight. almost every draft, the valued positions are QB, CB, DE/DT pass rushers and LT. WR could be in that list. OG always have players on either side of them. They rarely have to make plays on an island. They always can have help. That is why they are undervalued.
  8. May I just say...DeCastro...

    The best OG is always undervalued. The Colts did a huge reach on Nelson this last draft. Yes he is a good guard. Perhaps excellent but OGs are easier to get than CB or edge rushers or OTs. DD should have gone in the late teens as normal for the best OG ( unless the draft has no talent)
  9. May I just say...DeCastro...

    Everyone through DD would be gone in the late teens. IIRC, he was the first OG off the board.
  10. You have Gary down further than I would. I would not put Herbert in the top 10. He might get drafted in the top 10 but there are better players out there. Have you considered Greg Little OT Miss, or Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson?
  11. Official Training Camp 2018 Thread

    Damoun Patterson is getting some good press. Hopefully he makes it to the PS.
  12. Next Year's Draft

    I disagree on CB. Even if Burns does not become a shutdown corner, Sutton is ready to step in. This is as deep as I have seen their secondary in many many years. Lets see how the season plays out with the new coaches. I think people will be surprised how good the Dlinemen and DBs are with new coaches.
  13. Official Training Camp 2018 Thread

    If Dobbs is lucky, he goes to the PS. I think he will get on with his life's work.
  14. Next Year's Draft

    I think the secondary will be a plus this year. They are 4 deep (Haden, Burns, Hilton, Sutton) in good CB and Allen has shown promise. If Davis does well at FS then safety will be solid for a while. OLB and OT are thin. They will need a ILB in the 1st 2 rounds. Bostic is only temporary. If Keion Adams makes the team ( he has shown great flashes at OLB) then it will ease the need for OLB ( if Dupree and Watt step up). So ILB, RB, OLB, WR, OT, OL
  15. I counter with with how many rookies will help you win now? Especially drafting in the late 20's. FA are to help win now. The draft is always about the future ( unless you are drafting in the top 10 every year). The Steelers safety play was horrible last season. They signed Burrnett and drafted Edmunds. They signed Bostic for ILB. Any rookie drafted past the 3rd round has very limited immediate return.