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Old 04-25-2010, 03:28 PM   #23
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Default Re: Official Pittsburgh Steelers offseason thread

Originally Posted by Jailblazers7
Our draft;

Maurkice Pouncey (C/OG) - Great player and fills a need. Grade: A
Jason Worilds (OLB) - A linebacker basically made for our defense. Great speed on the edge and can get after the QB. Grade: A
Emmanuel Sanders (WR) - He's one hell of an athlete and can make plays in open space. Also has great feet and hands. Grade: B+
Thaddeus Gibson (OLB) - He was pretty good at Ohio State but he is a bit of a project and we already took Worilds at LB. Grade: B
Chris Scott (OG) - Gives us more depth at guard and he is a big strong guy that we can develop over a year or two. Grade: B.
Crezdon Butler (CB) - He tested pretty good at the combine and gives us more depth at CB. However we got McFadden back and drafted two corners last year. Grade: B-
Stevenson Sylvester (OLB) - He was a standout in college and is a good player but I don't see the need for him consider our depth at LB and already drafting two previous to him. Grade: C
Jonathan Dwyer (RB) - Willie is now gone and we needed to add depth at RB. He somehow slipped to the 6th round and he is a big strong runner. Nice steal. Grade: B+
Antonio Brown (WR) - I don't know much about him but he tested pretty poorly at the combine. Grade: C-

The biggest move was getting Bryant McFadden in that trade so we can slide William Gay to nickleback and help out our secondary. He already knows the system too which is a big plus.

Thanks for the breakdown I was looking for something like this. I still think the steelers need another defensive back. Whoever replaced Troy was terrible, I think it was gay. I remember him missing so many coverages... Steelers defense was so much worse with Troy out.

Do you think they did enough to fix the offensive line? That was really their biggest weakness, Ben didn't have enough time to throw. The problem was magnified because Ben loves to hold on to the ball for too long sometimes.

I'm excited about Sanders. I trust the Steelers scouts. Wallace was a great rookie WR hopefully he will continue to develop and Sanders will pan out as well. I didn't like the trade for Holmes even though he would be suspended.

Gonna be an interesting first 6 weeks without Ben, I just hope we can go 3-2 they play some tough teams: Atl, Tenn, TB Baltimore and the Browns. Just glad the Steelers get a Bye.
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