Lots of things can be derived from this though. Thoughts?
this is how ESPN projects our o-line.Clearly my work is not done on here. ESPN predicted that Ryan Leaf would be better than Peyton Manning, they had a Draft Guru tell us this.... 'nuff said.
My thoughts, Max Starks is a proven veteran, Ben Roethlisberger is the Franchise, make no bones about it. Sean Kugler will sort out the players by the end of August, right now it's all specualtion. My instincts tell me this.
I watched that NE game where they kept Baby Bunch off the field and ran their ass over. Gilbert was knocking the inferior Patriot LB's backwards, he has really good feet. I feel he is a solid OT and it would not shock me to see him at LT and Willie Colon at RT until Mike Adams is ready to start. Willie Colon may be built like an OG, but he has never played the position.
The Ravens could not have moved up anyways. The Titans at 20 were locked onto BPA and they needed speed at WR, typically AFC teams don't trade with each other unless you have multiple picks in the first round and have leverage.
21 The Bengals traded to NE who took Chandler Jones. Belichick needs to patch up that abortion called a Defense he has up in Fuxboro.
You got it right, the Ravens are never going to admit the Steelers and Patriots took 2 players high on their board. They moved up for Michael Oher but it has been an ongoing evaluatoin wether or not he is a LT or a RT. From what I saw out of our Rookie RT last year, I think Marcus Gilbert may be the steal of the second round last year. THe Lions saw something in Oher's game they did not like enough to take him at 20, they took Brandon Pettigrew instead, at the time I thought that was risky.
The Steelers have signed their fourth-round draft pick from the 2012 NFL Draft, nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu (al-uh-MEE-duh tah-AH-moo). Financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed.
Ta’amu (6-2, 348), who was the 109<sup>th</sup> overall pick, played collegiately at the University of Washington. He started 42-of-50 games at left defensive tackle, producing 109 tackles (57 solo) with 7.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss. He was named All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mention in each of his last two seasons and was the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2010 after recording a career-high 39 tackles.
That's from steelers.com web site... Also SteelersDepot.com has the terms of the contract posted..... One done- 8 to go...
Rainey (5-8, 178), who was the 159<sup>th</sup> overall pick, played collegiately at the University of Florida. He started 19-of-52 games for the Gators, six as a slot receiver and 13 at tailback. He finished his career ranked ninth in school history with 2,464 yards rushing on 396 carries (6.2 avg.). Rainey scored 21 touchdowns multiple ways: 13 rushing, six receiving and two on punt returns. He set the Southeastern Conference career-record with six blocked punts. Rainey became the first Florida player to record a rushing, receiving and return touchdown in the same game, accomplishing the feat versus Florida Atlantic in the 2011 season opener.
Rainey is the Steelers’ second draft pick of the 2012 NFL Draft to sign, joining fourth-round selection Alameda Ta’amu.
2 done - 7 to go... Nice to see the steelers getting these guys inked...
Anyone other than me have a player the Steelers passed on that you think will turn out to be a solid pro. My choice is obviously Justin Bethel. Codarro Law signed with the Seachicken Chits.
If ONE Pitt player can prove anyone wrong, I hope it's Brandon Lindsey. I like how he has a chip on his shoulder. Very surprised with all those pass rushers available in the 7th round they went with David Paulson. THey are very deep at TE already.
I was posting over on steelersdepot and mentioned Paulson and that you can time his 40 with a sun dial.. 4.93 at the combine - not good for a TE fighting for a spot for a position that appears very deep... Some Oregon fan blasted me.. "He cant be slow - nobody is slow that plays for Oregon"... I responded.. Oh yeah - even their Olinemen run sub 4.5 40's....In all fairness to the guy he did run 4.62 at his Pro Day. Not sure what happened at the combine.