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BlitzburghRockCity
04-23-2010, 09:22 PM
There's your WR depth we've been talking about since Holmes left.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2010/profiles/emmanuel-sanders?id=497322

A guy that seems to fit the mold of typical Steeler WR's..tough, physical guy, not afraid to go down the middle but capable of stretching the field too. With Hines not healing up as fast as he used to, you can see where this pick would make sense. Adding a guy like Sanders would seem to me that they are committed to continuing to pass the ball up and down the field and making sure they have capable guys ready to step in.

Again though, ignoring the defensive backfield which is a huge concern for me...

scudmissile29
04-23-2010, 09:24 PM
They say he's small.

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/57/570317.jpg

For the ladies as well

Black@Gold Forever32
04-23-2010, 09:24 PM
I love the pick.......

Prosdo
04-23-2010, 09:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNthxAPLaFw&feature=fvsr

scudmissile29
04-23-2010, 09:29 PM
http://richiez23.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/emmanuel-sanders.jpg

LatrobePA
04-23-2010, 09:31 PM
Welcome aboard!! Looks good!

Stlrs4Life
04-23-2010, 09:31 PM
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2010/profiles/emmanuel-sanders?id=497322

scudmissile29
04-23-2010, 09:33 PM
Welcome aboard!! Looks good!

his body or his play lol

LatrobePA
04-23-2010, 09:34 PM
"However, he also will drop some when he tries to make a move before securing the catch"



http://www.nfl.com/draft/2010/profiles/emmanuel-sanders?id=497322

Zachintosh66
04-23-2010, 09:36 PM
i like the pick... still waiting for a DB tho :(

LatrobePA
04-23-2010, 09:37 PM
With you...Gay will be starting IMO!



i like the pick... still waiting for a DB tho :(

Black@Gold Forever32
04-23-2010, 09:52 PM
With you...Gay will be starting IMO!

What DB would start his rookie year anyway?....Troy didn't even start his rookie year.....Tomlin seems hell bent on drafting DB's in the later rounds and trying to turn them into players....lol

LatrobePA
04-23-2010, 09:54 PM
I don't disagree with not drafting a DB, maybe he got a good enough look at the 2 from last year, but I think Gays first year as a starter slump will make him a better DB this year. More a less not sweating the no DB picks!!



What DB would start his rookie year anyway?....Troy didn't even start his rookie year.....Tomlin seems hell bent on drafting DB's in the later rounds and trying to turn them into players....lol

Stairwayto7
04-23-2010, 09:56 PM
Nice pick, even nicer if he were a corner

BlackGold4vr
04-23-2010, 09:58 PM
I think a mistake that many of have made going into this draft is that the Steelers took 2 CB's and a S in last years draft. Now it is easy to assume that because none of these guys was inserted as a starter when the secondary was struggling that the Steelers weren't happy with these guys. But the Steelers almost always redshirt their picks so perhaps they really like Keenan Lewis, Joe Burnette, and Ryan Mundy. None of those guys were given a chance yet so they might be comfortable with what they have. :thinking:

strong D
04-23-2010, 10:15 PM
i would of rather had taylor price from ohio big upside

DIESELMAN
04-23-2010, 10:25 PM
Kind of a reach if u ask me, he would've been there for one of our Rd. 5 picks. His stats were padded in a pass happy offense at SMU. He's got 4.4 speed but with his size, he'll get jammed up at the LOS. Maybe they'll put him in the return game, he had 1 TD in his career doin that :greengrin:

Black@Gold Forever32
04-23-2010, 10:29 PM
I remember last year in the third round when some hated the Mike Wallace pick....I loved the Wallace pick and I love this pick.......Kid is a play-maker and the Steelers needed a WR after Holmes was dealt....

Blazedby92
04-23-2010, 10:55 PM
I remember last year in the third round when some hated the Mike Wallace pick....I loved the Wallace pick and I love this pick.......Kid is a play-maker and the Steelers needed a WR after Holmes was dealt....

:plus1::plus1:

andyg1984
04-23-2010, 10:59 PM
great pick ... this guy is for real as a #3 w/in 2010-11 ... i mentioned him on another post as our 3rd ... for what it is worth i watched him rip up C-USA for a few years ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNo-AznJ73I

Gettysburgh_Steel
04-23-2010, 10:59 PM
I love the pick.......

Yeah , i bet you do . Freakin winner of gold ! LOL

StlersGuy
04-23-2010, 11:02 PM
I still dont understand why we took a WR

Black@Gold Forever32
04-23-2010, 11:07 PM
I still dont understand why we took a WR

Battle really doesn't offer much and I really don't expect much out of Randle El.....I always liked El but I think at this point he is nothing more then a 4th or 5th WR in his career......

Holmes was dealt and I still believe/hope Sweed turns the corner but at this point he is still an unknown........Ward is still productive but really the bottom could drop out on him at anytime.....

Mike Wallace really is the only proven young WR on the team.......WR was a huge need.....

Woodson_DownUnder
04-23-2010, 11:29 PM
I love the pick.......

:cope:Alriiiighty NOW!! :banana: This is what I'm talkin' 'bout!! Santonio who?? :nahnah: We Got the upgrade on ol' #10. Punishes like Hines & plays like Holmes!! :greenbounce2:

BFISHIN80
04-24-2010, 01:21 AM
What do the steelers have against big physical receivers.....They need someone with the build of Plax, Randy Moss or a Fitzgeral type build....None of our wideouts are over 6 feet tall. Another small receiver that returns punts....awesome.

Tr305
04-24-2010, 03:24 AM
I remember last year in the third round when some hated the Mike Wallace pick....I loved the Wallace pick and I love this pick.......Kid is a play-maker and the Steelers needed a WR after Holmes was dealt....

I agree

Big T
04-24-2010, 05:01 AM
I like him...Ive seen a lot of him and he can ball...He can go up and high point the ball...he's got like a 38 inch vertical...he's quicker than fast (though he still ran a good 4.45 40 at the combine) and is real good with the ball on his hands...kind of reminds me of Santonio...possible steal here...He also has a lot of added value in the return game as well...

JensK
04-24-2010, 05:43 AM
He had a 39.5 inches vertical at the combine o.O

JollyRob68
04-24-2010, 06:28 AM
He look very good but we could of had Brandon Ghee and got a wr in the 5th.

coldrolled
04-24-2010, 07:06 AM
He look very good but we could of had Brandon Ghee and got a wr in the 5th.

must have something to do with the 6 CB's we already have??

ward is 13 years in.. holmes is gone.

Zachintosh66
04-24-2010, 09:43 AM
check out this...

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/04/mike-wallace-emmanuel-sanders-combine-numbers/

Real Deal Steel
04-24-2010, 12:22 PM
Something tells me that by the way their drafting, the Front office isn't as concerned about the CB position as the rest of us. If they think that they've got their 2nd CB in place, then I"ll go with them.

Getting another WR prospect is good. So now the Holmes issue has been delt with.

UKSTEELER
04-29-2010, 05:25 PM
Jeff Reinebold's quick take on Sanders (Jeff is SMU Receivers coach)

To me Emmanuel Sanders in the third round gives the Steelers an NFL ready third receiver and a guy who can return punts.

:cope:

Dobre Shunka
05-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Think this one might be an amazing pickup in the 3rd.

He can stretch it down field but isn't afraid to mix it up over the middle. He'll also lay a guy out "Ward like", w/ a block when required. A tough receiver.

Dig this pick.

Real Deal Steel
05-02-2010, 01:02 PM
Now that Sweed looks like he's out for the season, this kid may get his shot. I'd sure like to see him pan out because just relying on ARE as the 3rd WR has me a bit concerned now. We need more speed from the WR position other then Wallace.

steelcitysfinestXL
05-02-2010, 01:40 PM
I think he will help the other three wrs, in the 4 man sets, more than anything. Look at the seasons had by Heath, Ward and Holmes once we had a legitimate verticle threat in Wallace. With both of these kids, ARE, Hines and Heath should REALLY get some space to work. Combine that with what can only be a better o-line with Poucney, we shouold make more strides in the passing game this season!

Real Deal Steel
05-02-2010, 03:15 PM
Our passing game was in the top three for most of the season in the NFL and top five at season's end. I just want to keep the same potency in the passing game while upgrading the running game. Then I"m happy.

greennick
05-03-2010, 01:12 PM
I think he will help the other three wrs, in the 4 man sets, more than anything. Look at the seasons had by Heath, Ward and Holmes once we had a legitimate verticle threat in Wallace. With both of these kids, ARE, Hines and Heath should REALLY get some space to work. Combine that with what can only be a better o-line with Poucney, we shouold make more strides in the passing game this season!

We will be very lucky if our 1st round centre and 3rd round pick WR are better in their rookie seasons than our Super Bowl MVP WR and current centre. Even if the current centre is Hartwig.

JollyRob68
05-03-2010, 01:18 PM
I guess we know why (and are glad) they drafted 2 wr. I wouldn't be surprised if we picked up L Coles or TO. We just dont need the drama of TO.

Blazedby92
05-03-2010, 01:32 PM
I guess we know why (and are glad) they drafted 2 wr. I wouldn't be surprised if we picked up L Coles or TO. We just dont need the drama of TO.

There is a reason why they ump from team to team so why would we want them.
TO cancer
Coles stone hands

steelcitysfinestXL
05-03-2010, 01:57 PM
We will be very lucky if our 1st round centre and 3rd round pick WR are better in their rookie seasons than our Super Bowl MVP WR and current centre. Even if the current centre is Hartwig.

Hartwig is gonna be the starting Center (barring injury) ... Pouncey will be competing with Essex for RG, as he is currently the 2nd team RG. He is, IMO, already a better option at RG than Essex due to his ability to pull, which we do a good bit of. It will be nice to be able to run those plays both ways with Pouncey and Chris-K!

Im not sayin Sanders will be better than "our Super Bowl MVP WR"... im sayin, with his verticle speed he will open up the underneath for guys like ward, El and Miller, who are all GREAT at finding holes in coverage. Alot like Mike Wallace did last year for Tone, Heath and Hines... prob a key contributor to why they all had great seasons!

Real Deal Steel
05-04-2010, 12:12 AM
Hartwig is gonna be the starting Center (barring injury) ... Pouncey will be competing with Essex for RG, as he is currently the 2nd team RG. He is, IMO, already a better option at RG than Essex due to his ability to pull, which we do a good bit of. It will be nice to be able to run those plays both ways with Pouncey and Chris-K!

Im not sayin Sanders will be better than "our Super Bowl MVP WR"... im sayin, with his verticle speed he will open up the underneath for guys like ward, El and Miller, who are all GREAT at finding holes in coverage. Alot like Mike Wallace did last year for Tone, Heath and Hines... prob a key contributor to why they all had great seasons!

Hartwig is so bad that I hope he isn't the starting center anymore. I know it would be nice to start Pouncey at RG but it's bad the way Nalga of the Ravens just pushes Hartwig around like a rag doll.

JensK
05-04-2010, 03:50 AM
Hartwig is so bad that I hope he isn't the starting center anymore. I know it would be nice to start Pouncey at RG but it's bad the way Nalga of the Ravens just pushes Hartwig around like a rag doll.

Pouncey is most likely going to help Hartwig with Ngata. Colon can hold his own at that right edge.

K Train
05-04-2010, 08:47 AM
sanders has sick deep speed and hands of glue but dont expect him to come in and crush like wallace did, its not an easy transition and its not like SMU is a powerhouse

pouncey will start, day one, no doubt.

id like legursky at center, ive had enough of hartwig

BlackGold4vr
05-04-2010, 09:31 AM
pouncey will start, day one, no doubt.

id like legursky at center, ive had enough of hartwig


:plus1: Hartwig has got to go!

K Train
05-04-2010, 09:35 AM
theyd be better off just having 4 linemen, at least then they dont have to pretend the center has assignments

steelcitysfinestXL
05-04-2010, 09:35 AM
sanders has sick deep speed and hands of glue but dont expect him to come in and crush like wallace did, its not an easy transition and its not like SMU is a powerhouse

pouncey will start, day one, no doubt.

id like legursky at center, ive had enough of hartwig

Agreed, thats why i said i think he will help the rest of the WRs/TE while in 4wr sets. I look for Wallace to have a GREAT year if they use Sanders to stretch the field.

Pouncey will start, some where, and impove the o-line day 1.

I've also had enough of Hartwig... he gets pushed into the backfield by "ave joe" NT's and DT's... Ive never seen him attempt to block Ngata 1-on-1... that would be a massacre. :eek1:

LatrobePA
05-04-2010, 10:24 AM
Between Hartwig and Starks It's a close race to suckiest!

BlitzburghRockCity
05-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Sanders will get his shot now, the 3rd WT spot is wide open at this point. One thing we need to hope is that Wallace doesn't go into some type of sophomore slump after a great year last year. If he can up his game and continue to improve then we'll be in good shape. I would look for Sanders to make a run at the 3rd WR spot but Grisham will be in the mix too. It woulsn't surprise me to see us go out and get another Veteran WR to add to the mix before camp starts.

Worse case scenario ARE will be the 3rd WR atleast to start out the year.

coldrolled
05-04-2010, 10:46 AM
Sanders will get his shot now, the 3rd WT spot is wide open at this point. One thing we need to hope is that Wallace doesn't go into some type of sophomore slump after a great year last year. If he can up his game and continue to improve then we'll be in good shape. I would look for Sanders to make a run at the 3rd WR spot but Grisham will be in the mix too. It woulsn't surprise me to see us go out and get another Veteran WR to add to the mix before camp starts.

Worse case scenario ARE will be the 3rd WR atleast to start out the year.

TO... he helps the WR's and Ben. The media spotlight will be on him not ben.

K Train
05-04-2010, 10:59 AM
i hate that el and battle are steelers...fail signings

Ibleedblk&gld
05-04-2010, 11:06 AM
La Canfora reported that steelers like their options at WR and aren't going to bring anyone in

coldrolled
05-04-2010, 11:13 AM
La Canfora reported that steelers like their options at WR and aren't going to bring anyone in

81 Battle, Arnaz WR 6-1 208 30 8 Notre Dame
84 Brown, Antonio WR 5-10 186 21 R Central Michigan
13 Chery, Jason WR 5-10 185 24 1 Louisiana-Lafayette
19 Grisham, Tyler WR 5-11 180 22 1 Clemson
15 London, Brandon WR 6-4 215 25 2 Massachusetts
82 Randle El, Antwaan WR 5-10 185 30 9 Indiana
88 Sanders, Emmanuel WR 5-11 180 23 R SMU
17 Wallace, Mike WR 6-0 199 23 2 Mississippi
86 Ward, Hines WR 6-0 205 34 13 Georgia


i guess brandon london is our goto big WR...??

is arnaz maybe 6-1 and 15/16ths?

K Train
05-04-2010, 12:00 PM
thats probably one of the worst groups of WRs to rely on ive ever seen. wait til ward crashes and burns from being old...ugh

BlitzburghRockCity
05-04-2010, 12:05 PM
81 Battle, Arnaz WR 6-1 208 30 8 Notre Dame
84 Brown, Antonio WR 5-10 186 21 R Central Michigan
13 Chery, Jason WR 5-10 185 24 1 Louisiana-Lafayette
19 Grisham, Tyler WR 5-11 180 22 1 Clemson
15 London, Brandon WR 6-4 215 25 2 Massachusetts
82 Randle El, Antwaan WR 5-10 185 30 9 Indiana
88 Sanders, Emmanuel WR 5-11 180 23 R SMU
17 Wallace, Mike WR 6-0 199 23 2 Mississippi
86 Ward, Hines WR 6-0 205 34 13 Georgia


i guess brandon london is our goto big WR...??

is arnaz maybe 6-1 and 15/16ths?

Talk about a rag tag group...you take out Ward and the combined experience of this group as a whole doesn't even equal Hines by himself.

Im ok with our #1 & #2 guys, but after that it's anybody's guess. The real concern now is, since Ward isn't able to stay healthy for an entire season and he'll probably be retiring in another couple years, somebody is going to have to step up and be counted on.

We had everything set with Holmes here; both he and Wallace would take over as the prominent WR duo in the offense as Hines' career starts winding down..but now really, who knows what will happen.

coldrolled
05-04-2010, 12:06 PM
Terrell Owens Could Remain on Market For Awhile
Free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens could remain on the market for awhile longer, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports.

Owens turns 37 in December, but as evidenced by his 55 receptions, 829 yards and 5 touchdowns, including a 98-yard score against the Jacksonville Jaguars, last season for the Buffalo Bills, the six-time Pro Bowler can still produce at a high level.

Speaking of Jacksonville, Owens could be an option for the Jaguars, who currently have Mike Sims-Walker and second-year receiver Mike Thomas penciled in as the starters, with Troy Williamson and special teams ace Kassim Osgood as their only veteran depth at the position.

Florio notes that Owens was seeking $5 million dollars in March, which would pull him even with what 32-year old Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver and Dancing With the Stars contestant Chad Ochocinco is slated to make in 2010.

coldrolled
05-05-2010, 07:52 AM
our competition

1. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Seattle Seahawks - $7,000,000
2. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons - $6,600,000
3. Randy Moss, New England Patriots - $6,400,000
4. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals - $6,150,000
5. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans - $5,800,000
6. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers - $5,750,000
t-7. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts - $5,470,000
t-7. Deion Branch, Seattle Seahawks - $5,470,000
9. Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals - $5,000,000
10. Lee Evans, Buffalo Bills - $4,550,000

we are like a farm league in the WR corp. now.

Blazedby92
05-05-2010, 08:01 AM
The hell with the TO tallk, let's play some football and find out who can step up out of this group. I want a homegrown WR not a WR that just groans.

Bones
05-05-2010, 08:14 AM
The hell with the TO tallk, let's play some football and find out who can step up out of this group. I want a homegrown WR not a WR that just groans.

Agreed...I would much rather go with what we have and make the best out of it. The team doesn't need any more distractions.

steelcitysfinestXL
05-05-2010, 08:40 AM
i hate that el and battle are steelers...fail signings

:plus1: nice to see El back but i REALLY hoped he would be a 4th or 5th at best... now with Tone gone and Sweed injured, El is probley leading the way for 3rd right now... leaves alot to be desired!!


81 Battle, Arnaz WR 6-1 208 30 8 Notre Dame
84 Brown, Antonio WR 5-10 186 21 R Central Michigan
13 Chery, Jason WR 5-10 185 24 1 Louisiana-Lafayette
19 Grisham, Tyler WR 5-11 180 22 1 Clemson
15 London, Brandon WR 6-4 215 25 2 Massachusetts
82 Randle El, Antwaan WR 5-10 185 30 9 Indiana
88 Sanders, Emmanuel WR 5-11 180 23 R SMU
17 Wallace, Mike WR 6-0 199 23 2 Mississippi
86 Ward, Hines WR 6-0 205 34 13 Georgia


i guess brandon london is our goto big WR...??

is arnaz maybe 6-1 and 15/16ths?

Tall WR's are over-rated man... Unless your PROVEN ala Fitz or Moss, they hold VERY lil advantage over guys like Ward, Holmes and Wallace! I mean look at Ward and Holmes numbers last year!


thats probably one of the worst groups of WRs to rely on ive ever seen. wait til ward crashes and burns from being old...ugh

God if that happens this year -or- if he (or Wallace) gets injured early... Wrap it!!

I REALLY think they should be looking to bring in somebody right now... im not saying it has to be TO, but we may need more experience!!!

K Train
05-05-2010, 08:42 AM
the experience it there, the talent is not. thats a group of misfits. sanders needs to step his **** up but im not counting on it

K Train
05-05-2010, 08:44 AM
id be in favor of bringing Laveranues Coles in, hes better than el and battle combined

steelcitysfinestXL
05-05-2010, 08:53 AM
the experience it there, the talent is not. thats a group of misfits. sanders needs to step his **** up but im not counting on it

LOL, i mean experience as a contributor at WR... not in "making an NFL roster"... but yeah i agree, Depending on El to be your number 3... i dont like it!


id be in favor of bringing Laveranues Coles in, hes better than el and battle combined

FACT, and that move wouldnt bother me a bit!

coldrolled
05-05-2010, 10:13 AM
id be in favor of bringing Laveranues Coles in, hes better than el and battle combined

i say TO only because he is on the top of the free agent list.. he would take defenders off our rookies, gap a year of time.. so we get more experience built up for the young players.. and if ward gets hurt we still have a TO type, maybe Coles... someone is needed to at least demand some double coverage. miller needs to get open somehow.

--- Added 5/5/2010 at 09:13 AM ---

Kirwan says maybe he doesnt command double coverage anymore...
So that blows that theory....


It will likely take a willingness on Owens’ part to drop his reported asking price of $5 million. Even then, what will teams be getting? It does get my attention when analyst Pat Kirwan says he believes Owens, who can no longer command double-coverage, could catch 60 passes. Baldinger is also in the camp that Owens has something left, citing his 43-yard TD against Aqib Talib last season.

Maybe, like the Bills did last offseason, a team will swoop in out of nowhere. Put this on your back burner for later this summer … it will be interesting to watch.