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LatrobePA
03-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Steelers awarded draft picks
The Steelers were awarded three compensatory picks on Monday, giving them 10 total in this year's draft.

Pittsburgh got three extra seventh-round selections, getting the 33rd selection (pick 240), 39 (246) and 41 (248).

The Steelers likely won't make a deal in the first few rounds, but moving up or down in later rounds is certainly a possibility.

While the compensatory picks cannot be traded, the extra seventh-round selections will give the Steelers the option of dealing some of their picks in the middle rounds to move up a little higher.

William Gay signing with Arizona is not a surprise.

The fact that he signed just a two-year deal is somewhat surprising, however.

Bryan McFadden also signed a two-year deal with Arizona and found himself back in Pittsburgh a year later.

Now, he might wind up being out of football.

In my estimation, Gay is a slightly better player - because he can play in the slot - but two-year deals don't offer a lot of stability.

The Steelers expected to lose Gay, however.

With Keenan Lewis, Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown in the mix behind Ike Taylor, they're fine at cornerback.

strummerfan
03-26-2012, 07:36 PM
http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/showthread.php?35270-Who-should-the-Steelers-take-with-their-compensatory-picks

LatrobePA
03-26-2012, 08:06 PM
And other notes..

Real Deal Steel
03-27-2012, 12:44 AM
We need all the picks we can get.

MDSteel15
03-27-2012, 07:51 AM
With those 3 picks I'm thinking we will take TE and K! And then a NT later than we all expect.... Looking for that diamond in the rough! :imho:

Real Deal Steel
03-27-2012, 01:50 PM
We can't afford a "diamond in the rough" at nose tackle. We need someone now! Hampton is done!!

coldrolled
03-27-2012, 02:58 PM
We can't afford a "diamond in the rough" at nose tackle. We need someone now! Hampton is done!!

Al Woods hopefully. Saints thought so...

Defensive tackle Al Woods -- The Saints didn't have a true run-stopper to pair with Sedrick Ellis after tackle Kendrick Clancy was lost for the 2009 season. Woods, who is extremely agile, was known as a stout run defender at LSU and could help the Saints solve their problem.

A closer look at the Saints' picks: Round 4/123 -- Al Woods, DT, 6-4, 307, LSU: The Saints needed a run-stopper and Woods was known for that at LSU, where he was a part of some top-rated defensive teams. They liked him so much, they traded up seven spots to get him. - by The Sports Xchange

Nolrog
03-27-2012, 03:12 PM
Let's use one of these picks and draft a kicker!

PITTxPRIDE
03-27-2012, 04:22 PM
We nned all the help we can get on D, but i honestly think our offense is golden for a few seasons... but we need to get a good D quick before we fall off

Nolrog
03-27-2012, 04:35 PM
We nned all the help we can get on D, but i honestly think our offense is golden for a few seasons... but we need to get a good D quick before we fall off

I don't exactly agree. We desperately need help at the offensive line. Other positions are fine now, but could be a problem (WR, RB, TE). Defensively, we only really need a nose and a MILB. Other positions are OK. Other than that, we need more depth all over.

connecticutsteel
03-31-2012, 05:08 PM
Let's use one of these picks and draft a kicker!

don't we get a comp pick higher than 7th for spaeth he was a 3rd rd pick?

cmerrifield
03-31-2012, 05:12 PM
don't we get a comp pick higher than 7th for spaeth he was a 3rd rd pick?

Comp picks have nothing to do with original picks. It has to do with playing time, contract amount, performance, and age.

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connecticutsteel
04-03-2012, 12:05 AM
Comp picks have nothing to do with original picks. It has to do with playing time, contract amount, performance, and age.

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so is it the older better and higher paid the higher pick

cmerrifield
04-03-2012, 09:46 AM
so is it the older better and higher paid the higher pick

Yes, its a secret formula, but the highest pick would be a player under 30 (over 30 cant get higher than a 5) siging a huge contract who played every snap for you going to a team where he plays every snap and makes the pro bowl.

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