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BlackGold4vr
03-26-2007, 12:35 PM
* According to Jim Wexell of SteelCityInsider.com he believes that the Steelers should be willing to make Michael Bush the 77th pick (3rd round) because of the compensatory picks. Wexell believes that Bush has shown the skills to be an elite runner in the NFL and whoever takes the risk in drafting him could reap huge rewards. Remember that this kid was a Heismann favorite before injuring himself in the first game of the season. He would have been a lock to be picked in the first round had he been healthy and played this year. I believe he would have been the 3rd back picked behind Marshawn Lynch. He goes on to compare Bush's collegiate career to that of Curtis Martin who also battled injuries throughout his college career but still went on to have a HOF career in the NFL. Bush is a big back and scored 23 touchdowns just a year ago in his junior year. He also has plenty of game film from last year showing that he can run with power, against Pitt last year he pulled 2 Pitt defenders across the goal line with him for a touchdown. Had this guy been healthy the Steelers would not have had a shot at him unless they grabbed him in the first round. So the question hangs out there....is the risk worth the reward? In Jim Wexell's opinion, it is.

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BlacknGold Bleeder
03-26-2007, 12:48 PM
Nobody can get the first round right what makes anyone think he'd still be around at 77 ?? Hell look at Maghee he still went high after injury...

BlitzburghRockCity
03-26-2007, 12:52 PM
Gem most definitely if he'd be around that long.

Steelx
03-26-2007, 12:54 PM
Bush will go in the second regardless of his leg injury and to be honest that injury from what I have heard and seen was not a very pretty one.

BlackGold4vr
03-26-2007, 01:00 PM
Nobody can get the first round right what makes anyone think he'd still be around at 77 ?? Hell look at Maghee he still went high after injury...


Yes, somebody may grab him before then. There are no guarantees. But, if he was available at the 77th pick would he be worth taking the risk on? That is the question. If he could not play until halfway through the season that would leave us a little thin at RB. Maybe you pick him and another and place him on IR for next season. Then he comes back in 08 season healed and fresh. :helmet:

Steelx
03-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Yes, somebody may grab him before then. There are no guarantees. But, if he was available at the 77th pick would he be worth taking the risk on? That is the question. If he could not play until halfway through the season that would leave us a little thin at RB. Maybe you pick him and another and place him on IR for next season. Then he comes back in 08 season healed and fresh. :helmet:

So are you not a Willie parker believer like most on this site? I think with Parker and Davenport you got a great mix. If tomlin decides that its a good idea to give Najeh the ball unlike cowher I think that combo could be really nice. I think the Steelers need more in the draft then to waste a pick on a RB that has had a really bad injury.

BlackGold4vr
03-26-2007, 01:22 PM
So are you not a Willie parker believer like most on this site? I think with Parker and Davenport you got a great mix. If tomlin decides that its a good idea to give Najeh the ball unlike cowher I think that combo could be really nice. I think the Steelers need more in the draft then to waste a pick on a RB that has had a really bad injury.


Love Willie Parker and what he brings to the table. Also think that Davenport can sufficiently fill in the gaps in Willie's game (power). After those two we have nothing. IMO if something happened to Willie (injury) our running game would be next to non-existant. Yes, we do need a RB in this years draft! How high do we pick one remains the question? :yesnod:

House of Steel
03-26-2007, 01:43 PM
I would go for it and draft him in the third round if he was there. He is going to be a real gem with some careful workouts and working with the team trainers. I can surely believe he could be hurt all the time and have a career like Curtis Martin, but I am sure if that leg heals well, he could be on his way as a bonafide Hall of Famer we've haven't seen in a long time in the NFL.

DIESELMAN
03-26-2007, 02:41 PM
Gem, if hes still there, which I doubt. You never know, there will be some big surprises in this years draft.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-26-2007, 02:56 PM
We've got Willie and Najeh as the 2 main starters, and hopefully Kuhn can make a contribution in the mean time. If he's there I'd definitely want to highly consider him.

Black@Gold Forever32
03-26-2007, 03:18 PM
Hell this is tough to answer. If Michael Bush goes on to have the career Curtis Martin did yea thens its easy take Bush with the 77th pick in the draft. But if he never recovers 100 percent from this injury then you wasted a third round pick.

The one good thing though the Steelers have Willie Parker and Fast Willie proved last year that he is an elite RB. So Bush if drafted by the Steelers wouldn't have to save or carry the Steelers running game. So he could take his time coming back from that injury.

As for Dookie. I don't know some people think this dude is all that and a bag of chips? He is a solid for depth. But would you really want him to carry the load if Willie went down with serious injury? I wouldn't and the guy doesn't run like a typical 250 pound big back.

Koopa
03-26-2007, 04:48 PM
Hell this is tough to answer. If Michael Bush goes on to have the career Curtis Martin did yea thens its easy take Bush with the 77th pick in the draft. But if he never recovers 100 percent from this injury then you wasted a third round pick.

The one good thing though the Steelers have Willie Parker and Fast Willie proved last year that he is an elite RB. So Bush if drafted by the Steelers wouldn't have to save or carry the Steelers running game. So he could take his time coming back from that injury.

As for Dookie. I don't know some people think this dude is all that and a bag of chips? He is a solid for depth. But would you really want him to carry the load if Willie went down with serious injury? I wouldn't and the guy doesn't run like a typical 250 pound big back.

and for some odd *** reason they think the same of that bum *** kuhn.......

we need a running back at some point in the draft

willie is a very good running back, but when we play good defenses he sucks complete *** cause he ain't got no legit power

and since dookie is soft and would rather run around ppl he ain't the answer other then being a good 3rd down back

i rather us draft tony hunt, he played his college ball in PA so he can run in that nasty weather pa gets in the winter......

bush will be gone by then so i won't even think about him......... plus that was a nasty leg injury that didn't even heal right the first time.........

K Train
03-26-2007, 05:30 PM
Najeh doesnt have more power than willie, he is a fat version of willie, he runs a vicious screen and is nice on ST but hes not a tough runner. Actually i think Willie is a tougher runner, najeh will try and make someone miss, willie falls forward when he goes down. I think Najeh is a temp thing, i would be so happy with Bush, he is a touchdown machine...honestly i wouldnt be disappointed if we used a second rounder on him just because i think he will be a great player in the future. If hes there at 77 i would be pissed if we didnt pick him up...even if he did sit out the whole season. But i wouldnt be disappointed if we picked up Hunt instead, i think hes gonna be good too. i think RB is a definite need, that needs to be addressed in the 2nd or 3rd round.

BlackGold4vr
03-26-2007, 07:43 PM
Najeh doesnt have more power than willie, he is a fat version of willie, he runs a vicious screen and is nice on ST but hes not a tough runner. Actually i think Willie is a tougher runner, najeh will try and make someone miss, willie falls forward when he goes down. I think Najeh is a temp thing, i would be so happy with Bush, he is a touchdown machine...honestly i wouldnt be disappointed if we used a second rounder on him just because i think he will be a great player in the future. If hes there at 77 i would be pissed if we didnt pick him up...even if he did sit out the whole season. But i wouldnt be disappointed if we picked up Hunt instead, i think hes gonna be good too. i think RB is a definite need, that needs to be addressed in the 2nd or 3rd round.

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It's a day 1 need IMO. DE/OLB -- OL -- RB In that order.

K Train
03-26-2007, 09:48 PM
i think mahan has moved the oline need to day two, we have plently of versatile players now and need to make something happen with 5 of them....unless some stud drops to us in the second i dont see it happening

BlackGold4vr
03-26-2007, 10:00 PM
i think mahan has moved the oline need to day two, we have plently of versatile players now and need to make something happen with 5 of them....unless some stud drops to us in the second i dont see it happening

I think there are about 8 top lineman that are worthy of a pick at 46 overall. I realize that at least 4 or 5 of them will be gone by then, but I can't believe that all of them will be. Think we can snag a great one at the 46th pick. IMO :flex:

Koopa
03-26-2007, 10:24 PM
if blalock is there in the second round you have to pick the top guard up IMO

BlackGold4vr
03-26-2007, 10:31 PM
if blalock is there in the second round you have to pick the top guard up IMO

That wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that he is from Texas would it? :scratch:

K Train
03-26-2007, 10:32 PM
blalock will be gone

Koopa
03-26-2007, 10:36 PM
That wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that he is from Texas would it? :scratch:

that, and that fact that everywhere i read he's ranked the top guard........i've seen him play for 4 years, he can come in a start right now in place of simmons and that would be a big upgrade........

Black@Gold Forever32
03-26-2007, 10:49 PM
that, and that fact that everywhere i read he's ranked the top guard........i've seen him play for 4 years, he can come in a start right now in place of simmons and that would be a big upgrade........

**** it wouldn't take much to be an upgrade over Kendall Simmons.:bluelol: But I agree with you about your guy Koopa. The dude is a beast and the best OG in this draft. I rather have him then Grubbs or Sears thats for sure.

K Train
03-26-2007, 10:50 PM
he got raped at the senior bowl, but the south did in general so i dont look into that much. i would be shocked if he was there for our 2nd rounder

Koopa
03-26-2007, 10:54 PM
he got raped at the senior bowl, but the south did in general so i dont look into that much. i would be shocked if he was there for our 2nd rounder

i don't put to much stock into those games, it's hard to play one game and look good, sure some did but there's no real chemistry, your in a totally new offense and different calls and ****.......... but in actual games he's a ****ing beast......he's good at run blocking, and he keeps his qb's upright in the shootgun...... i'm sure he'll be gone, but damn that would be awesome if he fell to us

BlackGold4vr
03-26-2007, 11:06 PM
that, and that fact that everywhere i read he's ranked the top guard........i've seen him play for 4 years, he can come in a start right now in place of simmons and that would be a big upgrade........


I will admit from the clips I have seen of him in action, he does look pretty bad-***! Wouldn't mind seeing him in black & gold at all.

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