Recent Draft History
A Look back at the last 5 years of the steelers drafts...
1 24 David DeCastro G Stanford - Inj potentially above average
2 56 Mike Adams T Ohio State - Inj potentially above average
3 86 Sean Spence LB Miami (Fla.) - Inj (incomplete grade)
4 109 Alameda Ta'amu DT Washington - Drunk (incomplete grade)
5 159 Chris Rainey RB Florida - Cut
7 231 Toney Clemons WR Colorado - Cut
7 240 David Paulson TE Oregon - Second String
7 246 Terrence Frederick CB Texas A&M - Cut
7 248 Kelvin Beachum T Southern Methodist - May compete for starting G
First 2 Days of Draft on Team = 3/3
First 2 Days of Draft Starters = 2/3* prolly 2, Spence may push eventually
First 2 Days of Draft Grade = I, Incomplete... the word potential only gets you so far, 8-8 to be exact
1 31 Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State - Hasnt blossomed, man child who plays like a child
2 63 Marcus Gilbert T Florida - Starting OT
3 95 Curtis Brown DB Texas - Good on ST's, needs to make a mark more on def
4 128 Cortez Allen DB The Citadel - 2012's nickel back, potential starter
5 162 Chris Carter LB Fresno State - may fight Worilds for a starting spot if Harrison gets cut
6 196 Keith Williams G Nebraska - Who? Cut
7 232 Baron Batch RB Texas Tech - ST's guy, below average RB
First 2 Days of Draft Grade = C+, Gilbert only bright spot. Heyward is a disappointment. Brown could get more PT in '13
1 18 Maurkice Pouncey C Florida - Stud
2 52 Jason Worilds LB Virginia Tech - Had a promising '12, may push for starting if Harrison is cut.
3 82 Emmanuel Sanders WR Southern Methodist - #3 WR, Can be explosive if can hold onto ball.
4 116 Thaddeus Gibson LB Ohio State - Cut
5 151 Chris Scott T Tennessee - Cut
5 164 Crezdon Butler DB Clemson - Cut
5 166 Stevenson Sylvester LB Utah - ST's
6 188 Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech - On pace to be the starting RB
6 195 Antonio Brown WR Central Michigan - Starting WR
7 242 Doug Worthington DE Ohio State - Cut
First 2 Days of Draft Grade = B, Pouncey is golden, Sanders and Worilds will contribute heavily in '13.
1 32 Ziggy Hood DT Missouri - Average
3 79 Kraig Urbik T Wisconsin - Cut
3 84 Mike Wallace WR Mississippi - FA
3 96 Keenan Lewis DB Oregon State - Starter
5 168 Joe Burnett DB Central Florida - Cut
5 169 Frank Summers RB Nevada-Las Vegas - Cut
6 205 Ra'Shon Harris DT Oregon - Cut
7 226 A.Q. Shipley C Penn State - Cut
7 241 David Johnson TE Arkansas State - Inj
First 2 Days of Draft Grade = C, Wallace cream of this crop, but he is leaving. Urbik, while not very good is starting in Buf
Keenan is our biggest offseason priority.
1 23 Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois - FA
2 53 Limas Sweed WR Texas - Cut
3 88 Bruce Davis LB UCLA - Cut
4 130 Tony Hills T Texas - Cut
5 156 Dennis Dixon QB Oregon - Cut
6 188 Mike Humpal OLB Iowa - Cut
6 194 Ryan Mundy FS West Virginia - FA
First 2 Days of Draft on Team = 0/3
First 2 Days of Draft Starters = 0/3
First 2 Days of Draft Grade = D, Limas and Davis were horrible and Mendy is prolly gone.
Total Picks = 42
Offensive Picks = 22
O Still on Roster = 11
O Starters = 9
Defensive Picks = 20
O Still on Roster = 6
D Starters = 2
Day One & Day Two Draft Day Picks = 17
Still on Roster = 11
Starters = 8
Late Round Picks = 25
Still on Roster = 9
Starters = 4
Total Still on Roster = 17/42 (40 percent)
Total Starters Drafted = 11/42 (26 percent)
*Did not include current FA's into the starters/roster numbers.
Nice info Z66. I like your characterizations, e.g. "drunk (incomplete grade)" and "man child who plays like a child"
just typing that made me laugh!
Starting with the '06 draft. Whomever called the final shots in the war room, Needs to be relieved of duty. Let's take a look back last year. Sean Spence over T.Y. Hilton?? Are u kidding me?! Hey lets lose a value 6th round pick, and climb up and grab Ta'amu. Not that we would have found someone, that would have made the roster anyway. I know we would rank dead last in the league, since '06 draft in players still on team, or who have made impacts. The number of players we have passed on, and are starting on other teams - is disgusting. I know it's a crapshoot, but c'mon already. How bad can u get? Seriously, they get an F! I'd like to see sometime a posting of their big board in which they actually use in the war room. Does anyone know if, after the draft of course. that they show that on any site(s)
YEAH TY Hilton was definitely a world beating prospect...an undersized guy that couldnt stay healthy at a powerhouse like FIU, THATS a guy everyone wants to reach for lol
Originally Posted by msullivan
Taamu was a great move to get...he was sliding and made perfect sense. no one knew hed pound a keg and go out for a drive.
Steelers have missed on only one first round pick since troy edwards. Evander Hood, maybe simmons if you are nitpicking...while rounds 2-7 have left something to be desired, at least they get good first rounders. not all teams can say that
Hindsight is always 20/20. Spence over hilton made perfect sense.
You've got to be kidding me, right? Btw, Hilton led all rookie recievers-in 3 categories.