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    How many more years does Casey Hampton have left?

    The dude is still playing at a high level right now but if he makes it another 2 years I'll be happy. Next draft I think it's extremely important that Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin really look at drafting a top flight NT to step in for Casey in 2012 or 2013. The 34 defense doesn't work without a Casey Hampton type player on the field.

    Ideally you draft one for the 2012 season and let him work his way into the rotation and then take over the following year.

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    he had a heroic surge late in his career when i thought he was done for....but hes really not playing at a high level anymore, he is a 1 or 2 down player. 1 maybe 2 years

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    no elite NT's in this years draft that I know of .. we screwed up not drafting Cody imo in '10

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    i think we screwed up not taking powe in the 6th

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    I could see two more years, but any more than that is a stretch.

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    That position takes alot of pounding..... He's got 2 years at a high level, then he'll start having a big drop in effective play

    We will need another stud in the middle to make the DL work well...
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    powe was on my mock but i'm glad we didn't take him he couldn't learn the defense in a hundred years he has learning disabilities and dislexia now i'm l.d too so before everyone thinks im out of line i battle learning disabilities everyday of my life i think Hamp will make it 3 more years but we do need to draft the Aussie from Alabama next year plus Powe has weight issues like hampton but they are not the same person so i do think weight will be an issue for Powe he is also 26 yrs old
    hampton's possible replacements
    Alameda Ta'amu 6'3" 330 5.4 40
    jesse williams 6' 4" 325 4.9 40(dubbed the second coming of terrence cody)
    De'angelo Mc'cray6' 4" 325 5.4 40
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    powe is dumb, no doubt....but there isnt an easier position to learn than NT. the learning disabilities are way overblown

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    Powe is gone hopefully we can get Jesse Williams he as far as i can tell has no issues

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    I will say Tomlin has done a pretty good job so far of infuzing youth in the aging defense, guys like Timmons, Woodley, Hood, and newcomers like Heyward and Brown. It's not an easy process transitioning from older veterans into younger players and it's obvious that he is willing to take that process as slowly as necessary. Fortunately for the most part the vets are holding up pretty well each year with the exception of Smith and Polamalu. Zood should assume full command of Smith's spot and run with it. Troy's position though, one wonders how much longer they'll wait to address that in the draft.

    As far as Casey goes, you just don't get anymore rock solid than the big snack. When he's in the game he's money.

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