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We basically just screwed the whole league! Mendenhall will be a beast...and Sweed is the perfect compliment to Holmes for the near future! I can see us going BPA through the whole draft, barring QB and RB now.
we got the OVERALL #15  according to Scott....WOW.....also according to Scott we got the 3rd best running back(but IMO i think Mendenhall is alot better then Stewart and i like him better then McFadden also because he is a more powerful back) and then we got the 2nd best WR in Sweed..... another WOW...good draft so far, but we always have a good to great draft.
Assistant Managing Editor for Sports, Jerry Micco, blogs live from the Steelers South Side headquarters on Saturday.
2008 NFL DRAFT LIVE BLOG -- April 26, 2008
9 p.m. -- The Steelers had a very good first day. Perhaps fortuitous first day is more like it. I'm sure they wanted to add depth to the offensive and defensive lines on day one, but I just don't see how they could pass up talent like RB Rashard Mendenhall and WR Limas Sweed. Both positions are ones of need, but maybe not as much as defensive line and outside linebacker. But they handled this one right. You take guys who can be weapons for you if they drop in your lap. If Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin had a playbook that said you draft this position regardless of who's available, they certainly threw it away when it came time to pick. Taking arguably the No. 2 overall RB and one of the top 3 or 4 WRs trumps taking an offensive or defensive lineman who might be seventh or eighth at their position. There's time on Sunday to pick up those guys.
It makes rounds 3 and 4 critical, as they always are, for the Steelers. If they are going to replace some age on the defensive line, they will have to address it early on Sunday. If there is some depth at OG or OT, then it's going to have to be addressed early on, too. Though the thought here is they are more set on the O-line than the D-line. We'll see.
A couple guys who fell in the draft have local connections. PSU CB and Gateway High's Justin King is still on the board as we enter Sunday's action. And Dan Connor, the Lions all-everything LB is still left. Doesn't mean they can't have very successful NFL careers, but they are obviously going to have to prove themselves a bit more when they get into training camps. King's stock may be dropping fast. Three of the last four players picked Saturday were CBs.