Steelers Lounge Podcast #40: It’s the Offseason, Part IIII — Myron Bell

We start the podcast talking about Pitt wideout Jonathan Baldwin and why on Earth the Steelers would take him with the 31st overall pick. Where did we get such an idea? Bleacher Report, of course! We all agree that Baldwin isn’t a need, at least not in the first round.

The discussion then turns to whether A.J. Green — if in some alternate universe he somehow happened to be available — would be worth drafting (hint: yes). And we hop in the Draft Day Time Machine and revisit whether Pittsburgh would have taken Adrian Peterson if he happened to be on the board at 1.15 when the team ended up drafting Juan Timmons. (Hey, you’re going to have to suspend reality for this podcast because not only is it March, but it’s March and there’s no guarantee that there will be a 2011 season.)

We end up talking about other first-round possibilities for next month, including inside linebacker, before turning the conversation to players we absolutely would not want the Steelers to draft (Hi, Jimmy Smith).

Finally, we shoot the bull about the CBA and what it will mean for the current team. Namely: Willie Colon will be back, hopefully somebody will convince him to play guard, and then Pittsburgh will just need to concern itself with re-signing Ike.

Yapping starts promptly…

Steelers Lounge Podcast #40: It’s the Offseason IIII

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  • Anonymous

    “Has never been arrested” is kind of a low bar.

    • Randy Steele

      As much as I’d like to see that three-wheeled shopping cart, aka Chris Kemoeatu, parked on the bench, I don’t think a rookie will do it. Ditto, Ryan Clark.

      Matt Spaeth, on the other, is vulnerable. It seems as he got bigger and stronger, becoming a better blocker, he also got slower and less athletic. Jim Wexell is taking seriously the notion that the Steelers might grab a tight end (ouch! sorry…) in Round 1, such as Kendricks or Rudolph.

      • EasyLikeSundayMorning

        I don’t know anything about specific players, but if the FO thought that the equivalent of Heath Miller or Tony Gonzalez or Antonio Gates were available at 1.31, I would be perfectly fine with taking him. That would be a major weapon and problem for opposing Ds. And it would probably be the fastest way to reduce the number of sacks.

  • Randy Steele

    I’m not a big fan of trading up, especially in the first round, unless you’re pretty damn sure the guy you’re going after is going to be fitted for a Pro Bowl jersey someday.

    You give up a lot–at least one, usually two players–when making that move. Yes, I know, I know what you’re thinking: Troy Polamalu, Santonio Holmes…

    Plus, a team like the Steelers doesn’t have room for a lot of rookies, so why not use their draft slots as barter to take a chance on someone who might be a better choice?

    Because you never know which one of those guys will pan out. Really, who gave Stevenson Sylvester or Antonio Brown a chance to make this team last year?

    The fewer draft picks you bring into camp, the less chance you have of making your team younger, better, and less expensive.

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