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…
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