Director of football operations Kevin Colbert could barely contain himself talking about first and second-round picks Ben Roethlisberger and Ricardo Colclough.
But let's be honest, it's pretty difficult to get too excited about
team's second day. Tight ends who were backups on the worst
Penn State team in decades, long snappers and offensive
linemen who might turn into swing guys aren't exactly picks to
write home about.
Colbert and company have done a great job in the first two
rounds of the draft, but at some point they have to quit throwing
away the second day. Former director of football operations Tom
Donahoe was the exact opposite. Donahoe would miss in the
first two or three rounds with regularity, but would hit on some
Maybe if the Steelers could get Colbert and Donahoe's draft
boards together, they'd have the perfect draft.
© While the media couldn't stop talking about Roethlisberger,
it's Colclough that has the Steelers excited.
The front office types can't rave enough about the Tusculum
You have to admit that if everything works out and Colclough and
Ike Taylor are the team's starting cornerbacks in two seasons
with Troy Polamalu at strong safety, the Steelers will have made
the transition from one of the slowest secondaries in the league
to one of the fastest.
© While the team won't release its list of rookie free agents until
Monday, here is one of the gems, defensive tackle Brandon
Calton of East Tennessee State.
The Steelers had the 6-4, 295-pound Colton rated pretty highly,
while Spicer, who had 28 career sacks and 58 career tackles for
a loss, should have an excellent chance to make the team.
Forget the second day,second round that's special
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