Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
I know he is with the Cardinals. HE was always hurt here....was my point.
They seem to waste picks on what should be help for depth. The Steelers, which is who they wanted to model themselves after...... they lived for those type of picks to replace the impending FA in the late to mid 90's and into the last decade.
You'll get no argument from me that the Steelers were always the model of draft excellence, but even they had some big misses. From 96-99, they spent a first round pick and three third round picks trying to find an offensive tackle. The Steelers never got any meaningful playing time from any of those picks, and the most productive of the bunch, Jamain Stephens (remember that clown?), saw more playing time with the Bengals than with the Steelers. During that same period, they spent a second round picks on such notables as Jeremy Staat, Will Blackwell, and Scott Shields. Troy Edwards was their first rounder in 99. I'm sure Steelers fans still cringe over some of those picks.
Just like the Bengals today, when they missed, they tended to miss big. At the same time, when they hit, they hit really big.