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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:04 pm 
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James looks strong as fuck. He's built so damn solid. I think that is why his speed in pads seems so superior. This is a solid pick with an extremely low bust factor.

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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:30 pm 
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Looks like a great pick. Should be easy transition. It was mentioned that we are good at picking WRs...I think Mann was a great coach and had some sort of high caliber mini system within the team. Hopefully Drake can keep it going.

I posted this elsewhere, maybe Drake can keep Mann’s legacy going and Bradley can build a legacy like Mann’s with the secondary.

As mentioned JW not only highpoints the ball he wide points it too. Full extension of his arms as needed and seems to have veteran NFL body control and toe tap ability already.


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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:03 am 
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Damn he is explosive. He reminds me of a faster version of Boldin. Ben is going to love this toy.


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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:23 am 
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I can't believe we came so close to having Guice left on the board, if Washington doesn't take him I think he might have been the pick.

Regardless, love the pick, he will be great as a rookie and be that vertical deep threat.

Mayock and Rapsheet both said Guice interviewed poorly and had character issues. The Steelers are clearly emphasizing character with their recent high draft picks. Can’t have a team of choir boys but no way they were taking Guice after trading away arguably the player with worst character on the team creating an obvious need for a deep ball receiver.

Guice can play but I believed the plan even before trading Bryant was to continue to run the wheels off Bell even if for just one more year with below average talent behind him and that’s exactly how the draft has played out.

Where I was very wrong was believing the defense would receive the bulk of the attention. Obviously the trade of Bryant put an even higher priority on WR. Washington easiest prediction I can ever remember making when Steelers on clock. Solid choice.

The Rudolph pick doesn’t bother me now but if Ben plays 3,more years as he’s stated it will.

Hate the offensive tackle selection. I understand it but hate it


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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:23 am 
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Definitely a solid pick.

He clearly won't be a bust, but will probably push JuJu for the #2. There was a run on corners, and I don't know about ILB but I'm not sure this is the pick that gets us to the SB.

When they shipped out Bryant, WR became arguably a need. Not a bad pick, at all. But it MAYBE fills a need that they created themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:29 am 
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If we're being honest, PIT is operating scared, and has been for a few years.

You ship Bryant, and then spend your R2 on a WR. You're paying Bell almost double the next highest paid RB. And then I don't know WTF they're doing drafting OL in the 3rd, but I'm pretty sure it's a competition to see who can get their head the deepest up the camel's ass.

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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:57 am 
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Thick frame.
That's a hell of a lot of reps, targets, catches, yards, TDs.
Were half his TDs him getting behind the defense.
Also alot of endzone slants in traffic, bodied up, with guy on his back


Just Like Juju tapes....
Seems like excels in traffic, contested balls, adjusting to ball.
Slot guy.
Lot of mis matches for him.
End around guy.

Can certainly see a 50 catch 750 yard 6-7 TD rookie season.

Best of their 4 picks

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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:21 am 
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I love this pick.

I believe this is the pick that can push the offense over the top and get us to the SB.

Been saying for years that I"m looking for Ben to have an MVP season like Bradshaw did in '78 and for the offense to lead the league in scoring like we did in '79. I thought it could happen pre Bryant suspension but Bryant was not the same guy on the football field last year.

So, now it's Ben/AB/JuJu/McDonald/Bell/Washington... and (hopefully) as importantly a new OC.

I'm looking for Fichtner to unleash the Offense Kraken

Edit: I'm referring to what the 2018 offense could become by the end of the RS.


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 Post subject: Re: WR James Washington 2nd RND 60th Overall
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:57 am 
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Does anybody remember the time that sprinter answered John Ross challenge that he could beat Bolt in a 40 yard dash?

I think his name was Coleman? Anyway he ran a 4.12 40 and obviously smoked that 4.22 combine time of Ross. The thing about sprinters and that track speed is that they are different animals and the ways in which the 40 yard dash and say the 100 meter sprint are conducted is just so different.

At the combine the player determines when he starts his 40. A sprinter has the blocks, has reaction time factored in to it because the start is out of his control, he can't just run when he wants to.

I bet if you had some blocks at the combine, and had 20 prospects lined up, the fastest WRs, RBs, CBs all lined up and they had to listen to an electronic beep before they started that 40 yard dash, I bet James Washington smokes the entire field. It is that track background that he ran in high school which probably would allow him to do that.

But, take a track athlete and then make him run a 40 yard dash with no blocks, no electronic beep, where he determines when he runs, and he runs alone, how is that any kind of measurement? It really sort of nullifies and neuters that track speed. I always thought it would be interesting to see 2, 3 or 4 prospects run their 40 times at the same time with an electronic beep at the start. Some players just will rise to the occasion, the competitive juices will flow, they may see somebody to either side that is ahead and they dig deep and pour it on. That would be more conducive to a game situation wouldn't it?

All I know is that he did run a 4.49 at his pro day if that matters to anybody. All I know is that his lower half is so powerful and his long strides allow him to eat up ground in a hurry and accelerate by people. I keep mentioning Bolt but how many times did you see other sprinters get out to a better start than him? Happened all the time but his long strides and acceleration throughout the sprint allowed him to overtake people and pull ahead. I see Washington able to do the same thing, he is a sprinter, has that track speed, is able to accelerate after 30 yards, 40 yards down the field.

You know what else I liked about him and some of those long pass plays. He was able to shrug off the defenders as they dove for his legs. I can't tell you how frustrating it was to watch Bryant and even Coates go down so easily with even a little contact.

Anyway, love the player and think it was a great pick. I also think that the Steelers were drafting a WR in round 2 or 3 regardless of whether they kept Bryant or not. It was not just a matter that they had to draft Washington because they dealt Bryant, I think it was always in the cards. Having only Brown and JuJu under contract for 2019 was forcing the issue, as well as the injury to Rogers and the fact that he isn't even signed.

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