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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:48 pm 
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Stosh-67 wrote:
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The following was written by a sports columnist and appeared in the Jan. 30, 1974 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette following the first five rounds of the 1974 NFL Draft, after the Steelers had picked Swann, Lambert, Stallworth, cornerback Jimmy Allen, and Webster:

“The Steelers seem to have come out of the first five rounds of the draft appreciably strengthened at wide receiver but nowhere else. They didn’t get a tight end, and the ones remaining are more suspect than prospect. They didn’t get a punter, although none of the nation’s best collegiate punters went in the first five rounds. They didn’t get an offensive tackle who might’ve shored up what could well become a weakness. What they did get was Swann, who seems to be a sure-pop to help; Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out; and three question marks.”


http://www.steelers.com/news/asked-and-answered/article-4/Asked-and-Answered-May-3/3a9baa8e-23ea-4980-ba5e-8900bfd87b51

lol.
Nice find Havoc.


For your amusement, Stosh :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:18 pm 
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Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out;


:lol: :lol:

Yet another reason to not listen to sports writers or draft “experts”.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:02 pm 
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Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out;


:lol: :lol:

Yet another reason to not listen to sports writers or draft “experts”.


That's rich.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:52 pm 
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To what are you referring to?


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Lambert as a 5th LB.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
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Thought maybe it was in response to my comment which confused me a bit. All good.

I liked the “if he pans out at all part”...


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
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955876 wrote:
Thought maybe it was in response to my comment which confused me a bit. All good.

I liked the “if he pans out at all part”...

Well...in defense of the old draft gurus, Lambert did have a serious wrist circumference deficiency.

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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
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Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out;


:lol: :lol:

Yet another reason to not listen to sports writers or draft “experts”.


That's rich.


Well of course my namesake was considered by most to be too small and frail to play the position. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:42 pm 
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There is a bit too small for the position small (Lambert) and then there is too small to play in the NFL small (Wee Bitty Dri)...

And to be fair to Jack, or ummm Mr. Lambert, he really wasn’t small. Just had some skinny ass legs for an NFL linebacker.

Dude was the kind of player that could transcend eras. No doubt if you plucked him from the 70s and dropped him into today he would still be a top LB.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
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Draft expertise isn't earned. It is given based on perception. Imagine draft "gurus" slamming 2003 pick of one Troy P. After one year they would've down a follow-up story to back up how "right" they were. Many on this board would've nodded "sagely." Then that fucking play v Bengals when he ran Carson Palmer over. We all knew Troy was special, really fucking special. Meanwhile? No one draft "expert" had to answer for shit.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:40 am 
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THere is a good write up on Behind the Steel Curtain on what the draftniks do not know that the teams do for the actually draft. A good thing to remember before people get full of themselves with these picks.

https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2 ... ll-edmunds

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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
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The Steelers value size and physicality at safety more than most and they certainly found those qualities in Virginia Tech's Terrell Edmunds, who was overshadowed by his younger brother with the Hokies but was viewed as a Kam Chancellor (another former V-Tech star) clone by scouts. It is possible that he would be available early in Round Two but probably not at Pittsburgh's next selection, No. 60. The family theme carried through with Pittsburgh's next two selections with Oklahoma State's dynamic duo of wide receiver James Washington and quarterback Mason Rudolph, who jointly announced a year ago their plans to return for their senior seasons and collectively dominated the Big 12 throughout their respective careers. Few clubs have shown a better track record with receivers outside of the first round than Pittsburgh and Washington - one of the best deep-ball receivers in this class - fits the mold of previous stars. His squareish body gives him more of a running back-like frame than receiver. A lack of elite velocity pushed him down the board but Rudolph has a Ben Roethlisberger-like frame, touch and trajectory to fit into Pittsburgh's downfield attacking offense. Like Washington, perception differs from reality with the Steelers' selection of do-everything back Jaylen Samuels, who didn't run well during workouts but might just possess the softest hands and route-running savvy of any back in this draft. Grade: B
https://www.themaven.net/nfldraftscout/ ... yw/?full=1
Not a bad grade from what I've seen around the internet. Rang's only A's are Browns and Broncos....


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