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Steelers' draft leaves an empty feeling

It's been a week, and all the NFL draft hype finally has settled down.

Are you happy with the Steelers' picks?

Can't say I am.

I know the Steelers came across as happy with their selection of Bud Dupree with the 22nd pick overall.

Let be back up a step.

I get why they need linebackers. If the linebacker can pressure the quarterback, the cornerbacks don't have to cover the receiver for that long.

The linebacker is a big part of their defense.

So they've invested highly in them.

And Dupree is a linebacker. If he pans out, they don't need a world-class CB to shut down an opponent.

Now that that's out of the way, I still don't like the pick.

One report had the Steelers happy because Dupree fell to him.

Well, players fall for a reason. Like Jarvis Jones.

I didn't like the pick then. I still don't like it.

Then they took short corner Senquez Golson in the second round. He's not quite 5-9, but he's on the short side. If he's going up against a 6-1 or 6-2 wideout, there's a disadvantage. Upside? I'm thinking Willie Williams.

And the third-round pick of Sammie Coates reminds me more of Limas Sweed than anything else.

The good thing is, the picks have four months to prove me wrong before the season starts.

I hope at least one pans out.


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