Steelers had Round 1 rating on Johnson
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04-30-2019, 02:53 AM

I think it’s fair to say that the reviews on the [b]Pittsburgh Steelers[/b]’ draft class are mixed. There are definitely those who believe the team gave up too much—a 2019 second-round pick and their third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft—to trade up 10 spots in the first round for inside linebacker [b]Devin Bush[/b].

Their next pick did not come until the start of the third round, and when it did, there was many a groan when the name rolling across the screen was Toledo wide receiver [b]Diontae Johnson[/b], who many amateur online scouts felt was more of a late-round pick.

Steelers wide receivers coach [b]Darryl Drake[/b], however, expressed high confidence that there is no way Johnson would have made it to the team’s second third-round pick as [b]Bruce Arians[/b], the head coach of the [b]Tampa Bay Buccaneers[/b], cursed him out after Pittsburgh took him, because he was going to be their selection a few picks later.

That’s generally not how the Steelers approach their draft board, however. What they concern themselves with is if they are drafting players where they are comfortable drafting them based on their own evaluations. And according to [b]Gerry Dulac[/b], they were probably very pleased with where they got Johnson, because they reportedly had a first-round grade on him.



Read more: https://steelersdepot.com/2019/04/dulac-...e-johnson/


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05-01-2019, 08:01 PM

yeah they had a 1st round grade on Edmunds as well
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06-30-2019, 09:27 AM

(04-30-2019, 02:53 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: I think it’s fair to say that the reviews on the [b]Pittsburgh Steelers[/b]’ draft class are mixed. There are definitely those who believe the team gave up too much—a 2019 second-round pick and their third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft—to trade up 10 spots in the first round for inside linebacker [b]Devin Bush[/b].

Their next pick did not come until the start of the third round, and when it did, there was many a groan when the name rolling across the screen was Toledo wide receiver [b]Diontae Johnson[/b], who many amateur online scouts felt was more of a late-round pick.

Steelers wide receivers coach [b]Darryl Drake[/b], however, expressed high confidence that there is no way Johnson would have made it to the team’s second third-round pick as [b]Bruce Arians[/b], the head coach of the [b]Tampa Bay Buccaneers[/b], cursed him out after Pittsburgh took him, because he was going to be their selection a few picks later.

That’s generally not how the Steelers approach their draft board, however. What they concern themselves with is if they are drafting players where they are comfortable drafting them based on their own evaluations. And according to [b]Gerry Dulac[/b], they were probably very pleased with where they got Johnson,

because they reportedly had a first-round grade on him.




Read more: https://steelersdepot.com/2019/04/dulac-...e-johnson/

Not hearing too much scuttlebutt about this kid, but a whole lot about about James Washington. Maybe not as good as they thought?
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07-03-2019, 12:08 AM

(06-30-2019, 09:27 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote:
(04-30-2019, 02:53 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: I think it’s fair to say that the reviews on the [b]Pittsburgh Steelers[/b]’ draft class are mixed. There are definitely those who believe the team gave up too much—a 2019 second-round pick and their third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft—to trade up 10 spots in the first round for inside linebacker [b]Devin Bush[/b].

Their next pick did not come until the start of the third round, and when it did, there was many a groan when the name rolling across the screen was Toledo wide receiver [b]Diontae Johnson[/b], who many amateur online scouts felt was more of a late-round pick.

Steelers wide receivers coach [b]Darryl Drake[/b], however, expressed high confidence that there is no way Johnson would have made it to the team’s second third-round pick as [b]Bruce Arians[/b], the head coach of the [b]Tampa Bay Buccaneers[/b], cursed him out after Pittsburgh took him, because he was going to be their selection a few picks later.

That’s generally not how the Steelers approach their draft board, however. What they concern themselves with is if they are drafting players where they are comfortable drafting them based on their own evaluations. And according to [b]Gerry Dulac[/b], they were probably very pleased with where they got Johnson,

because they reportedly had a first-round grade on him.




Read more: https://steelersdepot.com/2019/04/dulac-...e-johnson/

Not hearing too much scuttlebutt about this kid, but a whole lot about about James Washington. Maybe not as good as they thought?
Still early to tell, but what I'm reading the kid is progressing well. In fact the Steelers are pretty high on the entire WR corp. The shame is we'll be cutting some decent young players this year.


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07-03-2019, 10:37 AM

(05-01-2019, 08:01 PM)Rollers Wrote: yeah they had a 1st round grade on Edmunds as well

Edmonds turned a solid last month or so once he got his sea legs. Got to give these kids a little time to settle in before you toss ‘em to be curb. For what it’s worth,  the team scuttlebutt is Edmonds is a keeper.
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07-03-2019, 10:40 AM

(07-03-2019, 12:08 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote:
(06-30-2019, 09:27 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote:
(04-30-2019, 02:53 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: I think it’s fair to say that the reviews on the [b]Pittsburgh Steelers[/b]’ draft class are mixed. There are definitely those who believe the team gave up too much—a 2019 second-round pick and their third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft—to trade up 10 spots in the first round for inside linebacker [b]Devin Bush[/b].

Their next pick did not come until the start of the third round, and when it did, there was many a groan when the name rolling across the screen was Toledo wide receiver [b]Diontae Johnson[/b], who many amateur online scouts felt was more of a late-round pick.

Steelers wide receivers coach [b]Darryl Drake[/b], however, expressed high confidence that there is no way Johnson would have made it to the team’s second third-round pick as [b]Bruce Arians[/b], the head coach of the [b]Tampa Bay Buccaneers[/b], cursed him out after Pittsburgh took him, because he was going to be their selection a few picks later.

That’s generally not how the Steelers approach their draft board, however. What they concern themselves with is if they are drafting players where they are comfortable drafting them based on their own evaluations. And according to [b]Gerry Dulac[/b], they were probably very pleased with where they got Johnson,

because they reportedly had a first-round grade on him.




Read more: https://steelersdepot.com/2019/04/dulac-...e-johnson/

Not hearing too much scuttlebutt about this kid, but a whole lot about about James Washington. Maybe not as good as they thought?
Still early to tell, but what I'm reading the kid is progressing well. In fact the Steelers are pretty high on the entire WR corp. The shame is we'll be cutting some decent young players this year.

 
Agreed. I think we will be seeing a lot of ex steelers from this year camps  on the NFL on other teams.
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07-09-2019, 02:47 AM

Read article: https://247sports.com/nfl/pittsburgh-ste...-133491487




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