Reporting Bob Pompeani
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA 93-7 The Fan)- The Steelers lost five of the first seven games of the 2013 season.
The poor start prompted Bob Pompeani to look at prior drafts. Senior NFL Draft Analyst Rob Rang of CBSSports.com told Pompeani that bad drafts can be a very quick way to ruin a franchise, and pointed to the Steelers 2008 draft as one that did not produce.
“In 2008, I was never a big fan, especially of the Limas Sweed and Bruce Davis selections,” Rang said. “Those were two players that were high-profile prospects from big-time programs that I watched and felt very strongly they were being overrated by some out there, and unfortunately for the Steelers, wound up being the case.”
Looking at the 2013 draft class, Rang says he liked the selection of first-round pick Jarvis Jones but has been disappointed by him so far.
“Jarvis Jones has not been the playmaker that we all thought,” Rang said. “In the games that I’ve watched of Pittsburgh this year, it hasn’t even looked close. He just hasn’t looked like the same player.”