Very seldom do I find myself in a loss for words, but the Steelers' selection of WR Diontae Johnson left me in just such a predicament. I am absolutely flabbergasted if i am honest, and anybody has had the misfortune of reading one of my articles i know no other way. My main desire is to be both accurate and fair, to be a new member of the Steelers Nation. I want to speak for the average red blooded Steelers fan. So here we go, please forgive my frankness.
I, like every other rational Steelers fan walking the planet, what a great way to see all the high end talent left to the Steelers. I anxiously anticipating another difference to be obtained, considering the smorgasbord of talent at their disposal.
I thought it would be impossible to see the Steelers in the near future. I was really pleased when DK Metcalf was taken off the board by the Seahawks. Big Ben with the WR has been praying for over the years. Hakeem Butler seemed like a no-brainer. Then the Steelers pick what announced, and my jaw hits the floor. I was right, it was a receiver, but not one of us were expecting.
How do I just a selection that feels like a massively unnecessary reach of epic proportions? First I want to focus on the good news. The Steelers know Diontae Johnson very well, seeing how they invited him for that predraft visit. Johnson's professional comparison is none other than Antonio Brown. Johnson is 5'1
I may be wrong and Lord know s i hope i am. i want to be rooting for this kid big-time to be successful. I trust the Steelers brass knows what they are doing and obviously they have a diamond in the rough. However I am strictly speaking on draft position value.
Therefore I am giving the Diontae Johnson selection of a grade of D.
What grade do you give this selection?
Welcome to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Diontae Johnson! From all of us at Steelers Nation!
What overall grade do you give this Pittsburgh Steelers selection?
A = Excellent pick
B = Above average selection
C = Solid selection
D = Below average selection
F = Terrible selection
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