We have some picks and we also have the need for a good vet lineman. I was hoping Pitt didnt keep Essex as e was a restricted FA. He is a solid lineman and is 6'4 324 lbs and is only 25 . He is a Tackle but could transition into Guard petty quick. He should be able to step in and play right away. I would rather have Max Starks. He is 6'8" 345 lbs and is 26. He is huge and I think . Starks was a solid fixture in the Steelers O-Line. He is worthy or a 3rd or 4th round draft choice and Essex is worth a 4-6th round pick. I think we should go after one of these guys and let Murphy and Thomas sit for a year and learn from a vet. Sparano is a OLINE guru and could see value in Starks or Essex. Please dont start bashing the thread saying another sign this guy trade for that guy thread. This is a move that could make our Oline one of the top #5 for years to come. With the line looking like this
J Long Smiley Satele Starks/Essex Carey
That would give our Oline and average age of 25. Barring injury that would give us a really good if not great line for at least 5-7 years.
Imagine the holes R & R would have to run through and the time Penny would have to throw. I know how valuable you guys think draft picks are worth but giving anything 3rd round or below is great value for us. We will never get anyone that can step in and make an impact right away like Essex or Starks can. Oh well its just a thought, and the Steelers might want too much in return but hey they are shopping them.