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    Colbert’s draft track record nearly unparalleled

    Past performance might not predict future results, but Kevin Colbert’s history as Steelers general manager strongly suggests that first-round draft pick David DeCastro has every chance of becoming a star for one of the NFL’s most storied franchises.
    A Tribune-Review data analysis of Colbert’s 2000-10 picks shows Pittsburgh’s picker is a drafting genius when compared against eight other peers considered the top front office talent in the NFL. Weighing both the longevity of the drafted players’ careers — talent and durability — and their dominance as told through Pro Bowl selections, the Trib found Colbert’s record is only surpassed by Scott Pioli, former New England Patriots general manager now with the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Former Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian, who was fired in January and is now an ESPN analyst, finished third in the Trib analysis. The trio combined to win six Super Bowls since 2000 and played in four more.
    When the Trib asked to talk to Colbert about his legacy after Thursday night’s first-round draft, he shrugged it off.
    Colbert might not want to yap about it, but draft experts have long championed him as an underrated star at picking quality players....................


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    Re: Colbert’s draft track record nearly unparalleled

    I can just imagine the smile on his face when, at the 24th pick, DeCastro's name was still on the board.

    Thanks HTG.

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    Colbert’s draft track record nearly unparalleled

    Past performance might not predict future results, but Kevin Colbert’s history as Steelers general manager strongly suggests that first-round draft pick David DeCastro has every chance of becoming a star for one of the NFL’s most storied franchises.

    A Tribune-Review data analysis of Colbert’s 2000-10 picks shows Pittsburgh’s picker is a drafting genius when compared against eight other peers considered the top front office talent in the NFL. Weighing both the longevity of the drafted players’ careers — talent and durability — and their dominance as told through Pro Bowl selections, the Trib found Colbert’s record is only surpassed by Scott Pioli, former New England Patriots general manager now with the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Former Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian, who was fired in January and is now an ESPN analyst, finished third in the Trib analysis. The trio combined to win six Super Bowls since 2000 and played in four more.

    When the Trib asked to talk to Colbert about his legacy after Thursday night’s first-round draft, he shrugged it off.

    Colbert might not want to yap about it, but draft experts have long championed him as an underrated star at picking quality players.

    “When we are talking about the best drafting teams in the league, Pittsburgh is on the short list,” said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, a 10th-round pick of the Steelers in 1981 — nearly two decades before Colbert became the team’s GM.


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    Re: Colbert’s draft track record nearly unparalleled

    somebody remind the writer of the 2008 draft please. Sweed, Bruce Davis and Tony Hills.

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    Re: Colbert’s draft track record nearly unparalleled

    Quote Originally Posted by El-Gonzo Jackson View Post
    somebody remind the writer of the 2008 draft please. Sweed, Bruce Davis and Tony Hills.
    2006, ouch.


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