Sorry I didn't post over the weekend, but the blog was down for some reason: again.
Anyway, I've been asked a thousand times if I was surprised the Steelers traded up in the first round of the draft. Not at all. In fact, in my final mock draft in this newspaper, I said the Giants were the Steelers' likely trade partners. I was surprised who they were able to get by trading up.
I figured Denver, New England or Philadelphia would take Santonio Holmes before the Steelers got a shot at him.
None did and the Steeler got the best wide receiver available.
Talk about your good luck.
Here's a list of the rookie free agents the team signed Monday:
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
1. Zach Baker S 6-2 212 East Carolina
2. Mark Brubaker K 6-0 189 East Stroudsburg State
3. Jonathan Dekker TE 6-5 250 Princeton
4. Nick Hagemann OT 6-7 295 South Dakota State
5. Mike Kudla LB 6-3 265 Ohio State
6. Jamar Landrom S 6-3 215 Tennessee State
7. Mike Lorello S 6-1 205 West Virginia
8. Grayling Love OG 6-3 296 Arizona State
9. Anthony Madison CB 5-9 180 Alabama
10. Scott Paxson DT 6-4 292 Penn State
11. Isaac Smolko TE 6-5 257 Penn State
12. Lee Vickers DE 6-6 270 North Alabama