Saturday, April 26, 2008

Big Enough, Ben?

In round two, after watching Jacksonville beat them to Quentin Groves, the Steelers picked up the tall receiver that ben Roethlisberger requested during the offseason.

Limas Sweed, measured at the NFL Combine at 6'3 7/8", missed most of his senior season because of a wrist injury that ultimately required surgery. Beyond that, the general consensus appears to be that while he is a physical receiver he lacks breakaway speed, and is sloppy in his route running. Despite all that was perceived as a first round pick in a few mock drafts.

However, given the struggles that most collegiate receivers have adjusting to the pro game, fans should not expect Mr. Sweed to have much of an impact in 2008.

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