Posted April 26th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Draft, Football

One pick away from joining Vince in Tennessee. So close…

With the number 22nd pick of the 2nd round in the 2008 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Texas wide receiver [tag]Limas Sweed[/tag]. Sweed goes to a team with a solid quarterback and should have a chance to contribute right away and then take over as the team’s number one guy after Hines Ward retires. Lower than everyone thought and Texas fans are disappointed, but the Steelers are a great spot for Limas.

Congrats to Limas and good luck to him in the NFL.

Update: The Steelers’ official site has a transcript of Sweed’s conference call with Pittsburgh media after his selection. Worth a read.

Update 2: Interview with Pittsburgh wide receivers coach Randy Fichtner is also now available.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Patrick Thomas

    I am a native born Texan and a huge Steelers fan I love this

  2. reply to  #2

    Hook'em Horns

    I just hope he makes a huge impact. I liek the steelers to so I am ok with this pick. I was really hoping he would go to the Titans. Jeff Fisher favors the Longhorns when it comes to drafting them, and Vince Young would be used to throwing to Sweed.

  3. reply to  #3


    This is great for both Ben and Limas.
    Another great Texas player to go with Casey Hampton.
    Two pro bowlers for sure. Along with big Ben.

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