Tuesday, May 1, 2012
BloggerBlitz: AFC North impact Day 3 pick
By Jamison Hensley
Of all the AFC North's Day 3 picks, the one that I want to see the most is running back Chris Rainey, who was selected in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rainey can bring an added dimension to the Steelers offense as well as handle some of the returns for Antonio Brown. He is the sixth running back to get drafted by the Steelers in the past 10 drafts. Here's a look at the others:
Noah Herron, 2005, seventh round: Bounced around four NFL teams. His last team was the Cleveland Browns in 2009.
Cedric Humes, 2006, seventh round: Broke his neck in an NFL Europe game in 2006 and never played again.
Rashard Mendenhall, 2008, first round: Led the Steelers in rushing for the past three seasons.
Jonathan Dwyer, 2010, sixth round: Competing for backup job this year. He ran for 107 yards against the Tennessee Titans last season.
Baron Batch, 2011, seventh round: Was impressive in camp before tearing his ACL on Aug. 10.