2008 NFL draft ... the 2013 version [Pictures]
In April, we will reach the five-year anniversary of the 2008 NFL draft. In that draft, the Ravens grabbed the cornerstones of their offense in quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice. That class was stocked with offensive playmakers and featured a few standouts on the offensive line. Knowing what we know now, how would the draft play out if we did it all over again? Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel is on it, rewriting history by redrafting the first round of the 2008 draft from top to bottom.
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23. Pittsburgh Steelers( Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE, US PRESSWIRE / September 11, 2011 )
Original pick: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
New pick: Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
In reality, the Steelers could have had Ray Rice or Matt Forte at this spot. Instead they got mediocre Rashard Mendenhall. In the redraft, they would take Johnson (above), one of the fastest backs in NFL history.