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"He’s a healthy young guy who has experience. So yeah, he’s a first-round [pick] easy. More than a f...

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"He’s a healthy young guy who has experience. So yeah, he’s a first-round [pick] easy. More than a first round. First and something else." "I would put a high value on him, but keep in mind that he’s a young quarterback playing on a very good team," he said. "Ben Roethlisberger was 15-1 as a rookie playing on a very good team. Not often does a youngster at quarterback have that advantage. [Cassel] was fortunate to play on a championship, dynasty type team and be 11-5, a terrific job. You put him on a bad team, and obviously he’s not going to be as productive. But he showed some physical skills that were very encouraging. He showed some savvy. Maturity. He did a good job handling the media and handling the situation there with Tom Brady. Those type of things add up, they’re all positives." -- NFL Network's Steve Mariucci elaborates on why he would take Matt Cassel over any other first round QB in the draft