Monthly Archives: April 2011

2011 Steelers Final Mock Draft: Versions 6a-d

Version 6A: (Staying put at the Steelers’ seven original picks with no trades; addressing primary needs first, while mixing in the best-player-available philosophy) 1.    CB/FS Aaron Williams, 6-0, 205, Texas: This goes against the Steelers’ successful recent history of drafting … Continue reading

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Day Before the First Round Draft Notebook

Desperately Seeking Cornerback Help But Not Reaching Put simply: The Steelers must bolster their cornerback corps for 2011 and beyond in this draft. But are either Texas’s Aaron Williams or Miami’s Brandon Harris worthy of the 31st overall pick? No, … Continue reading

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Lifting Lockout Good for Players, Football; Could Hurt Steelers in 2011

With the ongoing NFL labor strife and free-agency uncertainty, this may be the toughest draft to forecast ever, particularly since there is no top-tier player at a need position that most Steelers fans hope is available with the No. 31 … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge 2011 NFL Draft Discussion Thread

Use this thread to talk about and keep up with  – you guessed it — the 2011 NFL Draft… Ted will be posting for three straight days, prior to, during, and after each Steelers selection. Because that’s how he rolls.

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #44: It’s the Offseason, Part VIII — Najeh Davenport

It’s almost here, folks. The NFL Draft is on the clock and this is our last podcast until, well, Thursday night when we recap the first round and preview the rest of the draft weekend. That’s right, we’re going wall-to-wall … Continue reading

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Picking a Wideout Would Be Nice, But Not Necessary

It happens every year and the weeks and months leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft is no different; there has been a lot of discussion about where the Steelers’ needs are the greatest. It may be cornerback (especially with … Continue reading

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Under-the-Radar Diamonds in the Rough…

…and any other draft-related cliches you can think of At this point, two days out from the draft, we pretty much know what to expect. The Steelers have primary needs along the offensive line and in the secondary, and there’s … Continue reading

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Odds & Ends: Draft Week, Ike Taylor…

Random junk that didn’t fit neatly anywhere else… Killing You Softly, via the NFL Draft. Hey, it’s Draft Week. And to celebrate, we’ll be rolling out posts, podcasts and live chats in the coming days (as well as Ted breaking … Continue reading

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SL Discussion Thread for Week of April 25

This is your thread to talk about … well, whatever you want.

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ 7-Round 2011 Draft Value Board

The Steelers are a squad that usually does not maneuver much during the draft. As such, the draft-value board below is simply a list of players I like and/or players that the Steelers have shown interest in (particularly visits to … Continue reading

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