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Steelers Select Ryan Shazier at No. 15 Overall: Another Unwise Colbert B(Linebacker)A Pick

Almost every draft expert and Pittsburgh media member projected the Steelers to draft one of the top three cornerbacks or receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. with their 1st-round pick of the 2014 NFL draft on Thursday. After all it was clear … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Steelers 1st-Round Draft Board: Who to Take and Who Not to Take

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off consecutive 8-8 seasons and arguably have their least talented projected 53-man roster entering an NFL Draft since the turn of the Millennium. Fortunately help should be on the way from what many draft observers … Continue reading

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4 Different 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Drafts

Below are four potential Steeler mock drafts that take into account the needs I detailed in Tuesday’s article. Two of these mocks have hypothetical trade scenarios. The trade-value chart was consulted, but not perfectly followed, because more teams are moving … Continue reading

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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers’ NFL Draft Needs, Positional Analysis

Once considered by many the best general manager and drafter in the NFL, the selections, roster management and salary-cap wisdom of the Steelers’ Kevin Colbert have been suspect since 2008. The team had an amazing run of successful 1st -round picks … Continue reading

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Ridiculously Early 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 1.0)

The Steelers went a long way toward boosting their thinnest depth chart in recent memory and addressing several needs by drafting nine players and signing 15 rookie free agents over the weekend. Pittsburgh, however, still has a major need to … Continue reading

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3 Steelers’ Mock Drafts, Some With Trades

Feel free to add your thoughts, mocks and critiques. But these mocks try to address Pittsburgh’s major, long-term and depth-chart needs, while taking advantage of the draft’s strengths at various rounds for specific positions. DRAFT 1 Staying Put (Steelers do … Continue reading

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Steelers Should Draft OLB Jarvis Jones If He Falls To No. 17

Kevin Colbert has a simple philosophy when drafting in the first round, with the Pittsburgh general manager having repeatedly said over the years that the Steelers’ brass places the most value on actual gametape, instead of 40-yard-dash times or other … Continue reading

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Steelers Defensive Position Analyses and Draft Needs

As Terry Bradshaw so eloquently likes to say, “When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you think of defense.” That sentiment has largely held true for the better part of 40+ years. For the second consecutive year and fourth time … Continue reading

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Steelers Offensive Position Analyses and Draft Needs

A long-standing premise in evaluating a team’s NFL draft is that landing two eventual starters and three contributors equates to a successful draft. But the Pittsburgh Steelers likely need a much better haul in both of those categories from this … Continue reading

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected 53-man Roster and Other Goodies (V. 4.0)

The Steelers must cut their roster to 53 before midnight today. But that will likely not be the opening-day roster, which is what we try to project at SteelersLounge.com throughout the offseason. With all the various Steelers who are nursing … Continue reading

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