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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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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 3.0; Worilds on PUP)

It has been an offseason of change for the Steelers, highlighted by the forced retirements of Pittsburgh legends James Farrior, Aaron Smith and Hines Ward. The Steelers, however, remain one of the better teams in the NFL and a legitimate … Continue reading

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 2.0)

Not much has transpired since our first roster projection for the 2012 Steelers more than two months ago. However, some minor transactions and news from minicamps has impacted the bottom of the roster, practice squad, and ordering of those closest to … Continue reading

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Ridiculously Early 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 1.0)

It is a week from the end of the three-day NFL Draft, which most experts believe saw the Steelers tally one of their better hauls in recent memory. Moreover, thanks to some unbelievable, bust-your-tail reporting by Steelers Depot, names of the … Continue reading

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Great First Two Days of the 2012 Draft; Steelers’ Ideal Scenarios for Day 3

In reality, the Steelers could have made questionable picks from rounds 2-7 and most fans would still be giddy about stealing David DeCastro at pick No. 24 in the first round. DeCastro seemingly has no weaknesses, answers Pittsburgh’s greatest short-term … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 NFL Mock Drafts (3 Versions)

Below are three different hypothetical mock drafts for the 2012 Steelers based on positions of need both in the short-term and long-term, the best-player-available philosophy that Pittsburgh generally likes to follow within reason, how the overall draft board shapes up … Continue reading

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