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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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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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2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft, Version 5

Okay, it is time to stop worrying about how free agency or the NFL labor strife will affect the Steelers in the draft. Pittsburgh, like every other team in the league, will not have those answers before the draft, and … Continue reading

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2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Version 4a, 4b and 4c

Here are some possible Steeler mocks I did for fun. Players may or may not be available at the spots where I have them being selected. However, I looked at rankings from nine different draft services, so none of these … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Draft Value Board

Although projecting trade-ups and trade-downs are fun for fans, historically the Steelers are not a squad that maneuvers much during the draft. As such, the draft-value board below is simply a list of players I like who address team needs. … Continue reading

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Steelers Should Have Franchised Taylor, Not Woodley

In previous offseasons, the Steelers’ decision to place their franchise tag on 26-year-old, star outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley would have been a no-brainer. After all, a young stud in his prime who tends to play his best in the postseason … Continue reading

Posted in Free Agency, Front Office, Pass Rush | 18 Comments

Steelers Post-Combine, Pre-Lockout/CBA Draft Musings and Mini-Mock

The NFL combine is complete, but we still have no resolution on if there will be a lockout and how the labor situation affects potential Steelers’ free agents. Before discussing the draft, one thing is obvious: The Steelers have a … Continue reading

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Pre-Combine Analysis on Steelers’ Draft Needs, Strategy

The 2011 NFL Scouting Combine begins Thursday and any mock drafts for the Steelers are useless until we know if a lockout will occur on March 4th, which would alter how Pittsburgh should approach the upcoming April draft. (Related: If … Continue reading

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Lockout Would Be Awful, Could Aid 2011 Steelers

The NFL is currently the most popular sports league in U.S. history, coming off a record-breaking season in revenues and an epic Super Bowl between two storied franchises that was viewed by an estimated 111 million Americans.  Yet a possible … Continue reading

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