Category Archives: Defensive Line

Steelers Right to Take Heyward, Must Go CB in Round 2

The Steelers desperately need upgrades at No. 2 and No. 3 cornerback even if veteran free agent Ike Taylor is re-signed. As usual, however, the Steelers made the correct call in selecting Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward with the 31st … Continue reading

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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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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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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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What Should the Steelers Do With Aaron Smith?

Aaron Smith has played 156 games over 12 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers since being selected in the fourth-round of the 1999 draft. He’s been a workhorse in their 3-4 defense and a vital cog in a system that requires … Continue reading

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Steelers Face Tough Calls on Super Bowl Dress Roster

Although NFL teams keep and fully pay 53 players on their regular rosters, only 46 are allowed to dress on gamedays, which includes an emergency No. 3 quarterback. Pittsburgh standout defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) may return for his first … Continue reading

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2011 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Version 3.0

The Steelers have four realistic options for their first-round draft pick in 2011, each of which would fill a major need. They could draft an offensive guard (Mike Pouncey) who would almost certainly start as a rookie and provide a … Continue reading

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Formula Still Exists for Steelers to Win 7th Super Bowl Title

The Pittsburgh Steelers organization and their fanbase were humbled in a 39-26 beatdown by visiting New England on Sunday that was much more lopsided than the final score indicates, and exposed all of the major weaknesses of a Pittsburgh squad … Continue reading

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Does Ziggy Hood Need to Step It Up?

Is Ziggy Hood looking like a bust? There have been a lot of worries from Steelers fans that the 2009 first-round pick is not living up to expectations. He was a backup when the season started, and even when Brett … Continue reading

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Jason Worilds Shows Speed In First Significant Action

Dick LeBeau’s been known as a defensive genius for years now. Last Sunday, he also turned into a scrounger. With defensive end Brett Keisel already sidelined before the game, and after outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley and defensive end Aaron Smith … Continue reading

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