Category Archives: Draft

Ridiculously Early 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Roster and Other Goodies (V 1.0)

After an unusually active offseason in signing external free agents and selecting nine players in the NFL Draft, the Steelers’ training-camp roster is mostly set. Per most of the connected insiders who cover the team full-time (e.g., Ed Bouchette, Jim … Continue reading

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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Recap and Redo

After selecting three players in the first three rounds who are expected to provide immediate help in 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers closed out the draft with six selections on Saturday, who offered a roughly equal mix of boom-bust prospects with … Continue reading

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Steelers Get Dream Pick in Round 2, Followed by Mel Kiper’s Projected NFL Offensive ROY in Round 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers faced an ideal scenario in round No. 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft on Friday when they had their choice between two of the top defensive linemen for a 3-4 scheme and multiple top-flight receivers who may … Continue reading

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Steelers Day 2 Draft Strategy and Value Board

The Steelers have glaring needs to fill at corner, receiver and on the defensive line, all of which should be addressed in the first four rounds of the 2014 NFL draft. That left one possible wild-card round, which could have … 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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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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