Category Archives: Draft

Steelers Grab RB Baron Batch in 7th Round

So it ends. The 2011 NFL Draft is over, the Steelers stayed put for every one of their selections, and wrapped it all up by taking Texas Tech RB Baron Batch 232nd overall. Here’s Mike Mayock’s take:

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On the Clock: Steelers’ Seventh-Round Projection

Needs at This Spot: Best-player available from RB, NT, TE, WR, S Most Likely Possibilities (With 226 off the Board and Steelers Picking at No. 232): WR Darvin Adams, Auburn; NT Ian Williams, Notre Dame; TE Weslye Saunders, South Carolina; … Continue reading

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Steelers Draft Nebraska G Keith Williams

Well, well, well. Look who predicted that the Steelers would take Nebraska guard Keith Williams in the sixth round. Yep, that’s right: this guy (you can’t see, but my thumbs are pointing at my chest). So you’d think that anyone … Continue reading

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On the Clock: Steelers’ Sixth-Round Projection

Needs at This Spot: Best-player available could be RB, OL, WR, TE, NT, S Most Likely Possibilities (With 191 off the Board and Steelers Picking at No. 196): TE Virgil Green, Nevada; RB Da’Rel Scott, Maryland; WR Darvin Adams, Auburn; … Continue reading

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Steelers Get C(h)ris Carter…the LB Not the WR

Gretz IM to me, 3:02 p.m.: “we haven’t taken a linebacker yet.” Fifteen minutes later the Steelers draft defensive end Chris Carter from Fresno State who will move to linebacker in the NFL. Carter is listed at 6-1, 248, hoofed … Continue reading

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On the Clock: Steelers’ Fifth-Round Projection

Needs at This Spot: Best-player available could be RB, OL, WR, TE, NT, LB, S, Most Likely Possibilities (With 157 off the Board and Steelers Picking at No. 162): TE Virgil Green, Nevada; ILB Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina; RB Jordan … Continue reading

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Another Cornerback Into the Pile: Cortez Allen In Round 4

A raw, talented, physical cornerback from a small school selected near the end of the fourth round. That combination back in 2003 worked out quite well for the Steelers with Ike Taylor, and they picked a player with a similar … Continue reading

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On the Clock: Steelers’ Fourth-Round Projection

Needs at This Spot: Best-player available could be RB, OL, CB, WR, TE, NT, S Most Likely Possibilities (With 123 off the Board and Steelers Picking at No. 128): RB Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington; TE Virgil Green, Nevada; ILB Quan … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge 2011 NFL Draft Discussion Thread, Day 3

Use this thread to talk about and keep up with  – you guessed it — the 2011 NFL Draft. If you missed it, you can read through the Day 1 and Day 2 threads, and while you’re at it, might … Continue reading

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2011 Steelers Draft: Strong Start, Still Plenty to Do

It may have not been in the order that most projected, but the Steelers addressed their three primary needs in this draft through two days. They took the best player available left on their board in the first round in … Continue reading

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