Category Archives: Front Office

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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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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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

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More Willie Colon, Flozell Adams and Right Tackle News

The NFL and the Players Association are still fighting over which side gets the largest chunk of a pie filled with billions of dollars, and it’s just about ready to bring the NFL offseason to a complete stop. That said, … 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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