Articles by Alex Kozora

CBS Gives Steelers A “B” For 2017 Draft Grade

I know, I know. Draft grades are sorta silly and pointless. I’m not crazy about them either. But some people do and at the least, they provide another jumping off point as we begin to put a bow on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft class. Pete Prisco jumped into the fray…


Draft Picks Show Confidence In Vince Williams, Ross Cockrell

Talk is cheap. I’m sure if you asked Kevin Colbert before the draft his confidence level in Vince Williams and Ross Cockrell, you would’ve gotten the cliche “yes.” It’s actions, not words, that tell the story. With the 2017 draft over, it’s not cliche or coachspeak. It’s the truth. The…


TJ Watt Says Steelers Sent The House To His Pro Day

The pick is made and TJ Watt is a Pittsburgh Steeler. But had we known then what we know now, that statement would’ve come as zero surprise. Watt sat down to talk with Missi Matthews over on Steelers.com in an interview that went up earlier today. And while he said…


Kozora: Initial Day Three Steelers’ Draft Thoughts

Wrapping up my thoughts today on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ day three selections. The final four picks: QB Josh Dobbs, CB Brian Allen, LS Colin Holba (ugh), and OLB Keion Adams. I briefly give some overall draft thoughts, though I’ll try to go more in-depth about it later in the week….


Ex-NFL Long Snapper Says Colin Holba Has Most Upside

I’m not going to try to make you feel better about this pick but if you’re interested, former NFL long snapper Patrick Mannelly has some great info on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest pick, Colin Holba. Because I’ll be honest, I know some about Holba, but there isn’t a scouting report…


2017 NFL Draft: Day Three Discussion Thread

A good morning/afternoon to you Steelers’ Nation as we reach the third – and final – day of the 2017 NFL Draft. Today’s broadcast will run from noon until 7 PM. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be picking at the following spots: Fourth Round: 135th Overall Fifth Round: 173rd Overall Sixth…


Steelers Bring In CB Keenan Lewis For Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have drafted a cornerback last night but they aren’t done exploring the position. Ed Bouchette reports the team is hosting CB Keenan Lewis for a visit today. Steelers taking a look at their former CB Keenan Lewis, 31, who arrived at their facility this am. Left…



Kozora: Initial Reaction To Sutton, Conner Selections

As we’ve been doing through the draft, my quick hits on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selections of CB Cam Sutton and RB James Conner. The pros, cons, and how they fit into their side of the ball. And of course, let me know your thoughts on those two guys and the…


Kozora: Initial Thoughts On WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

Like we did for TJ Watt, my brief overview of the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. Why the position shouldn’t surprise you and how Smith-Schuster fits into the offense. Let me know your thoughts below. Sure you have a lot on your mind.  


Martavis Bryant On Twitter: “That’s Sammie Coates Replacement”

I would like to throw out my personal opinion here and suggest Martavis Bryant stay off Twitter for awhile. Bryant took to social media to react to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2nd round selection of WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. Here’s what he had to say. lol that's Sammie coates replacement not minds…


Football Family Instilled Competitive Nature In Watt

When your two older brothers play football, it’s hard not to play with an edge. And now TJ Watt is bringing that edge to Pittsburgh. In his opening press conference after being drafted less than 24 hours ago, Watt explained the influence his family has had on him throughout his…


National Media Gives Steelers High Marks In First Round

Ok, you’ve heard us talk a ton about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first round selection. What does big media think? To sum up, they’re all on board with the selection. Sports Illustrated gave the team taking TJ Watt a B+ grade. An excerpt from their explanation. “He tested extremely well at…


Marcus Gilbert To Myles Garrett: See You In September

At some point, Myles Garrett – the Cleveland Browns first overall pick – is going to get his welcome to the NFL moment. And it could be brought to him by Marcus Gilbert. Gilbert tweeted shortly after Garrett was anointed the #1 overall pick last year with two short, clear…


Tomlin And Colbert Point Out Watt Is Inexperienced, Not Raw

The narrative is pretty straight-forward. TJ Watt has tons of upside but is health-hazard raw. But Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert worked to dispel the notion that he’s raw but only inexperienced. And the progress he’s made in such a short time made the pick all the more attractive. “I…