Articles by Josh Carney

Ranking The Rooms: AFC North TEs

Ah, yes. One of my favorite positions in all of football comes up today in the “Ranking the Rooms:  AFC North” series here at Steelers Depot:  tight end. Gone are the days of the slow-footed brutes that blocked a majority of the time; in are the days of the quick-twitch…


Ranking The Rooms: AFC North WRs

Through two segments of the “Ranking the Rooms:  AFC North” series here at Steelers Depot, we’ve yet to have a serious controversy with the lists ranking each team’s standing in the division. That could change moving forward, but today there shouldn’t be any surprises with the AFC North wide receivers….


Ranking The Rooms: AFC North RBs

Ah, yes. The dog days of summer (almost?) Although the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently in the midst of the rookie minicamp on the South Side, we’re stuck in the slow days of the offseason. Fortunately for you, the “Ranking the Rooms:  AFC North” series is rolling along! After looking at…


Ranking The Rooms: AFC North QBs

Much like I started last summer here at Steelers Depot, I’m bringing back the “Ranking the Rooms: AFC North” series for a second go-around here in the slow days off the off-season. Kicking things off today, we’ll start at the very top once again with the most important position group…


Around The North: Cleveland Browns’ Day Three Recap

One day after capping off a strong two-day start to the NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns came back on Day Three and added some really solid players to their group, adding to a great rebuild. On Day 3, Cleveland added Houston cornerback Howard Wilson with the 126th overall pick before…


Around The North: Baltimore Ravens’ Day Three Recap

After two days of going defense-heavy in the draft to rebuild an aging, underachieving defense, the Baltimore Ravens addressed the interior of the offense line early on Day 3, taking San Diego State guard Nico Siragusa with the 122nd overall pick before drafting Texas A&M guard Jermaine Eluemenor with the…


Evaluating The Value: OLB Keion Adams

With the 248th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, and the final pick of the draft for the franchise, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Keion Adams, EDGE, Western Michigan. Adams was a late pre-draft visitor that fits a need for the Steelers, as he slots to be an EDGE with…


Evaluating The Value: LS Colin Holba

With the 213th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Colin Holba, LS, Louisville. What in the world? I honestly have nothing on this pick in terms of breaking down his game because, uh, he’s a long snapper. He snaps the football really well. Mel Kiper…


Evaluating The Value: CB Brian Allen

With the 173rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Brian Allen, CB, Utah. Wow! Dave-Te’ Thomas strikes again. Earlier in the week, Dave-Te’ mentioned Allen as a name to watch as a sleeper, so I dove into the tape and did the report on him….


Evaluating The Value: QB Josh Dobbs

With the 135th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee. Look, I totally get it that fans don’t like this pick because it’s a quarterback in the fourth round again, but Joshua Dobbs is a guy that I — among many —…


Around The North: Cleveland Browns Day Two Recap

Following up a rather strong Day 1, the Cleveland Browns hit another home run with the 52nd overall pick to start Day 2. At No. 52, the Browns waited to get their guy at quarterback in Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer. It was surprising that no team traded up into the…


Around The North: Baltimore Ravens’ Day Two Recap

When you talk about “winners” through two days of the 2017 NFL draft, if the Baltimore Ravens aren’t in the discussion, let alone the leaders, well, then you’re just flat out wrong. Ozzie Newsome continues to be a master at the draft, continuing his strong stretch of drafts Friday as…


Evaluating The Value: RB James Conner

With the 105th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … James Conner, running back, Pittsburgh. Wow! What a pick for the black and gold. James Conner is a great feel-good story and one heck of a running back. The fact that he’s a local product coming…


Evaluating The Value: CB Cam Sutton

With the 94th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Cameron Sutton, cornerback, Tennessee. Once again, a really good defensive player falls into the Steelers’ lap as Sutton was a guy that I had pegged as late 2nd, early 3rd. Getting him at the end of…


Evaluating The Value: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

With the 62nd selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Southern California wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. I have to say, I’m really surprised with this pick, largely because I can’t connect the dots between the Steelers and Smith-Schuster at all. There wasn’t any sort of connection…