Articles by Matthew Marczi

Steelers 2017 First-Round Targets

Ordinarily, my time writing for Steelers Depot has been filled with more concrete matters. I have for the most part left the vast majority of the pre-draft heavy lifting to the rest of our writing staff, particularly Alex Kozora, who is probably an honorary BLESTO scout at this point or…


Rookie Draft Class Should Have Opportunities To Contribute

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been asked on numerous occasions over the course of the offseason about how he views the potential impact of the 2017 NFL Draft class in light of the contributions and success of the team’s draft class from last season, which ended up producing…


Marczi 2017 Steelers Mock Draft

I’ll admit that I’ve never been a big fan of mock drafts, at least the way that the mock draft has come to monopolize the draft discussion for months on end. But I’ve also come to appreciate it as a tool that helps to put things into focus. While it’s…


Trubisky Or Not Trubisky: That Is The Question For Browns

The Cleveland Browns have two picks in the top 12 spots of the first round, including the first pick in the draft, barring any trades. While the Browns are at this point expected to do the most-widely-mocked and draft outside linebacker Myles Garrett, they know that their quarterback situation—going on…


2017 Offseason Questions: So Who’s It Going To Be?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty…


‘Rooney: The Next Generation’ Could Already Be On Staff

The passing of Dan Rooney left a hole in the Pittsburgh Steelers community that will never be filled, but that doesn’t mean that the show suddenly stops. There is still a franchise to run, and it remains in the hands of the Rooney family through his son, Art Rooney II,…


Devil’s Advocate: Character Counts (Extra)

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…


Martavis Bryant Looks To Pair Size And Speed In Return To Football

Bear with me as we wade through another Martavis Bryant topic, but I’m sure you can imagine that his conditional reinstatement yesterday was a pretty significant development for the Pittsburgh Steelers and its extended community. That it happened just two days before the draft should probably be noted as well….


Know Your Enemy: Ravens 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The 2017 NFL Draft is now just a short time away, which means that it will not be long now before we know a lot more about how each team will shape up for the 2017 season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are obviously in need of a quality draft, but the…






Devil’s Advocate: O-Line Depth In Draft

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…