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Spilled Milk Of Steelers 2008 Draft Class Resurfaces With Mendenhall Suspension

With Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall being suspended on Tuesday by the team for conduct detrimental to the team the talk about the Steelers 2008 draft class immediately jumped up as a topic of discussion right after it. The writing has been on the wall for sometime now that Mendenhall, who is in the […]

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Steelers Main Concerns Can Be Traced Back To Poor 2008 & 2009 Drafts

The Steelers formula for success for many years has been simple. Draft well, re-sign quality free agents and add a low profile free agent or two during free agency for extra depth. That very formula has resulted in 3 Super Bowl appearances over the last 6 seasons with 2 of those appearances ending with the […]

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Mike Mayock\’s Draft Day Comment On Limas Sweed

I was going through some old videos of Limas Sweed and came across the draft day remarks by NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock. His last statement in the video is chilling and right on the money. “My issue with this guy is he has got to be more consistent.” Mayock does not get a […]

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Jury Still Out On Steelers 2008 Draft Class

The futher the 2008 draft gets in the rear view mirror, the better the view becomes of the Steelers 2008 draft. As of right the jury is still out, but 2009 should provide the information to make a solid judgment. Let us break down where we are with the draft class. RB Rashard Mendenhall – […]

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A Look Back At The Steelers 2008 Pre Draft Prospect Visits

Here is a look back at the 2008 pre draft prospect visits the Steelers visited with. Two players, Dennis Dixon and Ryan Mundy, ended up being drafted by the Steelers. All though you can not read too much into the list of 2009 players they have had in, you can assume one or two will […]

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Did Limas Sweed Grow Up On Sunday?

When Hines Ward went down Sunday with a knee injury in the first quarter of the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens, rookie wide receiver Limas Sweed was thrust into action. Sweed had mainly been used by the Steelers this season in four wide receiver sets and special teams for the most part because […]

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Steelers 2008 Draft Starting To Show Bust Characteristics

The 2008 Steelers draft is looking mighty disappointing over half way through the season. Wide receiver Limas Sweed is the only one of seven draft picks to make any contribution, albeit not much. Sweed is just not catching on quick enough and nearly cost the Steelers dearly on a punt Thursday night. Right now he […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 draft grade

After a stellar day one that saw the Steelers draft two players they never thought they would have a shot at in the form of running back Rashard Mendenhall and wide receiver Limas Sweed, the Steelers had a less than stellar day two. UCLA product Bruce Davis will be another tweener that will probably be […]

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Steelers draft S Ryan Mundy with second pick of the 6th round

The Steelers drafted S Ryan Mundy from WVU with 28th pick in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL draft. Mundy was the 194th pick overall and the second of two 6th round picks the Steelers have. Steelers had met with Mundy prior to the draft. Mundy played three seasons at the University of Michigan […]

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Steelers draft LB Mike Humpal in 6th round of draft

The Steelers drafted LB Mike Humpal with 22nd pick in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL draft. Humpal was the 188th pick overall and the first of two 6th round picks the Steelers have. Played 4 years at linebacker at Iowa. Led in tackles, makes good reads, not good upper body strength and needs […]

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Steelers take QB Dennis Dixon in 5th round

Steelers drafted Oregon QB Dennis Dixon with their 5th pick in the 2008 draft. Coming off of an ACL injury, Dixon will have his work cut out to make the roster. Needs to show arm strength, accuracy and that he is recovered from the injury. Will make for another huge project for the Steelers.

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Steelers draft Texas T Tony Hills in 4th Round

Steelers chose Texas T Tony Hills in the 4th round with the 130th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Hills is a monster at 6-6 305 and should compete for a depth spot. A bit raw and should be a project for learning run blocking. Originally recruited as tight end. Good pulling tackle. Great […]

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Steelers trade fourth round pick to Giants

The Giants just traded up in the fourth round, moving from 130 to Pittsburgh’s 123rd pick, and took outside linebacker Bryan Kehl out of BYU. The Giants dealt their fourth-rounder and one of their three sixth-round picks (the first) to the Steelers in order to get Kehl.

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Steelers draft DE Bruce Davis in 3rd round from UCLA

The Steelers drafted UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis with the 88th pick of the draft. 4-3 DE with pass rush ability, will stand up and convert into a 3-4 guy. He will be a project, but has the athleticism to make the transition. MORE ON DAVIS

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How Sweed it is… Steelers draft Limus Sweed

What a great second round gift. Ben has been asking for a big wide receiver and he got one in the form of Texas WR Limus Sweed. Here is some info and his conference call. * Limas Sweed Conference Call * * Wide Receivers Coach Randy Fichtner * * Limas Sweed Statistics *

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Steelers Pick Illinois RB Mendenhall In NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen Illinois running back Rashard Mendenhall with the 23rd overall selection in the NFL draft. Mendenhall led the Big Ten in rushing yards and yards per carry, running 294 times for 1,434 yards and 19 touchdowns. LINK I never would of thought Mendenhall would of fell this far. I am very […]

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My Mock Draft

Here is my own mock draft… 1. 1 Miami Long, Jake OT, Michigan 2. 2 St. Louis Long, Chris DE, Virginia 3. 3 Atlanta Ryan, Matt QB, Boston College 4. 4 Oakland McFadden, Darren RB, Arkansas 5. 5 Kansas City Dorsey, Glenn DT, LSU 6. 6 New York Gholston, Vernon DE, Ohio State 7. 7 […]

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Friday Night NFL Draft Notes

2008 NFL DRAFT NOTES — 73RD NFL DRAFT — RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK CITY APRIL 26-27, 2008 _ _ _ THE “NEW” NFL DRAFT DATE START ROUNDS SELECTION TIME Saturday, April 26 3:00 PM ET Round 1 10 Minutes Round 2 7 Minutes Sunday, April 27 10:00 AM ET Rounds 3-7 5 Minutes […]

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Pittsburgh Trib: Brown, Harris talk about Steelers\’ options

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Not much luck with late rounders for Steelers

I mentioned earlier in the week how the Steelers have not been very successful in the later rounds of the draft as of the past few years. This morning Scott Brown touched on this as well in the Trib. LINK HERE Its time we start getting some depth and special teamers in this age of […]

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Balmer\’s draft prospects soaring

As many know by now, I am very high on defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer. I think he would fit great into the Steelers defensive scheme and can function in the 3-4 or the 4-3. Here is a great article from the Charlotte Observer on him. With his stock soaring as of late, it is looking […]

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Steelers have draft success in Cowher era

Well a good story on the success of the Steelers number one picks over the years. Other then Stephens and Troy Edwards, the first round is usually pretty good to us. Also the places we have been picking for the most part has us usually in an area where we can take the best player […]

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Steelers Draft Day Sweepstakes

Steelers official website is having a draft contest. All you need to do is submit who you think the Steelers will draft first. Not sure how they break ties and it looks like they threw this together real quick. regardless a contest is a contest.

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Beat writer mock draft…Steelers take Stewart?

Came across the NFL team beat writer mock draft that will be posted on SI.com as soon as Thursday. link here Bouchette seems to think the Steelers will go after RB Jonathan Stewart. Sorry, but I am not buying it. 23. Pittsburgh Steelers (Ed Bouchette): Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon.

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A look at some defensive tackles in the draft

Another day, another day closer to draft day. I came across a link with some youtube videos of the top DTs in the draft. The more I see of Balmer, the more I really like this kid. LINK HERE

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Tomlin says he wants a pass rusher

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is hinting he wants a pass rusher. This does make some sense to me as where we are picking in round 1. Potential Steelers first-round draft picks include North Carolina defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer, Clemson defensive end Phillip Merling and Miami defensive end Calais Campbell. I would be estatic with Balmer […]

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