2008 Draft

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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…


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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…


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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…



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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…


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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…


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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…


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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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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…


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Steelers could trade out of first round

Colbert said today that the Steelers could indeed trade out of the first round on Saturday if the right deal was presented. Also, as usually, it is highly unlikely that the Steelers trade up further into round 1. I highly suspect the Steelers will stay right where they are unless…