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Steelers 2009 Draft Class Is All Gone As Of Thursday

Now that unrestricted free agent defensive end Ziggy Hood has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 draft class is all gone. The mass exodus of the primary members of that class started last offeason when the Steelers allowed wide receiver Mike Wallace and cornerback Keenan Lewis to walk off uncontested early in […]

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Former Steelers Center A.Q. Shipley Traded From Colts To Ravens

Center A.Q. Shipley, the Pittsburgh Steelers seventh-round draft pick in the 2009 draft, was traded Thursday morning from the Indianapolis Colts to the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional 2014 draft pick. The former Penn State center did not make the Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp in 2009, but he showed enough during […]

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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 Wallace & Emmanuel Sanders Combine Numbers

A few people are asking about the combine stats for both Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders. Seems several are trying to compare the two which is wrong to do. I aim to please so here are the combine results I have on both below. Sanders is a bit smaller as you can see and as […]

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Steelers Day Two 2009 Draft Recap

The Steelers came into the second day of the draft with eight picks to make and I surely did not think they would finish the day with eight players picked. I thought they would package a few to move up earlier in a round. Maybe they tried and just did not have what teams wanted […]

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2009 Steelers Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Now that the 2009 NFL draft is complete the Steelers will begin signing some undrafted players. we will update this post throughout the evening as the list of undrafted signings and commitments come across the wire. Check back soon. STEELERS LS Mark Estermyer (Pitt) LB Tom Korte (Hillsdale College) T Ramon Foster (Tennessee) QB Mike […]

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Steelers Draft TE David Johnson With 241st Pick In Seventh Round

The Steelers drafted tight end David Johnson, from Arkansas State with their second of two 7th round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 241st overall and the 32nd pick of the seventh round. Johnson is a 6\’2″, 260 lb tight end. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.73 seconds Bench Press […]

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Steelers Draft C A.Q. Shipley With 226th Pick In Seventh Round

The Steelers drafted center A.Q. Shipley, from Penn State with their 7th round pick of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 226th overall and the 17th pick of the seventh round. Shipley is a 6\’1″, 304lb center. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 5.26 seconds Bench Press : 33.0 reps Vertical Jump : […]

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Steelers Draft DT Ra\’Shon Harris With 205th Pick In Sixth Round

The Steelers drafted defensive tackle Ra\’Shon Harris, from Oregon with their 6th round pick of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 205th overall and the 32nd pick of the sixth round. Harris is a 6\’4″, 298lb defensive tackle. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 5.05 seconds Bench Press : 28.0 reps Vertical Jump […]

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Steelers Joe Burnett Fifth Round Pick Interview

Here is the media interview of Steelers fifth round draft pick Joe Burnett after being selected 168th overall in the 2009 NFL draft. http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/04/26/12/090426_001_105076.mp3 Joe Burnett: Do you see yourself coming here to return punts and kicks or to play cornerback? I see myself coming in to play a little bit of nickel, return punts […]

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Steelers Frank Summers Fifth Round Pick Interview

Here is the media interview of Steelers fifth round draft pick Frank Summers after being selected 169th overall in the 2009 NFL draft. http://io2.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/04/26/12/Summers_105074.WMA

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Steelers Draft FB Frank Summers With 169th Pick In Fifth Round

The Steelers drafted fullback Frank Summers, from UNLV with their second of two 5th round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 169th overall and the 33rd pick of the fifth round. Summers is a 5\’10″, 230lb fullback. Pro Day Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.63 seconds Bench Press : 30.0 reps […]

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Steelers Draft CB Joe Burnett With 168th Pick In Fifth Round

The Steelers drafted cornerback Joe Burnett, from Central Florida with their first of two 5th round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 168th overall and the 32nd pick of the fifth round. Burnett is a 5\’9″, 192lb cornerback. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.57 seconds Bench Press : 22.0 reps […]

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Steelers Kraig Urbik Third Round Pick Interview

Here is the media interview of Steelers third round draft pick Kraig Urbik after being selected 79th overall in the 2009 NFL draft. http://static.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/04/26/08/Kraig_104894.WMA Kraig Urbik: What are your thoughts on getting picked by the Steelers? I am really thrilled to be coming to a great team and a great franchise with a great history. […]

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Steelers Mike Wallace Third Round Pick Interview

Here is the media interview of Steelers third round draft pick Mike Wallace after being selected 84th overall in the 2009 NFL draft. http://static.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/04/26/08/Wallace_104898.WMA Mike Wallace: Congratulations, Mike. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Did I see somewhere that you expected the Bears to draft you in the first round? Actually, it was the second […]

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Steelers Draft CB Keenan Lewis With 96th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted cornerback Keenan Lewis, from Oregon State with their third of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 96th overall and the 32nd pick of the third round. Lewis is a 6\’0″, 208 lb cornerback. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash : 4.49 seconds Bench Press : 19.0 […]

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Steelers Draft WR Mike Wallace With 84th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted wide receiver Mike Wallace, from Mississippi with their second of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft. The pick was the 84th overall and the 20th pick of the third round acquired on day one from the Broncos. Wallace is a 6\’0″, 199lb wide receiver. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash […]

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Steelers Draft T Kraig Urbik With 79th Pick Of Third Round

The Steelers drafted tackle Kraig Urbik, from Wisconsin with their first of three 3rd round picks of the 2009 NFL draft.  The pick was the 78th overall and the 15th pick of the third round acquired on day one from the Broncos. Urbik is a 6\’5″, 328 lb offensive lineman. Combine Results: 40 Yard Dash […]

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Steelers Day One 2009 Post Draft Press Conference Transcript

Kevin Colbert: Thank you guys for sticking around. The action in the second round got fast and furious. Quite honestly, we were entertaining trying to go up. Really, we didn’t want to vacate the premises. We are extremely excited and happy to get a young man like Evander “Ziggy” Hood. I think that is the […]

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Steelers Day One 2009 Draft Recap

If ever there was a great year to pick last in every round, this was the year. The 2009 draft class is very thin on blue chip prospects. Sure there will be some great players that contribute for many years and perhaps a future Hall of Famer or two, but as far as the scouts […]

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Steelers Trade 2nd Round Pick To Broncos

The Steelers traded out of round two during the 2009 NFL draft, the Steelers traded the 64th pick overall to the Denver Broncos. The Broncos used the pick to draft North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn. The Steelers received the Broncos two 3rd round picks, which is the 15th and 20th pick of round 3 […]

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Steelers Ziggy Hood First Round Pick Interview

Here is the media interview of Steelers first round draft pick Evander “Ziggy” Hood after being selected 32nd overall in the 2009 NFL draft. http://static.steelers.com/MediaContent/2009/04/25/16/Ziggy_104869.WMA Evander “Ziggy” Hood: Should it be Evander, or Ziggy? Whatever you prefer. How did you feel when you saw your name come up? I don’t know. I couldn’t describe the […]

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Steelers Draft DT Evander Hood With First Pick

The Steelers drafted Missouri defensive tackle Evander “Ziggy” Hood with their first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The pick was the 32nd selection overall. Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 300 pounds Position: Defensive tackle Hometown: Amarillo, Texas (Palo Duro HS) Senior year: 62 tackles (31 solo), 5 sacks, 7 tackles for losses, 2 fumble recoveries […]

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2009 First Round Mock Draft

Always a few surprises and mine goes against the grain, but here his my first round mock draft. 1. LIONS: QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia 2. RAMS: OT Jason Smith, Baylor 3. CHIEFS: OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest 4. SEAHAWKS: DT B.J. Raji, Boston College 5. BROWNS: DE Brian Orakpo, Texas 6. BENGALS: DE Aaron Maybin, […]

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Steelers Draft Day Hat

Buy the 2009 Steelers Draft Day Hat Now! These will likely sell out quickly. Click Here For The Steelers Draft Day Hat

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The Player I Most Want To See The Steelers Draft

North Carolina tight end Richard Quinn does not look like much on paper as he caught just 12 passes for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns during his career at UNC, but do not let the stats fool you. Quinn has shown he has good hands at the combine and is a nasty blocker […]

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