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Draft Day Trades Likely For The Steelers

The Steelers currently have 9 draft picks for this weekends 2009 NFL draft, but do not be surprised if they come out of the draft with only 6 or 7 players. The likelihood of the Steelers trading away a few picks to move up in the early or middle rounds of the draft is a […]

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A Few Ohio State Buckeyes Could Be Future Steelers

The buzz around the Steelers draft complex has been heavy this spring with talk about some Ohio State Buckeye draft prospects. The Steelers were front and center for the Buckeye pro day and the Steelers have been successful at robbing the state of Ohio of NFL caliber players over the past few years. Do not […]

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Steelers First Round Draft Picks By Position Since 1970

Below is the list by position of the first round draft picks the Steelers have made since 1970. Judging by history and current needs of the Steelers, it is a pretty safe assumption that the 2009 first round pick will be a cornerback, offensive lineman or wide receiver. 7 Defensive Backs (1973, 1975, 1978, 1987, […]

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Steelers Bring In Final Three Draft Prospects On Friday

The Steelers brought in their final three draft prospects for visits on Friday in preparation for next weekend\’s draft. The Friday visitors were: cornerback Ellis Lankster of West Virginia, cornerback Mike Mickens of Cincinnati and wide receiver Louis Murphy of Florida. The Steelers have now reached the limit of 30 non local players allowed to […]

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Steelers Visit With Five More Draft Prospects On Wednesday

The Steelers hosted five more NFL draft prospects on wednesday. These prospects were Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith, Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas, San Jose State defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert, Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jason Cherry and Michigan State defensive end Brandon Long. The Steelers have now brought in a total of 25 players to visit […]

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Steelers Host Five More NFL Draft Prospects On Tuesday

Five more NFL draft prospects are visiting the Steelers on Tuesday. Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis, Oregon center Max Unger, Clemson defensive tackle Dorell Scott, Stillman defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill and Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez are all on the South Side today to talk to coaches.

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Steelers 2009 Mock Draft

Below is my 2009 Steelers mock draft for the upcoming NFL draft on April 25th & 26th. Unless anything major happens in the next few days, I will be sticking with this mock draft as my official mock. Please feel free to comment below on why they will or will not draft the players below. […]

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Steelers Bring In Three Cornerbacks & Linebacker For Pre Draft Visits

Cornerbacks Donald Washington (Ohio State), Don Carey (Norfolk State) and Sherrod Martin (Troy) and outside linebacker Lawrence Sidbury (Richmond) have all been brought in by the Steelers for pre draft visits on Thursday. Washington started in 2007 as a sophomore for OSU, but was suspended for two games at the start of 2008. He has […]

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Steelers Bring In North Carolina TE Richard Quinn For Visit

The Steelers have brought in North Carolina tight end, Richard Quinn, for a pre draft visit today. Quinn is 6-4 and weighs 260 pounds. Quinn played sparingly at UNC and caught just 12 passes for 124 yards and only two touchdowns during his college career. Quinn is primarliy known for his blocking skills and projected […]

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2009 Steelers Draft Prospects Visits

Below is a running list of the draft prospects the Steelers have had in for visits before the 2009 NFL draft. Teams are allowed 30 visits not counting local area players. Name Position School A.Q. Shipley Center Penn State Scott McKillop Linebacker Pittsburgh C.J. Davis Guard Pittsburgh Mike Thomas Wide Receiver Arizona Ra\’Shon Harris Defensive […]

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Steelers To Bring In Norfolk State CB Don Carey For Visit

The Steelers have scheduled Norfolk State cornerback Don Carey for a pre draft visit on Wednesday, April 8th. Carey was a four-year starter at Norfolk State. Carey was main attraction at the Norfolk State Pro Day on March 20th and recorded a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump, 4.20 short shuttle and […]

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Steelers Bring In UNLV FB Frank Summers For Visit

UNLV fullback Frank Summers was brought in today by the Steelers for a pre draft visit today on the South side. Summers, measures in at 5-foot-10, 230 pounds and is projected to be a late round draft pick. The Steelers staff worked out Summers on his pro day after all of the players\’ running tests […]

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Steelers Bring In Oregon DT Ra\’Shon Harris For Visit

The Steelers will host yet another of their 30 aloted draft prospects today in Pittsburgh as Oregon defensive tackle Ra\’Shon Harris will be brought in for a visit. Harris who measures 6-feet-4, 300 pounds, was a one year starter at Oregon and is currently projected to be drafted in round 6 or 7.

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Draft Prospects Loadholt & Burnett Visit On Wednesday

The Steelers are visiting with two more draft prospects today. Oklahoma left tackle Phil Loadholt and University of Central Florida defensive back Joe Burnett are in Pittsburgh visiting with the Steelers coaches at the team\’s complex. Loadholt is a beast at 6-8, 345-pounds and played left tackle for the Sooners and could move to right […]

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Steelers Awarded Fifth Round Compensatory Pick In 2009 NFL Draft

Today the NFL awarded a fifth-round compensatory pick to the Steelers for the upcoming 2009 April draft. They were awrarded the compensatory pick for losing guard Alan Faneca and linebacker Clark Haggans to free agency last year while only adding running back Mewelde Moore via free agency. The pick will come at the end of […]

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Steelers Draft Stategy Wide Open After Offensive Line Signings

The recent moves by the Steelers to keep in tact most of the offensive line and depth from the 2008 season now opens up the chance to truly draft the best player available in the upcoming 2009 NFL draft. Free agents Chris Kemoeatu, Willie Colon, Trai Essex and Max Starks are all back in the […]

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Steelers Visit With Penn State Center Shipley

The Steelers are visiting with Penn State center A.Q. Shipley today in Pittsburgh. Shipley won the Rimington Trophy in 2008, which is an award given to the nation\’s top college center. The Steelers are looking to draft a few offensive lineman in the 2009 NFL draft and Shipley is currently projected as a fourth or […]

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Steelers Could Get 3rd Round Compensatory 2009 NFL Draft Pick

AdamJT13 has become a guru at figuring out compensatory NFL draft picks. Compensatory draft picks are awarded to teams that lose more or better compensatory free agents than they acquire, according to Adam. Adam gives a full explanation on his blog but in short it appears the Steelers could receive a third round compensatory 2009 […]

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Tomlin Attends Pat White Pro Day

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was in attendance for the Pro Day of former WVU quarterback Pat White on Thursday. White repotedly showed off his quick movement and strong arm for those in attendance and said that there weren’t any requests to see him run routes as a receiver. White has made it publicly known […]

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Alex Mack Run Blocking Video Highlights

I am very high on University of California center Alex Mack and if available with the last pick in the first round I really think the Steelers will select him. Mack said at the NFL combine that he would be willing to play guard in the NFL. “At the guard position, I think I can […]

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QB Pat White Would Love To Play For Steelers

Former West Virginia quarterback Pat White was at the NFL Network on Tuesday taping segments to go on the Network and chatting live with fans online. White mentioned that he comes from a Steeler family and is hoping they will take him in the 2009 draft. White also mentioned that he will work some at […]

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Steelers Met With CB Carey & DT Hood At Combine

The Steelers reportedly met with Norfolk State cornerback Don Carey and Missouri defensive tackle Evander “Ziggy” Hood during the NFL combine. http://pit.scout.com/2/842485.html

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2009 NFL Combine Results

The 2009 NFL Combine starts on Thursday in Indianapolis with weigh ins of height and weight measurements and interviews. We will have the complete results of the combine stats in sortable fashion. Drills and 40 yard dashes begin on Saturday. Please follow the links below to keep up to date with all of the NFL […]

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Center Alex Mack Will Not Participate At NFL Combine

University of California center Alex Mack sprained his ankle on Monday, and it will prevent him from participating in drills this week in Indianapolis at the 2009 NFL Combine. “While preparing for the combine on Monday with my trainer, I suffered a sprained ankle,” Mack said. “The injury isn’t serious, but unfortunately, it is going […]

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Next Season Sports 2009 Mock Draft

I recently took part in a cooperative mock draft at Next Season Sports with other NFL bloggers. The bloggers ranged from newspaper reporters to well established fan site writers. In the mock draft I selected center Alex Mack from the University of California. Below is the explanation of my pick. Ah, it is good to […]

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2009 NFL Combine Invitation List

Below is a sortable table of the college players invited to the 2009 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The date of the NFL combine runs from February 18th-24th. Below are the position groups, camp numbers, positions and colleges. 2009 NFL Combine Results * denotes underclassman Player School Group # Camp # POS AKINS, KEVIN BOSTON COL […]

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