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2011 Steelers Draft Hat

The 2011 NFL Draft is just under 4 days away now and the players the Steelers draft will all likely be photographed wearing the 2011 Steelers player draft hat shown in the picture to the left. The 2011 NFL draft hats are once again being made by Reebok and are made of 84% nylon, 14% […]

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The Evidence Pointing To Steelers Possibly Drafting Aaron Williams In 1st Round

The 2011 NFL Draft is just under 5 days away now and all of the Pro Days and pre draft visits have been completed. The speculation is rampant of who the Steelers will draft in round one, should they not trade the pick, and many of the so-called draft experts and non experts have the […]

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Relative Position Value Draft History As It Relates To The Steelers

Tony Villiotti from draftmetrics.com has some great studies up on the Relative Value of Draft Choices here and here as well as historical draft information on all the positions. In this post I will highlight a few of his observations as it relates to the Steelers in the upcoming draft. I am not going to […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #48 Interview With NFL Draft Scout Dave-Te\’ Thomas Episode

Episode #48 of The Terrible Podcast is up and in this special pre draft podcast episode I am joined by Dave-Te\’ Thomas, the Director of Operations for Scouting Services Inc to discuss the 2011 NFL draft as it relates to the Steelers. Dave is a long time NFL scout that got his break with the […]

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Steelers HOF RB Franco Harris To Announce 2nd Round Draft Pick

The NFL announced through a media release today that 32 legendary NFL alumni, one representing each team, will announce live on Friday every selection of the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft next week. This will mark the first time in NFL Draft history every selection in a round has been announced by former […]

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Report: Steelers Had Pre Draft Visit With Northwestern DT Corbin Bryant

Another defensive tackle reportedly made a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh recently to visit with the Steelers as Sean Jensen reports that Northwestern defensive tackle Corbin Bryant flew to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers coaching staff and get his medical check done. Bryant measured in at his Pro Day at 6 foot 3 and […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #47 2011 Schedule, Pre Draft Visits, Cornerbacks & Rankings Episode

Episode #47 of The Terrible Podcast is up and in this 30 minute episode David Todd and I discuss the Steelers 2011 schedule that was released on Tuesday and talk about what we dislike about it and how the Steelers strength of schedule is misleading. We continue on and discuss the latest news from the […]

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Steelers Bring In TE Weslye Saunders, S Davon Morgan & DB Aaron Williams For Pre Draft Visits

It was reported yesterday that San Diego State wide receiver Vincent Brown would be visiting Pittsburgh today to have a pre draft visit and now Steelers Digest just announced that South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders, Virginia Tech safety Davon Morgan and Texas defensive back Aaron Williams are also visiting the South Side today as […]

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Report: Steelers To Have Pre Draft Visit With San Diego St. WR Vincent Brown

Adam Caplan of Foxsports.com reported via Twitter that the Steelers are expected to have San Diego St. wide receiver Vincent Brown in for a pre draft visit tomorrow. Brown measured in at 5 foot 11 and 1/4 at the NFL Combine where he had a rough showing. He had hoped to run the 40 in […]

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Steelers Bring In T Marcus Cannon & G Keith Williams For Pre Draft Visits

The Steelers are winding down their 2011 pre draft visits, but hosted a pair of offensive lineman today as Texas Christian tackle Marcus Cannon and Nebraska guard Keith Williams are reportedly visiting Pittsburgh. Cannon measured in at the combine at 6 foot 5 inches and weighed 358 pounds. He is projected as a 2nd round […]

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2011 Steelers Mock Draft 4.0

It\’s Monday again and time for me to update my mock draft after watching more tape this past week and fine tuning mostly some of the early round picks. In my last Steelers mock draft I had Sam Acho as the second round selection and admitted that it might be a stretch. After further thought, […]

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Abilene Christian WR Edmond Gates To Visit Steelers Next Week

Abilene Christian wide receiver Edmond Gates will make a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh early next week according to his draft journal. Gates ran in the low 4.3 range at the NFL Combine back in late February and measured in at 5 foot 11 and 3/4 inches while tipping the scales at 192 pounds. He […]

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Would The Steelers Draft Mark Ingram If He Falls To Them?

The latest buzz making the circuit on the internet is the stock drop of Alabama running back Mark Ingram. Ingram\’s drop reportedly is because of the long-term stability of Ingram’s knee and the fear that he may develop degenerative arthritis. The former Heisman Trophy winner underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee late last August […]

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Could Delayed Free Agency Drive The Price Tag Up On Ike Taylor?

The 2011 NFL Draft will take place just two weeks from today and it looks almost certain that the free agency signing period, if there is one, will take place after the draft. During a normal offseason the signing of the bulk of the higher profile free agent players has already taken place and teams […]

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Kevin Colbert Loves Himself Some 1st Round Positional Value – Value Draft History

Kevin Colbert loves value and especially so with his first round selections. Below is a quick history of the first rounders he has drafted since taking over in 2000 and the positional value those players offered. At the end I offer up a few players that fit the mold as both positional values that also […]

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Baylor NT Phil Taylor Visiting Steelers Today For Pre Draft Visit

Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor is making his pre draft visit today to Pittsburgh to visit with the Steelers according to Steelers Digest. Taylor measured in at the NFL Combine at 6 foot 3 and 1/4 and weighed 334 pounds. He ran the 40 in the low 5.0 range and benched 225 pounds 31 times. […]

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2011 Steelers Mock Draft 3.0

It has been 2 weeks since I put out my 2.0 version of the Steelers 2011 Mock Draft and since then the Steelers have had quite a few pre draft visitors to look over and the Pro Days have also wound down. With the draft just 2 and a half weeks away, now is a […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of The Steelers 2011 Visitors Thus Far

We are right about half way home to the 2011 NFL Draft and it is a perfect time to look over the pre draft visitors that the Steelers reportedly have had or will have visit the South Side prior to draft day. The organization has been more tight lipped thus far this offseason about their […]

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Report: Virginia CB Ras-I Dowling & Maryland RB Da\’rel Scott Make Pre Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling and Maryland running back Da\’rel Scott both made pre draft visits today to visit with the Steelers. Dowling ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine, but injured his hamstring on the first run and sat out the rest of the drills. His durability […]

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Report: Alabama A&M NT Kearse & Louisville CB Patrick To Have Pre Draft Visits With Steelers

Dale Lolley reported a little while ago that Alabama A&M nose tackle Frank Kearse and Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick will make pre draft visits with the Steelers if the have not already. The Steelers have been more tight lipped this offseason about the players they bring to the South Side for official visits, but word […]

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Steelers Almost Yearly Drafting Of Wide Receivers Is Not Rocket Science

It is April and perhaps time for the Steelers to draft yet another wide receiver in the upcoming NFL draft. A quick look at the 2011 pre draft visit list combined with the draft history of the Steelers almost yearly drafting of wide receivers under Kevin Colbert and it does not take a rocket scientist […]

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Report: Tennessee WR Denarius Moore To Have Pre Draft Visit With Steelers

Another receiver quite possibly could be headed to the South Side for a pre draft visit with the Steelers as Adam Caplan is also reporting that Tennessee wide receiver Denarius Moore has a scheduled visit with the Steelers this week. Moore measured in at the NFL Combine at 5 foot 11 and a half and […]

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Report: Marshall ILB Mario Harvey To Have Pre Draft Visit With Steelers

Marshall inside linebacker Mario Harvey is expected to make a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh sometime over the next few week according to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com. Harvey had a great Pro Day and ran his 40 in the 4.4 range. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 27 times, recorded a 32-inch vertical and 9-5 […]

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Report: Southern Mississippi DT Anthony Gray Works Out For Steelers

Shawn Zobel from DraftHeadquarters.com reported via Twitter that Southern Mississippi defensive tackle Anthony Gray recently worked out for the Steelers and is scheduled to visit the Packers next week as well. It is unclear if the workout was regarded as a pre draft visit at this time. Gray measured in at 5-foot-11 3/4, 330 pounds […]

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Is Aaron Williams Worth A Nickel To The Steelers?

I talked about Texas cornerback Curtis Brown the other day and today wanted to focus in on another Texas cornerback, Aaron Williams, in relation to the Steelers. Back in late December, Williams announced his decision to skip his senior season at Texas to enter the 2011 NFL Draft and since then the biggest questions that […]

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Quarterbacking By Bill Walsh Videos

It is always fun reading all the talk about quarterbacks prior to the draft and I always love to read and watch the teachings of the late Bill Walsh in regards to the quarterback position. Although it rarely gets shown on the NFL Network, the “Quarterbacking by Bill Walsh” episode by NFL Films is always […]

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