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Boise State WR Austin Pettis Scheduled To Make Pre Draft Visit With Steelers

Boise State wide receiver Austin Pettis is reportedly scheduled to make a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh next week to visit with the Steelers. Pettis left Boise State as the school\’s all-time leader in receptions with 229 and touchdown catches with 39. He also ranks second on the school\’s all-time receiving yards list with 2,838 […]

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Steelers Might Get A Draft Day Turkey

Since the 2011 NFL Combine, I have spent hours pouring through draft prospect profiles and game clips on as many top ranked draft hopefuls that match the needs that the Steelers have. My second Steelers mock draft reflects that work, but one player in that mock has caught my eye more than any other. That […]

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Steelers Bring In Tackles Gilbert, Carpenter & King For Pre Draft Visits Today

The Steelers are ramping up their pre draft visits today as Florida tackle Marcus Gilbert, Alabama tackle James Carpenter Jr. and South Carolina tackle Jarriel King are all visiting with staff today at the Steelers South Side headquarters. The Steelers are allowed to visit with 30 non-local draft prospects prior to the NFL Draft and […]

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Cornerbacks, Measurables, Success, Draft & You

I was looking at the top cornerbacks in 2010 according Pro Football Focus and wanted to break down where the top 20 were drafted and have a look at their height, weight, 40 times and vertical jumps from either their combine or pro day. I was looking for any keys to a particular size of […]

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Could The Steelers Really Draft Two Linebackers Again In 2011?

We are just a few days away from April and a few days closer to the Steelers perhaps drafting another linebacker in the 2011 NFL draft and maybe even two. Now of course there is no guarantee that they draft one, but since Kevin Colbert became the Director of Football Operations with the Steelers in […]

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Utah State CB Curtis Marsh To Make Pre Draft Visit To Steelers

Utah State cornerback Curtis Marsh reportedly will make a pre-draft visit to Pittsburgh to visit the Steelers some time next week according to Draft Countdown. Marsh measured in at 6 and a half feet at the NFL combine and ran an unofficial 4.46 40 time. Marsh reportedly also has visits scheduled with the Eagles and […]

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Florida T Marcus Gilbert & FSU G Rodney Hudson Reportedly Will Visit Steelers

Two offensive lineman who played their college ball in the state of Florida will reportedly make pre-draft visits to Pittsburgh as Florida tackle Marcus Gilbert and Florida State guard Rodney Hudson reportedly have visits scheduled to the South Side. Gilbert played both tackle positions for the University of Florida this past season and made 30 […]

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Steelers May Workout Bridgewater WR Tyler Beiler

WHSV Sports Director Damon Dillman, reported via Twitter that Bridgewater wide receiver Tyler Beiler says he has been contacted by by both the Steelers and the Broncos about a possible workout next week. Beiler worked out for a pro scout from the Eagles on Monday morning at Jopson Field and you can watch the video […]

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Steelers 2011 Draft Needs According To Brian Billick

Although Brian Billick is a few years removed from being the head coach of the Ravens, he still does quite a bit of analyst work. He is currently doing short video segments team draft needs for Fox Sports and recently he addressed the Steelers draft needs. He pretty much thinks along the same lines as […]

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2011 Steelers Mock Draft 2.0

It has been about a month since I released my 2011 Steelers Mock Draft 1.0 and it is now time for version 2 of the mock draft after some of the pro days have been completed and I have had more time to look at the draft hopefuls more in depth. A few of the […]

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Sources: Steelers To Bring In Baylor Nose Tackle Phil Taylor For Pre Draft Visit

Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor is expected to make a pre-draft visit to Pittsburgh to visit the Steelers according to several sources. Taylor conducted three private workouts this past week and is also expected to make pre-draft visits to see the Jets, Browns, Colts, Titans, Chiefs, 49ers and Saints, according to a league source. Taylor […]

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Steelers Receive No 2011 Compensatory Draft Picks As Expected

The NFL handed out 32 compensatory draft picks for the 2011 NFL Draft that are awarded to teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last offseason. The Steelers as expected did not receive any after receiving 3 last year. The compensatory draft picks will supplement the 221 regular picks in […]

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Sources: Steelers To Bring In UTC Cornerback Buster Skrine For Pre Draft Visit

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga cornerback Buster Skrine is expected to make a pre-draft visit to Pittsburgh to visit with the Steelers prior to the NFL draft according to The National Football Post. Skrine conducted a private workout for the Ravens today, just one day after his Wednesday Pro Day work-out. In addition to the Steelers, Skrine […]

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Sources: Texas CB Curtis Brown To Visit With Steelers

Adam Caplan of Fox Sports reports this morning that University of Texas cornerback Curtis Brown is expected to have a pre draft visit with the Steelers within the next two weeks. Brown is regarded as a top 10 cornerback in this years draft class and projected currently as a second round draft pick. He is […]

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Steelers To Bring In Cameron Jordan, Taiwan Jones & Cortez Allen For Pre Draft Visits

California defensive lineman Cameron Jordan, Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones and Citadel cornerback Cortez Allen are among the players scheduled to visit the Steelers according to Dale Lolley. Last week the Steelers entertained the local University of Pittsburgh draft hopefuls that did not count against their 30 player list of players they can have […]

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Steelers 1st Round Targets That Could Still Be On The Draft Board At 31

Over the last few weeks a few readers have asked me if I could put together a realistic list of players the Steelers most likely will have a shot at drafting should they stay at the #31 spot where they are currently slated to pick. As the players with first round grades are starting to […]

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Is Danny Watkins Really Too Old For The Steelers To Draft?

I had a feeling that as soon as I mentioned the Danny Watkins name as an example in my Steelers likely to draft the best player available post, I knew it would get a reaction. Steeler Nation is so afraid to see or hear the name Danny Watkins mentioned anywhere as a pick by the […]

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Steelers 2011 Pre Draft Visits

The Steelers have now started to bring 2011 draft prospects in for pre draft visits as of today. NFL teams are allowed to host 30 non local prospects prior to the draft. Below is a running list of players we have confirmed have been scheduled for visits as of today. We will use this as […]

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Best Player Available Likely To Be Steelers Draft Plan In 1st Round Of 2011 Draft

The days of March are clicking off the calendar and there are only 44 days now until draft day. The Pro Days are also winding down and the Steelers will soon be entertaining draft prospect visitors down at the South Side later this month and into April. In my recent post about 1st round tackles […]

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2011 NFL Draft Cornerback Player Profiles & Videos

I compile quite a bit of links leading up to the draft and being as the Steelers certainly have the cornerback position as a 2011 draft need, I thought I would share the links I have compiled along the way of the top 11 cornerbacks in the upcoming NFL draft. These links go to various […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Present For LSU Pro Day

The Mike Tomlin Pro Day tour continues on down in Louisiana, as several reports and photos of Tomlin have surfaced this morning showing Tomlin in attendance at the LSU Pro Day down in Baton Rouge. The Pro Day is being held indoors with cornerback Patrick Peterson being the main attraction. Peterson will do some position […]

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1st Round Underclassmen Cornerbacks Success Rate Using Approximate Value

I was doing some research on 1st round underclassmen cornerbacks that have been drafted over the years and came across this article a few years back by Pat Kirwan on NFL.com. Kirwan looked at the risk involved by position of the underclassmen drafted in the 1st round going back ten years at the time. I […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Present For Miami Hurricanes Pro Day

It should be no surprise that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is in South Florida today at the University of Miami Pro Day. Tomlin is for sure taking a closer look at cornerback Brandon Harris. Harris had a good showing at the NFL Combine recently and is certainly one of the top 5 corners in […]

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Success Rate Of 1st Round Tackles From 1995-2010 Using Approximate Value Method

In this exercise I wanted to take a hard look at the 1st round tackles drafted since 1995 and the success not only through the first five years, but more specifically in years one through three. This is by no means a fail safe measurement stick, but nearly a look at the 1st round tackles […]

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Top 2010 NFL Cornerbacks NFL Combine Results Compared To 2011 Top CB Prospects

After every NFL Combine is over, everyone immediately starts looking to the combine results as a form of measurement of future success. We have seen time and time again how these numbers are often forced to hold too much water in measuring the potential success. With the Steelers certainly having a need at the cornerback […]

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2011 Steelers Mock Draft 1.0

It is the Friday after the 2011 NFL Combine has wrapped up and time to get a starting point for the Steelers 2011 mock draft series. Below is what I deem to be a starting point for players I think the Steelers will have a shot at drafting in each round and their combine numbers. […]

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