Archive | 2014 Draft

Steelers Rookies Have Friday Field Trip To Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished up their second week of OTA practices on Thursday and on Friday, the rookie class took a trip to Canton, Ohio to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By the looks of things, the field trip not only included the drafted rookies, but the undrafted rookies as well. Not only […]

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Steelers Offer More Candid Comments On Draft Class For Countdown Series

The Pittsburgh Steelers premiered the fourth episode of their behind-the-scenes “Countdown” series yessterday, telling the story of the draft. This fourth installment takes us through to the end of the draft over the course of days two and three. The episode is interesting because it reveals some more candid takes from the front office and […]

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History Tells Us All Nine Steelers Draft Picks Won’t Make Final 53

There’s still a lot of left over excitement about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and on Tuesday eight of those nine players will take to the field once again as the second set of OTA practices get underway. History has shown, however, that all nine won’t make the final 53 man roster out of […]

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Debunking Three Myths About The Dri Archer Pick

By Michael K. Reynolds The reaction to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 third round selection of Dri Archer was nearly universal: “Huh?” I’ll admit to the same immediate response myself. My confusion was positional. Why would the Steelers braintrust take a running back with such a high pick? But it only took a little research showcasing […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Admits To Being Upset On Draft Day

According to a story two weeks ago about agent Ryan Tollner by Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reportedly sent Tollner a text message not suitable for sharing following the selection of Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round. When I initially read that report, it didn’t seem like […]

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Steelers Sign Draft Picks, Wesley Johnson, Jordan Zumwalt

There was a ton of good news on Tuesday during the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA practice of the 2014 season and even more good news has now surfaced this evening as two more draft picks have now come to terms. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, linebacker Jordan Zumwalt and offensive lineman Wesley Johnson […]

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Injury Prevented Rookie Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower From Practicing In 2013

It will be a while before we know for sure whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers got a steal in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft when they selected Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower. In fact, due to a bilateral hernia that he plagued him in 2013, the Steelers might not truly know […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2014 Draft With Alex Kozora Episode

Season 4, Episode 106 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still tied up dealing with some personal business, I am pleased to be joined for an hour by Alex Kozora, who has contributed on Steelers Depot for nearly a year now. Kozora, a communications major, did several pre draft breakdowns of players over the course […]

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Broncos Undrafted LB Shaquil Barrett Considered Signing With Steelers

Like many of you, I was hoping that the Pittsburgh Steelers would sign Colorado State outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett as undrafted free agent, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Barrett wound up signing with the Denver Broncos, but in a recent interview, he did say that the Steelers were interested in his services. “[The Broncos] were […]

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Heath Evans On Steelers 2014 Draft: ‘It’s A C-Plus’

On the Tuesday edition of “NFL Total Access” analysts Solomon Wilcots and Heath Evans finally got around to grading the 2014 drafts of the four AFC North teams and when it came time to grade the Pittsburgh Steelers, Evans didn’t sound over impressed. “It breaks my heart because I love me some Mike Tomlin and some Dick LeBeau, but […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Already Comfortable With Defensive Scheme

The Pittsburgh Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks, linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, will have to miss valuable practice time during the offseason due to NFL graduation rules, but because he played in a 3-4 defense at UCLA, he doesn’t feel like he will be behind when he is able to able to practice again later […]

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Steelers Sign Draft Picks Blanchflower, McCullers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed two of their nine draft picks as tight end Rob Blanchflower and nose tackle Daniel McCullers have both come to terms on four-year deals. For Blanchflower, the Steelers seventh-round pick out of Massachusetts, his four-year contract should total out at around $2.279 million. For McCullers, the Steelers second of two […]

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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

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Snap Predictions For The Steelers 2014 Draft Class

Every year at about this time, I like to take a stab at projecting how many snaps each member of the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class will see on either offense or defense during their rookie season. Here are my pre OTA predictions for the class of 2014. Ryan Shazier – It’s quite possible that Shazier […]

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Steelers RB Dri Archer Plays With A Chip On His Shoulder

Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver Dri Archer might be small in stature, but he carries around a big chip on his shoulders. Archer said recently after practice that Kent State was the only school to offer him a scholarship because other programs were deterred by his 5-8, 173 pound size. He now uses that as […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Bengals 2014 Draft Class

We have already thoroughly broken down the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We already kicked this series off with a look at the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns 2014 drafts, so today we will look at what the Cincinnati […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Browns 2014 Draft Class

We have already thoroughly dissected the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We already kicked this series off with a look at the Baltimore Ravens 2014 draft, so today we will look at the Cleveland Browns 2014 draft class. 1 – 8(8) […]

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Says Mike Tomlin Has Already Been ‘Messing’ With Him

Considering how new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was used at Clemson, it’s not surprising that he finished with a 22.2 yards per catch average on his 61 receptions. Those numbers could qualify Bryant for the Mike Tomlin “one trick pony” tag, but according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that term hasn’t […]

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UCLA Quarter System Might Prevent Steelers LB Jordan Zumwalt From Attending OTAs

Thanks to Ohio State no longer being on the quarter system, it appears as though first-round draft pick, linebacker Ryan Shazier, won’t miss any of the Pittsburgh Steelers summer OTA practices. One of the Steelers other eight draft picks, however, might not be so lucky. Being as UCLA still uses the quarter system, linebacker Jordan […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Was On The Phone With Martavis Bryant 10 Minutes After He Was Drafted

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to wait until the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft until a “tall” wide receiver was selected, but once the choice of Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant was made, the quarterback was on the phone 10 minutes later welcoming him to the team. “Yeah, I was [surprised] to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking More Steelers 2014 Draft, Dri Archer, Roster Locks & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right back into talking about the nine players that Pittsburgh Steelers selected in the 2014 NFL Draft as we have had a few extra days now to sleep on the picks. David had Kent State offensive coordinator Brian […]

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Two Steelers Draft Picks Trained This Offseason With CB Ike Taylor

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor swears by his trainer Tom Shaw and with good reason as the 34-year-old always looks chiseled and ready to step onto the football field even in the month of May. Over the years, Taylor has recruited several of his Steelers teammates to train with him in Orlando, Florida at the […]

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Steelers Invite 20 Unsigned Undrafted Players To Rookie Minicamp For Tryouts

The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie mincamp gets underway on Friday and 52 players are scheduled to take part in it. The Steelers nine draft picks, nine undrafted players and 14 first year players that were signed will be joined by 20 other undrafted players and that are being given tryouts over the weekend. First year players […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Ravens 2014 Draft Class

We have already dissected the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class pretty good, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We’ll start this short series off with a quick overview of the Baltimore Ravens 2014 draft class. 1 – 17(17) – C.J. Mosley – ILB – Alabama […]

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Bears CB Kyle Fuller Is First 2014 First-Round Draft Pick To Sign Contract

On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears became the first team to sign a 2014 first-round draft pick as cornerback Kyle Fuller was inked to a four-year, $9.687 deal, according to Joel Corry of CBS Sports. Fuller, a Virginia Tech product, will have $1.761 million salary cap number in 2014, according to Corry and being as he […]

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