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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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Steelers 2014 Perceived Roster Locks Post Draft

I’ve already done my first 53 man roster prediction for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers and now I think it’s a good time to debate the players that should be perceived as being locks to make the final roster baring injury. Below, I have 41 players that I deem locks and I will now defend a […]

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Digested Thoughts On The Steelers 2014 Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is several days behind us in the rear view mirror, I’ve had enough time to chew up all of the selections into small pieces and swallow them. Here, now, are my thoughts not only the process, but each pick as well. For starters, I really suggest that you […]

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Steelers Took Advantage Of Underclassmen During The Draft

In a draft whose purportedly historic depth was propped up by a record number of underclassmen declaring, the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams who chose to plunder the junior talent pool with premium draft picks. Of their first four draft picks in 2014, three of the Steelers’ newest players come to the team as […]

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Kent State Coach Calls New Steelers RB/WR Dri Archer A ‘Natural Punt Catcher’

During his career at Kent State, new Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver Dri Archer showed how dangerous he was a kick returner. So why did the 5-8, speed burner only return six punts during his four years there and zero in 2013? On Wednesday, Kent State’s offensive coordinator Brian Rock finally set the record straight about […]

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Steelers UDFA OLB Howard Jones Possesses Speed And Chip On Shoulder

As evidenced by their selections of inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, running back/wide receiver Dri Archer and wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a need for speed. That need for speed also carried over to the undrafted free agents that they signed as well with the addition of Shepherd […]

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Steelers 2014 Redraft Thread

It’s time to have some fun and do a redraft exercise for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here are the rules: You must either choose the actual player that the Steelers selected in each round or another player that was taken before their next selection. Here are the results by round. Here is my redraft: Round 1 […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Thinks He Knows How New RB/WR Dri Archer Will Be Used

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Chris Rainey in the fifth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft, many envisioned then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley using the Florida product much in the same way that he used Dexter McCluster as a rookie in Kansas City in 2010. That didn’t work out so well as Rainey only […]

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Kozora: Steelers Draft Grades For 2014 Class

By Alex Kozora After providing a report on each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, it’s time for a collective wrap up. You can consider this a “grade” because I’ll be providing a letter, but it’s more of a summary of each player and how they fit with the team. Grading […]

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Steelers Film Room: Martavis Bryant 2013 Touchdown Receptions

On Monday, we had a look at the drops that new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant had at Clemson in 2013. Today, it’s only fair that we now look at his seven touchdown receptions from 2013. Against North Carolina State, Bryant’s first of two touchdowns in the game were a result of the off […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Comfortable With Character Of CB Shaquille Richardson

Back in June of 2010, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft pick, cornerback Shaquille Richardson, was dismissed from UCLA along with two other players after the three were arrested by campus police and charged with suspicion of felony theft after allegedly stealing a student’s bag out of a locker. Richardson, a freshman at the time, transferred to Arizona. […]

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Steelers Film Room: Martavis Bryant 2013 Dropped Passes

Limas Bryant? Martavis Sweed? Are these fair nicknames already being given to new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant by several in the fan base? I have now finished my study of every incomplete pass that was thrown in 2013 to Bryant and of those 23 passes, I have come away with 11 of them […]

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QB Tajh Boyd Didn’t Help Out WR Martavis Bryant Much Last Year At Clemson

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant might be one of my favorite players in the 2014 draft class as it relates to upside. I’m currently going through and watching every pass thrown his way in 2013 and while he really is raw, he’s super talented and should only get better. Before I get to […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Likens Dri Archer To Longtime Return Specialist Mel Gray

While everyone should know by now that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on using third-round draft pick Dri Archer as a kick returner in 2014, there’s an outside chance he’ll also be allowed to return punts at some point during the season or beyond. Archer, who only returned six punts for eight yards in his four […]

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Steelers Film Room: 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt

By Alex Kozora Final scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 NFL Draft class. Future articles will give my final grades for this group. But for now, a breakdown of sixth round selection and UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. Jordan Zumwalt/ILB UCLA: 6’4 235 The Good – Frame that does offer some room for growth – […]

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The Winner Of The 2014 Steelers Mock Draft Contest Is …

I have finally managed to grade all of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft contest submissions and according to the results that I have, users TheP1414, Gregg Brunclik and Tullydew all finished with 340 points. However, TheP1414 was the only one of the three to submit the Aaron Colvin tiebreaker, so that should make him […]

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New Steelers WR Martavis Bryant To Wear No. 10 For Now

According to new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, he’ll be wearing No. 10 for the time being. Blessed to be wearing number 10❗️ — Martavis Bryant (@ThaBestUNO) May 12, 2014 Bryant, who was drafted Saturday in the fourth-round by the Steelers out of Clemson, said during his conference call with the media following his […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Gives Thoughts On Shepherd UDFA OLB Howard Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with nine undrafted players at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft and one of those players, defensive end Howard Jones out of Shepherd University, seems to be creating quite a bit of buzz as far as the fan base goes. On the Monday edition of The David Todd […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Weighs In On Outside Linebacker Depth

One of my biggest concerns about the Pittsburgh Steelers coming out of the 2014 NFL Draft is the depth at the outside linebacker position and while general manager Kevin Colbert didn’t calm those fears during his Monday afternoon interview on The David Todd Show, he did provide a little bit of insight on how he […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Pays Attention To The Countless Mock Drafts

Thanks to the internet, people like me can sit in their mother’s basement wearing nothing but underwear and write mock draft after mock draft for the world to see. In addition, the major media draftniks and analyst churn out these round by round predictions as well. So does Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert pay […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Recap Episode

Season 4, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about the nine players that Pittsburgh Steelers selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. David and I get things started by giving you our quick overview of the Steelers draft before attaching early grades to it. […]

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Stanford DB Devon Carrington Will Tryout For Steelers At Rookie Mini Camp

At the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that Stanford cornerback Devon Carrington was one of 10 undrafted free agents that the team had come to terms with. On Monday, Steelers PR man Burt Lauten announced on Twitter that Carrington will instead be tryout player this coming weekend at the rookie […]

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Steelers Film Room: 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Massachusetts TE Rob Blanchflower

By Alex Kozora Scouting report of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final selection of the 2014 NFL Draft. Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower. Rob Blanchflower/TE Massachusetts: 6’4 256 The Good – Plus size and looks the part – Good length (33 3/4 arms, tied-3rd best at Combine) – Plays with large catch radius, gets arms extended away […]

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