Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 8:23 am
The third and final day of the 2013 NFL draft is here, and being as you all have done so well with these open discussion post (you crashed the server twice on Friday), we will do it for the final four rounds of the draft, which should move pretty quickly.
Which team has had the best draft so far? Which team has had the worst? Who is still on the board that you like the most for the Pittsburgh Steelers and who they need to make sure to stay clear of? You know the drill and welcome to day three. This post will be stuck to the top of the front page all day.
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Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 7:31 am
On the second day of the 2013 NFL draft the Pittsburgh Steelers were in search of a running back and with their second round pick, the 48th overall, they chose to bypass Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, who many considered to be the best in this years' class, to select Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell instead.
Once the selection was made, a good portion of the Steelers fan base went into a tirade, as they couldn't fathom why such a decision was made to not only take Bell over Lacy, but also, in their opinion, reach for him a round earlier than they could have had him.
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Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 12:58 am
Day two of the 2013 NFL draft is now in the books and it is now time to look ahead to the final day and speculate who the Pittsburgh Steelers might be targeting in the final four rounds.
With the outside linebacker, running back and wide receiver positions already addressed in the first three rounds, the Steelers could likely add a safety, inside linebacker, defensive end, guard, cornerback, tight end or even quarterback on day three. Here are some players that I will have my eyes on and please feel free to add your favorites in the comments below that I may have missed.
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Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 10:21 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert never likes to refer to drafted players as needs. Instead, he likes to call them wants. On Friday, it is quite obvious that needs is indeed the correct word to use as the Steelers drafted Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell in round two of the 2013 NFL draft and Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton in the third round.
Due to the loss of wide receiver Mike Wallace and running back Rashard Mendenhall to free agency this offseason, many figured that those two positions would be addressed by the Steelers in the first few rounds of the draft, Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 8:33 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton with their third round pick of the 2013 NFL draft.
Todd Haley press conference audio:
Oregon State University Beavers
Chandler High School
Mountain Pointe High School
A challenge that was accepted by Wheaton and cornerback Jordan Poyer prior to the 2012 season thrust the Beavers into the national title picture, as they approached the midway point to their regular season schedule undefeated, but an upset loss to Washington saw OSU Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 6:42 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell with their second round pick of the 2013 NFL draft.
Todd Haley press conference audio:
Michigan State University Spartans
Groveport Madison High School
One look at Bell’s frame, power and inside rushing ability, and you can see why Spartans fans and National Football League scouts have likened the junior to a former Michigan State All-American ball carrier, T.J. Duckett, who also tipped the scales at close to the 250-pound level, yet showed Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 4:17 pm
According to several media reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling to a one-year deal on Friday.
Stephens-Howling visited with the Steelers earlier this month, but was not signed.
In his four seasons with the Cardinals, the Pittsburgh product rushed for 651 yards and five touchdowns on 182 carries. He also registered 534 more yards and three touchdowns on 56 receptions, and another 4,067 yards and three touchdowns on 163 kickoff returns.
The signing of Stephens-Howling is merely a depth move, in my opinion, and has absolutely Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Following the 2013 NFL combine, Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN, and several others for that matter, had Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones atop their prospect rankings. These rankings were also released after Jones had been poked and prodded by every team doctor who wanted to check out his the spinal stenosis in Indianapolis. In a matter of two months time, Jones found himself still on the board come time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to select the 17th pick of the first round of the 2013 NFL draft.
Here is what Kiper wrote about Jones in late February after deciding to sit out the combine.
Jones still must Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Are you ready to buy a Jarvis Jones jersey? If so, it appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick out of Georgia will wear No.91, the same number that the great Aaron Smith wore for so many years, according to the team website.
Many have speculated since his selection Thursday night, that because Jones wore No.29 in college, that he would likely ask for No.92, which of course was most recently worn by outside linebacker James Harrison, whom Jones will be measured against moving forward in his Steelers career.
Smith has been gone for a full season now, and besides, linebacker Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
According to a Friday report on Pro Football Talk, a source has indicated that free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw has received full medical clearance to resume all football activities after having surgery on his right foot back in January.
Bradshaw visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers several weeks ago, and while there were reports that he would visit again just prior to the 2013 NFL draft, there has been no indication that he has.
Heading into day two of the draft, the Steelers very well might address the running back position in either round two or three. If they don't, you would have Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
Ok, thanks to the great participation that we had in the day one post on the 2013 NFL draft, we will give you a clean thread to post in for day two. I have already posted my thoughts on the potential targets of the Pittsburgh Steelers in rounds two and three, so add a few of yours and tell us what a few other teams might do in addition. Use this post to discuss anything and everything and it will be stuck to the top of the front page the entire day. Below is the current draft order for day two. Have at it.
1 JAX Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International
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Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 11:45 am
Season 3, Episode 97 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and recap the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. We talk about a few picks that might have surprised us and what led to Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones still being on the board when the time came for the Pittsburgh Steelers to select.
We talk about Jones specifically and what we each expect for him as far as playing time goes. We differ in opinion on that. We also talk about what his selection means for linebacker Jason Worilds in addition.
With day two now here, we talk about possible targets for the Steelers in Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 3:03 am
As expected, people are already speculating how the Pittsburgh Steelers will use outside linebacker Jarvis Jones on defense during his rookie season. For those of you that think Jones will see the field much on defense baring an injury, shame on you, as it is well known that rookie linebackers in Pittsburgh not named Kendrell Bell generally only play on special teams. If they are ready to see a little action by the end of the season or late in blowouts, consider that a blessing.
Many speculate that because Jones played in a 3-4 defense at Georgia that he will have no problems adapting to the Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 1:55 am
Earlier in the week, Pittsburgh Steelers newest linebacker Jarvis Jones was on SiriusXM NFL Radio talking about the upcoming draft and revealed that he has been working out with renown trainer Tom Shaw down in Florida at the Wide World of Sports complex.
Shaw, as many of you should be well aware of by now, has trained Steelers cornerbacks Ike Taylor and William Gay for years now. Fellow cornerback Cortez Allen is even a client now of Shaw's as well.
During his conference call with the Pittsburgh media following him being selected 17th overall by the Steelers in the first round of the 2013 Read more [...]
Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 12:26 am
Now that the first round of the 2013 NFL draft is in the books, it is time look ahead to day two and who the Pittsburgh Steelers might consider drafting in rounds two and three on Friday.
The selection of Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones now means that we can safely scratch that position off of the needs list. The Steelers are expected to draft a wide receiver and a running back at some point during the draft, and I suspect at least one of those positions, if not both, are addressed in the next two rounds.
Only three wide receivers were drafted in round one so that means Justin Hunter, Read more [...]
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 11:29 pm
Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones with the 17th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, let's look ahead to what this means to starters LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds.
As far as Woodley goes, it means absolutely nothing. His contract was restructured again this offseason, and baring a serious injury, or another huge drop in production, he will remain in Pittsburgh at least through the 2014 season. For those of you that think cutting Woodley next offseason is a legitimate option, keep in mind that it will cost the Steelers Read more [...]
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 10:50 pm
I watched this video some time ago, but perhaps a few of you haven't. Hopefully by now you have read the bio of Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who was selected with the 17th pick of the first round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After reading that, you can hear him tell more of his backstory in the sit down interview that he had with Gene Wojciechowski back in December. Jones talks about losing his brother and getting a second chance.
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 9:12 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones with the 17th pick of the 2013 NFL draft.
Jones has been linked to the Steelers quick a bit this offseason as the team looked to add another outside linebacker after letting veteran outside linebacker James Harrison go in March.
Jones said during his conference call that he has been training with Ike Taylor down in Florida with Tom Shaw.
Colbert Tomlin press conference
Jarvis Jones conference call
University of Georgia Bulldogs
Columbus, Read more [...]
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 5:19 pm
By Jeremy Hritz
The 2013 NFL Draft is finally here, and so is my final mock draft. This is the fourth iteration of my mock draft, and I still have the Steelers making a trade with their first round pick, this time with Atlanta. In my previous mock, as many of you pointed out, I severely undervalued the 17th overall pick in the trade I forecasted with Buffalo; however, this mock, I have the Steelers acquiring the appropriate value in trading the 17th pick to Atlanta for their 30th pick in the first round, their second round pick, and their fifth round pick. Again, the Steelers can improve their Read more [...]
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 2:10 pm
Pencils down. It is now time for you to vote in the poll below as to who you think the Pittsburgh Steelers will draft in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft that gets underway this evening in New York City. The list of names include all of the players that I have seen associated as possibly being the pick over the course of the last several months. I believe only 400 votes can be accepted in this free poll and I ask that you only vote once. Feel free to add more about your choice in the comments below.
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