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Cornerbacks Poised To Get Paid Big Money On Open Market

With free agency looming, we are getting our first idea of what cornerbacks are aiming for on the market. And the short answer is – a lot. Janoris Jenkins reportedly turned down a 5 year, $45 million deal from the St. Louis Rams and then proceeded to fire his agent,…



Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2006 Draft Class

While I initially planned to cover just the Mike Tomlin years in revisiting the Steelers’ recent drafts, I recently talked about their first-round history dating back to 2006, so I thought that we should keep going. And in the interests of reaching a round number—and with a nod toward Heath…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – WR/QB Tyler Murphy

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…



Report: Darian Thompson Sick During Combine

The poor performance by Boise State safety Darian Thompson has us buzzing, but according to Tony Pauline, there is an explanation for it. Pauline writes that Thompson was sick during the Combine and lost seven pounds, says a source. That latter part is accurate. Thompson weighed in at 215 pounds during…


2016 NFL Combine Recap: Day Four

And now, the combine is complete. It’s sad. The defensive backs rounded things out and there’s a ton to takeaway from them today. Fast 40 times, however, were generally not one of them. Let’s break it down. Cornerback – For a six foot, 199 pound Eli Apple to turn in…


Steelers Futures’ Report: WR Tobais Palmer

With a look to the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of shaping their summer roster. They re-signed nearly everyone on their practice squad, sans Tyler Murphy, to future deals that can keep this players through camp. They also added several players from outside the organization, as is…


NFL Combine What To Watch For: Day Four

Last one, everybody! Enjoy it. Defensive backs running today and hopefully we see some fast times, a refreshing change. Cornerbacks – James Bradberry from Samford has the length, and sure, he is never going to be the most fluid, but I want to see him get lower in his pedal…


Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2007 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…


Report: Steelers Meet With Oregon QB Vernon Adams

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers can have formal interviews with up to 60 players, making any one meeting not worth going crazy over, we are keeping a running tab on who they talk to. History shows they will draft most, if not all, of their players from this group. The Steelers…


Steelers Still Recovering From Past First-Round Decisions

While I have been writing these draft revisitation articles, one theme in particular struck me as concerning for a brief span of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft history. While they may have avoided landing any true outright busts, the team experienced a dry spell when it comes to hitting on first-rounders,…


Steelers 2015 Draft Class Review – S Gerod Holliman

There are not a lot of meaningful conclusions that you can reach about a player after the end of his first season, but that certainly doesn’t stop people from talking about it. You can find just about any variety of analysis that you would care to read if you just…


Steelers Have Interior OL Depth, But No Starter To Replace Foster

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ depth situation got a little bit precarious along the offensive line last year, both at guard and at tackle, due to injuries, one occurring in the preseason, and another during the regular season. having two key backups in the starting lineup will obviously be a major depth…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – TE/FB Will Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…