Steelers Spin: Greatest Draft Hits – Second Round

The end is near. There are only two rounds left to analyze in this series exploring the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting history during the modern football era (since 1969). What will the past predict about the potential of success for the Steelers 2017 second round draft pick? Apparently, it comes down…


Kevin Colbert Still Worried About CB Senquez Golson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made it clear over the course of the offseason that they can no longer count on cornerback Senquez Golson potentially being a main contributor on defense moving forward. On Thursday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert once again drove that point home during his annual pre-draft press…


Report: Steelers Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On LB Ryan Shazier

Not surprisingly, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to exercise their fifth-year option on linebacker Ryan Shazier, according to Albert Breer. The Steelers have exercised their fifth-year option on LB Ryan Shazier, per source. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 24, 2017 According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Shazier’s fifth-year…


Steelers Have No Medical Update On TE Ladarius Green Ahead Of Draft

It will be interesting to see if the Pittsburgh Steelers ultimately draft a tight end this year and especially being as the future status of Ladarius Green still seems to be somewhat cloudy with the annual college selection process set to get underway Thursday in Philadelphia. As for Green, who…



Colbert Explains Pittsburgh’s Mock Draft Process

It’s rare to get a straight, transparent answer out of the Kevin Colbert/Mike Tomlin pre-draft press conference. They’re a close-to-the-vest team in general and come draft season, they’re not delving into any specifics. Which hey, that’s a respectful and fair process. One specific Colbert did get into was how the…


Schefter: Jabrill Peppers Had Diluted, Failed Drug Test At Combine

This is the worst time for any prospect to deal with bad news and Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers just got hit with one. Per Adam Schefter, the safety/linebacker hybrid failed his Combine drug test due to a diluted urine test. Breaking: Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at…


Colbert Talks Unpredictable 2017 Draft, Fifth-Year Options, Drafting QBs

This year will mark the 18th time that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has overseen the organizations draft and while he’s probably faced some levels of uncertainty when it comes to being able to predict what will ultimately transpire in the first round, he said Monday during his annual…


Colbert On Bryant’s Status: ‘We Have Not Heard Anything’

With the 2017 NFL Draft set to get underway Thursday in Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Steelers still don’t know when or if wide receiver Martavis Bryant will ultimately be reinstated by Roger Goodell after sitting out the entire 2016 season due to a suspension for multiple violations of the league’s substance…


Steelers Downplay Use Of Analytics In The Draft

This certainly should not come as a surprise to you if you know anything about Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin. And we’ve broached the topic before. But they’re not big into analytics, including during the draft process. Both summed up analytics as a useful tool but not one that can…


Complementary Play Crucial In Defensive Success

Over the course of their recent history, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has seemed to be at its peak when they have had complementary players at the key interior positions of their defense. I am speaking of the bookend defensive ends, the inside linebackers, and the starting safety tandem. Taking, for…


Devil’s Advocate: Sufficent Draft Prep During Free Agency

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…


‘Money’ ‘Backer Position Should Also Consider Actual Linebackers

There is a large section of observers who believe that more than anything the biggest issue facing the Pittsburgh Steelers is their coverage ability, more so than, for example, than the pass rush, or a lack of certainly at the wide receiver position, or stability at the tight end spot….


Kozora 2017 Steelers Mock Draft – The Final One

Well guys, this is it. My last crack at a Pittsburgh Steelers’ mock draft for 2017. Again, this is based off what I best think the team will do, not what I want them to do. I’ll post my rationale for each pick including in the selection. As always, let me know your thoughts…