Alejandro Villanueva

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Brian Mihalik Brings Optimism, Intrigue In Move To Offensive Tackle

One day at a time. It’s a simple philosophy. You don’t climb Mt. Everest in an afternoon. Figuratively, you take it in chunks. Literally, in steps. The same could be said about becoming an offensive linemen. One day, one step at a time. That’s the message the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle…


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Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 24-18

With all of the lists bouncing around the internet regarding football throughout the dead period of the summer, I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce a new series to the Steelers Depot site, starting with a ranking of the 24 (including punter and kicker) projected starters for…


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2016 Steelers Pre-Training Camp Roster Review: Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped things up in minicamp and put an end to their spring practices, which means that we are officially into the dead zone, the slowest time of the year for football news and general activity, the time between the end of spring drills in mid-June to…




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Two Years Makes Quite A Difference In Villanueva’s Mindset

My, how things can change from year to year. Two years ago around this time, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva was about a month into his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed him as a 25-year-old first-year player as a defensive end after watching him at a…


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Munchak Impressed By Development Of Harris And Villanueva

Mike Munchak is still framing the left tackle gig as open competition but he’s offered up praise to both participants, Alejandro Villanueva and Ryan Harris. “Smart player, he’s got good strength,” he told reporters on Harris, posted to Steelers.com. Just seeing it out here, even when you’re not in pads, you…



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Shaun O’Hara Leaves Steelers Offensive Line Out Of Top 5

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers should have All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey back on the field this year, one NFL analyst, who just so happens to be a former offensive lineman, doesn’t believe that Steel City group is currently one of the top five in the league heading into the 2016…


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Todd Haley Calls Rookie Jerald Hawkins A Potential Guard Prospect

While we haven’t heard much in the way of reports related to Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins during the team’s first set of OTA practices that concluded on Thursday, offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked briefly recently about this year’s fourth-round draft pick as it relates to his position…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Blindside Liability

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Jerald Hawkins Gets Work At RT In OTAs

Though information about where players are lining up and what team’s they’re running on can be fleeting in Pittsburgh, the team website’s gallery did give us a couple glimpses of where players worked at on the first day of OTAs. Nothing we “learn” here is monumental but maybe the biggest…


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The Optimist’s Take: Blindside Liability

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…



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2016 Steelers Stock Watch – T Mike Adams – Stock Down

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…