Alejandro Villanueva

Kozora: 2015 53 Man Roster Prediction

I’ll follow in Dave Bryan’s footsteps and present my far-too-early 53 man roster predictions. In the spirit, I’ll throw in a wild guess at a ten man practice squad, too. Ours will look similar with there realistically being only 5-7 “open” spots on the roster. But there are still some…


Steelers 2015 Post-Draft Roster Review: Tackle

With the 2015 NFL Draft and rookie minicamp now in the rearview mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers 90-man offseason roster is getting pretty close to set, although there are always some late movements to balance out positional numbers or replace injured or underperforming players. Now that the rookie class in in-house…


The Steelers Future’s Report: Final Grades Part 2

So far, we’ve graded 9 out of 19 players currently on the Steelers roster signed to a futures contract. Now, we will finish evaluations with the top 10 best graded futures’ players. The same rules apply from last time, but here’s a reminder about how this works. First off, this…


2015 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction: Post Draft

With the 2015 NFL Draft now behind us, it’s time for my first offseason 53 man roster prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. You will see that there are 54 players listed because of the extra spot needed because of running back Le’Veon Bell being suspended. In the comments below, tell me the selections…



Steelers Have Spot Open For UDFA Along O-Line

Although the ninth lineman is not held in quite the same regard as is the third quarterback within the South Side facility, it’s still generally true that the Pittsburgh Steelers prefer to carry nine offensive linemen on their 53-man roster. And that means that there’s a spot open for one…


Steelers T Alejandro Villanueva Excused From Rookie Minicamp

If you are like me, you were hoping to hear some positive news this weekend about Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva during the annual rookie minicamp, but according to reports, the former Army captain was excused for the session so that he could get married. Bud Dupree and Anthony Chickillo…




Steelers 2015 Draft Needs: Tackle

The calendar is quickly flipping through the month of April, and each day brings us closer and closer to the 2015 NFL Draft. By now, teams should have by and large accomplished everything that they have set out to do in terms of free agent roster building, which means that…



Steelers 2015 Pre-Draft Movements: Tackle

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this league year with 12 players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, and another three players who would be restricted free agents. They ended up retaining five of those unrestricted free agents in addition to tendering all three of their restricted free agents. Pittsburgh also added…


Supremely Talented Villanueva A Project For Mike Munchak

Alejandro Villanueva is about as polarizing a prospect as you’ll be able to find, league-wide. At 6-foot-9 and weighing roughly 315 pounds of lean muscle, he certainly looks the part, and is the type of player most coaches would insist be the first one off the team bus. His background…


Steelers 2015 Early Offseason Draft Needs – Tackle

No matter how good your team may be doing, there will always be a vocal cross-section of the fan base that, at any given point during the season, is already looking at who their favorite team should be drafting the following spring. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base is certainly no…


Steelers Smorgasbord: The Offseason Begins

Editor’s Note: Please be advised that David wrote this post several hours before it was announced that Dick LeBeau had resigned as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. 1.) Dick LeBeau With a week now having passed since the playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, I believe Dick LeBeau will be…