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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Bengals 2014 Draft Class

We have already thoroughly broken down the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We already kicked this series off with a look at the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns 2014 drafts, so today we will look at what the Cincinnati […]

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Just One Small Problem With The Cornerback Depth Chart

The Pittsburgh Steelers were clearly at a place of relative comfort with their cornerback depth entering the 2014 season—certainly far more so than outside observers speculated throughout the offseason leading up to the draft. They had an opportunity to draft one of the top cornerbacks in the draft last week, Darqueze Dennard, at the 15th […]

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Digested Thoughts On The Steelers 2014 Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is several days behind us in the rear view mirror, I’ve had enough time to chew up all of the selections into small pieces and swallow them. Here, now, are my thoughts not only the process, but each pick as well. For starters, I really suggest that you […]

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AFC North Run On Cornerbacks Leaves Steelers Behind Division Trend

It’s not terribly surprising that a pair of cornerbacks went to the AFC North in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Somewhat more surprising would be the fact that neither of them ended up in Pennsylvania, but instead found their homes in Ohio. The Cleveland Browns got things started by trading from the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking New Steelers LB Ryan Shazier, Day Two Draft Prospects & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 101 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and the Pittsburgh Steelers selection, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier. David and I break down the decision to draft Shazier instead of Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and how the explosive […]

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Ryan Shazier Selection In Line With Sub-Package Philosophy

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has spent a good deal of his talking time this offseason to emphasize the importance of sub-package football in today’s league. Yet when he had a top cornerback available to him at the 15th overall pick, which nobody would have considered a reach, he instead took a linebacker. If […]

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Plenty Of Time To Scrutinize The Ryan Shazier Pick In The Months Ahead

For many, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 15th overall selection of inside linebacker Ryan Shazier may have come as a bit of a surprise, and perhaps somewhat earlier than expected. That certainly seemed to be the general tone on set. Even though I wrote about Shazier yesterday as one of the five realistic targets the Steelers should […]

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Report: Cowboys Were Ready To Pounce On Ryan Shazier If Steelers Didn’t

If you are thinking that the Pittsburgh Steelers reached Thursday night in order to draft Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, you would be wrong, as the team picking right behind them was ready to pounce on him if bypassed. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Defends Quality Over Need Draft Strategy

We will likely never know if the Pittsburgh Steelers had Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller rated higher than Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, but being has general manager Kevin Colbert decided to pass on Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard to take Shazier with the 15th overall selection in the first round of the 2014 NFL […]

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ESPN’s Scott Brown Jumps On The Kyle Fuller Bandwagon

With the 2014 NFL Draft about to begin, Scott Brown of ESPN.com has decided who he believes the Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick will be. His choice? Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller. Brown narrowed it down to Fuller and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard. Both are good fits for the Steelers and I think they would […]

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Bryan – 2014 First Round Mock Draft

I know you have room for one more 2014 mock draft and especially being as it is coming from me. Look, I detest doing these, but it says in my blahger handbook that I am required to. In case you are curious, all of these teams tried to trade up and down, but the phone […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft: Final Major Media Mock Draft Tracker

The 2014 NFL Draft is almost here and the major media draftniks look like they’ve submitted their final mocks of the first round. Below is an updated mock draft tracker featuring 15 major media draftniks as it relates to who they believe the Pittsburgh Steelers will be selecting in the first round. Draftnik Site Date […]

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Kozora – 2014 First Round Mock Draft

By Alex Kozora This will be my final article before the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s a first round mock based on what I believe will happen as opposed to what should happen and no trades are predicted. Keep that in mind when reading it. Also, keep in mind this is all […]

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Cornerback Versus Wide Receiver Battle Will Be Decided Tonight

Wednesday night on Twitter, I asked my followers who they thought the Pittsburgh Steelers would pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft that gets underway later this evening and unsurprisingly the consensus was that they wanted either a cornerback or a wide receiver with the former being the most popular of the […]

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Favorable Scenarios For Steelers In Round One

As may have been made obvious as a result of my offseason coverage this year, I’m not typically one for creating mock drafts of my own. While I enjoy the what-ifs of perusing the mock drafts of others and the information garnered from reading them, I’m generally filled with a sense of ‘better you than […]

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NFL Network’s Mike Mayock Has Steelers Taking CB Kyle Fuller In Annual Mock Draft

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock is not a big fan of doing mock drafts and that’s why he only does one a year. On Wednesday night, Mayock will be unveiling his first and only mock draft of the offseason during a televised special and already the first 15 picks have been released. Mayock has […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 4.0 – Final Edition

The 2014 NFL Draft will finally get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. As I say every year, mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the chance of getting all of the picks correct really doesn’t exist. It’s […]

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Ed Bouchette Selects OSU CB Justin Gilbert For Steelers In Recent Beat Writers Mock Draft

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently took part in a mock of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with other beat writers and he selected a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers at 15h overall. Bouchette’s selection was Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert and here is his reasoning behind the pick. The Steelers […]

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Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller Deserves To Be The Steelers First-Round Draft Pick

Is Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller one of the top three at his position in the 2014 draft class? Is he better than both Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert? More importantly, is Fuller deserving to be the Pittsburgh Steelers first-round selection next Thursday night? The obvious way to answer the above […]

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NFL Network Draft Analyst Says He’s Been Told Steelers Are Taking CB Kyle Fuller

Many of the major media draftniks still seem to be conflicted about where they believe Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller will be selected next week when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway. However, one well respected and connected NFL Network analyst has heard that the Pittsburgh Steelers are seriously considering taking Fuller with the 15th […]

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Lions Could Stand In Way Of CB Darqueze Dennard Dropping To Steelers

In a recent poll that I posted on the site, I asked readers to rank 10 players that I believed could possibly be on the board when the Pittsburgh Steelers are on the clock with the 15th overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard came in second behind Texas […]

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Mike Mayock Thinks Steelers Should Go Cornerback In Round One

On Thursday, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held a two-hour pre draft conference call with the media and during it he gave his thoughts on which direction he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers should go in the first round with the 15th overall selection. “I think that the way Pittsburgh historically approaches the draft, it’s […]

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ESPN Draftniks Kiper, McShay Have New Selections For Steelers In Latest Mock Drafts

On Tuesday, ESPN draftniks Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both released new versions of mocks of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and each have new names going to the Pittsburgh Steelers the 15th overall selection. Kiper has Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin going to the Steelers and he writes: In my draft […]

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2014 Steelers Draft Exercise – Rank These 10 Potential First Round Targets

With 2014 NFL Draft now just a little more than one week away, there seems to be a consensus of 10 players that could possibly still be on the board when the Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick rolls around that could wind up being the pick. Below is a look at those 10 players and […]

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Mike Mayock Moves Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller Into Top Spot In Latest Rankings

With a little more than one week to go until the 2014 NFL Draft takes place, there’s a new leader in the cornerback clubhouse as far as rankings go for one well-known draft analyst. In the fourth edition of his position-by-position prospect rankings, Mike Mayock of the NFL Network now has Virginia Tech’s Kyle Fuller […]

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Consensus Forming Over Darqueze Dennard, Steelers

Recently, I wrote about my observation of a consensus slowly coalescing around the likely target for the 15th overall pick that the Pittsburgh Steelers possess in the upcoming draft, which is narrowing in on the cornerback position. Since then, that consensus seems to be narrowing in even further on Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, a […]

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