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Steelers Took Advantage Of Underclassmen During The Draft

In a draft whose purportedly historic depth was propped up by a record number of underclassmen declaring, the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams who chose to plunder the junior talent pool with premium draft picks. Of their first four draft picks in 2014, three of the Steelers’ newest players come to the team as […]

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Tomlin, Colbert Discuss The Draft Process In Steelers Behind The Draft Series

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the process by which the team goes about assembling their draft strategy has long been a source of curiosity and intrigue. After all, it could be argued that the Steelers have been one of the best teams over the course of the past four plus decades in terms of building their […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Comfortable With Character Of CB Shaquille Richardson

Back in June of 2010, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-round draft pick, cornerback Shaquille Richardson, was dismissed from UCLA along with two other players after the three were arrested by campus police and charged with suspicion of felony theft after allegedly stealing a student’s bag out of a locker. Richardson, a freshman at the time, transferred to Arizona. […]

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Former Steelers Practice Squad LB Alan Baxter Waived Monday By Colts

In an interview last August on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked if there were any off-the-radar players that had surprised him in the early stages of training camp. Colbert noted that there was undrafted free agent that had indeed caught his eye. “Alan Baxter, an outside linebacker,” said Colbert […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Likens Dri Archer To Longtime Return Specialist Mel Gray

While everyone should know by now that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on using third-round draft pick Dri Archer as a kick returner in 2014, there’s an outside chance he’ll also be allowed to return punts at some point during the season or beyond. Archer, who only returned six punts for eight yards in his four […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Gives Thoughts On Shepherd UDFA OLB Howard Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms with nine undrafted players at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft and one of those players, defensive end Howard Jones out of Shepherd University, seems to be creating quite a bit of buzz as far as the fan base goes. On the Monday edition of The David Todd […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Weighs In On Outside Linebacker Depth

One of my biggest concerns about the Pittsburgh Steelers coming out of the 2014 NFL Draft is the depth at the outside linebacker position and while general manager Kevin Colbert didn’t calm those fears during his Monday afternoon interview on The David Todd Show, he did provide a little bit of insight on how he […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Pays Attention To The Countless Mock Drafts

Thanks to the internet, people like me can sit in their mother’s basement wearing nothing but underwear and write mock draft after mock draft for the world to see. In addition, the major media draftniks and analyst churn out these round by round predictions as well. So does Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert pay […]

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Audio: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, HC Mike Tomlin Post 2014 NFL Draft Press Conference

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the local media at the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft to discuss the nine players that were selected over the course of the last three days. In case you have yet to hear it, below is the audio from the press conference.

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Steelers 2014 Draft Starts Off Sneaky Good

By Michael K. Reynolds Shocked to see Ryan Shazier taken in the first round? Wondering why the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t take a cornerback or receiver in the second? Foaming at the mouth about their selection of a scatback with their third round pick? Before becoming completely apoplectic, consider some of the hidden layers of beauty […]

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Depth At Wide Receiver, Cornerback Highlight Focus On Day Two Of Steelers Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers opted not to play into the hands of the strengths of this draft class when they selected inside linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round with the 15th overall pick, when many assumed that they would choose a cornerback or a wide receiver instead. Perhaps this was a wise decision, given the […]

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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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New Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Can Best Be Described As Explosive

At the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier reportedly surprised a few scouts when weighed in at 237 pounds. He probably surprised them even more by running 4.4 second 40-yard dash with the added weight. During his conference call with the media following him being selected by the Steelers with the […]

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Prospects Likely To Interest The Steelers On Day Two Of The 2014 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently scheduled to have two picks on Friday when the 2014 NFL Draft resumes and there’s still quite a few quality players left on the board. On day two, the Steelers could possibly have their sights set on an outside linebacker, defensive lineman, wide receiver or cornerback. As far as defensive […]

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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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Steelers Still Hope LB Sean Spence Can Come Back Despite Addition Of Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier

The selection Thursday night of Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft might be taken as a sign by many that inside linebacker Sean Spence might not ever make it back to the football field. During the post selection press conference, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked about […]

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Kevin Colbert Takes Center Stage On Draft Day

When the 2014 draft is over and done with, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will recede back into his lair, and we won’t hear much from him until the season is over and the roster rebuilding process starts over in 2015. For the next few days, however, he’ll be center stage as his offseason […]

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Final Say On Draft Picks A Process Of Collaboration For Steelers, Says Bill Cowher

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL draft, it’s virtually guaranteed that the following question will be raised more than once: who has final say? When Chuck Noll was still the head coach, he had final say on who was drafted, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Still, when it […]

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Steelers Fans Should Probably Hope Johnny Manziel Goes Early

By Michael K. Reynolds Will the Pittsburgh Steelers have a good draft…or a great draft? The ball may very well be in the hands of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Because if Johnny Football ends up being one of the first four picks in the draft it could be the perfect domino to set off […]

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Pre Draft Buzz Machine In High Gear With Less Than 24 Hours To Go

With less than 24 hours to go now until the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway, the annual pre selection meeting buzz machine is in full gear. Here’s a look at what’s being put our there Wednesday evening. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, sources around the league are insisting that the Miami Dolphins […]

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Report: Thanks To Teams Volunteering, Steelers Might Not Be Forced To Hard Knocks

While we will likely have to wait a few more weeks for the official word on which team will be the subject matter this year on the HBO training camp documentary “Hard Knocks”, a Wednesday report would lead you to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be that team. According to Bart Hubbuch of the […]

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Does History Hold The Secret To This Year’s Steelers Draft?

By Michael K. Reynolds After just completing an exhaustive series on the all-time Pittsburgh Steelers Greatest Draft Hits, there are some critical lessons to be shared. The Real Reason for Parity in the NFL? What is clear is the Steelers once proud dominance during draft day has been fading in the sunset over the years. […]

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History Suggests Steelers Will Not Be Trading Back

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert essentially ruled out the possibility of trading up from the 15th spot in the first round of the NFL Draft, which takes place tomorrow; trading down, on the other hand, he very much left on the table. Trading down, in fact, may be Colbert’s preferred course of action. During […]

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For Sean Spence, The Question Shifts From If To How He Can Perform

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin held their pre-draft press conference yesterday, which stretched out over about half an hour, and there was plenty of information to parse in that time span. The headline for most, I’m certain, would be Tomlin’s declaration that inside linebacker Sean Spence is “healthy and […]

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Report: Eagles May Be Interested In Trading Up For LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.

During the Monday pre draft press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert unsurprisingly ruled out the team trading up in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Colbert did say, however, that trading down was an option and even went as far as to say he thinks it’s “a real possibility.” So, how […]

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