Kevin Colbert

Travis Feeney Knew Shoulder Injuries Would Drop His Draft Stock

It’s a reality most prospects prefer not to entertain. Not getting drafted as high as you think you deserve. That was the situation 6th round pick Travis Feeney found himself in. But at least he knew the reason for his fall. A checkered medical history and concern over the long-term…


Steelers Should Look Back Into Veteran DE Market As Well

Yesterday, I wrote an article suggesting that the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider exploring the residual free agency market at the cornerback position, now that the threshold has passed during which unsigned players—distinguished from free agents who were released—would influence the compensatory pick formula. As I pointed out, the future compensatory…


College Production Again A Major Theme In Steelers’ 2016 Draft Class

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ approach seemed to feel just a bit different in some ways, and that was somewhat validated during the team’s post-draft press conference, when Coach Mike Tomlin and General Manager Kevin Colbert frequently made references to ‘production’ in relation to the majority of…




The Optimist’s Take: Free Agents And Making The 53

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…


Artie Burns Might Have Been The Target After All

As the clock approached quarter to 11 at night on Thursday, April 28, 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers knew that they were going to draft a cornerback with their first selection. It was at this time that the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock, who were drafting immediately ahead of them,…


Colbert, Lake Discuss The Guesswork Of College Tape Evaluating

I think it is most likely obvious to anybody reading this site that when it comes to the NFL Draft, there are so many variables involved in determining whether or not a player is going to find success transitioning from the college level to the professional level that the entire…


The Pessimist’s Take: Let Artie Be Artie

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…



Kevin Colbert Anticipates Multiple 2017 Compensatory Picks

Doing a little bit of late spring cleaning on some of the notable takeaways from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ post-draft press conferences. In one of his final answers following the draft, Kevin Colbert confirmed reports that the team was looking to move up into the 5th round. Going into Saturday’s final…


Steelers Looking Forward To Jarvis Jones Proving His Worth In 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers ultimately decided this week not to pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Jarvis Jones and with that decision comes the possibility he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2016 season. With that said, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert explained Tuesday in…




Youth, Injury Makes Jerald Hawkins A Difficult Evaluation

Of the seven draft picks, Jerald Hawkins may be the one getting the least fanfare. Such is life for an offensive linemen. But evaluating the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ fourth round pick is also the most difficult. Even with 37 starts in his tool belt, Hawkins left school as a redshirt junior,…