Kevin Colbert

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Steelers’ Holliman Is An Absolute Wild Card

Former Louisville safety, Gerod Holliman, isn’t your ordinary seventh round draft pick. He tied the single-season interceptions record with 14, a record that stood since for over 40 years. With that comes the accolades, like first team All-American, All-ACC and being a recipient of the Jim Thorpe award, awarded to the…



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Steelers Underclassmen Have Potential To Grow Beyond Their Draft Stock

Although they are certainly not unique in this department, the Pittsburgh Steelers often seem to be an organization that prefers to draft underclassmen when possible, knowing that these are often players that would develop into talent drafted in higher rounds had they remained in school, instead letting them mature on…


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Panthers, Not Ravens, Outmaneuvered Steelers On Draft Day

During the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft, one of the major storylines focused around a small pool of teams interested in trading up for the 33rd overall selection, the first pick in the second round of the draft. Among those teams named by reporters, whether accurately or not,…


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Ron Hughes Left His Imprint On Kevin Colbert, Steelers’ Philosophy

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a significant departure recently after Ron Hughes, the team’s college scouting coordinator and draft consultant for the past 15 years, retired following his 34th NFL draft. But perhaps his more enduring legacy will be the role that he played in the professional life of the Steelers’…




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Steelers Draft Followed Trail Of “Tangible Evidence”

During the post-draft wrap-up process, there was a variety of possible narratives that one could place on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ drafting procedures, but if there is one that head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert would like to paint this draft class with, it’s an emphasis on, in…


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It’s What They Pay The Coaches For

For many, it seems that their favorite aspect of the draft is the opportunity that comes when it’s over to pick apart and criticize every facet of a draft pick’s game in order to ensure confidence in his clearly not premature declaration of a bust. The Pittsburgh Steelers fan base…


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Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the…



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Steelers Fess Up To The Myth Of The BPA Philosophy

Every year leading up to the draft and immediately following the draft, we hear an awful lot about the BPA philosophy, are Best Player Available, which is the draft strategy that the Pittsburgh Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert proclaim to use as the best means of adding talent to…


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Sammie Coates Brings Needed Depth To Crucial WR Position

While the Pittsburgh Steelers knew going in that their draft board would, by the end of the weekend skew heavily to the defense, and general manager Kevin Colbert acknowledged that they had the sense that it might work out to the 6-to-2 ratio that ended up being the case, the…


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Doran Grant’s Potential Flexibility Reminiscent Of William Gay

As general manager Kevin Colbert revealed following the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers planned on coming out of the weekend with two new cornerbacks on the roster, and they accomplished that after selecting Doran Grant in the fourth round after previously adding Senquez Golson in the second round, whom they targeted…


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Steelers Plan To Develop TE Jesse James As Pass Catcher

There was a rumor on early Friday going around that the Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams that were inquiring about trading up all the way to the 33rd overall spot with the Tennessee Titans, who owned that first slot in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. It…