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Revisiting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2008 Draft Class

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article about a series of grades evaluating the rookie draft classes of each NFL team following their first seasons, and I talked about the arbitrary nature of the process, in particular the signing of a letter grade for players who have yet…

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Draft Classmates Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders Reunite

When the Pittsburgh Steelers resolved to part ways with wide receiver Santonio Holmes—their 2006 first-round draft pick—in the 2010 offseason, they knew that they had to restock the shelves at the position. Hines Ward was in the twilight of his career and second-year wide receiver Mike Wallace could be just…

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Steelers Fans Have Plenty To Be Thankful For In 2015

The idea that Pittsburgh Steelers fans have plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving may seem erroneous to many of you given the injuries to Le’Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum, and even Ben Roethlisberger for a few games, but I’m here to suggest the opposite. Sure, there have certainly been several…


Rebuilding A Champion: WR Depth Displays Significant Potential

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a…


Kevin Colbert Extension A Vote For Stability, Not Stagnation

On the eve of training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they reached a two-year contract extension with head coach Mike Tomlin. Yesterday, with training camp just beginning, they also announced that they had come to an agreement with general manager Kevin Colbert that will add two years…


Former Steelers’ WR Limas Sweed Now In The Coaching Realm

Once upon a time, the Pittsburgh Steelers had their faithful fan base in an uproar, as the team seemingly had a gift wrapped present slide to them in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft in the form of wide receiver Limas Sweed, hailing from the University of Texas. A…


AFC North Draft History Study: Wide Receivers

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


2008-10 NFL Drafts Continue To Haunt Steelers

In the NFL Draft, your first and second rounders are the lifeblood of your team, as they’re obviously the cream of the crop when it comes to talent available. There’s usually a far cry between the #1 overall pick and Mr. Irrelevant, unless of course your name happens to be…

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Martavis Bryant, The Big Receiver Ben Has Been Clamoring For

Ever since Plaxico Burress left following Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie season, the Steelers quarterback has been lobbying for a taller target, oftentimes through the media. The 6-foot-5 Burress only started 11 games that year , but as coincidence would have it, he posted the best yards-per-catch average of his career when Roethlisberger…


Speed, Explosiveness Again A Theme In 2015 Draft For Steelers

Speed was a theme of last year’s draft class, as the Pittsburgh Steelers took Ryan Shazier and his 4.37 in the 40 in the first round, then followed that up by taking the fastest player at the NFL Combine in diminutive scatback, Dri Archer in the third round. This time around, the team had…

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AFC North News Watch: Day 23

It seems that April Fool’s Day turned out to be an unusually active Wednesday around the AFC North, especially for this portion of the offseason that lies in the heart of the dead zone between the heights of free agency and the Pro Day tour leading up to the draft….

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AFC North News Watch: Day 22

Yesterday, much of the focus around the league was centered in Florida, because Florida State was holding its Pro Day. FSU has one of the most talented, NFL-caliber rosters in college football, so it’s no surprise that there were reportedly representatives from every single team in the league attending the…

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Can Pittsburgh Afford Gambling On Gifted CB Marcus Peters At 22?

View image | Each and every year in the buildup to the NFL Draft, prospects are analyzed, dissected and picked apart by draft analysts nationwide, examining everything from relationship history to the lifestyles of their parents (the Dez Bryant fiasco). This year is no different, with University of Washington…