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Matt Williamson Praises Rookies, Xavier Grimble

Matt Williamson, former scout and ESPN analyst, jumped on David Todd’s radio show yesterday to chat about the Pittsburgh Steelers and what Williamson saw during spring work. He heaped praise on Artie Burns and Javon Hargrave. Not just for the physical makeup of those players in a vacuum but how…



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Genuine Interest In Eli Apple Not So Far-Fetched

Early in the offseason process, it became evident quickly that Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple was going to be one of those natural players to connect with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and we found his name next to the western Pennsylvania team’s with frequency in the early mock drafts. That seemed…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Oregon State DT Kyle Peko

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…



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Audio: Mike Mayock Final 2016 Pre-Draft Conference Call

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held his final pre-draft conference call with the media on Friday and I once again recorded it so that I could share it with you. Additionally, the transcript of the call has since been released so that is also included below. As usual, Mayock was…


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Mid-April 2016: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and I hope for your sake you didn’t have to write out a large check to the United States Treasury Department today like we did. Ugggh! Speaking of the government, the Pittsburgh Steelers late Friday release of cornerback Cortez Allen sure looks…




Oklahoma State cornerback Kevin Peterson (1) is called for pass interference on a pass to TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

2016 NFL Combine Recap: Day Four

And now, the combine is complete. It’s sad. The defensive backs rounded things out and there’s a ton to takeaway from them today. Fast 40 times, however, were generally not one of them. Let’s break it down. Cornerback – For a six foot, 199 pound Eli Apple to turn in…


Boise State safety Darian Thompson brings down Hawaii running back Paul Harris, left, in the first half at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Joe Jaszewski/Idaho Statesman/TNS)

NFL Combine What To Watch For: Day Four

Last one, everybody! Enjoy it. Defensive backs running today and hopefully we see some fast times, a refreshing change. Cornerbacks – James Bradberry from Samford has the length, and sure, he is never going to be the most fluid, but I want to see him get lower in his pedal…


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2016 NFL Combine Recap: Day 2

Welcome back from Day 2 of the NFL Combine. Today rounded out the rest of the offense with the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends all working out. The highlights of each position. Quarterback – Memphis’ Paxton Lynch is a huge dude at 6’6/5 244 pounds but still managed to…



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2016 NFL Combine Recap: Day One

That wraps up the first day at the 2016 edition of the NFL Combine where the offensive lineman and running backs worked out today. If you missed any numbers, from weigh-ins to the 40, we’re collecting all the data right here and will continue to update throughout the week. Tomorrow,…