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Two Steelers Draft Picks Trained This Offseason With CB Ike Taylor

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor swears by his trainer Tom Shaw and with good reason as the 34-year-old always looks chiseled and ready to step onto the football field even in the month of May. Over the years, Taylor has recruited several of his Steelers teammates to train with him in Orlando, Florida at the […]

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Know Thy AFC North Enemy: A Look At The Ravens 2014 Draft Class

We have already dissected the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class pretty good, so now it’s time to look at what the other teams in the AFC North did. We’ll start this short series off with a quick overview of the Baltimore Ravens 2014 draft class. 1 – 17(17) – C.J. Mosley – ILB – Alabama […]

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Digested Thoughts On The Steelers 2014 Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is several days behind us in the rear view mirror, I’ve had enough time to chew up all of the selections into small pieces and swallow them. Here, now, are my thoughts not only the process, but each pick as well. For starters, I really suggest that you […]

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Kent State Coach Calls New Steelers RB/WR Dri Archer A ‘Natural Punt Catcher’

During his career at Kent State, new Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver Dri Archer showed how dangerous he was a kick returner. So why did the 5-8, speed burner only return six punts during his four years there and zero in 2013? On Wednesday, Kent State’s offensive coordinator Brian Rock finally set the record straight about […]

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Steelers 2014 Redraft Thread

It’s time to have some fun and do a redraft exercise for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here are the rules: You must either choose the actual player that the Steelers selected in each round or another player that was taken before their next selection. Here are the results by round. Here is my redraft: Round 1 […]

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Kozora: Steelers Draft Grades For 2014 Class

By Alex Kozora After providing a report on each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, it’s time for a collective wrap up. You can consider this a “grade” because I’ll be providing a letter, but it’s more of a summary of each player and how they fit with the team. Grading […]

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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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QB Tajh Boyd Didn’t Help Out WR Martavis Bryant Much Last Year At Clemson

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant might be one of my favorite players in the 2014 draft class as it relates to upside. I’m currently going through and watching every pass thrown his way in 2013 and while he really is raw, he’s super talented and should only get better. Before I get to […]

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Steelers Film Room: 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – UCLA LB Jordan Zumwalt

By Alex Kozora Final scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 NFL Draft class. Future articles will give my final grades for this group. But for now, a breakdown of sixth round selection and UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. Jordan Zumwalt/ILB UCLA: 6’4 235 The Good – Frame that does offer some room for growth – […]

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The Winner Of The 2014 Steelers Mock Draft Contest Is …

I have finally managed to grade all of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft contest submissions and according to the results that I have, users TheP1414, Gregg Brunclik and Tullydew all finished with 340 points. However, TheP1414 was the only one of the three to submit the Aaron Colvin tiebreaker, so that should make him […]

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New Steelers WR Martavis Bryant To Wear No. 10 For Now

According to new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, he’ll be wearing No. 10 for the time being. Blessed to be wearing number 10❗️ — Martavis Bryant (@ThaBestUNO) May 12, 2014 Bryant, who was drafted Saturday in the fourth-round by the Steelers out of Clemson, said during his conference call with the media following his […]

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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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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Recap Episode

Season 4, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about the nine players that Pittsburgh Steelers selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. David and I get things started by giving you our quick overview of the Steelers draft before attaching early grades to it. […]

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Stanford DB Devon Carrington Will Tryout For Steelers At Rookie Mini Camp

At the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that Stanford cornerback Devon Carrington was one of 10 undrafted free agents that the team had come to terms with. On Monday, Steelers PR man Burt Lauten announced on Twitter that Carrington will instead be tryout player this coming weekend at the rookie […]

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Steelers Film Room: 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Massachusetts TE Rob Blanchflower

By Alex Kozora Scouting report of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final selection of the 2014 NFL Draft. Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower. Rob Blanchflower/TE Massachusetts: 6’4 256 The Good – Plus size and looks the part – Good length (33 3/4 arms, tied-3rd best at Combine) – Plays with large catch radius, gets arms extended away […]

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Steelers Must Now Seriously Consider Bringing Back LB James Harrison

One position that I was surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers not address during the 2014 NFL Draft was outside linebacker. While they did sign Shepherd’s Howard Jones as an undrafted free agent, you now have to wonder if James Harrison is in the plans to be brought back. Currently, the Steelers have starters Jarvis […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft: Rookie Contract Estimates

The 2014 NFL Draft is now behind us and there are now nine new Pittsburgh Steelers players that will be signing contracts between now and the start of training camp. Below is a look at what the contract total values and 2014 charges will be for the 2014 class, according to estimates done by Over […]

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Steelers Film Room: Dri Archer Kickoff Returns For Touchdowns Animated GIFs

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back/wide receiver/kick returner Dri Archer is certainly a fun player to watch on tape with that blazing speed of his. However, where Archer will more than likely make the biggest impact in 2014 with the Steelers is as a kick returner and to entertain you on this Sunday, I have pulled […]

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One Year Later, Steelers Coach Keith Butler Has Different Outlook For LB Sean Spence

A little over a year ago, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was asked to weigh in on inside linebacker Sean Spence, who had suffered a very serious knee injury during the 2012 pre season finale. Butler’s comments at that time weren’t very encouraging. “It will be miraculous if he does come back. It will […]

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New Steelers OL Wesley Johnson Likely Needs To Beat Out Guy Whimper To Make Final 53

Being as new Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Wesley Johnson measures in at just over 6’5″ and weighs 297 pounds, he’s not likely going to see many starts at the NFL level at the left tackle position, a position he started 39 games while at Vanderbilt. Johnson’s position flexibility, however, should allow him to play any […]

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Steelers Were Attracted To High Level Of Aggression Shown By TE Rob Blanchflower

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did extend the contract of veteran tight end Heath Miller during the offseason, they were wise to address the depth at the position on day three of the 2014 NFL Draft nonetheless. Their selection? Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower, a 6-foot-4, 256-pound prospect that has struggled with a few injuries, but […]

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2014 Steelers Draft Grades Tracker

The best part about the 2014 NFL Draft being over is that we don’t have long to wait before the grades come out. This is by far the highlight of my year as it is important for me to know what people think about the players the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted being as they don’t even […]

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Steelers Film Room: 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Vanderbilt T Wesley Johnson

By Alex Kozora Scouting report on Vanderbilt offensive tackle and the Pittsburgh Steelers second fifth round selection Wesley Johnson. Wesley Johnson/OT Vanderbilt: 6’5/3 297 The Good – Ultimate technician – Shows proper frame off his kickslide, gets knees bent – Not particularly long arms but excellent job of getting them extended, keeps DL at bay […]

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Steelers Hope Tall WR Martavis Bryant Can Produce Cheap Touchdowns

Rejoice, rejoice, the Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a “tall” wide receiver and he’s reportedly pleased with the Saturday selection of Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the 2014 NFL Draft. So why is having a tall wide receiver such a big deal? Wide receivers coach Richard Mann shared his thoughts on the […]

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Steelers Coach Keith Butler Weighs In On Weight Of New LB Ryan Shazier

Ever since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier Thursday night in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, it seems like there’s been a lot of talk about his weight. On Saturday, linebackers coach Keith Butler weighed in on the Shazier weight topic. “I want him to move,” said Butler. “I […]

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