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Category Archive: 2012 NFL Draft

Updated jersey numbers for Steelers players in 2012

A few days ago we had a post in the forums about the jersey numbers that the Steelers 2012 rookies and free agents will wear during the offseason and possibly into the 2012 season too. These are always subject to change as players get cut, and someone else tries to get their preferred number, the …

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Ta’amu will play a big part in the future of the defensive line

The Steelers answered a lot of questions by the time the NFL was over this past weekend. They filled serious holes on the offensive line, got some depth at linebacker and running back, and also found themselves the next Casey Hampton. That’s some big shoes to fill no matter who you are, and not a …

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Rainey’s speed brings all kind of options for Steelers’ offense

In the second round of the National Football League Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected a guy in Mike Adams who comes with more baggage than a US Airways flight from San Francisco. This was a complete 180 from how the Steelers usually do business in terms of avoiding players with so many red flags. Once …

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Mike Adams, a Steelers starter at Tackle for 2012?

The most controversial pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers on draft day since Santonio Holmes in 2006, is this years 2nd rounder Mike Adams out of Ohio State. The Steelers just simply don’t take these types of players normally, they want high character guys who are football players above all else. You could be the guaranteed …

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Spence pick signals need for speed & tackling in ‘pass-happy’ NFL

Let’s be real clear here right up front. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ third round draft pick Sean Spence is not going to jump into the inside linebacker spot recently vacated by the great James Farrior. Perhaps someday this will happen, but I firmly believe Spence was drafted for immediate need on special teams and perhaps in …

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David DeCastro, will he start in 2012 for the Steelers?

Let the prognosticating and analysis begin, as if it hasn’t already. We are all still buzzing at the how the draft weekend turned out for our Steelers and will be for some time, it’s just how we are. Every year we as fans start to try and figure out how the draft picks will pan …

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Steelers 2012 draft is like Christmas coming early

I have to admit that watching Stanford offensive lineman David DeCastro fall during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft reminded me of my favorite Christmas movie, ‘A Christmas Story.’ Much like young Ralphie, I really never dreamed that what I actually wanted would truly come my way but as in the case of …

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Grading the Steelers 2012 NFL Draft

This draft was arguably the most important one for the Steelers in the last 10 years. With so many veterans either already gone or likely to be in the next two years or so, replenishing the roster with quality starters and solid depth was paramount this year. Equally important is the 2nd year players, draftees …

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Steelers 2012 Undrafted Free Agents

Immediately following the Mr. Irrelevant pick of the NFL draft every year (final overall draft pick), front offices and coaches from every team get on the phone and start calling college players who weren’t drafted in any of the 7 rounds. Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and Steelers.com tell us who those players …

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Steelers 2012 compensatory draft picks: David Paulson, TE – Terrence Frederick, CB – Kelvin Beachum, Tackle

The Steelers had 3 compensatory picks in the 7th round. They took the following 3 players:  David Paulson, TE, Oregon; Terrence Frederick, CB, Texas A&M; and Kelvin Beachum, Tackle, SMU.  These players are normally long shots to the make the team but you can’t rule them out as being a future quality player, given time …

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