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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 Draft a Year Later

The meter is running on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 draft class. At a time when the Steelers need immediate contributions from their rookies because of all the holes in their roster, even more will be expected from their second-year players in 2014. Pundits have handed out letter grades like candy to each NFL team’s 2014 …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Wild Win over Packers

What a wild and wacky 2013 season it’s been for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 38-31 Sunday to remain alive, but still not well, in the race for the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Steelers (7-8) must beat the Browns at home Sunday and have three other games go …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin’s Drafts Aren’t as Bad as They Seem

Amid the rubble of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 0-4 start, there’s plenty of blame to go around. Mike Tomlin’s drafts have been among the targets of that finger-pointing. That’s certainly part of the problem. We’re fresh off ripping the Steelers 2012 draft class. While there’s still time for some of those 2012 selections to blossom, the …

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So Far, So Good for Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Draft Class

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expecting tangible contributions from their newest draft class as they embark on the 2013 season. That’s something that was missing in 2011 and 2012, when they followed a one-and-done playoff showing by missing the playoffs altogether. It’s still too early to really assess the Steelers’ 2013 draft. These guys need to …

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Shamarko Thomas Can Bring Swagger Back to Pittsburgh Steelers Defense

Shamarko is already making his mark. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas, drafted in the fourth round, told Tom Robinson of the Virginian-Pilot that he expects to be fined in the NFL because of the way he plays football. Believe or not, that should be music to the Steelers’ ears. When the Steelers cut James …

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Top 5 Multiple-Pick Rounds in Pittsburgh Steelers Drafts Since 2000 (Part 1 of 2)

If the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers draft was made into a movie, the dramatic climax would come in the fourth round. The Steelers traded next year’s third-round pick for the Browns’ fourth-round pick, No. 111, to draft flashy safety Shamarko Thomas. Then, four picks later, the Steelers dropped some jaws by drafting Landry Jones. Jones is …

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If Steelers’ 2013 Draft Is Any Good, We’ll Know in 2013

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2013 draft. Jarvis Jones could make opposing quarterbacks fear the Steelers again. Le’Veon Bell could be the Steelers’ first iconic running back since Jerome Bettis. Markus Wheaton could be Mike Wallace with a brain. Shamarko Thomas could fly all over the field and …

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2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft: Pro Bowl Odds for Every Pick

Applying letter grades to each team’s NFL draft has become such a hackneyed practice. It’s Kentucky Derby weekend, so let’s set numerical Pro Bowl odds for each member of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 draft class. These are the odds of each player making the Pro Bowl at least once in his career, not necessarily in …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Went by the Book in the 2013 NFL Draft

Just call him Broadway Jarvis. Already immortalized with food artwork in his likeness at a Subway in Manhattan, Jarvis Jones made the Namath-like prediction that he wouldn’t get past the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, according to NFL.com. The Steelers had the No. 17 pick, and that’s exactly when …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Draft: Predicting the Steelers First-Round Board (Part II)

Previously, we discussed the 12 players worthy of being drafted with the No. 17 pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL draft. Now let’s look at seven more players the Steelers could take in the first round, but only if they trade down from No. 17. These players come with some questions, so …

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