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Pittsburgh Steelers Are in a Good Position with the No. 17 Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft

Since Kevin Colbert became the Pittsburgh Steelers’ director of player personnel in 2000, they have not missed on a first-round draft pick, although it’s too early to tell on Cameron Heyward and David DeCastro. The 2013 NFL draft is no time for the Steelers to snap that first-round streak. Coming off an 8-8 season, the …

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Takeaways from Round-by-Round Value Grades of Pittsburgh Steelers Drafts

To the casual fan, it might not seem like a big deal that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded a compensatory sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, as Pro Football Talk reports. However, in analyzing the round-by-round value of the last 12 Steelers drafts, we were reminded that Antonio Brown and Chris Kemoeatu were …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2011 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help from their 2011 NFL Draft class if they want to avoid a second straight season that ends in December. It will be a few years before the value grade for this draft is set in stone. Six of the seven players chosen are still with the Steelers. If …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2010 NFL Draft

Where there was so much hubris a year earlier, a dark cloud hung over the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepared for the 2010 NFL Draft. Just like they did three years earlier, the Steelers flopped as defending champions, missing the playoffs in 2009. The organization was disgraced further when Ben Roethlisberger’s transgressions in Milledgeville, Ga., …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2009 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers started 2009 on a euphoric note, winning their sixth championship with a heart-stopping victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. It was the Steelers’ second title in four years. Ben Roethlisberger, 26 at the time, had two rings and was in the prime of his career. He wouldn’t jeopardize all …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Combine 2013 NFL Mock Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff absence has given fans and pundits more time to dissect the 2013 NFL Draft, and what the Steelers should do with the No. 17 pick in the first round. The month and a half of draft buildup culminates in this 2013 Steelers mock draft. Then on Feb. 23, the draft season …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2007 and 2008 NFL Drafts

The world changed rapidly in 2007 and 2008. Facebook and Twitter were becoming household words, the U.S. economy went into the dumper and the Pittsburgh Steelers had their first new coach in 15 years. The Steelers also won their sixth Super Bowl during this time. Mike Tomlin won the Super Bowl in his second season …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2005 and 2006 NFL Drafts

Remember 2005 and 2006? More people were using MySpace than Facebook, banks didn’t need bailouts and Bill Cowher was still the Pittsburgh Steelers coach. The 2005 and 2006 NFL drafts were the Steelers’ last two under Cowher, and they continued to stock their roster with players who would contribute to Super Bowl teams. Three months …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in 2003 and 2004 NFL Drafts

After laying the foundation in the 2001 and 2002 drafts, the Pittsburgh Steelers put the championship pieces in place in the 2003 and 2004 NFL drafts. The Steelers chose Troy Polamalu in the first round in 2003 and Ben Roethlisberger in the first round in 2003. The Steelers have won two Super Bowls and been …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in 2001 and 2002 NFL Drafts

The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers roster included players from each of the last 13 NFL drafts. Casey Hampton was drafted in 2001. Larry Foote and Brett Keisel were drafted in 2002. Even the 2000 draft was represented when first-round pick Plaxico Burress rejoined the Steelers. The benefit of that class essentially was tapped out, however, when …

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