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Ranking the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Top 7 Drafts Since 2000

The football world has descended upon Indianapolis this week for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. When all the bench presses, vertical leaps and 40-yard dash times for the 335 combine participants are recorded, the buildup to the 2014 NFL draft will kick into high gear. Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, who began his scouting …

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5 Mistakes the Pittsburgh Steelers Must Avoid During the 2014 Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of decisions to make between now and the start of training camp. If too many of those decisions are the wrong decisions, they’ll be no better than a .500 football team for the third year in a row in 2014. Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin and the Rooneys can get …

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Could the Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Michael Sam?

What are the chances that Michael Sam could be in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform next season? If the Steelers draft the Missouri defensive end, it wouldn’t be for the sake of having the NFL’s first openly gay player, it would be for the sake of an aging defense that declined rapidly in 2013. That brings …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Pre-Combine Predictions

Defense must be the theme of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 draft. They ranked 14th in the NFL in points allowed in 2013, their lowest since 2003, and 13th in yards allowed, their worst since 1992. The Steelers allowed 11 plays of 50 or more yards in 2013 after allowing three in 2011 and 2012 combined, …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Can Only Watch as 2013 Season Comes to Painful End

First, the Pittsburgh Steelers started the season 0-4. Then they were disgraced in New England. Then a three-game winning streak came to an excruciating end on Thanksgiving night in Baltimore. Then Antonio Brown stepped out of bounds against the Dolphins, foiling what might have been an Immaculate Reception for a new generation. None of that …

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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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5 Worst Multiple-Pick Rounds in Pittsburgh Steelers Drafts Since 2000

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had multiple picks in 21 rounds of the NFL draft since 2000, when Kevin Colbert became director of football operations. Picking multiple players in a single round is almost like having a mini-draft. Sometimes, however, these multiple-pick rounds turn into multiple disappointments. In assessing the Steelers’ five worst multiple-pick draft rounds …

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

In case you missed it, we’re counting down the five best multiple-pick rounds in Pittsburgh Steelers drafts since Kevin Colbert started running the draft in 2000. After revealing No. 4 and No. 5 in Part 1 of this series (click here), we’ll unveil the top three here. was used for information on draft trades. …

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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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