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

The 2013 NFL Draft is almost three months away. There will be plenty of time to slice and dice the draft in every way possible. Before looking at what the Pittsburgh Steelers need to do in the 2013 draft, we’re going to look back at their last 12 drafts. This series of articles won’t necessarily …

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers roster throwdowns: linebackers

There is no comparison whether I am biased or otherwise when it comes to linebackers. There is no team, I repeat, “no team,” in the National Football League with a richer history of great linebackers than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lambert, Ham, Russell, Lloyd, Kirkland, Greene (Kevin), Harrison, Woodley, Farrior, and so on… I could certainly …

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Seventh-Rounder Beachum is a quick study

How on Earth can you not pull for a kid like Kelvin Beachum? If you’ve heard his name it’s more than likely due to the fact you’re a Steelers’ fan and you know that Beachum was chosen in the seventh round of the 2012 National Football League Draft. My guess is that while being drafted …

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Late-Rounders Clemons, Frederick, have opportunities to make the team

Seventh round draft picks in the National Football League are often caught between a rock and a hard place. Chances are, you’re a good player and hey, you’ve been drafted, but there is also the very real possibility that you won’t make NFL teams’ final roster let alone see much of the field. For Toney …

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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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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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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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DeCastro selection could be table setter for a great Steelers’ draft

Sometimes it pays to be patient and it clearly did for the Pittsburgh Steelers last night as the best offensive guard prospect in the National Football League Draft fell in their lap at number 24. David DeCastro from Stanford is now a Pittsburgh Steeler and is exactly what this team needed. If you were at …

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My suggestions for Roger Goodell tonight

When former National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle suggested the league should televise its’ annual college player selection most people looked at him as if it were the dumbest thing they’d ever heard. It’s clear the late Commissioner has had the last laugh. The NFL Draft is now one of the most anticipated events of …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast: 2012 Pre Draft Wrapup

The final show before the 2012 NFL Draft for Blitzburgh Radio, as Steeldad and BRC talk potential Steelers strategy in our own unique way. We also throw in some free agency, Mike Wallace, and Steelers throwbacks uniform talk for good measure. There’s a ton to talk about as the Steelers have their draft board set …

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