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Pittsburgh Steelers Should Not Trade Up in First Round of 2014 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have their highest pick in the NFL draft since 2007, but two of the players at the top of their wish list probably will be off the board at No. 15. Cornerback Justin Gilbert led the Big 12 in 2013 with seven interceptions and 123 interception return yards. Wide receiver Mike Evans …

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2014 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers Must Do a Better Job Drafting Cornerbacks

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t the only team that passed on Richard Sherman in the 2011 NFL Draft. However, that’s not the only mistake they’ve made when it comes to drafting cornerbacks since Mike Tomlin became head coach in 2007. As Sherman would say, their cornerback crop during that time has been “mediocre.” It’s been a …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Ranking the Top 10 Tall Receivers in the 2014 NFL Draft

Perhaps Ben Roethlisberger is on to something when he expresses his desire for a tall wide receiver. Eight of the NFL’s top 10 in receiving yards in 2013 stood at least 6’3″. Antonio Brown and DeSean Jackson, both 5’10″, were the only exceptions. Of the 13 players who caught at least 10 touchdown passes in …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Mock Draft 2.0: Full 7-Round Predictions and Analysis

When we released our first 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft two months ago, we knew the NFL Scouting Combine might shuffle the draft board. What we didn’t know is that the Steelers would be uncharacteristically active in free agency. So far they’ve signed seven players who were with other teams last season. That’s more players …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: LeGarrette Blount Signing Is Surprisingly Bold Move

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t going out like lambs this March. In recent years, the Steelers have bid a reluctant farewell to some of their most iconic veterans. They’ve said their share of goodbyes this March, as well, but no one’s shedding any tears. Rather, the water is flowing from the splash the Steelers have made …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Will Emmanuel Sanders’ Exit End the Curse of the No. 88?

Now that Emmanuel Sanders is gone, the Pittsburgh Steelers must retire the No. 88. Not because Sanders deserves the honor, but rather because that uniform number is cursed. Those digits seem to weave their way into Steelers misfortune whenever they get together. Isn’t it fitting that Sanders signed with the Denver Broncos, of all teams, …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Can Re-Sign Jason Worilds Without Any Painful Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ salary-cap noose, which had been tight enough to choke even the most pencil-thin neck, is a whole lot more comfortable now that the NFL has increased the cap to $133 million. That’s $10 million more than last season and nearly $7 million more than the projection. This is the Steelers’ biggest stroke …

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2014 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wish List Remains Intact After Combine

No matter how much anyone’s stock rose at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, all the players at the top of the Steelers board remain within their reach in the 2014 NFL draft. Sure, not everyone among Mike Evans, Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Calvin Pryor and Louis Nix will be available when the …

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Ranking the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 7 Worst Drafts Since 2000

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ two-year playoff absence is their longest since Kevin Colbert became the team’s director of football operations in 2000. Part of the problem is their recent drafts. Many of them are among the Steelers’ seven worst drafts since 2000. Not every draft on this list was a bad one. This is just the …

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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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