Found April 27, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to address their offensive line in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft with the selection of Ohio State with the 24th pick of the second round. Adams appeared in 30 games during his four-year career at Ohio State, starting 25 of them, including his last 21. In his final two seasons as a starter, the left offensive tackle registered 167 knockdowns and 33 touchdown-resulting blocks. Adams tested positive at the NFL combine for marijuana, but alerted teams during visits. OVERVIEW One of the most coveted prospects coming out of Dublin-Coffman High School, Read more [...]

Steelers Trade Up to Get Alameda Ta’amu

This draft just keeps getting better.  The Steelers moved up in the fourth round to get a player they needed.   The Steelers drafted Alameda Ta’amu NT from Washington.  The Steelers gave up their 4th and 6th round pick to the Redskins to get Ta’amu. Ta’amu is a huge man.  He was expected to go in the second or third round in the draft.  For the Steelers to go up and...

Pittsburgh Steelers select David DeCastro, Grade A

This is why the Pittsburgh Steelers are consistently among the elite teams in the NFL. They’re patient on draft day, and never out-think themselves. They probably didn’t expect to come away with David DeCastro in this draft, but he was simply too good to pass up here. It’s a great value pick and also fills a glaring hole on the offensive line.

Steelers select Sean Spence LB Miami in Round 3

The Steelers selected Sean Spence in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.  Spence was a guy who the Steelers worked out at his pro day.  Spence is 5’11 and 230 lbs.  The Steelers will most likely look at Spence as an inside linebacker in their system. He is very athletic and will make tackles from sideline to sideline.  He also is a very instinctive player.  He can be a...

1st Round Winners: Pittsburgh Steelers

This is exactly why the Pittsburgh Steelers are perennial contenders. They sit back, let everyone else around them panic and then take the best available player who falls into their lap. The Steelers probably didn’t anticipate addressing their interior offensive line in the 1st round, but when David DeCastro was on the board, they simply couldn’t pass him up. DeCastro will immediately...

Steelers uncharacteristically gambling in draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers typically take a conservative approach to the draft, which has served them very well in years past. But they’re breaking the mold this year, and targeting players with a ton of upside who have fallen to due some off-field concerns. The first gamble was with Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams, who failed multiple drug tests in college and failed another...

Steelers First Three Round Review Of 2012 NFL Draft

By Christopher DiMarino Happy draft weekend. Let's quickly take a look at each Steeler draftee: what likely drew the Steelers to them, what they need to work on, what some concerns are and where we go from here. David DeCastro What we know: DD was the most highly touted OG in the draft. In fact, he was regarded as a top 15 pick and an elite lineman who could step in and...

Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley Press Conference On Chris Rainey

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley met the media for a press conference to discuss the selection of Florida running back Chris Rainey in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL draft. Haley discussed the skill set that Rainey possesses as well as his ability to help in the return game on special teams. Below is the audio from the press conference and the transcript will be...

Mike Wallace Holdout?

With the deadline for restricted free agent signings passing last Friday, Mike Wallace will not play for anyone but the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. According to ESPN, Wallace isn’t planning on signing such a deal any time soon and has been upset with contract negotiations thus far. Wallace could potentially hold out until week 10 of next season. There has been speculation that...

2012 NFL Draft Round 7: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft WR Toney Clemons With 231st Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Colorado wide receiver Toney Clemons in the 7th round with the 231st pick of the 2012 NFL draft. Overview Clemons was a reliable starter after transferring from Michigan. He is a huge and athletic receiver in the mold of Anquan Boldin. He has the same body type and strong base, and can go across the middle, using his core strength to break arm...

Steelers Look to Upgrade Roster In 2012 Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made great moves in upgrading their roster in the 2012 NFL draft. First, the Steelers took David DeCastro with the 24th pick, to help out the offensive line and shore up the middle.  DeCastro started all 39 games of his career at Stanford.  I think he will come in right away and make the starting lineup. Next the Steelers picked Mike Adams at...

Grading the Steelers 2012 NFL Draft

This draft was arguably the most important one for the Steelers in the last 10 years. With so many veterans either already gone or likely to be in the next two years or so, replenishing the roster with quality starters and solid depth was paramount this year. Equally important is the 2nd year players, draftees from last year, who will need to step up and take on a bigger role. For...

Colbert on Adams: Comfortable, Not Convinced

The Steelers took a chance in the second round by drafting OT Mike Adams, who failed a drug test at the combine. Read the up-and-down story of Adams and the Steelers inside.

The Terrible Podcast – Day 2 Recap Of Steelers 2012 Draft With Mark Kaboly Episode

Season 2, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd tied up with draft coverage of day 3 of the 2012 NFL draft with ESPN 970, I welcome back to the podcast Mark Kaboly from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to talk about the day two draft picks made by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of course we get into the character issues of Ohio State tackle Mike Adams and the events...

2012 NFL Draft Round 7: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft TE David Paulson With 240th Pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oregon tight end David Paulson in the 7th round with the 240th pick of the 2012 NFL draft 2011 — All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele) … Capital One academic all-district 8 and Pac-12 all-academic first team selection … Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game for the West … Appeared in 14 games, starting 13 … Team’s...
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