Found May 02, 2012 on
Robert Griffin III
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 Clemons and Terrence Frederick, this is the reality they face as seventh round selections of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s difficult enough to make an NFL team but when you have the players in front of you like the Steelers do it can get even tougher.
For Clemons, a former Pittsburgh-Area product who originally went to Michigan before transferring to Colorado, this is exactly the scenario he is facing. Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders already sit in front of him on the depth chart and have way more experience. That doesn’t mean Clemons has any plans to just sit back and wait for his release papers this summer.
The good news for the 6’2” 190lbs Clemon...
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When you look at the NFL scouting combine and pro day measurables of the Pittsburgh Steelers third round draft pick Sean Spence, you might not be overly impressed. His 5 foot, 11 inch height combined with his 231 pound weight certainly has you envisioning a pretty smallish linebacker. Even Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review commented on first seeing Spence up close that...
I had a feeling that a few corresponding roster moves might be on the way soon as the Pittsburgh Steelers roster was over 90 players after the undrafted free agents had been identified. That indeed was the case on Wednesday as Mark Kaboly reports via Twitter that running back Chad Spann and cornerback Antonio Smith have now been released.
Spann was signed to the Steelers practice...
A rundown of the Steelers' draft picks. It has been a few days since the Draft and I have had to do some reserch on some of the Steelers' lower draft picks.
1st Round Pick 24
OG David DeCastro, Stanford A+
This player was a great pick up. The Steelers commented after the Draft that he was one of the players they would trade up for and didn't have to. With a...
By Jeremy Hritz
It has been one week since the first day of the 2012 NFL Draft, and there is one player that has intrigued me to the point of distraction. There are no doubts surrounding the impact that David DeCastro will make in his rookie year. Players selected rounds three through seven will not be expected to start right away; they will only be expected to compete for a roster...
The most controversial pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers on draft day since Santonio Holmes in 2006, is this years 2nd rounder Mike Adams out of Ohio State. The Steelers just simply don’t take these types of players normally, they want high character guys who are football players above all else.
You could be the guaranteed best college athlete on the planet but if you don’t make...
Season 2, Episode 104 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I take a look first at the 2012 rookie pool for the Pittsburgh Steelers as it relates to the overall salary cap and the first contract for David DeCastro.
We move on to discuss the Rosetta Stone comment made in regard to the new playbook by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Monday. It was clearly a little fun...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown flourished during his second NFL season, forming a dangerous combo with speedster Mike Wallace. In 2011 Brown was named to his first Pro Bowl and hauled in 69 passes for 1,108 yards with 2 touchdowns. He was also equally as dangerous as kick/punt returner, becoming the first player in [...]
Heading into the 2012 NFL draft it looked as if the Pittsburgh Steelers might have interest in drafting not only an inside linebacker, but an outside linebacker as well. Of their 30 allowed pre draft visitors, 4 were considered 3-4 outside linebacker prospects in the form of Nick Perry, Andre Branch, Cam Johnson and Olivier Vernon. There were also reports that the Steelers had some...
The Steelers answered a lot of questions by the time the NFL was over this past weekend. They filled serious holes on the offensive line, got some depth at linebacker and running back, and also found themselves the next Casey Hampton.
That’s some big shoes to fill no matter who you are, and not a responsibility to be taken lightly. Hampton started 148 of the 157 games he’s played...