Found February 22, 2014 on
Antwaan Randle El
Penn State Nittany Lions
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 career in 1984, said in a press conference Thursday morning that this is the deepest draft he’s seen in 30 years.
There will be a ton of new data to evaluate the 2014 draft class when the combine concludes Tuesday. For now, let’s take a look back and rank the Steelers’ top seven drafts since Colbert became the team’s director of football operations in 2000.
No. 7: 2005
Heath Miller, drafted in the first round, highlights a class that was solid in the first three rounds with additional help in the later rounds
Miller is the Steelers’ all-time leader among tight ends in receptions (466) and receiving yards (5,273). Those numbers rank him third and...
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If you believe the recent reports that the 2014 salary cap number could come in at $130 million or higher, than you should know how well that plays into the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Team president Art Rooney II has heard those same reports, but he's not ready to start planning around that potential boost.
"At the moment it's a little hard to react to it because...
The Pittsburgh Steelers could be in the market for a tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft and they are made sure to visit with one of the best in the draft class on Friday.
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron said Saturday in an interview on NFL.com that he met with the Steelers and got along great with head coach Mike Tomlin.
"I think me and Mike Tomlin had a great conversation...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense will be highlighted this offseason as the unit suffered one of its worst seasons in recent memory.
The Steelers’ secondary may have been the worst part of the aging unit. The secondary constantly gave up splash plays and looked old and slow.
Underneath the old and slow lies the young Shamarko Thomas who the Steelers drafted in the fourth round...
New Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak could be the top acquisition for the team in 2014, more valuable than any free agent pickup or draft pick. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Munchak's experience and talent in coaching the offensive line could finally solidify the unit.
With the 2014 free agency signing period less than three weeks away, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager.
So far we have recapped the first nine years of Colbert's tenure in Pittsburgh as it relates to the signing of free agents from other teams and today...
As far as punters go, it’s difficult to generate much enthusiasm, regardless of how talented a player might be. Frankly, quality punting is more of a concern for teams with bad offenses, and barring a hemorrhaging of touchdown returns, if you’re so worried about the quality of your punting game, chances are there are bigger issues surrounding your team.
Former LSU punter Brad...
The last update on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence that we had included word that he was working out back in Miami at Bommarito Performance Systems. However, on Thursday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked to again update Spence's status in an interview with Alex Marvez on Sirius NFL Radio.
"Yeah, we're very optimistic...
End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it.
Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike Tomlin and his...
I told all my readers yesterday to keep an eye on five small schoolers, and all five were exceptional, and three broke the top ten for fastest forties.The post 3 small schoolers break the top 10 at wide receiver for 40 times appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both heading into this season and into the future.
Though not statistically true, it is technically...
While writing about new punter Brad Wing’s chances of becoming the regular punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, and the comments regarding him made by team general manager Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine, I also touched on the topic of underclassmen and maturity levels, and I think it’s worth further comment.
While addressing the media, Colbert was asked essentially...
The Steelers have tried to improve their offensive line by addressing it through the draft. They have tried to improve it by implementing a new offensive scheme with a new offensive coordinator. And they have tried, over and over again during Mike Tomlin's tenure as head coach, to improve it by changing the position coach.
When Tomlin hired Mike Munchak last month to be his...
As free agency is looming and the NFL franchise tag period ends on March 3rd, many teams are in serious talks to finalize and figure out on who and who not to keep on their rosters for the upcoming 2014 season. One of the main fixtures is linebacker Larry Foote, a 13-year veteran from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Foote has been a staple for the Steelers, playing in a solid 158 games...