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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin

Analyzing impact of pre-draft visits on Steelers draft strategy

One fascinating aspect of the draft season to me is pre-draft visits. The Steelers bring in roughly 30 players every year to visit their facility in the SouthSide and meet with the staff. I wanted to examine the relationship between the positions of these players brought in for a visit …

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin

7 Takeaways from Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert’s press conference

Head Coach Mike Tomlin and General Manager Kevin Colbert gave a joint “pre-draft” press conference today, and if you thought it was less than thrilling, you aren’t the only one. There is something strange about holding a press conference about the draft when you are prohibited from mentioning any potential …

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Steel City Underground NFL Draft Mock Drafts

Eric Herrmann’s Final Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft

Here it is, my final mock draft of the year. There is one stipulation everybody should know: This mock is what I think will happen, not necessarily what I want to happen. I based these picks on the Steelers pre-draft visits, pro day visits, general team needs, and my gut. …

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Western Michigan football player Keion Adams

Exclusive Interview: Steelers pre-draft visitor Keion Adams

One of the Pittsburgh Steelers pre-draft visits this offseason was Keion Adams, edge rusher from Western Michigan. I had the privilege of speaking with Adams and he opened up about his skillset and his visit with the Steelers. Adams is no stranger to adversity. In 2013, Western Michigan had a …

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Steel City Underground NFL Draft Mock Drafts

Brian Roach’s Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft

If you didn’t have the time to listen to the podcast or watch it on YouTube (where I have become “The Host Who Doesn’t Like Toast”, and have no one but myself to blame) then you missed my last, full 7-round mock draft. Here is what I’d do: Embed from …

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Former Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen

Take Two: Steelers draft Brown and Allen in 2011

Steel City Underground is doing a series where we will break down each instance of double-dipping in the NFL draft during the Mike Tomlin area. By double-dipping we mean drafting two players of the same position. This has happened much more than most may think, which is detailed in the …

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SCU Daily Steelers Grind

DSG April 24th – Inching closer to the NFL Draft

In case you missed it, here’s the Daily Steelers Grind for April 24th, 2017, highlighting some of the best Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL content out there. Slash! Kordell Stewart felt right at home in Pittsburgh with Colorado teammates on the roster. pic.twitter.com/bXyqdgErLq — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 23, 2017 Never …

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Arguments for and against the Steelers drafting a QB

Okay Steelers Nation, I know some of you are chomping at the bit to put Big Ben out to pasture and find his successor. I know others don’t want to use a high pick on a quarterback, suggesting the team develop a young passer. Then there are others who say …

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown

Plays of the Year: Precursor to the Immaculate Extension

Steel City Underground presents “Plays of the Year” featuring the tops runs, catches, hits and everything else in-between for the Steelers 2016 season. We looked back at an incredibly ugly road game against the Baltimore Ravens in our latest 2016 Recall, where Ben Roethlisberger came back sooner than anyone would’ve …

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Steel City Underground NFL Draft Mock Drafts

Jim Racalto’s Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft

Only a week remains until the 2017 NFL Draft, and I couldn’t hold out any longer. I just HAD to do a mock featuring the Steelers. One thing to keep in mind is that literally everyone is using the same Fanspeak draft simulator engine these days. I chose to draft …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 season opponents

SCU week in review – April 23rd

In case you missed it (or anything) the SCU week in review recaps all articles, videos, posts and more, shared via Steel City Underground’s various platforms throughout the week.

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Pittsburgh Panthers tight end Scott Orndoff

Exclusive Interview: Steelers pre-draft visitor Scott Orndoff

For football fans who are accustomed to the transformation of Heinz Field from the blue and gold of the Pitt Panthers, to the black and gold of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you may soon see the same transformation occur with a local homegrown football player: Pitt tight end Scott Orndoff. The …

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns gets his first career interception

2016 Recall: Ben’s return not enough to defeat the Ravens

The prognosis for a meniscectomy was anywhere from four to six weeks, but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned in only three… Whether that was a wise decision or not will be left to Ben’s own thoughts, but the Steelers did not look like themselves in this road matchup against AFC …

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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas

Anatomy of the Steelers drafts: Shamarko Thomas

Anatomy of the Steelers drafts is an ongoing series leading up to the NFL Draft which examines the successes and failures of past Pittsburgh draft choices. Today’s article focuses on the Steelers 2013 fourth round draft pick, Shamarko Thomas. Overview Name Shamarko Thomas Position Safety Height  5-9 Weight  205 lbs. College …

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Jackson State University linebacker Javancy Jones

Exclusive Interview: Edge Rusher Javancy Jones

Javancy Jones is a name that some of you may have heard by now. The enticing edge prospect in this year’s NFL Draft has been seeing his stock rise as of late, and he is very much on the Pittsburgh Steelers radar. Jones had his pro day at his school, Jackson State, …

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