2012 Steelers Draft
With just a few days left before the start of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Steelers choice doesn't seem any more obvious than it was two months ago. Steel34D is going to make one last attempt to predict the Steelers' first round pick.
ESPN Draft Analyst Mel Kiper's preseason grade given to the Steelers draft was a B. He moved that to a C after a subpar season from the team's draft class. There's plenty in place, though, to see that grade moving to an A in 2013.
ESPN Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has some high praise for the combination of Steelers RG David DeCastro and C Maurkice Pouncey.
Being a Professional Athlete (or Celebrity of Any Kind) Means that Your Character Flaws Will Always Be Worse Than Mine
Everyone makes mistakes, even people in the spotlight, but it seems that the people in the public eye get reminded of past mistakes far too often. Even long after they've matured and their transgressions are in the distant past. Will Steelers 2nd round pick, Mike Adams, ever live down his college mistakes? I guess we'll have to find out.
The Steelers Emphasis on the Offensive Line in Recent Drafts May Finally Clear a Path for the Potent Offense that We've All Been Waiting On
The Steelers have used many high round picks on offensive linemen in recent years. Hopefully, this could lead to more scoring and production from their very talented skill position players.
It isn't often that a great value and a major need intersect as perfectly as they did last night for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected guard David Decastro out of Stanford with the 24th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Indianapolis has confirmed they have selected Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the first overall pick 2012 in the NFL Draft.
The final edition of BTSC's seven-round(!) mock draft for 2012!
According to Beaver County Times reporter Mike Bires, the Steelers draft board is "98 percent set," with a few final details underway.
The first six picks in the 2012 NFL Draft seem to be taking shape. After that, however, things get a bit more interesting.
Steelers add three 7th round picks to its bounty, giving them 10 overall selections. It's the most the Steelers have had since 2010.
There is a possibility that the Steelers will lose Pro Bowl receiver Mike Wallace as a restricted free agent, and in exchange, they'll get a first round draft choice as compensation. However, it's not always an even trade. At least not right away.
The Steelers have been enormously successful with their first round draft choices in the past decade. They haven't done as well in the second round. Can we figure out why?
There are some talented players likely to be on the board in the second and even the third round in the 2012 NFL Draft. Here are a few the Steelers could be looking at.
BTSC Seven Round 2012 Mock Draft: Post NFL Combine Edition
A first-round mock draft done with thorough analysis and speculation, including the futures of Peyton Manning and New Orleans.
BTSC interview Nevada ILB prospect James-Michael Johnson, a projected middle-round pick in April's NFL Draft.
Offensive lineman Cordy Glenn is an option for the Steelers with the No. 24 pick in April's NFL Draft. Here's why.
BTSC interviews Georgia K Blair Walsh, one of the top kicking prospects available in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Hightower vs. Poe is shaping up to be the most hotly followed draft argument in recent memory for Steelers fans. Will the workouts of either of these players solidify their bid to become the next Steelers player?
It's an open forum for Steelers fans to discuss the possibility of seeing the Steelers' first round pick working out today.
We evaluate Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower as a potential first-round pick for the Steelers at 24.
We evaluate Ohio State tackle Mike Adams as a candidate for the Steelers' 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
We highlight Steelers draft prospect Peter Konz, guard, from Wisconsin
The BTSC Draft Forum is discussing potential Steelers prospects in wake of the 2012 NFL Combine. We're tackling (or guarding) Georgia's versatile offensive lineman Cordy Glenn.
BTSC's Draft Forum discusses Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill as a possible trade scenario involving the Steelers.
BTSC's Draft Forum digs into the Steelers' running backs situation. With the return of Baron Batch, we mostly agree RB Mewelde Moore won't be re-signed, but we also feel they may look late in the draft to bring in another runner.
Could the best first round draft pick for the Steelers be a safety? The case for why such a move could revolutionize the professional game
BTSC readers discuss nose tackles and offensive linemen as priorities in free agency and the draft with BTSC writer Neal Coolong.
The Steelers have gone about re-making their defensive line in recent years with the selections of defensive ends Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward. Now might be the time to complete the youth trifecta on the defensive line and grab their nose tackle of the future.
In the next part of our series on possible positions and trade destinations for the Steelers first round pick, we look at trading down, and give some possibilities of that happening.