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2014 NFL Draft

Shazier lays out Cal quarterback

It's this kind of vision and explosive athleticism that led the Steelers to take Shazier with the 15th pick. As a stand-alone trait, his speed is beneficial but his biggest value will be what that allows others to do.

Steelers fourth round targets: Bradford, Desir

Clemson's Martavis Bryant, Lindenwood's Pierre Desir and Arizona State's Carl Bradford are the top players still remaining as the NFL Draft heads into the fourth round.

Steelers select 18th in the fourth round

PIttsburgh has added linebacker Ryan Shazier, defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt and running back Dri Archer with its first three picks.

The Standard is The Standard: Tuitt and Archer

Big thumbs up for Stephon Tuitt. Shocked and confused looks for Dri Archer. Neal Coolong and Lance Williams go over the team's second and third round picks.

Steelers draft day Big Board

Follow who's still available and where they rank in comparison to our original Big Board.

Getting Archer the ball in space is the challenge

Dri Archer is fast, which fits with a lot of what the Steelers appear to have planned to do in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has a rare high-end burst and acceleration, fans just have to hope they learned from struggles getting Chris Rainey the ball.

Steelers Film Room: Stephon Tuitt's heavy hands

Steelers Film room takes another look at the versatile defensive end from Notre Dame

Ryan Shazier given No. 50 jersey

It's a physical departure and kind of a shock to see the jersey number of Larry Foote worn by someone else, but the Run and Hit Steelers Defense needs to establish its identity as its own.

Steelers RBs coach James Saxon excited for Archer

Saxon spoke to the media after the Steelers made Archer their third round pick (No. 97 overall), noting Archer is a 'potentially great football player.'

Dri Archer ran 4.26 40 in 18 steps

If there's any way to connect the kick returner to Detroit's Calvin Johnson, it's in his ability to run faster with the same amount of steps as the 6-foot-5 All Pro wide receiver.


Steelers select MAC speed demon Dri Archer with 97th overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft.

Steelers third round targets: Phillip Gaines Watch

With Louis Nix now taken, and it's a race to Phillip Gaines, in our opinion.

Steelers DL coach: 'It's time to start over'

Stephon Tuitt marks another transition along the Steelers' defensive line. His new position coach, John Mitchell, says it's time to begin again. Dale Grdnic got quotes from the South Side Friday.

The need on D is speed

A push for defensive athleticism started in free agency has continued into the draft. The additions of Stephon Tuitt and Ryan Shazier, the Steelers have created depth and versatility that's been missing for a long time.

Stephon Tuitt excels in versatility

Notre Dame's hulking defensive end has some technique to work on, but his raw product as a multi-position defensive lineman is impressive enough to think the Steelers will give him a hard look in this draft evaluation process.


Two big upgrades from an athletic standpoint in their front seven, Pittsburgh makes an emphatic announcement about the direction of their franchise.

Steelers second and third round targets: CBs

Cornerback is a position of need in this draft, and odds are outstanding the Steelers will walk out of the second or third round Friday with at least one cornerback tonight.

Steelers third round War Room

The Steelers will make the 14th pick in the second round, the 46th overall pick of the draft. Stay here for all the opinion and discussion, and keep an eye on the site for all the latest news.

2014 NFL mock 2-3 round mock draft

After an interesting first round in which the Steelers surprised everyone with their selection of Ryan Shazier they head into the second day of the draft still needing to fill their biggest needs.

Steelers second round targets: Wide receivers

The talent at the wide receiver position will likely mean the Steelers will either take, or pass on, a good one at 46.

Day 1 winners and losers

There are always draft day winners and losers, as well those few picks that come completely out of left field. Read on to find out which teams fit into which category

Steelers pick part of deal that netted Manziel

Cleveland used the pick the Steelers gave them last year as part of a package to move up and take ever-popular quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Shazier says coaches have told him weight is fine

The Steelers aren't concerned with Shazier's Combine weight of 237. Three other numbers - 4.37 - have more of their attention.

There's more than one way to stop passes

The Steelers may not have found a corner in Round 1, Thursday night. But they may have finally found the inside linebacker to replace James Farrior.

Back-to-back defensive players in first round

The Steelers haven't used their first round pick on defensive players in back-to-back years since 1987-88. The reason they did now is mostly because they haven't been this thin on defense in that same stretch of time.

Steelers Film Room: Splash Player

The Steelers get the defensive playmaker they coveted.

Talent at CB, WR, DL still available in second

Check out some of the remaining prospects for the Steelers in the second round.

Full Steelers prospects meetings

From the Senior Bowl to the Combine through to individual meetings, this is a running list of every 2014 NFL Draft prospect the Steelers have spoken with since January.

TV time, broadcast details for second round

The second round of the 2014 NFL Draft starts at 7 p.m. ET Friday, May 8.

Shazier's agent on phone to Cowboys when drafted

Gerry Dulac reports that the Dallas Cowboys were set to draft Ryan Shazier one pick after the Steelers did so. This indicates the Steelers got perfect value for their 15th overall pick in the draft.

Shazier pick given B+ grade

The CBS sports crew have given the Steelers a B+ grade for their selection of linebacker Ryan Shazier in the 2014 nfl draft.

Tomlin says Steelers drafted Ryan Shazier for need

Head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert spoke about the newest member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and alluded to the subtle distinction between specific positional needs and overarching unit/team needs.

Ohio State's Shazier shows tremendous explosion

He may not have the size typically associated with an NFL linebacker but he can continue building strength-wise. No player can be taught the kind of explosion Ohio State's Ryan Shazier shows on the field.

Twitter reaction from fans over Shazier pick

It's mostly positive due to the athleticism Shazier brings, but there are some who feel he was picked a bit too high.


Steelers select linebacker Ryan Shazier with the 15th overall pick.

Steelers "liked" Kyle Fuller

Adding to the rampant (and comical) speculation - the beginning of the end of draft speculation for the next month or so - NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport says there's always been word the Steelers have liked the Hokies cornerback.