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2014 NFL Draft

2014 Steelers first round War Room

Chat up the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with other Steelers fans. We'll be here all night, so stick around.

Report: Lingering link between Steelers, Ebron

Longtime draft analyst Tony Pauline suggests keeping an eye on an alleged interest from the Steelers and North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron.

Steelers positions of need for 15th pick: CB

Coming in at No. 1, the cornerback position has the biggest need of an influx of talent over the next two seasons. There are two solid candidates for this spot, making it the most likely position the team will address with the 15th overall pick.

5 Burning Questions on the Steelers

What makes true first round bust? Does Ziggy Hood qualify? What's the Steelers greatest area of need? Answer these and other Burning Questions as the Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2014 Draft.

BTSC interview with S/CB Antone Exum

Exum says he wants to play again with Hokie teammate Kyle Fuller and he wants to hug his mom after being drafted. He answered more of BTSC's Derrick Bell's questions right before the 2014 NFL Draft.

I'm predicting Kyle Fuller at 15, here's why

In what could end up being the most turbulent first round in recent memory, the activity storm will hit before and after the Steelers' pick at 15, and they'll simply take the player who's best suited for them now and in the immediate future.

Steelers Big Board (by ranking) UPDATED 5/8

A complete and comprehensive breakdown of prospects by position leading into the 2014 NFL Draft.

How to watch the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft

The Houston Texans are on the clock in one of the least predictable first rounds we've seen in quite a while.

The Standard is The Standard pre-draft podcast

Honoring Bill Nunn and going over the multitude of options for the 15th pick, Neal Coolong and Lance Williams cover a lot of ground in the pre-draft podcast.

Donte Moncrief has speed of another Ole Miss WR

It's impossible to avoid the comparisons to former Steelers WR Mike Wallace, but Moncrief, a likely second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, is a more complete receiver than Wallace is.

Draft Prospects: Beckham's all-around ability

He ran a lot of deep routes at LSU despite not having blazing speed or great height. He was successful because he does a lot of the little things right.

Evans, Beckham doing speculative battle

It's amazing how much better players get - and conversely, worse - players get the night before the draft. In LSU WR Odell Beckham's case, it's more like his value is coming closer to reality. Just not THAT close.

Report: Dolphins looking to deal the 19th pick

Miami is looking to move up or down, depending on who's offering what, according to the Miami Herald.

Play "What IF" with the Steelers and Dan Marino

Every NFL Draft ultimately becomes "What Was" and "What Wasn't" Then there are those that become "What could have been." There is no bigger Steelers draft "What could have been" than Chuck Noll's fateful decision to pass on Dan Marino. What if....

Steelers positions of need for 15th pick: DL

It's usually the case the ultra-athletic defensive lineman is considered a boom-or-bust prospect, but the general consensus suggests the Steelers won't look at a defensive lineman with the 15th pick. Two of them may be really hard to ignore.

Day 3 options for receivers and running backs

A look at the Day 3 options for slot receivers, possession guys, and 3rd-down, receiver-capable running backs.

Trading up? Nope. Trading down? Maybe

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has a group of players he'd take in the first round. He said at the Steelers' pre-draft press conference at least one of those players would need to be available in a trade-down situation to make it happen.

The Planet Theory: Drafting the lines

Draft the big guys who excel in the trenches. That was the philosophy of legendary NFL personnel man George Young. It's been applied among the Steelers' lines often and looks to factor into their plans again.

Steelers positions of need for 15th pick: WR

The receiver position has talent but depth is critical in a match-up and personnel driven league. Adding multi-faceted receivers to Ben Roethlisberger's arsenal will help the team continue to grow offensively.

Colbert sounds confident ahead of the draft

Colbert provided valuable nuggets of information today for Steelers fans to chew over until opening day of the draft, the most important of which may be that he is feeling pretty confident just now.

Report: Manziel to Browns if available

According to a report filed by ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be selected by the Cleveland Browns with the fourth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft if he's available.

Colbert commits to 19 targets with 15th pick

The Steelers held their pre-draft press conference Monday afternoon, revealing very little specific direction but confirming there are nearly two dozen players they would take with the 15th pick.

Eagles like Odell Beckham, may want to trade up

Pittsburgh's a prime location for Beckham, and Peter King wrote Monday the Eagles have had discussions with two mid-round drafting teams about a possible trade, should Beckham fall to that range.

Steelers Big Board (by position): UPDATED 5/5

A complete breakdown of prospects leading into the 2014 NFL Draft, organized by position. This is a living table with all updates being published in real time as draft day draws closer.

Parcells warns against favoring Pro Day workouts

The Old School approach to the NFL Draft is rooted in a scout's ability to translate what is seen on tape to the team. Former coach and personnel man Bill Parcells says the tape takes priority over everything.

Steelers splurge in sub packages in 2013

It's not a secret the Steelers were stretched out horizontally often last season, forcing nose tackle Steve McLendon off the field. That, in turn, is part of the reason the team's yards per rush allowed increased dramatically.

Steelers positions of need for 15th pick: OT

As of Sunday, the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is five days away. The tackle position has youth and experience, which isn't exactly the common combination of traits suggestive of a need to draft someone, but are they the right players?

Mocking the Draft live Day 2 open thread

Pittsburgh went outside linebacker, wide receiver and cornerback with its first three picks. Join in to help GM Erik Stone make the last six Steelers picks in rounds 4 through 7.

It might be wise to invest low in defensive end

Given what the Steelers ask of their defensive ends coming out of college (unlearn what they know and learn the "Steeler Way" of playing defense), is it ever wise for the team to pick one in Round 1, like it did with Ziggy Hood and Cam Heyward?

Draft odds column shows diverse pool at 15

Steel City Insider publisher Jim Wexell posted his yearly Draft Odds column Sunday, illustrating just how many different options the Steelers have with the 15th pick.

Steelers positions of need for 15th pick: OLB

As of Sunday, the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is five days away. The outside linebacker position needs to be addressed in this draft, but the prospects available at 15 may just not be worth that high of a pick.

Mocking the Draft round 1: Steelers select Barr

Steelers mock general manager Erik Stone selects the raw but talented outside linebacker Anthony Barr with the 15th overall pick in Mocking the Draft's live mock.

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Three of four CBs drafted early have success

The Steelers have a few positions of need in the 2014 NFL Draft. Cornerback is one of them and also is among the safest, based on success rate measuring the starting tenure of those taken in the first two rounds.

Day 3 Big & Tall receiving options

Part 1 of this series addressed the players currently on the Pittsburgh roster. And we all have read far too much about the receivers who might be available at picks 15 and 46. But who might the Steelers go after if the receiver pick falls to Day 3?

Steelers pre-draft visits: WR Quincy Enunwa

The big and physical Cornhuskers receiver looks to be a Day 3 selection.

Polian warns Steelers to steer clear of Ebron

In response to a dual mock draft conducted by ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, former Colts general manager Bill Polian denounces McShay's selection of Eric Ebron with the 15th pick.

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