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Steelers News: Diving into the possibilities of the Steelers Round 1 selection

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.

Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at some of the options in front of the Steelers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Inside Linebacker? Cornerback? Wide Receiver? The Steelers have their options, and Devin Bush is a name plenty of fans should get accustomed to hearing leading up to the draft.

Do-it-all inside linebacker Bush could be answer for Steelers

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Devin Bush was rattling off the names of NFL linebackers he most resembles Saturday afternoon when he ended his list with one that is bittersweet for Pittsburgh Steelers fans:

Ryan Shazier.

It was a fitting choice for Bush, a slightly undersized inside linebacker who could be a candidate to fill the role vacated by Shazier when he suffered his spinal-cord injury in December 2017.

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  • Could the Steelers possibly be in the market for a pass rusher? Again? One hometown kid wouldn’t mind staying right where he grew up.

Pass-rusher Chase Winovich would like to stay home, get chance to suit up for Steelers

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Winovich, an edge rusher prospect in this year’s NFL Draft class, sees one tangible benefit if he were to be selected by his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers:

Free room and board.

“I’ll just stay at home,” Winovich said. “My mom will make me breakfast every morning.”

Winovich would like nothing more to make the daily commute from his family’s home in Jefferson Hills to the South Side’s UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

“That would be great,” Winovich said Saturday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. “That would be really special. I know my parents are pulling for it.”

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  • There is no lack of confidence for Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown, and if the Steelers were to consider taking a big-play receiver, with a mighty big ego to boot, Brown might just be their man.

Don’t compare A.J. Brown to anyone, not even JuJu Smith-Schuster

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

When it comes to confident football players in this year’s NFL Draft class, the line forms behind Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown.

Brown’s confidence apparently knows no bounds even though most NFL Draft analysts don’t even think he is the best wide receiver on his team.

Ole Miss teammate D.K. Metcalf is rated as the superior prospect, but try selling that point to Brown, who also is among the Top 50 overall prospects, according to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

“I’m the best receiver in the draft — by far,” Brown said. “I’m versatile. I can play inside, outside, I run great routes. I have strong hands, and I’m a man after that catch. A lot of guys are not like that. I’m very different.”

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  • Of all the possible positions the team could target in Round 1, tight end might not be atop the list. However, there is one tight end who has turned plenty of heads during the Combine.

Noah Fant blazes 4.50-second 40-yard dash at NFL Combine

By: Dan Parr, NFL.com

Iowa’s Noah Fant is one ridiculously fast step closer to punching his ticket for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

At 6-foot-4 and 249 pounds, the former Hawkeye star blazed a 40-yard dash of 4.50 seconds on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, the fastest time of the tight ends at this year’s event.

NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt clocked Fant in 4.46 and 4.47 seconds on his two 40 runs Saturday. Since 2006, only three tight ends have run faster than 4.46 at the combine (Vernon Davis, 4.38; Dorin Dickerson, 4.40; Evan Engram, 4.42).

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