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Steelers News: Potential safeties the Steelers could target in the 2019 NFL Draft

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 is fast approaching, and the news surrounding the black-and-gold is far from over. 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 safeties who could be on the Steelers’ draft board, and potentially early, if they are still available.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Most Steelers fans aren’t looking at safety when it comes to the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft, but it is a position which could be targeted.

Draft safety breakdown: Rapp leads ball-hawking group

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The NFL Draft is Thursday-Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Each day leading up to the first round, the Tribune-Review is compiling a positional preview of the top draft prospects.

Today: Safeties

1. Taylor Rapp

Washington, 6-0, 208

A three-year starter, Rapp declared for the draft after his junior year at Washington. He was a two-time all-conference cornerback after being named the Pac-12 freshman defensive player of the year in his first season on campus. He had seven career interceptions, including two as a junior when he also had five passes defensed and three fumble recoveries. The Pittsburgh Steelers met with Rapp at Washington’s pro day.

To read the full article, click HERE

  • Could the Steelers also be looking to add to their already destructive defensive line? Don’t rule it out...

“Historically good” defensive lineman class could tempt Steelers on draft day

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

While the Steelers have added first-round picks at outside linebacker, safety and cornerback in recent draft classes, in addition to signing free agents to fill other starting spots, they have maintained the status quo in the trenches.

Cameron Heyward is entering his ninth NFL season and seventh as a starter. Stephon Tuitt is preparing for his sixth season and fifth as a starter. Javon Hargrave is entering his fourth season starting at nose tackle.

Even the backups never seem to change. Tyson Alualu signed on for a third (and possibly fourth) season, and Daniel McCullers was brought back for a sixth (and potential seventh).

To read the full article, click HERE

  • The Steelers need a wide receiver, but replacing Antonio Brown is not a one-man job.

NFL Draft: Replacing Brown no one-man job

By: Dale Lolley, DKPittsburghSports

The Steelers have nine receivers on their roster and a notable one who no longer is part of the team.

The problem with the one who is no longer there is he happens to be a guy who set an NFL record last season when he went over 100 catches for a fifth-consecutive season.

Replacing that is no one-man job, as Donte Moncrief told me when I asked him about doing just that earlier this year.

”AB, like anybody knows, is one of the best or is the best to ever play this game. You can’t try to be what he was,” Moncrief replied. “You can only be what you are. I’m going to play the role I can play, make the plays I can make and do whatever makes this team better.”

To read the full article, click HERE

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