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Steelers News: Why the Steelers are “very comfortable” without a top pick in the upcoming draft

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at why the Steelers claim they are extremely confident with not having a top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Not having a first round pick is tough, but the Steelers seem to have come to grips with the fact they won’t be picking until Round 2 in the upcoming selection process.

Steelers head to NFL Combine ‘very comfortable’ with no 1st-round pick

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

For the first time since the NFL Combine took up residence in Indianapolis in 1987, the Pittsburgh Steelers will head to the event without a first-round pick.

In fact, you’d have to go back 20 more years — long before NFL execs decided to gather in one location to evaluate talent — to find a draft where the Steelers didn’t hold a first-round selection.

Still, it will be business as usual for general manager Kevin Colbert and his staff this week as they evaluate the college talent at the combine that will fortify their roster later in the offseason.

“We’re very comfortable with where we are in that regard,” Colbert said earlier this month.

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  • How the Steelers should approach the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine...

Williamson’s Combine rewind

By: Matt Williamson, Steelers.com

The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is right around the corner and we are now well into draft season. Of course, free agency has yet to open and that is a critical piece of the team building puzzle, but we are going to concentrate on the college evaluation side of things for the sake of this piece. And the crux of this conversation is going to center around what do college scouts do once the Combine is completed? Here is how I would handle it if I ever had the opportunity to do all again.

First off, let’s take a small step backwards before we get to the plan of attack post-Combine. There is a theory in scouting circles that evaluators should “Put the pen down” after the Senior Bowl. The logic is that there no longer is competitive football to watch and evaluate. Everything from the Senior Bowl on are drills, interviews, testing, etc. Obviously for prospects that didn’t participate in post season all-star games like the Senior Bowl their football tape ended with their final college game. All the padded football has been played.

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  • Three months. That is the time frame for Ben Roethlisberger’s return. Ready for training camp...

Roethlisberger says he’s making progress, will be cleared in three months

By: Michael David Smith

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is throwing footballs again after elbow surgery, and he says his doctor believes he’s on pace to be cleared to full activities before training camp.

Roethlisberger told Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his medical report was positive.

“It was a good report. I got to bypass the tennis ball throwing for a month and go right to the football. Still going to be about 2.5-3 months until I get total clearance from doc but we are doing good,” Roethlisberger said. “It felt amazing to throw. It was hard to hold the smile in. Two more throwing sessions while I’m out here in California and then headed back to the Burgh.”

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