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Steelers News: The Steelers taking a WR or RB early in the draft could have a ripple effect

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

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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 how if the team were to select a wide receiver or running back early in the 2020 NFL Draft, it will have a lasting impact on the current roster.

Let’s get to the news:

  • How drafting a RB or WR will have a big impact on the team after 2020.

Tim Benz: Ripple effect of Steelers going with a WR or RB early in draft

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

What I’m about to give you is just my anecdotal observation. It’s far from scientific data.

That being said, considering what we’ve learned over the last two months, we all tend to pick and choose scientific data based on the numbers we prefer to believe anyway.

So let’s stick with the generic phrase “from what I can tell.”

Based on the amount of pre-draft articles, sports-talk air time, and Twitter traffic I’ve encountered, “from what I can tell,” lots of Steelers fans are quite interested in the idea of their team taking either a running back or a wide receiver with their first pick of the NFL Draft. That’s at No. 49 overall.

Some would like their second pick (No. 102) to be used on the remaining position of those two options as well.

Here’s as close as I’m going to get to scientific polling to prove my point.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • There is a close local product who could be an undervalued cornerback in the upcoming draft.

Penn State’s John Reid undervalued as CB prospect, draft analysts believe

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Penn State is expected to have one former player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday in pass rusher Yetur Gross-Matos.

Another Nittany Lions alum will go on the second day when wide receiver K.J. Hamler gets the call.

Others will be taken on the third day, including a 5-foot-10, 187-pound cornerback that could be one of this year’s most underrated prospects.

That is the assessment of several draft analysts, including Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network who recently stumped for Jordan Reid to get more recognition from league decision makers.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner and virtual workouts...oh my!

Ben, James and virtual workouts

By: Teresa Varley,

It wasn’t the pre-draft press conference we have all become accustomed to over the years. There were no microphones set up on a table in the front of the media room at the UMPC Rooney Sports Complex. There were no media gathered in the chairs in the room, no camera capturing every word General Manager Kevin Colbert and Coach Mike Tomlin had to say.

But that didn’t stop the conversation from taking place. On Monday morning the Steelers hosted a pre-draft press conference via Zoom, with Colbert and Tomlin taking questions virtually from the media on the line, all working from their homes.

And the questions hit on a wide variety of topics, including looking at individual positions the team could target in the draft in relation to what the team currently has on the roster, which included talking about the quarterback and running back positions.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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