2013 Steelers Draft
Contrary to initial reports detailing an amicable to start to negotiations, it is clear the league and the players union have a very long way to go to find common ground.
Breaking down Le'Veon Bell's impressive performance against Boise State this past season, it's clear Bell's best attribute isn't his power, but his quickness.
Pittsburgh has looked to mid-to-late round draft picks to find offensive line depth. In fact, 2013 was the first draft in the last 10 where the Steelers did not select an offensive lineman. They may have two undrafted linemen they can develop for the
Every training camp, a non-first round rookie such as Isaac Redman, who first appeared on the radar in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of Bowie State, becomes a cult hero among fans. What Steelers rookie will be this year's new cult figure?
With so much expected from NFL quarterbacks in 2013, it's hard to imagine a player such as Landry Jones, picked in the fourth round by the Steelers, being pegged as the heir apparent to a franchise QB with the resume of Ben Roethlisberger.
As the proud and storied franchise attempted to pick itself up off the mat after falling flat in 2012, released television ratings from the draft illustrate an entire city which was perched on the edge of their seats in anticipation.
Jarvis Jones, the Steelers first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was passed over by several teams due to his poor showing at his Pro Day--including 4.9 40 time. The Steelers wasted no time selecting Jones. They seemed to be more impressed with his play.
The Steelers had a draft that appears to be focused on character and leadership as much as physical ability. While there are still questions that remain, many were answered in just the last four days.
Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas is a passionate player who may have to refine his tackling technique and press coverage to avoid penalties in the NFL. But as Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says, it's better to say "woah" than "hurry up."