Steelers Grab MLB Tyler Matakevich with Final Pick in the Draft
April 30, 2016
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Steelers Grab MLB Tyler Matakevich with Final Pick in the Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers concluded their 2016 NFL draft with linebacker Tyler Matakevich, the 2015 Bronko Nagurski Award winner who helped usher Temple football back into prominence. Matekevich would likely compete at inside linebacker and special teams for the Steelers. My take: The rep on Matakevich is he’s not big,...

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Steelers Select OLB Travis Feeney in the 6th Round
April 30, 2016
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Steelers Select OLB Travis Feeney in the 6th Round

In Washington’s Travis Feeney, the Pittsburgh Steelers got a rotational pass-rusher who instantly injects athleticism into the outside linebacker group. Feeney’s an All-Pac-12 second-team performer who had 17.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks last season. My take: This is ridiculous upside for the sixth round....

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Steelers Grab WR/PR Demarcus Ayers in the 7th
April 30, 2016
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Steelers Grab WR/PR Demarcus Ayers in the 7th

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ first offensive skill player drafted in 2016 seems more of a punt returner than a wide receiver at the next level. Houston’s Demarcus Ayers, selected 229th overall, returned 28 punts for 290 yards and a touchdown last season. My take: No speed, no problem? Ayers’ 4.7 40-yard dash...

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Steelers Bolster DLine in the 3rd Select DT Javon Hargrave
April 30, 2016
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Steelers Bolster DLine in the 3rd Select DT Javon Hargrave

Help has arrived for Heyward, Tuitt on passing downs. Why you should be excited about third-round pick Javon Hargrave: He had 63 career tackles for a loss and 37 career sacks in four seasons at South Carolina State (46 TFL and 29.5 sacks over the last two seasons, when he was named to the FCS All-America team each season)....

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Steelers Select OT Jerald Hawkins in the 4th Round
April 30, 2016
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Steelers Select OT Jerald Hawkins in the 4th Round

Deep Steelers O-line gets even deeper with LSU’s Jerald Hawkins in 4th round The Pittsburgh Steelers selected their first offensive player of the 2016 NFL draft in the fourth round, grabbing with 6-foot-6, 305-pound LSU tackle Jerald Hawkins with the 123rd overall pick. It’s hard to find good tackles in the fourth...

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