Happy Monday Steelers’ Fans.
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates who opened their 2016 season with a 4-1 win over the rival St. Louis Cardinals.
One guy that we feel is very intriguing in the draft is Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib. Chris has the details on him.
As part of their new ‘moneyball’ system of rebuilding the team the Cleveland Browns released hard-hitting safety Donte Whitner. Would he fit in Pittsburgh where there’s a need for his services? Chris gives you his take.
Now’s the time where draft rumors for each team really start ramping up a bit. The pinnacle is of course in the days prior to the draft when all the smokescreens come out. One name that keeps coming up for the Steelers is Boise State safety Darian Thompson. He had really good pro day last week which may have elevated his draft stock. I still see him as a second rounder but I’ve been wrong before.
Tweet of the Day… Little plug for the Hines Ward Show
— Hines Ward (@mvp86hinesward) April 4, 2016
Steelers’ Pre-Draft visits this past week included Duke Safety Jeremy Cash, Miami Safety Deon Bush, LSU offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins and Georgia Tech cornerback David White. While pre-draft visits aren’t a ‘be-all, end-all’ in terms of who the Steelers will draft they do give a gut feeling so to speak. More than half of the Steelers’ picks over the last few years have come from such visits.
I continue to think the Steelers could select as many as two corners and a safety in this draft. With the depth solid at both positions and a need on this roster, it makes too much sense.
The 49ers and Broncos are close to a deal that would send Colin Kaepernick to Denver. I think he can improve under Gary Kubiak but I’m not sure how much. Big risk for the Broncos.
Have a great week Steeler Nation!
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