The National Football League Combine is about eight days away. It may be football in underwear but at least it’s football.
ESPN Draft Guru Mel Kiper, Jr. released his latest mock draft today and he has the Steelers taking Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller at number 25. Fuller is the fourth brother who will play in the NFL and is predicted to be the best one of the bunch. I’m not gonna lie, I just can’t get my mind wrapped around the Steelers ever taking a corner in round one.
SCB contributor Ben followed up the news that James Harrison would return in 2016 with the news that that isn’t necessarily the case.
Lot of talk this week about Troy Polamalu keeping his distance from the Steelers. His agent made it very clear; it’s not the Steelers that are keeping him from being more involved with the franchise. I explained at the time that it went much deeper than that.
The fact that Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert admitted that 4-3 defensive ends aren’t off limits like they once were tells you all need to know about the direction of the defense. In 2015, they spent about 25% of their time in the 3-4 base. The rest was devoted to nickel and dime packages. The Steelers want to be able to use multiple defensive linemen mixed with linebackers and they need versatile guys. That’s why 4-3 D-Ends are in play.
Tweet of the Day… Happy Birthday to Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell.
it's offically my birthday ??? #24 #KobeYear
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) February 18, 2016
One of the veteran quarterbacks thought to be on the Steelers’ radar for the back-up job was Chad Henne. He’s now off the radar after re-signing with Jacksonville.
The closer free agency gets the more I think Kelvin Beachum will be in another uniform in 2016.
There is no way the Steelers can allow Lawrence Timmons to make $15 million this year. Much like they did with Troy Polamalu, they’ll likely sign him to a new deal.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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