Good Wednesday to you Steelers’ Fans!
We are just over two weeks away from the first round of the NFL Draft and for the first time in several years the Pittsburgh Steelers have some options. Overwhelming thought among many fans is that an inside linebacker is a shoo-in. While I agree it should be at the top of the priority list the last thing I want to see the Steelers do is reach for a player simply because of the position he plays. Here’s what we can rule out in the first round for the Steelers.
Kicker… Punter… Long Snapper… Offensive Lineman. That’s it. “But you didn’t rule out QB or wide receiver or tight end or cornerback,” you might say. While those positions may be off my own personal priority list, I can’t say the same about Kevin Colbert and company. When you’re picking this late in the first round, there’s any number of things that can happen in front of you. And the Steelers are notorious for going for the “best player available.” Therefore, regardless of my own opinion, the Steelers will be open to a heck of a lot more than the rest of us. So no, don’t rule out a quarterback or a tight end or a running back…. Aren’t you glad I’ve narrowed this down for you?
Maybe the inside of the Steelers Official Draft Day Hat is giving us a clue? The debut of these hats has gotten as much attention as the Draft itself. Would you wear this?
The front of the hats aren’t great. But they aren’t terrible either.
A hat that said “SIXBURGH” would’ve been so much more appealing.
(Source: For The Win)
Tweet of the Day…
If anybody is making a sign for tomorrow’s game, tomorrow will be the 15,659th day since the Flyers last Stanley Cup.
(Just saying you will be rewarded with RT’s and adulation)
— SinceFlyersLastCup (@SinceFlyersCup) April 10, 2018
Pens. Flyers. Game 1. 7:00pm tonight. AT&T SportsNet (locally) or NBCSN (nationally).
Australian rugby monster Jordan Mailata was in for a workout yesterday and what was clear is that the Steelers, should he choose to sign with them, would convert him into an offensive lineman. The natural comparison here is Alejandro Villanueva but let’s remember that Big Al already had American Football experience when he played with Army in college. This means he had a basic understanding of techniques and fundamentals whereas Mailata will be much further behind should he make an NFL roster.
Have a great day Steeler Nation and Go Pens!