Good Monday to You Steelers’ Fans!
Tomorrow begins Phase II and a series of Organized Team Activities (OTA) for the Pittsburgh Steelers and it will also be the first time the rookies will get a chance to participate with the veteran players. To this point, the rookies have been involved with their own mini-camp, several attended the NFL’s rookie symposium and by and large, they’ve been pretty visible around the Steel City. In days of old, we didn’t know what rookies were up to following the draft simply because there wasn’t social media. We saw them at post-draft interviews and didn’t see them again until Training Camp. It’s a different world today where we have 24/7 access to them. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing I can’t say but considering what we do here at SCB, I certainly enjoy it.
If you asked me what rookie will make the biggest impact for the Steelers I’d tell you James Washington. He has the best chance to be on the field the soonest. Ask me again in Training Camp though.
Tweet of the Day… Sometimes we forget the journey these young men take to get where they are today.
I remember as a high school recruit i dreamt of being on that wall someday, now it’s a reality. God is good? pic.twitter.com/YUgp3esa95
— Chukwuma Okorafor (@Chuks__76) May 20, 2018
It appears the NFL will move the NFL Draft to Nashville for 2019. Not exactly a town with a long pro football tradition but that’s not what the NFL is concerned about. Nashville has shown itself to be a growing and very sports-crazy town with the rise of the NHL’s Predators. I have no doubt that Roger Goodell and company are looking to capitalize on that. Personally, I don’t care where it is.
AFC North rival Cleveland sent cornerback Jamar Taylor to the Arizona Cardinals for a 2020 sixth round pick. Our sources on the ground in Cleveland tell us Taylor was likely going to be cut anyway. Good move by the Browns to get something for him at least.
There’s been a lot of speculation about whether the Steelers will make a move for an inside linebacker at some point during the summer or during the Training Camp period. One name that is floating around is Philadelphia linebacker Mychal Kendricks. While I think he would be an excellent addition his price tag is probably too high. According to phillyvoice.com, he is going to count $7.6 million towards their cap. A trade would likely cost the Steelers a fifth rounder which I would strongly consider but the price tag is likely too high.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!