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  • A Rundown of All the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL Draft Picks

    Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Steelers 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

    Round 1, Pick 30 (No. 30 overall)

    T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin: The Steelers will try again to find a pass-rushing complement for James Harrison, whom one would assume at some point in his 50s or 60s will have to stop playing football. Watt has a chance to finally end the search. He tested extremely well at the combine, and he plugs in much better in the Steelers’ 3-4 attack than he would have with a 4-3 scheme. The coaching staff in Pittsburgh won’t have to worry about effort here, either—he’s at full speed, all the time. He may never be an All-Pro, but this is a solid find at pick 30.? GRADE: B+

    Round 2, Pick 30 (No. 62)

    JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC: Man, how many wide receivers do the Steelers need? If they’re all on the field together, this offense is going to be borderline unstoppable. But Pittsburgh, perhaps wisely, does not want to put all its eggs in the Martavis Bryant basket, and it has yet to see Sammie Coates take off as hoped. Smith-Schuster is a big-bodied guy who will win the one-on-one matchups he will be handed in that offense.? GRADE: C+

    Round 3, Pick 30 (No. 94)

    Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee: The highlight reel for Sutton is loaded with plays where he shows incredible instincts and makes plays on the football. He didn’t show that talent all the time, in large part because of injury issues, hence his Round 3 landing spot. He should get some chances as a return man. GRADE: B?

    Round 3, Pick 41 (No. 105)

    James Connor, RB, Pittsburgh: Not only do the Steelers land a hometown favorite with this pick, they get a physical option who can take a few carries off LeVeon Bell’s tally. He’s more than just a great story—he can hammer defenses between the tackles, and he showed some surprising pass-catching ability in 2016. GRADE: B+?

    Round 4, Pick 29 (No. 135) Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee

    Round 5, Pick 30 (No. 173) Brian Allen, DB, Utah

    Round 6, Pick 30 (No. 213) Colin Holba, LS, Louisville

    Round 7, Pick 30 (No. 248) Keion Adams, DE, Western Michigan

     
  • Steelers Go Back to the OLB Tree; Select T.J. Watt with the 30th Pick in the NFL Draft

    The Steelers are hoping the brother of J.J. Watt is as close to as good as the Houston Texans all-world defensive player is.

    That’s because Thursday night in the NFL Draft, the Steelers put their eggs in T.J. Watt’s basket, making him their first-round pick, hoping he’ll add some big time pressure on the quarterback from the outside linebacker spot.

    Watt finished with 11.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss last season for Wisconsin after struggling through injuries earlier in his collegiate career. He started as a tight end before switching to linebacker.

    The 6-foot-4, 252-pound Watt joins an outside linebacker group that includes James Harrison, who turns 39 next week, and 2015 first-round pick Bud Dupree.

    This is the fourth time in the last five drafts the Steelers have taken a linebacker with their top pick, and with Jarvis Jones gone in free agency, they are hoping that Watt will pick up the slack and be even better than what they got from Jones.

     
  • Steelers Get Back Wide Out Martavis Bryant Following Conditional Lift of Suspension

    The Steelers got back a weapon today to their offense, as the NFL officially announced the lifting of the suspension for wide receiver Martavis Bryant on a conditional basis.

    Steelers GM Kevin Colbert put out the following statement following the NFL’s announcement:

    Martavis Bryant has followed the protocol and has been conditionally reinstated by the National Football League. We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in an effort to get his personal life in order. We also understand this is just the beginning as he works to return to the team and meet all of the conditions of his reinstatement.

    We look forward to working with Martavis to ensure that he is mentally and physically prepared to contribute to our efforts on the field, while also maintaining the proper balance to keep his life in order off the field.

    The NFL Stated in their release that they would evaluate the progress of Bryant before the start of the season:

    The NFL notified MARTAVIS BRYANT of the Pittsburgh Steelers today that he has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.

    Bryant may join the Steelers at the training facility and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities. Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Bryant’s clinical resources in Pittsburgh, he will be permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games.

    Prior to the start of the regular season, the NFL will review Bryant’s progress. Based on his compliance and engagement with his program and resources, he will be permitted to participate in all regular season activities beginning in Week 1. He will be evaluated later in the season for full reinstatement.

    Bryant had been suspended since March 2016 without pay following multiple violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

     
  • Steelers WR Antonio Brown Goes Back to the Mother of His Kids After Leaving Her for Instagram Model

    In a world where often NFL players’ relationships go south and it’s all now out in pubic on Instagram and Twitter, today we have the story about Steelers star wide out Antonio Brown – who evidently is stating that he’s going BACK to the mother of his kids, leaving behind an Instagram model.

    Brown had recently left the mother of his kids to be with this instagram model, despite the woman currently being pregnant with another child of Browns (their fourth together).

    The Steelers wide out left the mother of his kids to be with instagram model Jena Frumes, but says it was a call from God that made him come to his senses.

    Frumes has since taken to twitter to voice her displeasure about Brown and the end of the relationship.

    Here’s a post on Frumes’ instagram in case you wanted to see what Brown at the time left his longtime partner for.

    Beautiful day huh? ???

    A post shared by Jena (@jenafrumes) on

    In any case, for now it appears all is back to normal in the Brown home.

     
  • A Look at the 2017 Steelers Schedule with a Glance at the Good and the Bad

    The 2017 NFL Schedule is out as well as the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule, and here’s a look at the slate for the upcoming season, with the home games in bold:

    Sep. 10 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM

    Sep. 17 Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM

    Sep. 24 at Chicago Bears 1:00 PM

    Oct. 1 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM

    Oct. 8 Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM

    Oct. 15 at Kansas City Chiefs 4:25 PM

    Oct. 22 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM

    Oct. 29 at Detroit Lions * 8:30 PM

    Nov. 5 BYE

    Nov. 12 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM

    Nov. 16 Tennessee Titans (Thu) 8:25 PM

    Nov. 26 Green Bay Packers * 8:30 PM

    Dec. 4 at Cincinnati Bengals (Mon) 8:30 PM

    Dec. 10 Baltimore Ravens * 8:30 PM

    Dec. 17 New England Patriots 4:25 PM

    Dec. 25 at Houston Texans (Mon) 4:30 PM

    Dec. 31 Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM

    What’s Good about this Schedule: Back-to-Back home primetime games on November 16th and 10 days later on November 26th, and then three of the last four home are two keys for this team to repeat at AFC North Champs, with that odd Christmas Day game (which the NFL Said wouldn’t happen) in the mix against the Texans.

    What’s Bad about this Schedule: Three of the first four on the road, but two of those against bad teams in the Browns and Bears, but that doesn’t mean the Steelers can just mail it in and assume they will win those matchups. This team needs to stay focused and get off to a hot start to make sure they repeat as the best in the North in 2017.

     
 
 
 
 

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