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    Final 53 Prediction

    QB: Ben, Charlie and Dixon (3)

    This position has been set since before training camp

    RB: FWP, Mendenhall, Mewelde, Logan and Davis (5)

    FWP, Mendenhall, and Mewelde were locks in the spring. Logan has just shown way too much on returns not to keep him. I would love to see Summers beat out Davis but I just don't see it.

    WR: Ward, Holmes, Sweed, Wallace and McDonald (5)


    These five guys will make our offense more dangerous this year. It's a well rounded group that brings a wide variety of qualities. Best WR unit in years!!!

    TE: Miller, Spaeth and Johnson (3)

    I would say that Johnson definitely earned his spot.

    OL: Max, Kemo, Hartwig, Essex, Colon, Urbik, Legursky, Foster and Hills (9)


    The team really needs depth at tackle. I wouldn't be surprised to see someone picked up after final cuts. Legursky has shown that he has position flexibility and that is something that Tomlin really likes with his backup OL.

    DL: Aaron, Big Snack, Keisel, Hood, Hoke, Eason and Harris (7)

    This is a group that needs some bolstering in the offseason but the starting 3 are experienced and will contribute to another deep playoff run. Hood has shown that he has the potential to be a substantial player for the organization for a long time. I think the team will cut ties with Kirschke to save cash and to be younger up front which is why I think Harris will make the final cut.

    LB: Jimmy Hate, Timmons, Farrior, Woodley, Frazier, Fox, Woods and Bailey (


    This is the best LB unit in the league, and it has some quality depth. I think Woods has the potential to be a very good player for the team down the road and Fox has gotten better than he was last year and he wasn't bad then.

    DB: Ike, Gay, Troy, Clark, Deshea, Keenan Lewis, Carter, Ratliff, Burnett and Roy Lewis (10)

    I like Roy Lewis making the team over Mundy because of position flexibilty and his tackling ability. I think this is a quality unit that will get better as the season goes on.

    ST: Reed, Sepulveda and Warren (3)

    All these were locked up before camp even started.

    This is a really good team that I believe will have a great year and will contend for home-field advantage in the AFC. They are as good as anyone in the league and if they stay healthy could very well be playing in February.

    Time to get it started. Bring on the Titans, its time for the towel to get its revenge.


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    Pre-OTA Prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 53-Man Roster

    By Kyle Curry on May 13, 2013

    The Pittsburgh Steelers wonít being OTAís (organized team activities) until May 21. They wonít start training camp until the middle of July and the team wonít make their final cuts to get to their 2013 53-man roster until the final days of August. So this prediction is coming very early, but itís never too early to start looking at what the Steelers may decide for their final roster spots in 2013.

    After the Steelers final pre-season game on August 29 the team will have to cut down itís roster for the final time and will have their final 53-man roster. This is our first predication of what that final roster may look like:

    Offense

    Quarterback

    Starter: Ben Roethlisberger
    Quarterback Depth: Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones
    Total Quarterback: 3

    Running Back

    Starting Running Back: LeíVeon Bell
    Starting Fullback: Will Johnson
    3rd Down Back: LaRod Stephens-Howling
    Running Back Depth: Baron Batch, Isaac Redman
    Total Running Back: 5

    Wide Receiver

    Starters: Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders
    Slot Receiver: Markus Wheaton
    Wide Receiver Depth: Jerricho Cotchery, Justin Brown
    Total Wide Receiver: 5

    Tight End

    Starter: Heath Miller
    Tight End Depth: David Paulson, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson
    Total Tight End: 4

    Offensive Line

    Starting Left Tackle: Mike Adams
    Starting Left Guard: Kelvin Beachum
    Starting Center: Maurkice Pouncey
    Starting Right Guard: David DeCastro
    Starting Right Tackle: Marcus Gilbert
    Offensive Line Depth: Ramon Foster, Guy Whimper, Doug Legursky
    Total Offensive Line: 8

    Total Offense: 25

    Defense

    Defensive Line
    Starting Defensive Ends: Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood
    Defensive End Depth: Cameron Heyward, Al Woods
    Starting Nose Tackle: Steve McClendon
    Nose Tackle Depth: Alameda Taíamu
    Total Defensive Line: 6

    Linebackers

    Starting Mack: Lawrence Timmons
    Starting Buck: Larry Foote
    Inside Depth: Marshall McFadden, Vince Williams
    Starting Outside Linebacker: LaMarr Woodley, Jason Worilds
    Outside Depth: Jarvis Jones, Chris Carter, Adrian Robinson
    Total Linebacker: 9

    Defensive Backs

    Starters: Ike Taylor, Cortez Allen
    Nickel: William Gay
    Corner Depth: Curtis Brown, Terry Hawthorne, DeMarcus Van Dyke
    Starting Free Safety: Ryan Clark
    Starting Strong Safety: Troy Polamalu
    Safety Depth: Robert Golden, Sharmarko Thomas
    Total Defensive Backs: 10

    Total Defense : 25

    Special Teams

    Kicker: Shaun Suisham
    Punter: Brian Moorman
    Long Snapper: Luke Ingram
    Punt Returner: Justin Brown (wide receiver)
    Kick Returner: LaRod Stephens-Howling (running back)
    Total: 3

    Total Roster: 53

    Practice Squad: 8

    Defensive End: Nick Williams
    Nose Tackle: Hebron Fangupo
    Defensive Back: Josh Victorian
    Offensive Lineman: Mike Golic Jr.
    Offensive Lineman: Joe Madsen
    Wide Receiver: J.D. Woods
    Tight End: Jamie McCoy
    Wide Receiver: David Gilreath

    http://steelblitz.com/pre-ota-predic...n-roster/3264/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Pre-OTA Prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 53-Man Roster

    By Kyle Curry on May 13, 2013

    The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t being OTA’s (organized team activities) until May 21. They won’t start training camp until the middle of July and the team won’t make their final cuts to get to their 2013 53-man roster until the final days of August. So this prediction is coming very early, but it’s never too early to start looking at what the Steelers may decide for their final roster spots in 2013.

    After the Steelers final pre-season game on August 29 the team will have to cut down it’s roster for the final time and will have their final 53-man roster. This is our first predication of what that final roster may look like:

    Offense

    Quarterback

    Starter: Ben Roethlisberger
    Quarterback Depth: Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones
    Total Quarterback: 3

    Running Back

    Starting Running Back: Le’Veon Bell
    Starting Fullback: Will Johnson
    3rd Down Back: LaRod Stephens-Howling
    Running Back Depth: Baron Batch, Isaac Redman
    Total Running Back: 5

    Wide Receiver

    Starters: Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders
    Slot Receiver: Markus Wheaton
    Wide Receiver Depth: Jerricho Cotchery, Justin Brown
    Total Wide Receiver: 5

    Tight End

    Starter: Heath Miller
    Tight End Depth: David Paulson, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson
    Total Tight End: 4

    Offensive Line

    Starting Left Tackle: Mike Adams
    Starting Left Guard: Kelvin Beachum
    Starting Center: Maurkice Pouncey
    Starting Right Guard: David DeCastro
    Starting Right Tackle: Marcus Gilbert
    Offensive Line Depth: Ramon Foster, Guy Whimper, Doug Legursky
    Total Offensive Line: 8

    Total Offense: 25

    Defense

    Defensive Line
    Starting Defensive Ends: Brett Keisel, Ziggy Hood
    Defensive End Depth: Cameron Heyward, Al Woods
    Starting Nose Tackle: Steve McClendon
    Nose Tackle Depth: Alameda Ta’amu
    Total Defensive Line: 6

    Linebackers

    Starting Mack: Lawrence Timmons
    Starting Buck: Larry Foote
    Inside Depth: Marshall McFadden, Vince Williams
    Starting Outside Linebacker: LaMarr Woodley, Jason Worilds
    Outside Depth: Jarvis Jones, Chris Carter, Adrian Robinson
    Total Linebacker: 9

    Defensive Backs

    Starters: Ike Taylor, Cortez Allen
    Nickel: William Gay
    Corner Depth: Curtis Brown, Terry Hawthorne, DeMarcus Van Dyke
    Starting Free Safety: Ryan Clark
    Starting Strong Safety: Troy Polamalu
    Safety Depth: Robert Golden, Sharmarko Thomas
    Total Defensive Backs: 10

    Total Defense : 25

    Special Teams

    Kicker: Shaun Suisham
    Punter: Brian Moorman
    Long Snapper: Luke Ingram
    Punt Returner: Justin Brown (wide receiver)
    Kick Returner: LaRod Stephens-Howling (running back)
    Total: 3

    Total Roster: 53

    Practice Squad: 8

    Defensive End: Nick Williams
    Nose Tackle: Hebron Fangupo
    Defensive Back: Josh Victorian
    Offensive Lineman: Mike Golic Jr.
    Offensive Lineman: Joe Madsen
    Wide Receiver: J.D. Woods
    Tight End: Jamie McCoy
    Wide Receiver: David Gilreath

    http://steelblitz.com/pre-ota-predic...n-roster/3264/
    Probably pretty close. I hope DJ Johnson isn't on the team and we pick up someone with some talent at TE.

    I don't see Brown beating out Burress at WR.

    Ramon Foster will probably start over Beachum at LG and that is a concern because of his lack of athleticism.

    I'm not sure that Legursky comes back and I think Golic or Madsen could make the final 53 as emergency Center.

    On defense I see Sylvester over McFadden.
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    Interesting that he has 8 of the 9 players drafted on the 53. That would really be nice. He has N. Williams on the PS which is fine.

    He could be right on a lot of the positions. But the O-line is suspect. First of all Legursky is not even on the roster. Plus TS almost always carry at least nine on the OL. So that opens up a couple spots for the UDFA's and I bet at least two make it.

    It would be nice if someone would post all the players competing by position. Then you could get a better picture of things. eg.

    RB
    20 Batch, Baron RB 5-10 210 25 3 Texas Tech
    26 Bell, Le'Veon RB 6-1 244 20 R Michigan State
    27 Dwyer, Jonathan RB 5-11 229 23 4 Georgia Tech
    39 McNeal, Curtis RB 5-7 191 23 R USC
    33 Redman, Isaac RB 6-0 230 28 4 Bowie State
    34 Stephens-Howling, LaRod RB 5-7 185 26 5 Pittsburgh

    That's it for the RB's on the 90 players under contract. TS have been bringing in players for tryouts also but until they get a contract they are not listed. Last week TS signed one of those players a LB from WV.

    49 Garvin, Terence LB 6-3 221 22 R West Virginia

    He is one of 14 or so on the roster. That is going to be a very competitive position. It is going to be hard to break this position down. No way to finalize things until TC and pre-season. But still a listing of who is there to compete would be nice. Okay, since I started it one more grouping even though it takes forever is done.

    45 Baxter, Alan LB 6-0 238 22 R Northern Illinois
    54 Carter, Chris LB 6-1 248 24 3 Fresno State
    50 Foote, Larry LB 6-1 239 32 12 Michigan
    40 McFadden, Marshall LB 6-1 233 26 1 South Carolina State
    57 Robinson, Adrian LB 6-1 250 23 2 Temple
    47 Rolle, Brian LB 5-10 240 24 2 Ohio State
    51 Spence, Sean LB 5-11 231 22 2 Miami (FL)
    55 Sylvester, Stevenson ILB 6-2 231 24 4 Utah
    94 Timmons, Lawrence LB 6-1 234 27 7 Florida State
    44 Williams, Vince LB 6-1 250 23 R Florida State
    48 Wilson, Kion LB 6-0 230 26 4 South Florida
    56 Woodley, LaMarr OLB 6-2 265 28 7 Michigan
    93 Worilds, Jason OLB 6-2 262 25 4 Virginia Tech

    That's it for now. 8 or 9 of these players will be there in Sep. Plenty of time to get a line on the unknowns. It would help if they let you know whether they are ILB or OLB though.

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    Offense

    Quarterback 3

    Ben Roethlisberger
    Bruce Gradkowski
    Landry Jones

    Running Back 5
    Le’Veon Bell
    Jonathan Dwyer(One of Dwyer or Redman may be odd man out.)
    LaRod Stephens-Howling
    Isaac Redman (See above.)
    Will Johnson

    Wide Receiver 6
    Antonio Brown
    Emmanuel Sanders
    Steve Breaston (May sign post June 1 & beat out Cotchery.)
    Markus Wheaton
    Plaxico Burress (If he could hold off J Brown.)
    Reggie Dunn (Expect him to get noticed and work on PR.)

    Tight End 3
    Heath Miller (Sounds like he will start on 53.)
    David Paulson
    Matt Spaeth

    Offensive Line 8
    Mike Adams
    Kelvin Beachum
    Maurkice Pouncey
    David DeCastro
    Marcus Gilbert
    Ramon Foster
    Guy Whimper
    Doug Legursky(May be signed or Caldwell post June 1. If not, Embernate is working at C or Golic has experience. Possibly one will make 53.)

    Total Offense: 25


    Defense

    Defensive Line 6
    Brett Keisel
    Steve McClendon
    Ziggy Hood
    Cameron Heyward
    Al Woods
    Alameda Ta’amu (Has to hold off Fangupo or to PS. If Commish suspends Ta'Amu...Fangupo may start on 53.)

    Linebackers 9
    LaMarr Woodley
    Lawrence Timmons
    Larry Foote
    Jason Worilds
    Jarvis Jones
    Brian Rolle (I think Rolle does enough in Preseason and excel on STs that Sylvester doesn't make 53.)
    Vince Williams(Hopefully he could beat out McFadden. Loser to PS.)
    Chris Carter
    Adrian Robinson

    Defensive Backs 10
    Ike Taylor
    Cortez Allen
    Ryan Clark
    Troy Polamalu
    William Gay
    Curtis Brown
    Terry Hawthorne
    DeMarcus Van Dyke
    Robert Golden
    Sharmarko Thomas

    Total Defense : 25


    Special Teams 3
    Danny Hrapmann - K (With Hrapmann's leg strength & some improved accuracy...He could push Suisham.)
    Drew Butler - P (Should hold off Moorman.)
    Luke Ingram - LS (Special talent should get him a job over aging Warren.)

    Total Roster: 53

    IR: Sean Spence (Another year for recovery. Hopeful.)


    Practice Squad: 8
    Nick Williams DE
    Hebron Fangupo NT
    Josh Victorian CB
    Joe Long OT
    Nik Embernate G
    Justin Brown WR
    Curtis McNeal RB
    Marshall McFadden LB



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    No way we carry 4 TE this year. Also its possible Heath could start on PUP list and would allow us to carry someone else at the start of the season. Carry 2 TEs into the season and have Will Johnson fill in at the 3rd if needed.
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    1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3. Kareem Martin, DE, UNC
    4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    5b. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    6a. Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College
    6b. Glen Stanley, OLB, Albany St
    7. Beau Allen, NT, Wisconsin

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    I agree J-P-N, I think Rolle beats out Slyvester.

    I like Foster and Beachum played well last year for a rook. This will be an interesting battle.

    I'm wondering if CB Curtis Brown makes the 53?
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Philip Gaines CB Rice
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia
    5. Ross Cockrell CB Duke
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech
    6. Josh Mauro DE Stanford
    6. (comp) Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    Quote Originally Posted by thor75 View Post
    I'm wondering if CB Curtis Brown makes the 53?
    I think he played well on special team. With Taylor, Allen, Hawthorne and Gay locks maybe they carry 5 CB and the last spot will be for him, Van Dyke or Victorian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSpain View Post
    I think he played well on special team. With Taylor, Allen, Hawthorne and Gay locks maybe they carry 5 CB and the last spot will be for him, Van Dyke or Victorian.
    Hawthorne's a lock as a rookie 5th round pick? Tell that to rookie 4th round picks Danny Farmer and Fred Gibson, who did not survive their rookie training camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Hawthorne's a lock as a rookie 5th round pick? Tell that to rookie 4th round picks Danny Farmer and Fred Gibson, who did not survive their rookie training camp.
    I see him a lock because the player, not the draft status. I think Vince Williams is a lock too and he is a 6th round.
    Last edited by SteelSpain; 05-17-2013 at 06:14 PM.

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