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Plenty of interior line depth on offense in NFL combine

Unlike a lot of NFL teams, the Steelers have not been afraid to draft an interior offensive lineman in the first round. They did so in 2010 with center Maurkice Pouncey, and he has been to the Pro Bowl each of his two seasons with the Steelers.

Source: post-gazette.com - Steelers/NFL

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NFL scouting combine: Athletic, fast TEs are hard to find

Tight ends are having a dramatic impact on the NFL, but they are getting hard to find in college football because of the spread offense.

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2012 NFL Scouting Combine: Linebackers and Defensive Linemen Take the Stage

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The Combine continues plowing away (see what I did there?), and today's participants in the Underwear Olympics are the linebackers and the defensive linemen.

If the combination of offensive linemen and tight ends (Saturday) and the wide receivers and running backs (Sunday) was interesting, today will be downright riveting.

Lots of potential impact players will be identified today, and both figure to be priority positions for the Steelers in the upcoming draft.

We get to set our sights on a duo of inside/middle linebackers, Dont'a Hightower and Vontaze Burfict, as well as one hulking nose tackle from Memphis, Dontari Poe.

The Steelers are likely to speak with all three of these players, if they have not yet already done so. But more than anything, this is really the time to identify middle and later round picks.

You know the drill by now; if you see a guy you like, mention it in the comments, keep the discussion going. If there are some of interest to you, we've got our own Seton Hall and Steelers working to line up interviews to run in the very near future, so throw out some names, see if he can track them down.



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NFL Combine: Inside linebacker would fill Steelers need

Vontaze Burfict might already have something in common with James Harrison.

Source: post-gazette.com - Steelers/NFL


Colbert Addresses Wallace, Other Topics At Combine

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert addressed several topics Thursday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

The most newsworthy of subjects was the restricted free agent status of wide receiver Mike Wallace. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colbert is confident in the team’s ability to re-sign Wallace, and he says the team wants Wallace to finish his career in Pittsburgh.

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Colbert also said Thursday that he expects nose tackle Casey Hampton back in 2012, despite the fact he’s going through the third ACL surgery of his career this offseason.

Other items:

  • Colbert is optimistic the team will re-sign quarterbacks Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch to back up Ben Roethlisberger.
  • Center Maurkice Pouncey is scheduled for offseason surgery to hopefully prevent lingering problems from back-to-back seasons of high-ankle sprains.

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Scouting combine report: Memphis giant full of Poe-tential as NT

Dontari Poe is a large man who can fill large holes in the middle of a defensive line.

Source: post-gazette.com - Steelers/NFL


Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Explains Importance Of NFL Combine Interviews

During the week of the 2012 NFL combine you will hear several players talk about how they will meet with different teams during their time in Indianapolis as every team is allowed to meet for 15 minutes with up to 60 players that are attending the combine. 15 minutes does not sound like a very long time, but as Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, it is plenty of time.

During the Thursday interview, Colbert was asked how important of a week it was for him and the rest of the Steelers scouts and coaching staff. Colbert replied, "It's huge. You know Read more [...]

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2012 NFL Scouting Combine Open Thread: Talk Prospects and their Stats

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The most bizarrely compelling sporting event of the year, the NFL Scouting Combine, is live from Indianapolis, and we all need to get our football fix.

Even if it is a bunch of guys running, falling on the ground, shuffling one direction, then another, then sprinting.

Sometimes, football without scoring is fun to watch, and if nothing else, it's cool to see some of the better athletes around in pure athletic activities. Even if they fall on their face like this one guy just did.

Anyway, it's about the offensive linemen and tight ends today. Are we seeing a future Steeler in here? Are you the guy to make a call on a player who will not only be drafted, but step in at some point and excel for the six-time world champions?

Weigh in, share your insight and your opinions of the 2012 draft class, based on their performance in the Underwear Olympics.



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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Kevin Colbert on the 2012 Combine

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert talks to the media about the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Steelers look toward Combine for different NFL Draft options

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The Steelers haven't missed on a first-round pick since taking receiver Troy Edwards 13th overall in 1999, and this is not the year to break that streak.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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