The Latest Steelers Draft Buzz

 

Five hours until the NFL Draft kicks off and the Steelers will be playing the waiting game as the Super Bowl Champions have the last selection in the first round. There has been a ton of buzz the past 48 hours that the Steelers¬†are looking to go¬†defensive line in the first round. They have two potential targets at the top of their wishlist in Missouri’s Evander Hood and San Jose State’s Jarron Gilbert. If Hood is off the board, the Steelers will strongly consider moving back a few picks, adding an extra draft pick and selecting Gilbert in the early to mid second round. Defensive Line, Cornerback and Offensive Line¬†remains in play with pick #32. Wide receiver to some extent but going wide out is a major longshot and there are only two prospects the Steelers will consider. 10 Prospects under consideration at pick 32, Plus the late first roundRead More »

NFL: DE Jarron Gilbert under consideration at #32

 

San Jose State defensive end Jarron Gilbert is rising the draft charts and is getting serious consideration from the Steelers at number 32 according to multiple sources. Once seen as a late second round pick, Gilbert is moving into the late first round discussion. Gilbert has the ability to play defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme or defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. Gilbert is intriguing to the Steelers because of his physical tools and is seen as having huge upside Scouting Report on Gilbert

Latest Rumblings from Monday’s OTA workouts

 

Mike Tomlin‚Äôs top project this off-season is wide receiver Limas Sweed. Tomlin is very high on Sweed and expects him to make a significant jump from year 1 to year 2. Project #2 is 2008 third round draft pick Bruce Davis. Davis has bulked up this off-season and the Steelers have hopes of him making strides in year 2. There continues to be some rumblings that Davis needs a stronger commitment to be a successful NFL player. Big off-season for him Hines Ward approached the Steelers in late March, expressing a strong interest in working out a two year extension before the season. The two sides will talk as training camp gets closer. No progress on the Max Starks front. Talks are on-going and the two sides are hopeful that progress will be made following the draft. Steelers want to get that cap hit in the $5.5 million range. WeRead More »

Vasquez, Davis, Unger among 5 prospects visiting Steelers today

 

CB Vontae Davis and C Max Unger headline a group of five draft prospects visiting the Steelers today. Davis is regarded as a first round pick and Unger is seen as a second round selection. As we mentioned on Saturday, Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez had to reschedule his visit due to a death in the family. Vasquez is at the Steelers facility today. Robert Sheets the agent for Vasquez tells us,

Is it a reach to draft a center in the first round?

 

The Latest Draft Report With the last pick in the first round, the Steelers approach is to take the best player available just like they did last year in the first round, selecting Illinois running back Rashard Mendenhall. The only positions they have ruled out in the first round are quarterback, running back and tight end. With a strong focus on upgrading their interior line, internal discussions are on-going about whether the team will draft a center over a better value pick. Some Steelers insiders believe you never draft a center in the first round, especially in this year’s draft with a deep group of centers and guards. Two players who will be under serious consideration at 32