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For the third straight year, the Steelers targeted the trenches in the first round of the draft. After picking defensive end Ziggy Hood in 2009 and center Maurkice Pouncey last April, the Steelers took DE Cameron Heyward out of Ohio State with the 31st overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh addressed urgent needs after that, beefing up the offensive line and bolstering an often-scorched secondary.
05/01/2011 - 18:22
David Golebiewski
The Steelers filled out their 2011 draft with cornerback Cortez Allen from the Citadel, linebacker Chris Carter out of Fresno State, guard Keith Williams of Nebraska and Texas Tech running back Baron Batch.
04/30/2011 - 22:13
Kenneth Torgent
Slippery Rock's Brandon Fusco, a Seneca Valley graduate, and Jason Pinkston of Pitt and Baldwin High School, were among a large group of local NFL hopefuls who heard their names called on day three of the NFL Draft.
04/30/2011 - 21:57
David Golebiewski
The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed two crucial needs on the second day of the NFL Draft, fortifying the trenches in the second round with their selection of offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert of Florida; and drafting Texas cornerback Curtis Brown in the third.
04/29/2011 - 22:47
Kenneth Torgent
Pitt defensive Jabaal Sheard was the fifth man off the board on Day 2 of the 2011 NFL draft and second Pitt player selected when the Browns drafted him 37th overall. Eleven picks later, Penn State contributed its first player in the draft's second round when Nittany Lions center Stefen Wisniewski was selected by Oakland.
04/29/2011 - 22:24
PSR Staff
With the 31st pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected DE Cameron Heyward out of Ohio State. At 6'5" and 290 lbs, Heyward is an ideal fit as a defensive end in the Steelers 3-4 defense. Cameron is the son of the late Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, former Pitt and NFL running back.
04/28/2011 - 22:35
Kenneth Torgent
Jon Baldwin was the first local product off the board with the 26th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Pitt wideout will be heading to Kansas City to pair up with incumbent receiver Dwayne Bowe.
04/28/2011 - 22:25
PSR Staff
1. The Steelers need to take a corner with the 31st selection, but Colorado’s Jimmy Smith will likely be gone by 31. That leaves Texas’ Aaron Williams and Miami’s Brandon Harris as possible selections.
04/26/2011 - 22:32
Kenneth Torgent
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and director of football operations Kevin Colbert met with the media on Monday to discuss the team's direction and options in the upcoming NFL Draft, which begins Thursday night and runs through Saturday evening.
04/25/2011 - 23:10
Kenneth Torgent
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have the 31st pick in the 2011 NFL Draft that will be held April 28-30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
04/25/2011 - 13:55
PSR Staff
While there are no first-rounders coming out of Pitt, Penn State or WVU this year, all three schools will likely have several players drafted before all is said and done in New York this month. Here's a look at where local college prospects might land in the 2011 NFL Draft.
04/22/2011 - 08:58
David Golebiewski
The Steelers will begin their 2011 season in Baltimore on Sept. 11.
04/19/2011 - 22:23
PSR Staff
No football team is perfect; not this year’s Super Bowl champions, or last year’s champions, or even the “perfect” ’72 Dolphins who ended their season without a loss. And certainly not the Steelers team that defied the odds—and the injury-sheet—in an improbable run to the sport’s most important game last year.
04/18/2011 - 09:29
Kenneth Torgent
Everyone knows—or so we are told—that the Steelers draft well. Kevin Colbert will conduct his 12th draft April 28-30 as the team’s director of football operations and the one reasonably safe bet is that he will hit the mark with his first-round choice.
04/17/2011 - 16:05
Jerry DiPaola
Defending AFC Champions open at Washington and host Philly in nationally televised contest Aug. 18
04/12/2011 - 16:12
PSR Staff
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