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Mike Tomlin On Pro Days: ‘Allows You To Cast A Big Net And Get An Exposure To Everyone’

Mike Tomlin On Pro Days: ‘Allows You To Cast A Big Net And Get An Exposure To Everyone’

Throughout the pre-draft process, there are key points for gaining more information on draft prospects. There’s the Senior Bowl and the college All-Star games. There’s the NFL Scouting Combine where top prospects can meet with teams, do athletic testing, and get checked out medically. Then there’s the Pro Day circuit when coaches and scouts get […]

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Khan: Steelers Open to Drafting Quarterback in Later Rounds

Khan: Steelers Open to Drafting Quarterback in Later Rounds

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have rearranged the deck chairs in the quarterback room with Russell Wilson, Justin Fields and Kyle Allen, but they always go into training camp with four quarterbacks. Since they have three guys on the roster, that means one will be added at some point before training camp.

The Steelers have far too many needs to take one early, and Omar Khan even acknowledged as such on Monday. But he would not rule out a potential addition to the room later in...

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Omar Khan Again Insists Steelers Are Comfortable with Internal Center Options

Omar Khan Again Insists Steelers Are Comfortable with Internal Center Options

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PITTSBURGH — With just a few weeks to go before the 2024 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan is sticking to his guns when it comes to his largely vacant center depth chart.

Khan has insisted all offseason that the Steelers are comfortable with their internal options at center, despite the team listing only one player — two-year practice squad player Ryan McCollum — as a center on their 90-man offseason roster.

The Steelers released two-year starter Mason Cole earlier this offseason...

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How does Mike Tomlin feel about George Pickens taking on a leadership role in 2024?

How does Mike Tomlin feel about George Pickens taking on a leadership role in 2024?

History dictates the Pittsburgh Steelers will select at least one wide receiver in this week’s NFL draft. In the past decade, there have only been two instances where Pittsburgh hasn’t taken one.

2023 was a rare time when the Steelers didn’t draft a receiver, with George Pickens and Calvin Austin being the last ones snapped up in 2022.

With Diontae Johnson now in a new home with the Carolina Panthers, Pickens is expected to step into the No. 1 role.

“We’re really comfortable with the trajectory of George Pickens in terms of what he’s going to be able to provide...

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Arthur Smith Has Been ‘A Big Component’ Of Pre-Draft Process, Says Mike Tomlin

Arthur Smith Has Been ‘A Big Component’ Of Pre-Draft Process, Says Mike Tomlin

The NFL draft is the culmination of a 12-month calendar of work from the personnel department. The information gathering process begins in spring practices and exhibition games in college and lasts all the way up until the final setting of the big board in the days leading up to the draft. The coaches hop into […]

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Omar Khan Splashes Cold Water on Steelers Trade Down Scenarios

Omar Khan Splashes Cold Water on Steelers Trade Down Scenarios

Originally appeared at Steelers Now: Omar Khan Splashes Cold Water on Steelers Trade Down Scenarios

PITTSBURGH — Hoping or expecting the Pittsburgh Steelers to trade down in the first round? Don’t expect it. The Steelers moved around the board at will last year. In the 2023 NFL Draft, Omar Khan executed a trade-up from the 17th pick to the 14th overall pick and then proceeded to trade down in the third round to maximize value, still landing Darnell Washington in the process. It seems that might be something he wants to do in these classes.

And in the first round...

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Signing Cordarrelle Patterson Was Response To New Kickoff Rule, Steelers Say

Signing Cordarrelle Patterson Was Response To New Kickoff Rule, Steelers Say

Though it was the team’s worst-kept secret, and honestly probably nothing the team even tried to hide, Mike Tomlin admitted Monday that signing Cordarrelle Patterson was an immediate response to the new kickoff rule that dramatically shifts how the game’s inaugural play looks and functions. During the team’s annual pre-draft presser, Tomlin said Patterson’s kick […]

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Steelers 2024 NFL draft: Mike Tomlin, Omar Khan discuss trading back in the first round

Steelers 2024 NFL draft: Mike Tomlin, Omar Khan discuss trading back in the first round

Given the Pittsburgh Steelers have so many needs heading into the NFL draft, trading down to acquire more picks is an option worth considering.

But it’s not something they’ve done much of recently. The last time Pittsburgh traded back was over a decade ago, in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. The Steelers traded No. 155 to the Arizona Cardinals for cornerback Bryant McFadden and pick No. 195 (sixth round), where they selected wide receiver Antonio Brown.

“You never trade away, in my opinion, from a good place, a good player,” Omar Khan told the media in Monday’s [predraft...

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2024 NFL draft: Mike Tomlin, Omar Khan skirt need of Steelers drafting center

2024 NFL draft: Mike Tomlin, Omar Khan skirt need of Steelers drafting center

When the Pittsburgh Steelers released starting center Mason Cole at the start of free agency, it left a huge void along the offensive line.

Or did it?

For the third time since the team released Cole, they have been asked about the center position and for the third time the team has made it clear they feel like they have internal options at center and don’t seem to feel any pressure to draft a new starting center.

Let’s think about that for a second. What are those options? First and foremost it would be starting backup center Nate Herbig. Herbig...

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Making The Case: Why Georgia OT Amarius Mims Could Be The Steelers Pick

Making The Case: Why Georgia OT Amarius Mims Could Be The Steelers Pick

A new mini-series we’ll write ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft. There’s still plenty of debate over who the Pittsburgh Steelers will select at No. 20. And we’ll use these articles to make the case for why each player could be the name on the card when the team turns it into the NFL. All […]

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Tomlin: Steelers ‘Not Overly Thirsty’ to Address Any Specific Position in NFL Draft

Tomlin: Steelers ‘Not Overly Thirsty’ to Address Any Specific Position in NFL Draft

Originally appeared at Steelers Now: Tomlin: Steelers ‘Not Overly Thirsty’ to Address Any Specific Position in NFL Draft

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have addressed some needs in free agency. They landed Patrick Queen, signed DeShon Elliott, and filled out the depth of their wide receiver room. But more than anything, the Steelers love to address their needs with the best player available for those needs. There are currently four glaring needs between receiver, offensive tackle, center, and cornerback.

And on Monday, Mike Tomlin said that they do not feel overly rushed to land any players at either of those...

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Steelers Draft 2024: Takeaways from Omar Khan and Mike Tomlin’s pre-draft press conference

Steelers Draft 2024: Takeaways from Omar Khan and Mike Tomlin’s pre-draft press conference

Overall takeaways from the Steelers pre-draft press conference

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Omar Khan held their pre-draft press conference ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft beginning this Thursday night. In terms of what was said, these were the most notable nuggets.

The Steelers aren’t eager to trade up or down in the draft

Pittsburgh has been labeled as a team that could be a trade target in the first round. Should the Buffalo Bills or Arizona Cardinals, for example, be a team that want to move up, the Steelers will all but certainly get...

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