Weekly Recap

A look at a busy three days

A look back at all the news from the week and the NFL Draft.

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The Steelers add nine rookie free agents following the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have agreed to terms with nine rookie free agents, following the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft.


Holba's size, Adams' upside, athleticism intriguing.
Why you should be excited about seventh-round pick Keion Adams


Steelers use 248th overall pick to select LB from Western Michigan.
Appeared in 50 games at Western Michigan, posting 124 tackles (71 solo), 32.0 tackles for losses, 14.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.


Steelers use 213th overall pick to select LS from Louisville.
Handled long-snapping duties on a full-time basis in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.


Fifth-round pick Allen arrives with size and ball skills.
Why you should be excited about fifth-round pick Brian Allen


Steelers use 173rd overall pick to select DB from Utah.
Played in 42 games (12 starts) in his Utah career…tallied 62 tackles (44 solo), 14 passes defensed and five interceptions.


Fourth-round quarterback also excels above the neck.
Why you should be excited about fourth-round pick Joshua Dobbs


Steelers use 135th overall pick to select QB from Tennessee
Finished his Tennessee career with a 23-12 record, 3-0 in Bowl games, as a starting quarterback, tying for the fifth-most wins by a starting signal caller in program history


On Day 2, the Steelers added a combative WR, a cover-corner, and Le'Veon's backup.
Thursday is the one with the red carpet and the green room, and Saturday is the one with the sleepers and the interesting stories. But if a team is going to ace the test that is the annual NFL Draft, it will be because of what it does on Friday.


A look at the Steelers picks from Day 2 of the NFL Draft.
The Steelers selected wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster out of USC in the second round, and immediately emotions took over for the young receiver, who is only 20-years old.


Running back running downhill again after beating cancer.
Why you should be excited about third-round pick James Conner


Steelers use 105th overall pick to select RB from Pitt.
In 39 games, finished second on Pitt's all-time rushing yards chart (3,733), total touchdowns (56) and rushing touchdowns (52), trailing only Tony Dorsett in all three


Four-year starter Sutton also excels on punt returns
Why you should be excited about third-round pick Cameron Sutton


Steelers use 94th overall pick to select DB from Tennessee
Started all 45 games in his Tennessee career, recording 127 tackles (111 solo), 13 tackles for losses, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and seven interceptions.


Toughness, versatility highlight Smith-Schuster's game.
Why you should be excited about second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster


Steelers use 62nd overall pick to select WR from Southern California.
Recorded 213 catches for 3,092 yards and 25 touchdown receptions, along with 16 kickoff returns for 185 yards.


Steelers No. 1 pick T.J. Watt brings a 'lunch pail' attitude with him.
Several times when Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was talking about his younger brother, Steelers No. 1 pick T.J. Watt, he referred to his 'natural talent.'


A weird start to Round 1 ended with the Steelers doing what they set out to do.
In terms of what went according to form, there was the incessant booing of Roger Goodell – it was Philadelphia, after all – and then shortly after the City of Brotherly Love did to the NFL Commissioner as he opened the 2017 NFL Draft what it once did to Santa Claus, things got weird.


Watt has done at Wisconsin what Steelers will ask him to do.
Why you should be excited about first-round pick T.J. Watt:


Find out what General Manager Kevin Colbert said, as well as Watt's thoughts.
The Steelers selected Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt with the 30th overall pick in the draft, a player General Manager Kevin Colbert is excited about, including his upside as he is still young on the defensive side of the ball, having made the switch from tight end to linebacker.


Steelers use 30th overall pick to select LB from Wisconsin.
First-team All-America (ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated), second-team All-America (AP, CBS Sports, FOX Sports), first-team All-Big Ten (consensus), Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist, Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25), Academic All-Big Ten


The Steelers say that by this time they usually have a better idea how the draft will unfold.
Usually, they can go into it knowing who will be the first player picked. If not that, then usually they can start off knowing who will be the first quarterback picked.


The NFL Draft is nothing like it was for John Stallworth in 1974.
When John Stallworth was taken in the NFL Draft, things were much different. There was no NFL Network, no ESPN coverage. The draft was barely a blip on the radar as far as media attention went.


Sammie Coates talks about what his NFL Draft day was like.
I came up here to the Steelers and visited during the pre-draft visit time. It was different. I am a country person. When I got here I wasn't used to the city. But I liked it. It's a blue collar city.


Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
Now that the Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on Ryan Shazier's contract, what are the terms of this option?


Former wide receiver Hines Ward looks back at the day the Steelers drafted him.
I was at home. It was just my mother and I. It was a long day. Your agent tells you where you are going to get picked, what teams are interested in you.


Tyler Matakevich recalls the day he was drafted in 2016.
"I had no idea what was going to happen on draft day. As the draft goes on you get a little more stressed. For me I was one of the last 10 selected so it was definitely stressful.


Potential and some questions to be answered.
The available defensive line crop available isn't without intriguing prospects or question marks.


Martavis Bryant has been reinstated after serving a one-year suspension.
Martavis Bryant has been reinstated by the NFL after serving a year-long suspension for multiple violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.


Martavis Bryant has been reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis.
Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert on Martavis Bryant Reinstatement


Plaxico Burress talks about what his NFL Draft day was like.
It's a day a football player will never forget, the day their phone rang and on the other end was the NFL team that was about to draft them.


More questions than answers up front.
Quarterbacks have become tougher to evaluate in terms of their projected transition into the NFL due to the proliferation of the spread offense in college football, and quarterbacks aren't the only ones.


Another installment of Bob Labriola answering your questions about the Steelers and the NFL.
My question is something that has been bothering me for some time. Looking over the NFL draft in 1983, why did the Steelers pass on Dan Marino? The defense was in good shape, and Terry Bradshaw was retired. The Steelers really needed a quarterback at that time, and they knew Dan from the workouts at Pitt. With Dan Marino the Steelers could possibly have won a couple of more Super Bowls.


Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin and General Manager talked all things NFL Draft on Monday.
It's an annual rite of passage. Just like brightly colored flowers come with the arrival of spring, so does the NFL Draft. This year's daft takes place this April 27-29 in Philadelphia, and the Steelers have a total of eight draft picks.


In just a few days a new crop of Steelers players will be selected.
The 2017 NFL Draft will take place April 27-29 in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Looks like Bill Cowher was spot on when talking about Ben Roethlisberger in 2004.
On this day in 2004 the Steelers selected quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with their number one pick in the NFL Draft, the 11th pick overall.


A look back at the day the Steelers drafted WR Antonio Brown.
On this day in 2010 the Steelers selected a little known wide receiver out of Central Michigan, a player who hadn't even played receiver until he arrived in college.

VIDEOS


Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert assess the 2017 NFL draft following the Steelers' final draft pick.


Steelers fans Dan and Dante Eaker annouce the Steelers' selection of Western Michigan DE Keion Adams in Round 7 of the 2017 NFL Draft.


Mike Logan announces the Pittsburgh Steelers selection of Louisville long snapper Colin Holba in Round 6 with the No. 213 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.


Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin joins the NFL Draft Live show to talk about the 2017 NFL Draft.


Defensive backs coach Carnell Lake addresses the media following the Steelers' pick of Brian Allen.


Bruno Sammartino announces the Pittsburgh Steelers selection of Utah Brian Allen in Round 5 with the No. 173 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.



Quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner addresses the media following the Steelers' pick of Joshua Dobbs.


Actors Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore announce the Pittsburgh Steelers' selection of Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs in Round 4 with the No. 135 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.


Watch and hear Mike Tomlin's phone call to third-round pick James Conner on Friday night.



Missi and Mike bring you immediate reaction and analysis of the Steelers' Third-Round picks.


Running backs coach James Saxon addresses the media following the Steelers' third-round pick of James Conner.


Steelers LB Arthur Moats announces the selection of Pittsburgh RB James Conner in Round 3 with the No. 105 pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.



Defensive backs coach Carnell Lake on the Steelers' third-round draft pick, DB Cameron Sutton.


The Pittsburgh Steelers select Tennessee CB Cameron Sutton No. 94 overall in Round 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft.



Missi and Mike bring you immediate reaction and analysis following the Steelers' Second-Round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster.


Todd Haley addresses the media following the Steelers' Second-Round draft pick JuJu Smith-Schuster.


Hall of Famer Franco Harris announces the Steelers' selection of USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in Round 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft.



Missi and Mike bring you immediate reaction and analysis of the Steelers' First-Round pick T.J. Watt.


Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert analyze the Steelers' First-Round draft pick T.J. Watt.


See and hear Coach Mike Tomlin's phone call to Steelers draft pick T.J. Watt on Thursday Night.



Former Steelers Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis pay tribute to the late Dan Rooney before announcing the Steelers' selection of LB T.J. Watt No. 30 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.


The Steelers select Wisconsin LB T.J. Watt No. 30 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.




View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 7th Round Draft Pick, LB Keion Adams.


View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 6th Round Draft Pick, LS Colin Holba.


View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 5th Round Draft Pick, DB Brian Allen.


View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 4th Round Draft Pick, QB Joshua Dobbs.


View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 3rd Round Draft Pick, RB James Conner.


View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 3rd Round Draft Pick, DB Cameron Sutton.


View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 2nd Round Draft Pick, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster.


View photos of Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 1st Round Draft Pick , LB T.J. Watt.

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