With the completion of the 2015 NFL Draft, over the weekend in Chicago, there are eight new Pittsburgh Steelers in the fold. With all of the excitement of the event now over, the internet is buzzing over the choices and the wisdom of the picks.
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Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin have made their picks. Just to review, they are: 1) Outside linebacker, Bud Dupree – Kentucky; 2) Cornerback, Senquez Golson – Mississippi; 3) Wide receiver, Sammie Coates – Auburn: 4) Cornerback, Doran Grant – Ohio State; 5) Tight end, Jesse James – Penn State; 6a) Defensive end/tackle, Leterrius Walton – Central Michigan; 6b) Defensive end/linebacker, Anthony Chickillo – Miami; and 7) Safety, Gerod Holliman – Louisville.
It is time to refill our coffee cups and take a look back at what the Steelers did to improve themselves. Let’s see what others are saying around the internet.
Pittsburgh’s 105.9 talk show host Mark Madden said in his TimesOnLine column that he likes the selection of Dupree as long as he gets playing time right away.
The Still Curtain‘s Justin Roem likes that Golson “displayed an uncanny ablility to make plays on the ball.” The young man from Mississippi did haul down 10 interceptions in 2014.
Over at Behind The Steel Curtain on SB Nation, Jeff Hartman sees Coates as “a difference maker with straight line speed and the ability to take the top off of defenses.”
Matt Shetler at Pittsburgh Sporting News says Pittsburgh continued to address their needs on Day Three with the pick up of Grant in the fourth round. In Shetler’s anaylsis, he is “aggressive in coming up to play the run, he also has the speed and physicality to hold his own in man coverage.”
SI.com‘s Chris Burke and Doug Farrar both think that James could give Pittsburgh someone to replace the veteran Heath Miller down the road.
From DK On Pittsburgh Sports, Dan Scifo writes about Walton that he plays with “high intensity and flashes a strong initial burst with quick hands.’
Joe Wedra at FanSided’s NFL Mocks thinks the Black and Gold got a steal in Chickillo with the extra pick in the sixth round.
City Of Champions Sports‘ Harv Aronson feels the most intriguing selection the Steelers made was of Holliman in the seventh round.
We start the new week with Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report placing the Black and Gold at No. 12 in his post draft NFL Power Rankings.
Who are your choices for the Steelers Best Pick in this year’s NFL Draft? Is there a player that you think the Black and Gold reached on? Let your fellow fans and I know in the comments section below.