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(00:35) - Picks 1-32. (11:10) - 33-64. (17:00) - 65-100. (23:10) - Other Steelers picks.
(01:25) - Pat Freiermuth. (09:50) - Kendrick Green. (17:10) - Pressley Harvin III.
(00:40) - What animal could you beat in a fight. (09:40) - Schedule reaction. (22:25) - Rookie camp.
(00:50) - Evan Silva's fantasy rankings 1-25. (10:15): 26-50. (18:00): 51-75. (26:05): 76-100.
(00:40) - Matt's WR rankings (no rookies) 25-13. (17:05) - Matt's WR rankings (no rookies) 12-1.
(00:45) - 2021 NFL schedule details so far. (17:20) - Offensive rookie of the year, biggest head scratcher in the draft, favorite pick in the draft.
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(00:40) - Matt's RB rankings (no rookies) 25-13. (14:30) - Matt's RB rankings (no rookies) 12-1.
(01:10) - Najee Harris growing up. (10:10) - Describing Najee's high school town - Antioch, CA. (20:15) - Najee's skill set.
(01:30) - Bill Connelly's scouting report on top 2022 NFL Draft QB prospects. (23:05) - Todd McShay's way too early 2022 first round mock draft.
(00:55) - QB. (04:40) - RB. (15:10) - WR. (22:40) - TE.
(1:05) - WR. (03:45) - OL. (09:05) - RB. (13:00) - TE. (15:10) - QB. (18:20) - DL. (20:10) - OLB. (21:35) - ILB. (22:00) - CB/Safety. (27:00) - Special Teams.
(00:50) - Steelers 2021 draft strategy. (155:55) - Depth in the 2021 draft at OL. (21:00) - Lack of depth in the 2021 draft at other positions.
(01:15) - NFC rookies fantasy possibilities. (14:30) - AFC rookies fantasy possibilities. (26:50) - Steelers rookies fantasy possibilities.
(01:55) - Terrell Edmunds was denied his fifth year option, other players whose options were picked up or denied. (20:20) - History of the fifth year option and how it is unfavorable to running backs.
(01:50) - Steelers draft picks in rounds 1-3. (09:20) - Steelers draft picks in round 4-7. (19:45) - Players signed after the draft. (23:00) - What the Steelers 2021 draft class says about the direction of the team.
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Mock Draft. Trading back in the first round with Green Bay. First pick at 29 is RB Javonte Williams. Second pick at 55 is LC Jamin Davis.
Matt and Dale compare and contrast Todd McShay's, Mel Kiper's and Daniel Jeremiah's draft rankings - part 2. (01:25) - 33-45. (10:20) - 46-55. (18:50) - Names outside the top 55 Matt and Dale really like.
Matt and Dale compare and contrast Todd McShay's, Mel Kiper's and Daniel Jeremiah's draft rankings - part 1. (01:10) - 1-10. (08:00) - 11-20. (21:15) - 21-32.
Mock Draft. Trading back to the second round with the Los Angeles Chargers. C Landon Dickerson is the first pick at 47. CB Elijah Molden is the second pick at 55.
(01:30) - What Crowley thinks the Steelers will do and should do with the pick at 24. (14:20) - Quarterback prospects in the draft.
(01:10) - Kevin Colbert on evaluating draft prospects who were injured or opted out of playing last year due to Covid. (14:50) - Mike Tomlin on offensive line starters. (17:35) - Colbert on drafting running backs. (23:15) - Alejandro Villanueva possibly signing with Baltimore, and what could the Ravens do with its two first round draft picks.…
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(00:35) - Orlando Brown was traded from the Baltimore Ravens to the Kansas City Chiefs. (03:30) - Matt Bowen awards superlatives for the 2021 draft class.
Dale, Matt, and Mike Prisuta alternate picks for every NFL team in a first round mock draft.
Mock draft, no trades at any point allowed. RB Travis Etienne in first round at pick 24. C Creed Humphrey in second round at pick 55.
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay alternate picks in a three round mock draft. (0:55) - First round. (13:45) - Second round. (22:00) - Third round.
(00:40) - Mike Tomlin gets a three-year extension on his contract with the Steelers. (18:00) - Comparing Tomlin during his tenure with the Steelers to other NFL coaches.
In This mock draft the guys trade out of first round with New York Jets to pick 34 which is used on RB Javonte Williams. Pick 55 is LB Jamin Davis.
(00:35) - Alex Smith Retires. (01:15) - Comparing QB draft classes.
(00:30) - Alejandro Villanueva plans to visit with the Ravens this week. (03:15) - Assessing offensive line talent in the draft. (10:55) - Assessing running back talent in the draft.
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Mock Draft. No trades throughout the whole draft. RB Najee Harris at pick 24. OL Quinn Meinerz at pick 55.
(00:45) - Steelers opt out of participating in OTAs. (08:10) - Steelers should take a RB in the first round of the draft. (13:50) - History of RBs taken in the draft.
(02:15) - Rosenthal's GM rankings 1-16. (17:25) - Rosenthal's GM ranking 17-23 and the newbies.
Trade back with Green Bay to 29. Then trade back with Buffalo to 30. RB Javonte Williams is the pick at 30. Second pick at 56 is C Landon Dickerson.
(01:05) - Kiper's first round mock. (14:00) - Kiper's second round mock. (24:00) - Dale's TE prospect rankings.
(00:50) - Vince Williams is resigned by the Steelers. (08:00) - The Steelers also resign Josh Dobbs. (10:50) - Jadeveon Clowney signs a one year deal with the Browns. (15:25) - Julian Edelman retires and the HOF conversations begin.
Trade back in the first round with the Buccaneers to pick 32 to select RB Najee Harris. Second pick at 55 is OG Quinn Meinerz.
(01:40) - AFC teams' ideal top two picks. (14:40) - NFC teams' ideal top two picks.
(01:05) - James Conner is visiting the Arizona Cardinals. (13:20) - It is reported that Jadeveon Clowney is planning a visit with the Cleveland Browns.