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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.
We interview some guy named Noam Chomsky (extended interview coming next week), get to the bottom of why we broke up with Rolling Stone, and scrutinize the thrilling PBS interview of former al-Nusra/al-Qaeda leader-turned-very-handsome-man Abu Mohammed al-Jolani. Katie taps her beard-crit background, while we both investigate the two most important…
Mock draft, trade back out of first round with NYG. First pick at 42 is RB Javonte Williams. Second pick at 55 is LB Jamin Davis.
(00:40) - Greg Rosnethal's AFC roster hierarchy. (12:45) - Daniel Jeremiah mock draft.
(01:25) - Discussing off the ball linebackers. (06:05) - Ranking offensive linemen prospects. (13:20) - Scouting processes for NFL teams in 2021. (15:50) - The problem with Caleb Farley. (19:15) - Who should the Steelers draft at pick 24.
(00:50) - Mel aKiper and Todd McShay draft 22 players each to build an entire starting roster with the 2021 draft prospects. (14:05) - Examining the two teams built by Kiper and McShay.
(00:50) - Matt and Dale have separately ranked the 24 best options in the draft. (03:30) - Prospects 1 through 12. (13:30) - Prospects 13 through 24.
(00:55) - Steven Nelson offers his side of the story about his departure from the Steelers. (14:50) - What does the CB room look like without Nelson.
[This interview was recorded before the Governor of Arkansas Vetoed the anti-transgender health care bill].] The Arkansas Senate just passed a bill with a title straight out of dystopian fiction: the Arkansas Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act, or SAFE. Roundly denounced as the most extreme law of its type ever passed, the bill is one of abo…
For the first time doing a mock draft CB Jaycee Horn falls to the Steelers at pick 24. At pick 55 the Steelers get RB Javonte Williams.
(01:00) - Todd McShay's draft tier 1. (03:00) - McShay's draft tier 2. (05:00) - McShay's draft tier 3. (10:35) - McShay's draft tier 4. (17:05) - McShay's draft tier 5. (22:45) - McShay's draft tier 6.
(01:30) - Possible new jersey number rule. (05:50) - Marc Sessler's roster reset for Baltimore. (12:15) - Sessler's roster reset for Cincinnati. (18:40) - Sessler's roster reset for Cleveland. (26:30) - Sessler's roster reset for Pittsburgh.
No trades in this mock draft. CB Caleb Farley is the pick at 24. C Quinn Meinerz is the pick at 55.
(01:45) - What opinions have changed since pro days have started. (04:40) - Steelers draft strategies. (16:25) - Dolphins trade picks in the first round.
(00:45) - Less than a month away from the draft. (03:30) - Jeremiah first round mock. (12:25) - Jeremiah second round mock.
(01:50) Lance Zierlein first round mock draft, Steelers select Zaven Collins at 24. (16:35) - Cynthia Frelund first round mock draft, Steelers select Jalen Mayfield at 24.
(01:10) - NFL teams will play 17 regular season games starting in 2021. (09:55) - The Steelers schedule will get somewhat more difficult with Seattle taking the spot as the 17th opponent.
(02:00) - Pro days of Arizona State and Duke. (08:05) Linebackers from Miami, running backs from North Carolina. (11:00) - All roster positions from Ohio State. (20:00) - Pro days of Washington, Louisville, East Carolina, North Carolina State, Texas A&M, and Tulane.
Trading back with Chiefs in the first round. Pick 31 is Javonte Williams. Pick 55 is Jamin Davis.
(00:50) - Top 50 prospects ranked by Daniel Jeremiah and Dane Brugler. (23:00) - Comparing and contrasting the two lists.
(01:05) - Tyson Alualu will not sign with the Jaguars, instead he has opted to return to the Steelers. (12:15) - The RB market is not active and that could help the Steelers pay little for James Conner to return.
In this Useful Idiots interview, Matt Stoller walks us through some of the myths about big tech. Many members of Congress seem to believe the firms don’t intervene enough; Stoller explains that their massive existing levels of intervention are the problem, that the financial incentives of what he calls “surveillance advertising” move firms like Fac…
Mock draft based on new draft order involving Miami trades with San Francisco and Philadelphia. No trades in the first round. RB Travis Etienne at pick 24.
(00:40) - Scouting QB draft prospects. (18:45) - Steelers visit Penn State Pro Day.
(00:35) - Steelers Hall of Honor Qualifications. (03:15) - Dolphins make two trades in the first round of the draft with the 49ers and Eagles.
(01:30) - Players 1 through 10. (06:45) - Players 11-20. (12:00) - Players 21-32.
(00:35) - Expectations for Covid precautions in 2021 season. (06:00) - Steelers scouting process. (15:30) - Steelers free agent gains and losses.
(00:40) - Eric Ebron contract restructured. (04:30) - Top remaining free agents available.
Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog, co-hosts of the podcast Blocked And Reported, join Useful Idiots to talk about the failed campaign to get Singal driven off of Substack and what, according to Herzog, some of Singal's most vocal critics have in common with QAnon. They also talk about how they met and why they started their podcast and how they're not …
We spoke to legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the nuclear threat nobody is talking about, the end of the world and how he, despite all that, stays hopeful. But before diving in with Ellsberg, Matt and Katie talk about, of course, Dems sucking, Republicans sucking, things being weird and terrible and even bring you a ston…
Useful Idiots, the podcast Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper started in the summer of 2019 at Rolling Stone, is moving. After eighty episodes that included interviews with the likes of Tulsi Gabbard (our first guest), Roger Waters, Andrew Yang, Erin Brockovich, Michael K. Williams, Noam Chomsky, Marianne Williamson, Adam McKay, Bernie Sanders, Nadya Tol…
Trading back with the Saints in the first round, then back to the second round with the Jaguars. First pick at 33 is LB Zaven Collins. Second pick at 55 is RB Najee Harris.
(01:45) - Zierlein picks 1-23 (12:10) - Zierlein predicts Seelers pick 24 is Travis Etienne (16:30) - Draft prospects rankings in the first round
(01:00) - What will happen now that Steven Nelson has asked to be released and JuJu Smith-Schuster is resigned. (11:00) - Will Steve Nelson actually sign elsewhere. (17:30) - Who will carry the torch if Steve Nelson does leave.