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2017 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC North

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers' unstaffed free agent pool includes a former five-star tailback (Rushel Shell) and one of Deshaun Watson's backups at Clemson (Nick Schuessler)

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Keion Adams earned second-team All-MAC honors after leading the conference with 18 tackles for loss and adding 7.5 sacks. He left Western Michigan with 14.5 sacks and 32 tackles for loss.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers add outside linebacker depth with their seventh-round pick, Western Michigan's Keion Adams. The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder has a basketball background and a good first step but lacks ideal size.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers drafting long snapper Colin Holba in the sixth round is curious, but not unprecedented for NFL standards. Last year, the Detroit Lions took long snapper Jimmy Landes in the sixth round. The Steelers have a steady option in veteran Greg Warren but must fee they need an upgrade.

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Long snapper Colin Holba recorded three special-teams tackles in two seasons starting for Louisville.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

One of biggest positional questions for the Steelers this offseason will be tight end. They eschewed a deep tight end class, and there's still no clarity about Ladarius Green's health. Jesse James is a steady player, but the team needs more depth here. Perhaps a late-round option is in order.

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Steelers pick Vols QB Dobbs in fourth round

The first quarterback drafted on Day 3 was Tennessee's Josh Dobbs, who went in the fourth round at No. 135 overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Brian Allen transitioned from wide receiver to cornerback well at Utah, totaling five interceptions and nine pass breakups in 12 starts over his last two seasons in Salt Lake City.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers fifth-round pick, Utah cornerback Brian Allen, is the classic raw athlete flier - 6-foot-3 with 34-inch arms and a 4.48 40, but the former wide receiver has struggled with the transition of tackling and mastering the nuances of the cornerback position. Steelers have a lot of sub-6-foot corners, so taking a chance on a big one this late in the draft won't hurt.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers QB coach Randy Fichtner breaks down Josh Dobbs: 'Super young man' who wins games in the fourth quarter

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Joshua Dobbs' 3,777 total offensive yards for Tennessee in 2016 fell 12 yards shy of Peyton Manning's single-season school record.

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Steelers draft QB with starter potential

Joshua Dobbs took advantage of the postseason process to improve his draft stock, including a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. Although Dobbs showed some inconsistencies at Tennessee, he has the intelligence and physical attributes that Mel Kiper Jr. says could make him a solid starter in the NFL.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers go QB: Tennessee's Josh Dobbs is the 135th overall pick. Big arm, athletic, lots of potential - accuracy/decision-making the knock on him. Steelers have developmental player to learn behind Ben Roethlisberger.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers' fourth-round pick approaching. Tight end a possibility here. Lots of good players still available, including Jake Butt, Jordan Leggett and Bucky Hodges. Or is it time to make the quarterback move on Nate Peterman or Josh Dobbs?

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers with a very steady draft but one concern - lack of elite speed across the board. Team put premium on that the last few years, but this draft includes several toughness/character guys who aren't blazers. The operative: good football players above all else. Perhaps the team can pluck an athletic tight end or inside linebacker out of rounds 4 and 5.

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Conner's story receives perfect ending (1:46)
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Conner emotional after Steelers pick (0:45)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Steelers' picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin; 2. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC; 3. Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee; 4. James Conner, RB, Pitt.

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Pittsburgh's NFL draft approach (0:48)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers make clear James Conner is not a sentimental pick. "The tape told me what he was," RBs coach James Saxon said. "He runs the football downhill, he can bend, he can catch the football, he's tough, he's smart, he's a guy who can come here and work every day."

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Steelers pick hometown cancer survivor Conner

The Steelers drafted James Conner in the third round Friday after he spent six months undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma before playing his last college season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.6Tied-5th
Rushing Yards110.014th
Points For24.811th
Points Against20.410th