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Steelers draft plans could overlook needs

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08:12 AM ET 02.14 | When Kevin Colbert enters the draft thinking about the future, it's not just about the upcoming season. The Steelers' biggest needs looking at their 2010 season are cornerback and offensive tackle, but that does not mean they will automatically use their first two draft picks on those positions. It will depend on who is available to them when they draft or if they might be able to make a trade to move up to get a quality corner or tackle. Usually, there are neither of those in free agency without a stiff price tag, something the Steelers rarely indulge. "We never try to attack this thing for any one given year," Colbert said as a reminder.

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February 14, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Interns' post plans overlook article.

February 14, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Interns' post plans overlook article.

Nice!

February 14, 2011  08:56 AM ET

At least the picture is of someone from the Steelers org.

February 14, 2011  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Interns' post plans overlook article.

they're spellchecking....zzzzzzzzz

February 14, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Wow a team that drafts on best avaliable -revolutionary!

February 14, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Somehow I don't think the Steelers got where they are by "overlooking needs."

February 14, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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Somehow I don't think the Steelers got where they are by "overlooking needs."

Exactly... They're the AFC Champions.

February 14, 2011  09:40 AM ET
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Somehow I don't think the Steelers got where they are by "overlooking needs."

No kidding. Pouncy is a good example of how smart they are in the draft. Doesn't answer the question of how the interns got where they are, however.

February 14, 2011  09:59 AM ET

It is reported this draft is loaded with " quality " corners. Three elite ones. They will be gone when the Steelers draft. And so may Ike.

February 14, 2011  10:27 AM ET

we need a corner and an OT/OG bad....

February 14, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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It is reported this draft is loaded with " quality " corners. Three elite ones. They will be gone when the Steelers draft. And so may Ike.

i like Ike....he just needs the John Abraham treatment....

February 14, 2011  10:32 AM ET

Corner(s)
Tackle
LB

February 14, 2011  10:37 AM ET
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Corner(s)TackleLB

and a NT would be cool...Hampton has been a natural marvel all these years.....

February 14, 2011  10:52 AM ET
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It is reported this draft is loaded with " quality " corners. Three elite ones. They will be gone when the Steelers draft. And so may Ike.

I know a team that desperately needs one at No. 9.

February 14, 2011  11:59 AM ET

You can never have enough good DB's in the NFL. You can be 4 deep at CB and still not be enough.

February 14, 2011  12:21 PM ET

I don't see how the interns have a problem with Colbert and the Steelers draft picks. They seem to do very well overall, especially since they are usually picking toward the end of the first round with about 20 to 25 of the "elite "players already chosen. What a concept pick the best talent available!!!

February 14, 2011  02:01 PM ET

Steeler needs? cover, cover and more cover.......

February 14, 2011  02:59 PM ET

They need some Defensive Backs. They don't have any really good corner backs and you never know when Ryan Clark or Polamalu will get hurt. O-line is tough too. They're of-injured and very old aside from Pouncey, who ended the season with a serious injury. FLOZELL ADAMS WILL NEVER BE A STARTING LEFT TACKLE people. Rebuilding the O-line is key.

February 14, 2011  03:32 PM ET

A wide receiver would make a difference. Hines is not young.

 
February 14, 2011  04:22 PM ET

I think get the matched set of Pounceys if you can. It would go a long way to anchor the O line

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