The Steeler Draft 2015
The Grades from the media seem quite good. With the loss of a number of Steeler Defensive players to retirement, it is not a surprise that 6 out of the top 8 are defensive team members.
Steeler Draft 2015 From NFL.com
The Steelers skew toward the conservative side on draft day, valuing productive players with size and athleticism. This has been the formula for the team since the Chuck Noll era. Defensively, the Steelers plucked Alvin “Bud” Dupree to give the team a much-needed pass rusher with speed and quickness. He isn’t a polished player, but has tremendous potential as a DPR (designated pass rusher). The Steelers also landed a pair of cover corners in Senquez Golson and Doran Grant. Golson is a bit of a question mark based on his diminutive physical dimensions — in addition to potentially struggling against bigger-bodied receivers, he could have some trouble against the run. Receiver Sammie Coates is a “boom or bust” prospect with enticing physical tools who needs to develop better consistency as a pass catcher.
2015 will no doubt be a transitional year. But with the addition of these new talented players, I predict that the Steelers will have another unexpectedly successfully season. (10-6) This is factoring in that the Steelers have a very tough schedule in 2015.