- Martavis Continues to Amaze
- Ben and the Little Children
- Ben and The Backups
- Kevin Colbert Draft Production
Martavis Continues to Amaze
Can this guy do any more to suppress his potential. It’s just a rumor now, but where there’s been smoke in the past, there’s been a forest fire. Does Martavis survive the 2018 off season?
Ben and the Little Children
Sixty-five percent of Americans won’t let their kids play tackle football. Ben sets out to do things right. Where does he stand with his own Killer Bees, Benjamin, Baylee and Bodie?
Ben and The Backups
Hot off of Ed Bouchette’s keyboard..has Mason Rudolph catapulted himself to the penultimate QB position?
Kevin Colbert Draft Production
It’s our annual analysis of Kevin Colbert’s draft selections and how his classes have fared over the past 18 years.
We took a look at the Steeler draft classes from 2000-2017 (Kevin Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh) to see if any patterns emerged.
Not surprisingly, as you work your way down the draft pick ladder, lower draftees spend less time on the Steelers (and in the NFL in general). We were surprised to see that 3rd rounders seem to stick around the NFL longer than 2nd rounders. Also, more of this group spend time on other teams (41%), except for 7th rounders (44%).
Again, it’s probably not a surprise that 1st rounders spend the most years (6.6 on average) than those of any other round. Oddly, 2nd rounders spend 5 years in the league, compared to 3rd rounders who spend almost 6 years on average.
Of the 145players drafted from 2000-2017, 42 (29% – down from 34% last year) are still playing either on the Steelers or elsewhere in the NFL.
From the draft picks chosen from 2000-2017, these are the players who have been Steelers the longest. Ben and Antonio will most likely extend their tenure this season.
Making the Cut
Only once, 2016 did all of the Steeler draft picks make the team. We were 7 for 8 in 2017 (only Colin Holba failed to make the team). On average, 78% make the cut with 2006 being the low ebb at 44%.