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  1. 2013 NFL draft -- New England Patriots have struggled in drafting...

    Mike Reiss

    The Pats have a need at receiver, but Bill Belichick hasn't chosen them well.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  2. The Patriots (1-2) are still elite

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots have a losing record for the first time in nine years. Their head coach is in hot water with the NFL for grabbing an official, there are key injuries on offense and the Patriots have a tough road game Sunday against the Buffa...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  3. Steelers really, really wanted DeCastro

    Jamison Hensley

    It's not a newsflash that the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted David DeCastro. Pittsburgh selected the Stanford guard with the 24th overall pick, taking him over Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower. But how much the Steelers coveted DeCastro will...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  4. Steelers: One big question

    Jamison Hensley

    Do the Pittsburgh Steelers still have the best defense in the NFL? That depends on three factors: the health of nose tackle Casey Hampton, the ability to replace inside linebacker James Farrior, and the emergence of a No. 2 cornerback. The most pr...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  5. Wake-up: Steelers' Adams may not start

    Jamison Hensley

    Every morning, grab a cup of coffee and get your AFC North wake-up call here: As the Pittsburgh Steelers begin their rookie minicamp today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac predicts first-round pick David DeCastro will be a Pro Bowl guard...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  6. 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers draft analysis

    Jamison Hensley

    Let's break down the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2012 draft: FIRST-ROUND SPOTLIGHT: The Steelers would've been happy to come away with either linebacker Dont'a Hightower or guard Kevin Zeitler at No. 24. Not only did both players fall to the Steelers but...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  7. Hightower isn't Steelers typical early target

    Jamison Hensley

    One of the most popular first-round pairings is Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower going to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But that would go against the team's draft history. The Steelers have selected only one linebacker in the first round in t...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. Tide could have five taken in first round

    Greg Ostendorf

    Thursday night could prove to be a historic night for the University of Alabama. Coming off its second national championship in three years, the Crimson Tide could have up to five players selected in the first round of the NFL draft, the most ever...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  9. Todd McShay's mock 6.0: AFC North style

    Jamison Hensley

    ESPN's Todd McShay offered up his sixth version of the mock draft. You'll need a subscription to view the entire Insider piece, but here's the AFC North part of it: 4. Cleveland Browns Pick: RB Trent Richardson, Alabama Hensley's comment: I...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  10. Kiper's final mock: AFC North version

    Jamison Hensley

    ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. produced his final mock for the 2012 draft. You'll need a subscription to view the entire Insider piece , but here's the AFC North part of it: 4. Cleveland Browns Pick: RB Trent Richardson, Alabama Hensley's comment: Thi...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  11. Ravens, Steelers may take rivalry to draft

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers engage in the NFL's best grudge matches every year. This week, that rivalry could cross over into the NFL draft. The Ravens and the Steelers have similar needs and could be targeting some of the sam...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  12. You make the call: Steelers' No. 24 pick

    Jamison Hensley

    Four down, two more to go in our "You make the call" series. Once we get through all six first-round selections, I will compile an AFC North fans' mock for the Bengals, Browns, Ravens and Steelers. Today's pick is the Pittsburgh Steelers and th...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  13. Todd McShay's mock 5.0: AFC North style

    Jamison Hensley

    ESPN's Todd McShay offered the fifth version of his 2012 mock draft this week. It's a little different than his previous ones because he discusses the different scenarios facing each team. Here's a look at the AFC North part of it: 4. Cleveland B...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  14. Digging in to the AFC North draft strategy

    Dan Riccio, ESPN Stats & Info

    Stats & Information gets you ready for the NFL Draft at the end of the month with a look at the biggest need for each team. Today, we switch conferences to the AFC North. Baltimore Ravens Need: Secondary The departure of Tom Zbikowski and Haru...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  15. Dont'a Hightower is visiting Steelers today

    Jamison Hensley

    Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower is having a pre-draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers today. Hightower is the popular pick to go to the Steelers in the first round. His leadership ability (a two-time captain at Alabama) and experienc...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  16. AFC North version: Kiper's mock draft 4.0

    Jamison Hensley

    ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. offered his fourth 2012 mock draft this week. You'll need an Insider subscription to view the entire draft, but here's a look at the AFC North part of it: 4. Cleveland Browns Kiper's first mock draft: Robert Gr...

    Blog | April 05, 2012