Steelers Draft Day: 2nd & 3rd Rounds Live Blog And Chat

Round 1 is out of the way, and the Steelers are poised to have a big Friday with the 2nd and 3rd round.  The Jarvis Jones pick reveals that the Steelers are set to improve the defense this year.  Will they choose more defense in the next rounds, or switch to offense and address the needs at WR and RB?  We’ll still continue the conversation about Jones and what his addition could mean to the roster in the short and long term.

Be sure to join us tonight on this page starting at 6pm EST as NPC continues to cover the draft.  We’ll be doing live updates, and we highly encourage you, our readers, to join us.  The site uses Disqus, so the comments section updates live – tell us what you think while it unfolds throughout the entire evening.  We hope to see you here and are excited to see what you have to say!

And as always – GO STEELERS!

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Dom DiTolla

    Let’s get ready for Day 2!

  • Dom DiTolla

    Is there anybody out there?

  • Dom DiTolla

    Cyprien to the Jaguars at #33.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Justin Hunter to the Titans at #34.

  • Kimmy

    over under on how many trades this round?

    • Dom DiTolla

      At least 3. San Fran will try to move and shake some more, Grumbledore likes to trade, and I bet a wild-card team will trade for a quarterback.

      • Kimmy

        sounds about right. I can’t complain, nice weather today here in the burgh. How’s it over on the west coast?

        • Dom DiTolla

          It was close to 90 degrees. Dry heat so it was ok. I do like being 3 hours behind though. Stuff comes on at a reasonable time. Lol.

          • Kimmy

            That is a bonus. Lol

          • Dom DiTolla

            When the draft was on Saturday mornings when I was a kid, I would tape it when I had baseball tournaments or games. It’s nice to have it on in the late afternoon.

    • Dom DiTolla

      How’s your day been going Kim?

  • Dom DiTolla

    I wonder if Geno Smith will fall to #48 if the Jets pass on him?

  • Kimmy

    Best part about the later rounds is the picks come in quicker than the first day. If it takes a while there’s got to be a trade brewing.

  • Kimmy

    Thoughts on the new RB pick up today? I could have sworn Colbert said there’d be no signings till after the draft.

    • Dom DiTolla

      Well they found a competent return person and a serviceable 3rd down back and someone who can chip in on special teams coverage units.

      • Dom DiTolla

        Be interesting to see if they take a RB now. My money is on an ILB or a WR in this round. Maybe a FS or SS, but I would be livid if they passed on Allen at #48. He could be really special in Haley’s offense.

      • Kimmy

        That’s true. I wonder what this means about Bradshaw.

        • Dom DiTolla

          Probably no chance. Better off drafting an every-down back to develop on the cheap. I just don’t want to see “Fat Back” Draws again. Nothing against Dwyer or Redman, but those two are not competent runners when they do not have a head of steam going towards the line of scrimmage.

          • Kimmy

            Yeah Dwyer can’t handle the load I don’t think. I would love to see some offense added this evening, RB or WR or both lol

          • Dom DiTolla

            Totally. Although there could be a glut of good ILB’s available like Brown, Minter, or Moore.

          • Kimmy

            Let’s not over indulge at the LB buffet lol we need some offensive weapons for Ben.

          • Dom DiTolla

            I guess, but my 88 year old grandmother can pass cover better than Larry Foote.

  • Lori P.

    I have been out of touch all day, what RB?

    • Kimmy

      LaRod Stephens Howling UFA from Arizona I think. Played for Pitt.

      • Lori P.

        Wow. Bet he played for Haley then

        • Dom DiTolla

          Actually he didn’t. Haley left in ’09 and thats the year Stephens-Howling was drafted.

          • Lori P.

            Wow, was it that long ago? Well, I hope he works out. They needed experience at rb

  • Kimmy

    Bungles pick up Giovani Bernard. Is that the first RB taken?

    • Dom DiTolla

      Yep.

      • Kimmy

        I thought so. So glad they didn’t go with Lacy last night, that would have been a waste of money and they need to be smarter about who they pay now lol.

        • Dom DiTolla

          All the weapons in the world won’t help that noodle-armed “Ginger Spice.” #Fact

  • Dom DiTolla

    I wish Tim Krumrie could pronounce a simple Italian name like Giovani. #DouchecanoeBungal

    • Lori P.

      Yeah, wasn’t that terrible?

  • Dom DiTolla

    It’s times like this when I’m glad my folks never took me to Chargers games and my Mom made me a Steeler fan. What a joke of a franchise.

  • Lori P.

    And the circus goes to San Diego. He is going to get as much publicity as tebow, but he is a seau replacement, same type of ethnicity

  • Dom DiTolla

    Here comes Geno! Lol.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Dammit! Davonne Bess is going to Cleveland. No way in hell Curtis Brown can cover him.

    • Dom DiTolla

      Or William Gay. There’s going to be an awful lot of jock straps left between the hashes this year if Weeden gets time to throw.

  • Lori P.

    And the crowd goes wild!

    • Dom DiTolla

      Poor Jets fans. They shouldn’t have to deal with this crap.

      • Lori P.

        I couldn’t agree more. Clown ops.

        • Dom DiTolla

          At least my San Diego Padres blow without the ridiculousness. They’re just quietly god-awful. Lol.

          • Lori P.

            The padres are having a terrible year so far but it is a long season

          • Dom DiTolla

            It’s been a long season almost every season for the last 25 years (lol).

  • Dom DiTolla

    9 picks left until the Steelers go on the clock. If Keenan Allen falls past Carolina, he could be theirs.

  • Dom DiTolla

    And San Fran’s pass rush just got more impressive.

    • Dom DiTolla

      Fudge, Woods is off the board.

  • Lori P.

    Wow, another fsu player!

  • Dom DiTolla

    Russell Wilson better keep his head on a swivel now.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Ed Bouchette just tweeted that the Steelers are trying to trade up. Shouldn’t cost much, but they might be nervous to snag somebody.

    • Lori P.

      Well it’s been mostly offensive players going, I wonder

      • Dom DiTolla

        I think they want Keenan Allen, Eddie Lacy, or Johnathan Franklin if they go offense.

        • Lori P.

          I am betting lacey

          • Dom DiTolla

            I really hope not. They already have two bigger backs on the roster.

          • Dom DiTolla

            I just want Allen on the team so bad.

  • Lori P.

    Wow, more FSU players. Is jumbo fisher going to beat Sabin at one thing?

    • Dom DiTolla

      Lol.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Smart move by Tampa Bay.

    • Lori P.

      Yeah. They seem different this year in their off season prep. Am I imagining it?

      • Dom DiTolla

        I like Banks a lot and they needed help at cornerback.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Oh sweet Jesus. Allen only needs to fall 3 more spots and none of the teams in front of Pittsburgh need a wide receiver. They should give up a 5th rounder to Arizona to snag him.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Question: Who should the Steelers take: Allen or Lacy?

  • Lori P.

    I think that is buffalo’s first defensive player

  • Kimmy

    I step away for a few minutes and the Jets take Geno Smith? Poor kid.

    • Lori P.

      Totally agree with you and twitter has as many jokes about that as they do about te’o

      • Kimmy

        it was bad enough he had to sit there all night all Brady Quinn-like now he has to go to the Jets?! Oh the humanity!

        • Lori P.

          Lol!

  • Lori P.

    Do they need Lacey as bad with signing Stephens-howling today?

    • Dom DiTolla

      I don’t think they need a runner of his style. They need speed at running back. Allen can play split end, flanker, and in the slot. He has size (6’2″ 206 lbs.) and great hands. They’d be idiots to pass on him for anybody but Arthur Brown.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Escobar is a damn fine player. Former Aztec to boot.

  • Lori P.

    Ok, what do you think?

    • Dom DiTolla

      What a goddamn waste!

      • Dom DiTolla

        They basically just drafted Jonathan Dwyer. Garbage. Utter and complete garbage in Round 2. Pathetic.

        • Dom DiTolla

          Let’s add another slow running back to the roster! Hooray!

          • Kimmy

            I dont get it either

          • Lori P.

            I think baron batch will end up cut

          • Dom DiTolla

            He should have been cut prior to last year. Lol.

      • Lori P.

        I don’t know if I will ever understand the method to the madness!

  • Kimmy

    2 RB’s in the past 2 hours

  • Lori P.

    Lots of linebackers in this round!

    • Kimmy

      It’s a linebacker buffet!

  • Dom DiTolla

    Arthur Brown: Why the Ravens draft better than the Steelers.

    • Kimmy

      apparently he’s being called the steal of the draft…awesome

  • Lori P.

    So this is the ray Lewis replacement?

  • Dom DiTolla

    I really hope Moore falls to the Steelers in Round 3. Or they can take someone like Shamarko Thomas or Markus Wheaton.

  • Kimmy

    This round is flying by.

  • Kimmy

    Jarvis Jones is being introduced by Art Rooney II at Steeler head quarters right now.

  • Lori P.

    There goes montee ball!

  • Kimmy

    Haley just compared Bell to Eddie George

  • Kimmy

    Lacy picked up by the Packers

    • Lori P.

      I guess he goes with Aaron Rodgers shiny new contract

      • Kimmy

        Well I hope they have some money left over to pay him. I’m gonna guess he won’t play for cheese.

  • Kimmy

    I thought the Steelers had 2 picks in the 3rd round? I only see them at pick #79

  • Dom DiTolla

    Who is ready for Round 3?

    • Kimmy

      Ready!

    • Kimmy

      Not to alarm you but the Twitter folk are advocating the Steelers take the Honey Badger.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Is there anybody out there?

    • Kimmy

      I’m still here

  • Kimmy

    Honey Badger to Arizona. Hilarious weed jokes ensue.

  • Dom DiTolla

    Who should the Steelers take in Round 3?

    • Kimmy

      You’re the expert lol. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say they won’t go RB though

      • Dom DiTolla

        Lol. I would like to see them go safety with Phillip Thomas or Shamarko Thomas, or wide receiver with Keenan Allen if he is still there. It would wash away my disgust over the Bell pick.

  • Kimmy

    4 straight defensive backs just taken…is that some kind of record?

  • scott sinclair

    ok.. a little tired of the tryann mathieu network…move along espn

    • Dom DiTolla

      Lol. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Honey Badger as a player, but the coverage is ridiculous.

  • scott sinclair

    steelers need to address DB

    • Dom DiTolla

      Phillip Thomas. Hopefully they don’t waste it like they did in the last round.

      • scott sinclair

        guess you really don’t like Bell.

        • Dom DiTolla

          Not in Round 2. In Round 3 or 4 maybe. But Arthur Brown was still on the board, as well as Sio Moore. Plus, Keenan Allen was there too. This team does not need another “fat back.”

          • Dom DiTolla

            The Ravens being smart and getting Brown was just a cherry on top of the “2nd round shit sundae.”

  • scott sinclair

    at least two of my mock picks matched, albeit in the 2nd..smith to jets, lacy to packers

  • Dom DiTolla

    I really hope the Steelers can find a safety, wide receiver, or inside linebacker now.

    • Kimmy

      Allen goes to the Chargers. Sorry buddy

      • Dom DiTolla

        Damn Le’Veon Bell. He’d better be better than advertised. Too damn high at 48 overall.

        • Kimmy

          You think they go WR this round or wait till later now?

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