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profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 23, 2013
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones wants to develop a speed bull rush, like the move used by former Steelers (now Bengals) linebacker James Harrison. And that could be useful for Jones, since plenty of people think he could be a perfect fit in Pittsburgh. …Share Tweet
The AFC North blog continues to look at the different positions and rank each team in terms of draft need. For Tuesday, the blog is addressing inside linebackers. Mel Kiper Jr.'s top five inside linebackers are: Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, Georgia's Alec O…Share TweetPittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote used to say James Harrison played like he was mad at the world because he had been cut so many times. When Harrison signed this week with the Cincinnati Bengals -- a month after getting released by the Steelers…Share TweetIf the #bloggermock is anything like Thursday's first round, the Baltimore Ravens will be fielding calls for teams trying to jump back into the first round to get West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. In the #bloggermock, I had trade offers from the Phi…Share TweetThe Cincinnati Bengals are probably hoping either Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro or Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker falls to them at No. 21. The chances of that happening are not great, especially with Vaccaro. So it didn't come as a surprise that the …Share Tweet
#bloggermock: Steelers select Tyler EifertDid I go into this mock draft thinking the Pittsburgh Steelers would take Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert? Not really. I knew it was a possibility, but I had penciled in either Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones or Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Pat…Share TweetSo, the ESPN.com blogger mock draft didn't start out as I envisioned it. In fact, the worst-case scenario happened for the Cleveland Browns. The Jacksonville Jaguars took my targeted player, Oregon linebacker Dion Jordan, at No. 3. To be honest, I didn'…Share TweetIt appears a cloud over Cincinnati is about to lift. A big cloud. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis struck a surprisingly positive note during his pre-draft news conference, saying there was a chance right tackle Andre Smith could sign prior to Thursday. “I’Share Tweet
Ayanbadejo talks equality in South FloridaFormer Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo called on professional athletes Tuesday to stand up for marriage equality because he said it is "the right thing to do."Share TweetJames Harrison is bringing a healed body and his old No. 92 with him down the Ohio River. Next goal: Get a Bengals ring to go with all that Steelers bling.Share TweetTwo members of the Steelers’ 2012 draft class wound up getting into trouble with the law during their rookie seasons and that’s led to a different approach to researching prospects this year. General manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin each taShare TweetThe Cleveland Browns are among a handful of teams who have made calls about trading back in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The likelihood of moving back from the No. 6 overall spot hinges on the off…Share TweetMaybe Max Starks and Casey Hampton aren't quite done with the Pittsburgh Steelers after all.Share TweetIf you like mock drafts, you're going to enjoy today. The eight division bloggers on ESPN.com, myself included, will participate in a creatively named "Blogger Mock Draft" at noon Tuesday. It's expected to last over two hours. I will provide d…Share TweetWhen Rolando McClain was arrested once again over the weekend, there was instant speculation that the Ravens would cut him. But they’re not doing that, at least not yet. “There is due process on this, and we are paying attention to that,” Ravens senShare Tweet
Tomlin: Steelers will “sort out” offensive tackle situationAt the club’s pre-draft press conference Monday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert - the club’s primary right tackles the last two seasons - have the ability to play on the left side and that a decision on where thShare Tweet
Marvin Lewis talks Cincinnati Bengals' draft planApr 23Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis discusses what his team is looking for with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Lewis also discusses the Bengals' plans for newly acquired linebacker James Harrison.
Teams Looking To Trade Down In DraftApr 23Adam Schefter discusses the possibility of heavy trade activity on the first day of the NFL draft.
Hardest Decision In Top 10 Of DraftApr 23Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay each say which team picking in the top 10 of the NFL draft has the hardest decision to make.