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O-R Sports reporter Dale Lolley gets you the insider scoop on the NFL.

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on the Steelers radio network pre-game show prior to every game. Follow him on Twitter at dlolleyor.


Apr 2017


Steelers let the draft come to them

In my initial mock draft for 2017, I had outside linebacker T.J. Watt going to the Steelers at pick No. 30.

But as the process moved on, I thought Watt’s stock was climbing as more teams looked at the tape of the redshirt junior, who came out a year early.

Yes, Watt is raw. But his upside potential is extremely high. And, at this point, he might be more of a finished product as an outside linebacker/edge rusher than Bud Dupree was a couple of years ago when the Steelers selected him in the first round.


Apr 2017


A look at what the Steelers could do in seven rounds

As regular readers of this blog know, I wrote last week I would not do another mock until the final few days before the draft is held.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a look at an ideal draft for the Steelers.

By ideal, we’re talking realistically ideal. Myles Garrett isn’t going to drop to the 30th pick, after all.