Reporting Rob Pratte
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Rob Pratte hosted Black and Gold Sunday live from Kuhn’s Market on Sunday. He covered the sports stories of the past week, which included the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had the 17th overall pick and chose Jarvis Jones, an outside linebacker from Georgia University. In the second round, the Steelers selected running back Le’Veon Bell out of Michigan State University.
Steelers’ General Manager Kevin Colbert joined the conversation to explain his and the team’s reasoning behind the picks.
Colbert explained that it was the plan to draft Jarvis Jones if he was available, when Jones was still around at the 17th spot the decision was simple. The Steelers overall draft strategy as Cobert put it was to “get younger at back up positions,” and the Steelers picks showed that strategy. The Steelers got younger at quarterback when they selected Landry Jones out of Oklahoma University, and also got younger at cornerback by picking Terry Hawthorne from Illinois University.
Even late in the draft Pittsburgh impressed with their picks, particularly with their last pick of Nick Williams defensive tackle from Samford. Colbert and Pratte commented how they were both wowed by Williams during the interview process, Colbert was satisfied with the selections made in the draft, he stated they “never strayed” from the plan.
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