It’s Friday, Friday. gotta get down on Friday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend.
Ok, is that a hip enough of a start to this week’s Friday five post?
Happy Friday to yinz and I hope our Pittsburgh Steelers draft coverage was enjoyable and satisfying. What a stretch of few days we had and, now, not only do we have 9 new draft picks to discuss the next few weeks, but 11 undrafted free agent rookies as well. This is a great time of the offseason as we now have plenty of time to dig deep into the Steelers new players and that research should result in several interesting posts for yinz to consume.
The Kentucky Derby will take place this weekend and that means we’re very close to football in shorts season getting underway. The Steelers rookie mini-camp will take place next weekend and those practices will be followed by OTA sessions getting underway. I mean, the start of the 2019 regular season is practically almost here, right?
As usual, I have five questions for yinz to answer during these next few nights and I look forward to seeing and reading all of the responses. Thank yinz so very much for the site patronage during the draft as we were able to set a new traffic record for the month of April.
Peace and love, peace and love and please have a safe and prosperous weekend.
1 – The Steelers, as expected, didn’t pick up the fifth-year option for cornerback Artie Burns this year. Will Burns ultimately make the Steelers 53-man roster this year?
2 – Will Vance McDonald, Xavier Grimble, and rookie draft pick Zach Gentry be the Steelers three tight ends come Week 1?
3 – of the 11 undrafted free agents the Steelers have already come to terms with one one are you most-excited about and look forward to learning more about during the next few weeks?
P.J. Locke III, S, Texas
Dravon Askew-Henry, S, West Virginia
Ian Berryman, P, Western Carolina
Garrett Brumfield, G, LSU
Jay Hayes, DE, Georgia
Fred Johnson, G, Florida
Travon McMillan, RB, Colorado
Alexander Myres, CB, Houston
Chris Nelson, DT, Texas
Trevor Wood, TE/LS, Texas A&M
Matthew Wright, K, Central Florida
4 – With wide receiver Diontae Johnson now in the Steelers fold as a third-round draft pick this year, pick from the multiple choice options below:
a) Eli Rogers and Ryan Switzer will both make the 53
b) Switzer will make the 53 and Rogers won’t
c) Rogers will make the 53 and Switzer won’t
d) Neither Rogers nor Switzer will make the 53
5 – Of Jaylen Samuels and rookie Benny Snell Jr., the Steelers fourth-round draft pick this year, which of the two running backs will have more total touches in 2019?
BONUS – Name the horse who will with this weekend’s Kentucky Derby:
1 – War of Will (18-1)
2 – Tax (40-1)
3 – By My Standards (14-1)
4 – Gray Magician (29-1)
5 – Improbable (9-2)
6 – Vekoma (23-1)
7- Maximum Security (5-1)
8 – Tacitus (5-1)
9 – Plus Que Parfait 49-1)
10 – Cutting Humor 22-1
13 – Code of Honor (12-1)
14 – Win Win Win (14-1)
15 – Master Fencer (JPN) (49-1)
16 – Game Winner (6-1)
17 – Roadster (9-1)
18 – Long Range Toddy (44-1)
19 – Spinoff (54-1)
20 – Country House (71-1)
21 – Bodexpress (99-1)