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Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft:

ROUND 1:

17. Pittsburgh Steelers- OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon

ROUND 2:

47. Pittsburgh Steelers – LB John Simon, Ohio State

ROUND 3:

83. Pittsburgh Steelers – QB Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)

ROUND 4:

114. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State

ROUND 5:

146. Pittsburgh- LB Kenny Tate, Maryland

ROUND 6:

175. Pittsburgh Steelers- DE William Gholston, Michigan State

ROUND 7:

206. Pittsburgh- DL William Campbell, Michigan

Analysis:

This is going to be an interesting year for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are over the cap and still need to bring back Mike Wallace. That could mean a lot of players get released, including some longtime Steelers on defense. I expect a defensive focused draft with finding guys who can get after the quarterback being a top priority. Jordan and Simon would give the Steelers a pair of edge rushers as they try to bring back the Blitzburgh of old. Jamar Taylor would help in the secondary, and guys like Goldston and Campbell would help bolster the defensive line. The lone exception to the defensive strategy would be the addition of a young quarterback in the 2nd-4th round. Pittsburgh needs to develop a back-up plan for Ben Roethlisberger, and it makes more sense for it to be a cheaper option than say a Matt Moore or Jason Campbell type.