Originally Posted by steelersfan2011
The Steelers love to suprise in the first round, however lacking to do that gained a probowl caliber center in Maurkice Pouncey. The Steelers will probably not go down that road again and suprise. Positions in order of need to be drafted. The Steelers have taken soo many corners I find it hard to believe they take another.
DT- almost no depth behind Hampton.
DE- Keisel is about the age Smith was when Ziggy was drafted. And when Keisel was out with the hamstring the Steelers Suffered.
OG- Prob Pouncey II
OT- Both sides need help although RT is the most glaring. The lack of Depth in the line is depressing, escpecially when both Starting Tackles go on IR.
S- Suprise here with a backup to Clark. Polumalus replacement will only be in the first round when he comes to age of retirement.
Maybe that's the surprise?
DT - very few legitimate candidates for this, with Jerrell Powe and Phil Taylor being my 2 favorite. Kenrick Ellis too, but he's got some character questions surrounding his work ethic and other stuff, which isn't something I'm a big fan of.
DE - this is a year full of 3-4 DE talent and we'd do well to take a player. We need a future replacement at RE, meaning he has to be the better pass-rusher of both ends. Ziggy isn't much of a pass-rusher, or at least hasn't been for the most part. He has had some sacks recently after fully recovering from a nagging ankle injury, but the jury is still out. Due to this, players like Adrian Clayborn and Allen Bailey are more attractive to me right now than someone like Cameron Heyward, who is a fantastic run-stuffer but offers little as a pass-rusher. I'd love Heyward, though, I'd have no problem with taking him.
OG - only early guys I want are Mike Pouncey, Marcus Cannon, and Ben Ijalana, in that order.
OT - not a big fan of the tackles at all. Only one I like is Carimi, but he might go in the first and I say that's a big no-no for us, there will be much more talented players at other positions.
S - not a fan of the safeties either.
CB - I do believe we need to take this into consideration. My favorite two prospects for us now are Jimmy Smith and Brandon Harris, and believe it or not in that order. I'm of course assuming there's no way we land either Peterson or Amukamara.