It looks like the Steelers draft board hasn’t changed, this despite the issues with their franchise QB. Pro Football Talk had a tidbit on it today, saying that GM Kevin Colbert said that as of right now, the only two positions the team really isn’t looking much into is that of QB and TE:
A lot of folks think the Steelers will take Florida center Maurkice Pouncey, but Colbert said don’t be surprised if they moved from the No. 18 overall pick. He estimated there was a 70-75% chance they’d keep the pick, a 5% chance they’d move up, and a greater chance they would move back.
Colbert expects a lot of interest in the pick, especially with such a deep defensive class. He says there are more 300-pound defenders that can run and conversion outside linebacker prospects than any class in memory.
Those are just the prospects a 3-4 defense needs. Unfortunately for long-time 3-4 teams like Pittsburgh and New England, nearly half of the league is now looking for similar players.
If what is said above is right about taking a center, it would make sense considering the team needs to continue to build up their O-line, a line that needs players that can protect the QB as well as open holes for running backs such as Rashard Mendenhall.
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