As it stands right now, the Steelers are probably the fifth best team in the AFC (behind the Colts, Jags, Pats,&Chargers) Since a number of other teams around the NFl are getting stronger, I believe it is important for the Steelers to have a strong draft in addition to what they picked up in free agency.
1)Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami- The Steelers have been looking at FS all off season and in the end did not sign one. This leads me to think we will draft one fairly early. Phillips has the potential to be a Pro-bowl player at FS and the next great safetu from the "U".
2)Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M-Casey Hampton is not getting any younger and Red Bryant is a perfect fit for the Steelers defense at 6'4" 318 and could start in the next few years.
3) 49ers: Tony Hills, OT, Texas-The Steelers O-line was one of the worst lines the Steelers have had in over thirty years. I think Hills could be a potential LT in the NFL and would greatly update the Steelers depth until he becomes a starter, as he can play tackle or guard. He has good feet and has ideal size at 6'6" 309.
4)Kendall Langford DE,Hampton- A small school prospect that could be an exellent 3-4 DE in the next few years, and will provide great depth until that point. The Steelers should know about the importance of quility depth because after Aaron Smith got hurt last year the play of the run defense went down dramaticly.
5)Vince Hall LB, Virginia Tech-While probably lacks the size and talent to be a starter in the NFL, Hall is just flat out a football player, and could provide depth and could be a ST beast for years to come.
6)Drew Miller C, Florida-Called by many the best player not invited to the combine, Miller put up numbers that compared well to the best centers of this years draft, and as a starter in the SEC could be a huge steal in round 6.
Jehuu Caulcrick RB, Michigan St.-Fits the "big-back" mold and could make the team and replace Davenport.
Brian Johnston DE, Gardner-Webb-Another small school player that is a great fit for the 3-4 DE.
Jason Rivers WR, Hawaii-Tough WR that could play on Sundays.
Chester Adams OG, Georgia-Has good size and was a starter in the tough SEC