Round 1, Pick #24-
Here we go the East West Shrine Game was last weekend the Senior Bowl is this weekend and here is my Seven Round Mock draft for the Steelers.
Dontari Poe, DT Memphis-
Poe is a massive guy at 6'5" 350lbs, however he has an athletic appearance and could even put on more weight if needed. He was considered one of the strongest players in the NCAA and his strength and conditioning coach says he can still easily get stronger. All reports are that he is a hungry guy with a good work ethic. Hampton injury is going to limit his play in the early season. Hoke just retired so the Steelers will need a NT to play with Steve McLendon. Poe is the best NT prospect and I would take him even though he is incredibly raw.
Round 2, Pick #56-
Kevin Zeilter OG Wisconsin-
This is a blue collar guy. He has a great motor, is good on the pull and can anchor well. He struggles in space against speed but Zeilter stock is rising fast. He is Mike Mayock's second rated guard. He is also my favorite gaurd prospect outside of DeCastro.
Round 3, Pick #88-
Nigel Bradham, OLB Florida State-
Stop me if you have heard this before, a 6'1" or 6'2" 238lbs OLB prospect out of FSU. He runs a 4.67 40 yard dash, he is fast and loves to hit. Nigel Bradham reminds me of Lawrence Timmons. He doesn't have the pass rush ability tio play OLB but he has experience at playing in the middle. He instincts are in question but he is fast and can handle contact. I think this could be a sleeper as a 3-4 ILB. At least a very, very good special teams player.
Round 4, Pick # 120-
Brandon Brooks, OG Miami (Ohio)-
I watch the East-West Shrine game and this guy really stood out. He is 6'5" 350lbs but isn't a sloppy 350lbs. He is quick for that size and has good ability in both the run and pass. He plays high at times but really looked good at the Shrine game. Could be a future starter.
Round 5, Pick #152-
B.J. Coleman, QB University of Tennessee Chattanooga-
Another guy who impress at the East-West Shrine Game. Has has a good arm and made some really nice throws. He definitely can be a very good back up in the league and could have starting potential. Throws a nice ball. 6'3" 234lbs also mean he can take a hit. Kinda of reminiscent of John Skelton in the East-West Shrine game a coupe of years ago.
Round 6, Pick # 184-
Dominque Hamilton, DT Missouri-
Hamilton has a good get off and is ideal size for a 3-4 DE. He is 6'5" 300lbs and can put on more weight if needed. Can be a very solid guy in the rotation. Another guy who had a good game at the East-West Shrine game.
Round 7, Pick #216-
Carson Wiggs, K Purdue-
He is a little inconsistent but he has a leg. His career log was 59 yards. He was 2-3 from 50+. Can be a guy the Steelers can trust in long FG situation.