Do the Steelers want a defensive tackle?

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

The value of this draft was said to be in the linemen, both offensive and defensive. It doesn't seem to be happening that way for defensive tackles.

Sharrif Floyd, Star Lotulelei and Sheldon Richardson are falling through the top half of the 2013 NFL Draft. It seems to be working out as if one of them will fall to 17 for the Steelers.

Would they take one of them?

Lotulelei is said to be more of a 5-technique (defensive end) in a 3-4 defense, but his athletic ability and energy could make him effective from all over the line. Richardson, who was just taken by the Jets, is more of a quick, gap-shooting tackle who may not be the best alignment fit for the Steelers, but like Lotulelei, he's athletic enough where he could be used in multiple ways.

Floyd is a beast inside, and has the strength and power to hold his own as a 0-technique (nose tackle) in a 3-4, but with New Orleans sitting at 15, a team transitioning to a 3-4, it seems as if Floyd would be their guy, if he lasts that long.


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