2014 NFL Draft: Compensatory picks announced, Steelers receive three additional picks

The losses of Mike Wallace, Keenan Lewis, Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Mundy equated into an additional third, fifth and sixth round pick for the Steelers.

The Steelers got the third round pick they figured they would when ex-Steelers wide receiver took Miami's $60 million contract in free agency last year.

They bet on that pick, in a manner of speaking, when they traded this year's third round pick for Cleveland's fourth-round pick in 2013. Pittsburgh used it to draft Shamarko Thomas.

The pick they received for Wallace goes along with a 5th and 6th round pick, the net result of losing cornerback Keenan Lewis, running back Rashard Mendenhall and safety Ryan Mundy.

It gives the Steelers nine picks total, one in each of the seven rounds, plus additional picks in the fifth and sixth rounds.

Despite a few defensive signings in free agency, the Steelers' draft is shaping up to be largely defensive - short the "tall" receiver they're allegedly targeted. General manager Kevin Colbert denied Ben Roethlisberger ever requested a "tall" receiver be drafted or signed, but depth at the receiver position is needed, and it's a great receiver draft.

Steelers 2014 Draft Picks:
1:15 (No. 15 overall)
2:14 (No. 46 overall)
3:COMP (No. 97 overall)
4:18 (No. 118 overall)
5:17 (No. 157 overall)
5:COMP (No. 173 overall)
6:16 (No. 193 overall)
6:COMP (No. 215 overall)
7:15 (No. 231 overall)

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