Todd McShay two-round mock draft has a new twist for Steelers

Kevork Djansezian

The first round pick of Darqueze Dennard is common enough it won't bring about much reaction. His second round choice is a bit new.

Darqueze Dennard to Pittsburgh at 15. Sure. There's no way you haven't heard that by now.

But Texas Tech move-TE Jace Amaro in the second round?

So says Scouts Inc. analyst Todd McShay. He has the athletic Amaro falling to 46, where a Steelers team looking to get younger at the tight end position (writes McShay) happily snap him up.

That sort of fulfills the alleged "tall receiver" decree. It also creates some youthful depth that has actual talent at the position. All in all, there wouldn't be much to complain about if this was the situation for the Steelers.

A few notable prospects who go after Amaro are LSU WR Jarvis Landry (No. 50, Miami), Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews (No. 56, San Francisco) and South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington (No. 60, Carolina).

Amaro, though, is a solid player, even for as situation-based as he's likely to be on the next level. We viewed him in a recent breakdown as a good slot receiving option. He has outstanding size and good speed for that size.

There haven't been many connections of Amaro to Pittsburgh and on a value level, it'd be a great pick.

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