2014 SBN Bloggers Mock Draft: Steelers receive a "C" for their selection of Aaron Donald in Round 1

Justin K. Aller

The Steelers will be on the clock at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 23, so weigh in on your thoughts of who they should take, and follow along as the picks are revealed.

The second round of the SBN Bloggers Mock Draft is underway, right after Mocking the Draft's Dan Kadar released the vote averages for each team's first round pick.

We're neither surprised nor worried about the fact our selection of Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the 15th overall pick netted us a "C" grade.

"C" stands for "Crafty" or "Crazy," depending on your point of view. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has alluded to the possibility of the Steelers becoming a defense with more emphasis on multiple looks this coming season, and with a defensive line that appears to be fairly shallow after a run through free agency, it's very possible the team would consider such a move, should Donald fall to 15 (another beneficial aspect to our choice, from a best-player-available standpoint, we feel we took a player who's far better than the 15th overall pick).

At the same time, it's a departure from conventional thinking to implement a player who's highest and best use in our current scheme is in sub packages.

A few teams had worse grades, but we definitely finished in the bottom half. We do not care. We're coming due on our second round pick at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 23.

Follow the draft to this point here, and start weighing in on your choice for the Steelers' second round pick.

1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (pick) 2.28 C+
2. St. Louis Rams: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (pick) 1.29 D+
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (pick) 3.76 A-
4. Cleveland Browns: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (pick) 2.52 C+
5. Oakland Raiders: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida (pick) 2.43 C+
6. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo (pick) 3.33 B+
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson (pick) 3.59 B+
8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State (pick) 1.63 D+
9. Buffalo Bills: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (pick) 2.96 B
10. Detroit Lions: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (pick) 2.68 B-
11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (pick) 3.27 B
12. New York Giants: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan (pick) 3.13 B
13. St. Louis Rams: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (pick) 3.39 B+
14. Chicago Bears: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville (pick) 2.51 C+
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh (pick) 2 C
16. Dallas Cowboys: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame (pick) 2.58 C+
17. Baltimore Ravens: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (pick) 2.31 C+
18. New York Jets: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina (pick) 3.51 B+
19. Miami Dolphins: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama (pick) 3.21 B
20. Arizona Cardinals: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (pick) 2.99 B
21. Green Bay Packers: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State (pick) 2.32 C+
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (pick) 2.61 C+
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU (pick) 3.16 B
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State (pick) 3.44 B+
25. San Diego Chargers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State (pick) 2.37 C+
26. Cleveland Browns: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State (pick) 2.73 B-
27. New Orleans Saints: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (pick) 2.58 C+
28. Carolina Panthers: Marqise Lee, WR, USC (pick) 3.21 B
29. New England Patriots: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (pick) 2.5 C+
30. San Francisco 49ers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU (pick) 3.35 B+
31. Denver Broncos: Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA (pick) 3.35 B+
32. Seattle Seahawks: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota (pick) 3.07 B

Here are the picks sorted by grade. Sorry, Turf Show Times.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina 3.76 A-
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson 3.59 B+
18. New York Jets: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina 3.51 B+
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State 3.44 B+
13. St. Louis Rams: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama 3.39 B+
31. Denver Broncos: Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA 3.35 B+
30. San Francisco 49ers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU 3.35 B+
6. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo 3.33 B+
11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA 3.27 B
28. Carolina Panthers: Marqise Lee, WR, USC 3.21 B
19. Miami Dolphins: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama 3.21 B
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU 3.16 B
12. New York Giants: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan 3.13 B
32. Seattle Seahawks: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota 3.07 B
20. Arizona Cardinals: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri 2.99 B
9. Buffalo Bills: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M 2.96 B
26. Cleveland Browns: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State 2.73 B-
10. Detroit Lions: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M 2.68 B-
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech 2.61 C+
27. New Orleans Saints: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State 2.58 C+
16. Dallas Cowboys: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame 2.58 C+
4. Cleveland Browns: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn 2.52 C+
14. Chicago Bears: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville 2.51 C+
29. New England Patriots: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn 2.5 C+
5. Oakland Raiders: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida 2.43 C+
25. San Diego Chargers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State 2.37 C+
21. Green Bay Packers: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State 2.32 C+
17. Baltimore Ravens: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State 2.31 C+
1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville 2.28 C+
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh 2 C
8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State 1.63 D+
2. St. Louis Rams: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M 1.29 D+
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