The SB Nation Bloggers Mock Draft will heat up Tuesday as far as the Steelers are concerned. The Titans, Giants and Rams are on deck today with picks 11-13, and before the Steelers pick Wednesday, we'll see Chicago's pick at 14.
The BTSC Draft Committee is into the second pot of coffee stretch, with plenty of targets still remaining.
We feel our first hope has now been confirmed: A good player will fall to the 15th spot. High on our list now, in no particular order, are linebackers Anthony Barr, Ryan Shazier and C.J. Mosley, CBs Darqueze Dennard and Justin Gilbert, DL Aaron Donald, OT Taylor Lewan and TE Eric Ebron.
In a scenario in which we cannot trade down, it's great to see four quarterbacks going in the top 10. Not to suggest they aren't worthy (at least one half of the Committee feels Derek Carr is much better than people want to accept), but since the Steelers won't be taking a quarterback anyway, that means good players are falling to 15.
That list of good players is very likely to be reduced by two or three as the Titans, Giants and Rams are up today. Another one could drop when Chicago picks Wednesday morning.
Our board is still evolving, so weigh in with your thoughts and help us make this pick.
1. Houston Texans - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
2. St. Louis Rams - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jadveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
4. Cleveland Browns - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
5. Oakland Raiders - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
6. Atlanta Falcons - Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
8. Minnesota Vikings - Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
9. Buffalo Bills - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
10. Detroit Lions - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
11. Tennessee Titans
12. New York Giants
13. St. Louis Rams
14. Chicago Bears
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Dallas Cowboys