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With the 79th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Kraig Urbik

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The Steelers have used the first of their three 3rd Round picks on an offensive lineman. They selected Kraig Urbik, OT, Wisconsin.  His overview from the NFL Scouting Combine:


Wisconsin offensive linemen have earned their reputation among NFL teams as tough, smart football players. The huge, agile Urbik is just another example. The two-time second-team All-Big Ten honoree has started at right guard and tackle during his career. That versatility is not lost on scouts. In a strong class of interior linemen, Urbik is among those fighting to crack the first three rounds. Had an arm span of 33 3/4 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

This is a fantastic pickup by the Steelers. Urbik has the size to play Tackle, and the experience. But he's also versatile enough to play Guard, and it's not at all unlikely that thats where he'll earn his keep in the National Football League. More analysis to come but be pleased guys and gals. Mike Maycock and others had this kid as a top 5 G in this year's draft at various points throughout this entire pre-draft process.


Go Steelers. Welcome Kraig Urbik!