His community's Mock Draft is underway, and the Steelers just made their pick at No. 17 overall.
Reader "ross_stephen" selected Texas A&M LB Damontre Moore. He explains why:
The Steelers seem to have more holes in their line up than in recent years.They have a big need at RB, with Mendenhall now gone. They have an aging D, and need to replenish. The O-Line really needs some help. TE is old, and they just lost their number one WR.
So there are a lot of players in play at this pick.
There is no RB good at this position, plus they are looking to get RB Bell later in the draft. They have drafted 4 OLs in the last 3 years (Round 1-2), The hope is that DeCastro shows his skill this year. WR Patterson is interesting, but they will probably role with Brown as their No. 1 and hope Sanders stays.
So we turn to the defense.
The front seven needs more play makers with Harrison's release, a pass rushing DE/OLB is really a good idea. If Jones was still here - easy pick. I'm tempted to take Vaccaro, to solidify the back four, but the need in the front seven here is too big in my opinion, and the depth at OLB is so shallow. The pick is DaMontre Moore, DE/OLB Texas A&M
Regardless of his combine work, his game tape is all hustle and play maker. The Steelers locker room will keep him in line and take care of his "Partying" reputation. He will chase plays down and chase the QBs. Something this Defense needs.
I can't say I'm ok with this pick. Moore's reputation seems to be enough to drop him out of the first round anyway, and after an unspectacular Combine, it's hard to say he's a safer pick there than WR Cordarrelle Patterson.
Defensive playmakers are needed, and I hope they are able to bring in a few of those players in this draft, but I don't think Pittsburgh will force the need for one at No. 17.
Here's the rest of BBV's mock so far.