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SB Nation's Bloggers Mock Draft moves onto Round 2

The Steelers took Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson with the 17th pick, and are in preparation to pick at No. 48. Weigh in on who you think they should be looking at in the second round.


The first round of the SB Nation Bloggers Mock Draft is in the books, and we're moving onto Round 2.

The Steelers selected potential-laden Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, a move we explained thusly:

The Steelers currently have one wide receiver signed after the 2013 season. Two of the four they have with playing time from 2012 are over the age of 31. While there are other positions the team would like to address at this spot, none fit the need as well as the talent to justify the No. 17 pick like Patterson does.

He can be considered a Dwayne Bowe 2.0 - they share very similar size, but Patterson has shown himself to be more athletic. He's a big-bodied, outside-the-numbers receiver, but his agility and quickness can be utilized very well with Todd Haley's shorter passing game. There aren't too many 215-pound receivers returning kicks, but Patterson showed he could do that in his time at Tennessee. He could make an impact from Week 1 - something Steelers first round picks haven't done since Maurkice Pouncey in 2010.

The move was generally deemed acceptable by SB Nation NFL Draft writer Dan Kadar:

The Steelers' need for wide receiver talent is often overlooked. Players on defense, namely the back seven, are often considered for Pittsburgh early. But Mike Wallace is gone and Emmanuel Sanders is a restricted free agent. Patterson may not be much like Bowe, though. He's more versatile, able to line up on the inside or the outside and take handoffs. Given time, Patterson could develop into a No. 1 wide receiver. With Antonio Brown in Pittsburgh, it would be a good fit. He may not be counted on to be a big factor as a wide receiver as a rookie.

For the record, we feel the reference to Dwayne Bowe 2.0 is not just a play-on-words, but the fact the two are basically the exact same size, but Patterson is more athletic, is the root of the comparison.

Here are the results of the first round:

Pick Team Player
1 Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
3 Oakland Raiders Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
4 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
5 Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
6 Cleveland Browns Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
7 Arizona Cardinals Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU
8 Buffalo Bills Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
9 New York Jets Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
10 Tennessee Titans Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
11 San Diego Chargers Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
12 Miami Dolphins Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
14 Carolina Panthers Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma
15 New Orleans Saints Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
16 St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
18 Dallas Cowboys Johnathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
19 New York Giants Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
20 Chicago Bears Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
21 Cincinnati Bengals Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
22 St. Louis Rams (from WAS) Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida Int'l
23 Minnesota Vikings Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
24 Indianapolis Colts Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
25 Minnesota Vikings (from SEA) Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
26 Green Bay Packers Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
27 Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
28 Denver Broncos D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
29 New England Patriots Keenan Allen, WR, California
30 Atlanta Falcons Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
31 San Francisco 49ers Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
32 Baltimore Ravens Kevin Minter, LB, LSU

Let the Triangle of Authority know who the Steelers should be looking at for Round 2, which is coming up April 12.