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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers select Calvin Pryor at No. 15

It's a new name in the first post-Combine Mock Draft we've reviewed. How realistic is it? Judging by the talent witnessed in what figures to be the top 20 picks, it's tough to see Pryor being Pittsburgh's guy.

Louisville safety Calvin Pryor must have impressed CBS Sports' Dane Brugler at the NFL Scouting Combine this past week.

Out of nowhere, Brugler tagged Pryor to the 15th overall pick, giving the Steelers their first safety drafted in the first round since Troy Polamalu in 2003.

Polamalu went No. 16 overall. No pressure, Mr. Pryor.

Brugler's reasoning:

The Steelers need to find the long-term replacement for free agent Ryan Clark at free safety and Pryor has the versatile skill-set to play the deep half of the field and attack the run.

Interestingly, wide receiver Mike Evans was still on the board when Brugler sent the second safety to Pittsburgh with a high pick in the last two years (the Steelers selected Shamarko Thomas in the fourth round last year). That move will likely wrankle the ire of many a draftnik, but if nothing else, it's a name we haven't seen yet.