As all the NFL Draft experts are spitting out mock drafts as if it were their job - well it kind of is their job - ESPN.com's Todd McShay recently released his Mock Draft 3.0 giving an updated list of who he thinks will be selected by every NFL team who has a pick in the first round.
McShay's most recent mock up has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting DE Arik Armstead of the University of Oregon. Armstead is a large human being standing at 6-feet 7-inches and weighing nearly 300 pounds with freakish athleticism. See what McShay says about the selection and his reasoning behind it:
Analysis: The Steelers have needs all along their defense, including outside linebacker and cornerback, but Armstead is just a good value pick at this point. I consider him to be an underrated prospect (he's No. 7 on our board, but the sense I get is he could slip to the second half of the first round) with excellent length, power and violent hands. He's very good against the run, but his lack of production as a pass-rusher is something of a concern, even though he has all the tools to be a very good one. I've also heard some question the consistency of his motor and toughness.
The Steelers certainly could add some depth to their defensive front which is certainly lacking with the release of long-time veteran Brett Keisel. Armstead would join second year pro, Stephon Tuitt, defensive leader Cameron Heyward and Cam Thomas as the primary players along the defensive line outside of Daniel McCullers and Steve McLendon at the nose tackle position.
If you don't believe what you read, simply watch Armstead's highlight film and you suddenly might become a fan of the team selecting Armstead with their 1st round selection. Armstead would help add athleticism to the defensive front, especially in sub package football which the Steelers' defense is using more and more each year.