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Mock Draft Monday: A familiar name is predicted in Round 1, but a lesser known commodity in Round 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers are clearly projected to go defense in the first few rounds of the NFL Draft, but who they select is certainly up for debate.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are in dire need of defensive help. Not at every position, but especially at cornerback, safety and along the defensive line. It is no surprise the majority of mock drafts coming out before the upcoming NFL Draft have the team slotted to take a defensive player, most likely a cornerback, in the first round, but what should people expect from the team in the second round?

In the latest mock draft from the Draft Wire, a connection of USA Today Sports, they have a very familiar name slotted to go to Pittsburgh with the 25th overall pick, but who they have donning black and gold with the 58th pick is a lesser known name from what most experts are predicting.

See what Draft Wire had to say about the Steelers selections in their latest 2-round Mock Draft:

25. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson Tigers

Scouting Report
Overview: It is evident the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for help in the secondary. Alexander is one of my top defensive backs left on the board and he fits the Steelers' mold at the cornerback position.

58. Pittsburgh Steelers: DL Jihad Ward, Illinois Fighting Illini

The debate on whether Alexander, Eli Apple, William Jackson III or Kendall Fuller will be available at No. 25 certainly dictate whether the Steelers actually break their decade-plus streak of avoiding a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft, or whether they target another position with their first pick.

Their second round pick might have many Steelers fans saying, "Who?", but Ward from Illinois is an intriguing prospect the Steelers should likely consider. Ward is a very rough prospect with raw skills, but when you look at his journey to the NFL you can't help but be surprised. Ward was a wide receiver/safety in Junior College who transitioned to the defensive line at Illinois is impressive and speaks to his athleticism, but most scouting reports have him as an extremely raw project who will require a lot of coaching, especially as an end in the 3-4 scheme, to become a consistent player at the game's highest level.

The Steelers going all defense in the first two rounds of the draft shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but who they selected with their top 2 picks certainly will be debated by fans and experts alike.