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2017 NFL Draft: McShay/Kiper alternating mock draft has Steelers going offense in Rounds 1-2

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Could the Pittsburgh Steelers do the unthinkable and draft two offensive players in Rounds 1 and 2 this weekend during the NFL Draft? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay certainly support it.

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The 2017 NFL Draft is right around the corner, and fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are clamoring trying to guess just who the team will be taking with their 8 draft choices in the 7-round selection process.

Mock Drafts have been crazy since the end of the 2016 NFL season, but this week they have been flying off the shelves like hot cakes. Most are the conventional 1-2 round predictions, but one of the most interesting styles out there is the annual Todd McShay and Mel Kiper alternating pick mock draft.

It was that time of year again, and they select the entire first three rounds of the draft, which means four Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks. Check out who they selected to go to the Steel City, who made the pick and a little background on their thinking.

What might shock everyone, is how McShay, who has the first two picks for the black and gold, is going with two offensive players, a wide receiver and quarterback, in the first two rounds of the draft.

Nonetheless, see how everything else shakes out in this alternating pick mock draft.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers

McShay's pick: John Ross, WR, Washington

This is a best-player-on-the-board type of pick. Imagine Ross' 4.22 speed lined up opposite Antonio Brown in Pittsburgh.

62. Pittsburgh Steelers

McShay's pick: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

No, I'm not crazy. Big Ben took time to "evaluate his options" this offseason before deciding to return. He won't play forever, and Kizer is just the type of high-upside developmental project Pittsburgh needs to think about drafting.

94. Pittsburgh Steelers

McShay's pick: Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State

Kazee is a little undersized (5-10¼, 184 pounds), but he has great ball production (15 INTs) and man, he competes.

105. Pittsburgh Steelers*

Kiper's pick: Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic

I really liked Hendrickson's effort and energy on tape. A former two-star recruit, he impressed at the East-West Shrine Game and had 23 sacks over the past two seasons.