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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Latest 7-round mock draft has the Steelers on the move in Round 1

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Check out a full 7-round mock draft to see just who is predicted to go to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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The 2019 NFL Draft is finally here, and as the NFL world turns their focus to Nashville, Tennessee for the big event, fans’ attention still focuses on the process of trying to predict who their favorite team will select.

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, they have 10 total draft picks throughout the three day, 7 round process. Most websites simply consist of showing who they think the team will take in the first round, and maybe a two round mock draft, but there are a few rare media personalities who will take a stab at a full 7-round prediction.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo is one of those rogue journalists, and put out his first full mock draft of the year. At this point these predictions are just stabs in the dark. Great for conversation and debate, but that is about it. Once the teams start heading to Pro Days, and host pre-draft visits, then you will start to see the focus narrow on these type of prediction articles.

For the record, Fittipaldo goes into great detail on all of his selections, you can read them all HERE, but out of respect to the work he did I will show his explanation of just his first round pick.

At this point, check out the full mock draft below, and feel free to let us know what you think of the haul in the comment section below.

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It’s been 13 years since the Steelers last traded up in the first round of the draft. It’s time they do it again to land Michigan linebacker Devin Bush.

The projected trade has the Steelers sending their first-round pick (No. 20 overall) and second third-round pick (No. 84) to the Redskins in return for No. 15, where they can select Bush.

Bush (5-11, 234) has rocketed up draft boards in the past few months thanks to a great combine workout. He’ll be coveted. The Bengals, who own the No. 11 pick, need a linebacker to replace Vontaze Burfict and have been tied to Bush.

But the Bengals have a slew of needs other than linebacker, including offensive line, tight end and maybe even quarterback. Don’t forget: New Bengals coach Zac Taylor is an offense-oriented coach from the Sean McVay coaching tree and will want to choose his own quarterback at some point.

The Redskins, meanwhile, will gladly take an extra third-round pick in return for five spots in the draft. Other than quarterback, their biggest need is corner and the value at corner is at the tail end of the first round and second round and after.

Why the Redskins? Well, Carolina holds the 16th pick, and the Panthers are looking for a linebacker to replace Thomas Davis. The Steelers might have to jump ahead to get their three-down linebacker.

The Steelers can afford to deal away a third-round pick because they recouped an early third (No. 66 overall) as part of the Antonio Brown trade. This deal allows the Steelers to address their biggest need while keeping a pick in every subsequent round and three in the sixth to address their other deficiencies.

Here is the rest of my final seven-round mock draft. The Steelers take six defensive players and three offensive players.

2. S Darnell Savage of Maryland (5-11, 198)

3. WR Miles Boykin of Notre Dame (6-4, 220)

4. TE Josh Oliver of San Jose State (6-5, 249)

5. CB Iman Marshall of USC (6-1, 207)

6a. ILB T.J. Edwards of Wisconsin (6-0, 230)

6b. OLB Ben Banogu of TCU (6-3, 250)

6c. DL Jonathan Ledbetter of Georgia (6-4, 280)

7. Kerrith Whyte of Florida Atlantic (5-10, 197)