Notre Dame's hulking defensive end has some technique to work on, but his raw product as a multi-position defensive lineman is impressive enough to think the Steelers will give him a hard look in this draft evaluation process.
NFL Draft Prospects 2014
Desir confirmed with Behind The Steel Curtain he has spoken with Steelers coach MIke Tomlin, likens his game to that of a current All-Pro cornerback and
Virginia Tech cornerback may not have Justin Gilbert's athleticism, or Darqueze Dennard's smoothness, but he has the best combination of those traits between the three of them, and may be an attractive second round option. If he falls that far.
Defenders are in pain watching Michigan OT and likely top 12 pick Taylor Lewan run-blocking and on screens. Not a completely finished product, but an outstanding one, and one that might be available when the Steelers pick at No. 15 in the NFL Draft.
The combination of explosive athletic ability and length make Anthony Barr one of the most potential-laden prospects in this year's draft. With the top of the first round being chock-full of outstanding prospects, he may fall a few spots.
Outstanding against the run and addicted to contact, the old school superlatives come rushing out when describing the physically punishing style of Pryor. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him in Pittsburgh, just maybe not with the 15th pick.
Big words backed up by an outstanding prospect, regardless of the size of his school.
With high levels of strength and get-off, Ra'Shede Hageman has a very exciting pre-draft workout campaign in front of him. Odds are excellent he ends up in the top 10, but it's possible issues with focus may cause him to slide down a little bit.
Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans has excellent natural skills in terms of locating the ball and catching it at its highest point. How he'll translate those skills, as well as improve on mediocre route-running, in the NFL will make the difference.
In 2013 the Steelers secondary wasn't as good as it had been in the past. The once underrated Ike Taylor was beat more than his fair share. To add to the trouble the AFC North has two high-level receivers. Selecting a cornerback may be a smart move.
The Steelers will select 15th overall in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron may not make it that far, but he's a tantalizing prospect, even if he may need a year to build strength and refine technique.