For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, last night was a dream scenario with the top rated guard David DeCastro from Stanford falling into their laps. So, yes, it did ruin my seven round Steelers mock (as did the Seattle Seahawks with their Bruce Irvin pick), but that is alright. Now, with the second day of the draft starting, its time to update my Steelers mock draft for the final six rounds.
Second Round – Selection 56
OT Bobbie Massie – Ole Miss
From all the comments coming out of the Steelers headquarters it sounds like the believe that this class is weak at offensive tackle and they should grab one early. Massie is a right tackle and that is exactly what the Steelers are looking for. His name may not be flashy, but he is an athletic tackle that could come in and compete.
Third Round – Selection 86
RB Isaiah Pead – Cincinnati
The Steelers finally take a skill position player with the selection of Pead. An explosive running back with some skills, he can add some home run ability to the offense.
Fourth Round – Selection 119
WR T.Y. Hilton – Florida International (Facility Visitor)
Everyone knows the story surrounding Mike Wallace, but they may not realize that no Steelers receiver is signed past 2013. Hilton is a playmaker with a similar skill-set to Antonio Brown, and could develop into a tremendous slot receiver and return specialist.
Fifth Round – Selection 159
OG Lucas Nix – Pittsburgh
The Steelers decide to walk across the hall and grab Nix. A big man, who suffered through some injuries in 2011, but, when you go back to the 2010 tape, you can see some potential.
Sixth Round – Selection 193
TE David Paulson – Oregon (Facility Visitor)
Paulson could be one of the better red zone targets available in the late rounds of this draft. Yes, he will need some time to transition to professional schemes, but he is smart and dedicated and should be able to make the jump.
Seventh Round – Selection 231
DE Matt Conrath – Virginia
At 6-7, 270 pounds Conrath has the look of a 3-4 defensive end. Yes, he may need to bulk up to be a perfect fit, but in the seventh round, the Steelers rely on potential.
Seventh Round – Selection 240
WR Toney Clemons – Colorado (Facility Visitor)
Clemons had a solid pro-day and is a big receiver with some local ties. The Steelers could use some size in their receiving corps and Clemons could develop into something more.
Seventh Round – Selection 246
CB Jeremy Jones – Wayne State (Facility Visitor)
A small school prospect, Jones looks the part as a developmental nickel cornerback / safety prospect.
Seventh Round – Selection 248
LB Adrien Cole – Louisiana Tech
Cole has smallish size 5-11, 250 pounds, but he is a solid linebacker and special team performer. The Steelers need depth inside and Cole is a sleeper.
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