2012 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers' Picks

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers' Picks
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Zach Hatfield, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, announces the Steelers' first-round draft pick of Maurkice Pouncey in 2010.

Pittsburgh Steelers fans aren't used to thinking about the NFL draft in January.

While New York Giants fans and New England Patriots fans are buying chips and dip and beer and wings for their Super Bowl parties, Steelers fans are poring over scouting reports and mock drafts.

The Steelers might not be in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, but at least their scouts will be there for the NFL Scouting Combine, which starts Feb. 22.

Some consolation prize.

The Steelers have the No. 24 pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but it's just as important that this "Old, Slow and Done" team gets it right in all seven rounds, or at least most of them.

Here's what I think the Steelers should do. Of course, there are exactly 90 days between now and the 2012 NFL Draft, so there are a lot more mock drafts where this came from.

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