Scenario 2. If the Steelers don't believe that Dontari Poe is the best available when they select, they may choose to address the next most glaring weakness, offensive line.
At this point, the Steelers MAY trade down, based on how many linemen are taken prior to their selection, but only time will tell.
Round 1: Mike Adams (OT), Ohio State. The Steelers love Ohio State guys, and if Adams is on the board when the Steelers select, don't be shocked if Adams is called. He is big (6'7", 320 pounds), and the Steelers love size. Though he has to learn technique, he has the potential to be a starting left tackle in the NFL for years to come.
Round 2: Kelechi Osemele (OG), Iowa State. Though some people may be shocked at the Steelers taking two offensive linemen with their first two picks, Art Rooney has made it clear that Ben Roethlisberger take less sacks, and what better way to do so than giving him an offensive line that can block?
Round 3: Alameda Ta'Amu (DT), Washington. The Steelers must address the defensive line following the injury to Casey Hampton. Ta'amu is similar in size to Hampton. His weakness is pass rush, while his specialty is eating up blockers. Ta'amu will fit the role Casey Hampton has played if he is given the chance to learn.
Round 4: Jeff Fuller (WR), Texas A&M. As stated before, Todd Hailey and Ben Roethlisberger both like big receivers, and the Steelers are going to need another receiver is they are unable to bring back Jericho Cotchery and Hines Ward. Fuller could be that player.
Round 5: Jerry Franklin (ILB), Arkansas. Though Stevenson Sylvester has the potential to be the starting replacement for James Farrior if/when he is released, there is still a need for young depth. Franklin has had an impressive career for the Razorbacks, and he could end up in black and gold.
Round 6: Sean Cattouse (SS), California. The Steelers are not pressed with the need today to go out and get a safety. They still have Ryan Mundy, who is decent, but he's not the long term solution. Cattouse is a playmaker with potential, and he could be groomed to eventually replace Troy Polamalu.
Round 7: Adonis Thomas (RB), Toledo. Don't rule out the Steelers taking a running back, but don't count on it happening early. With injuries to Rashard Mendenhall and Baron Batch, the Steelers could use depth, if nothing else. I also don't think they go after a big back, with four of them on the roster already.
Though this would not be considered a pretty draft, it would fill a lot of holes with players of need and value.