Inside linebacker is a position that also could stand a youth movement in Pittsburgh.
Among the candidates from the first round or early second are Dont'a Hightower and Vontaze Burfict. Both are likely to be around late in the first round.
Neither impressed at the Combine.
To my view, Hightower still doesn't show the flexibility and style that the Steelers value in the linebackers. He's stiff and his main attribute is that he's immensely tough and strong.
Burfict has character issues and effort issues. His 40-yard time was over five seconds (worse than Poe, who is almost 100 pounds heavier).
He simply has not inspired confidence.
The Steelers, who I thought may be looking the way of a linebacker early, may now wait until there's a lower-risk area.
The two top players I thought would be on the board at their first selection don't seem to be very worthy of that pick.