2012 NFL Draft: Top 7 First-Round Prospects for the Pittsburgh Steelers

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2012 NFL Draft: Top 7 First-Round Prospects for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers fans know the drill by now.

No matter who you think Pittsburgh should take in the draft each April, the guys who actually end up in black and gold are almost always the best conceivable fit—even if it takes three years to realize it.

It's the reason the Steelers are always sellers come free agent season, and why almost perennially losing their once-dominant defensive veterans and top flight receivers never seems to faze them. 

Although yinzers might have a difficult time saying goodbye to Hines Ward, James FarriorAaron Smith, Chris Kemoeatu and (possibly) Mike Wallace, Steelers brass consistently rotate in younger and cheaper options dug up in the draft.

Although the team has glaring needs on both lines, at the linebacker position and (depending on who you ask) the secondary and backfield, you can rest assured they'll be addressed somewhere in the draft.

But who might the Steelers be looking at with the 24th overall pick?

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