So, the consensus among the experts and websites is that the team needs help at offensive line, inside linebacker and defensive tackle. The outlier in the picks was a strong safety. I think that's more a nod to the fact that Pittsburgh thinks outside the box.
This year, I'm not sure they can afford to do that.
Charley Casserly, in his mock on NFL.com, agrees with Kiper and McShay that Dont'a Hightower is the player of choice for Pittsburgh. I have to agree as well. Given who is likely to be on the board, there is no better decision.
Still, the possibility of getting Dontari Poe might at least entice the Steelers to consider moving up in the round. As I said, letting Mike Wallace go for a first-round pick certainly helps with that scenario by giving the Steelers extra packaging ability.
Still, that would be asking a lot.
The offensive linemen we've looked at are all interesting, but none of them has that "wow" factor that you want in the first round. A guy like Poe or Hightower gives you that.