2012 NFL Draft: Constructing the Pittsburgh Steelers First-Round Draft Board

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2012 NFL Draft: Constructing the Pittsburgh Steelers First-Round Draft Board
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Free agency is upon us and as with most years, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bystanders until the dust settles. They value building through the draft more so than free agency and are actively putting their draft board together as they continue to scout players at their pro days.

At this point of the offseason, Pittsburgh's draft board is more or less in place and the evaluations that the team is now making are confirming what they had learned throughout the college football season and during offseason bowl games and the combine.

The Steelers are also able to interview players which will provide further insight that cannot be seen on the field.

Pittsburgh will use a combination of all of this information and combine it with the future potential of each player and see how they each fit within the team's needs.

As the Steelers put together their final draft board, there are several positions that can be eliminated from first-round consideration.

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