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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a habit of selecting projects on the second and third days of the NFL draft. Some of the workout wonders prove to be steals (Antonio Brown, Ike Taylor), others are busts (Ricardo Colclough).
Expect Pittsburgh to continue its low-risk, high-reward approach to the later selections. Ty Hilton is a burner from Florida International that has the potential to replace Mike Wallace should the team let him walk next offseason.
The Steelers have needs across the offensive line, so why not draft a big body that can play four of five positions? Pittsburgh's own Lucas Nix has played guard and tackle and would be available in the fifth- and sixth-round range.
A cornerback will likely be taken on the second day of the draft and could fit the build of someone like Chase Minnifield. The Virginia product has great size for the position as, again, if you are going to play defense for the Pittsburgh Steelers, you are going to hit someone. Yes, even the cornerbacks.
If the defensive tackle spot is not solidified early on, look for the team to take one of the biggest bodies on the board later in the draft to—what else?—clog up space in the middle of that 3-4 defense.