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Before we can look at the Steelers' needs for the 2013 NFL Draft, we have to look into the crystal ball to see what is going to happen during the 2013 free-agency period.
Kevin Colbert of the Steelers has said over and over that he wants to get Mike Wallace under a long-term contract. Believe it or not, by NOT rescinding the $2.7 million tender to only $755,000, Colbert proved that his intentions are to keep Wallace.
If the Steelers believed that they were going to lose him anyway, they would have reduced his offer, and probably started working on Antonio Brown's offer. But, they did not, so I am confident that the Steelers and Mike Wallace will in fact come to a contract agreement before the start of the 2012 NFL Season.
Speaking of Antonio Brown, he and Emmanuel Sanders will both be receiving restricted free-agent tenders next year, and as teams have shown, they are not interested in giving up a first-round pick for anyone.
Rashard Mendenhall is slated to start the 2012 season on the PUP list (Physically Unable to Perform), meaning he will not be eligible to play until Week 8 (6 games and a bye week).
Depending on how the other Steelers running backs play during Mendenhall's absence, and if he is able to return to form, the Steelers may have a pressing need for a running back in the 2013 NFL Draft.
They do however have used late round draft picks on the running back position with Baron Batch in 2011 and Chris Rainey in 2012.
Other than those players, the Steelers have Stevenson Sylvester to consider, but like Brown and Sanders, he will likely receive a restricted tender and be back with the team.
Also, to try and guess that actual position the Steelers will be selecting in is nearly impossible. Though I would love to say that Pittsburgh will have the 32nd pick, that is just not possible to predict. I will say that Pittsburgh will most likely be picking in the later part of the round, so the picks will come from that train of thought.