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Though the Steelers are likely set at the safety position in terms of starters in 2013, with Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark reprising their roles, that doesn't mean they're set when it comes to depth.
Both Will Allen and Ryan Mundy are unrestricted free agents and represent the best of their safety depth—okay, "best" might be a stretch when it comes to Mundy—which will require the team to make an addition at the position in the draft.
What the Steelers need is someone who can contribute in nickel and dime situations right away (as well as on special teams) but who could blossom into a starter to replace Clark and/or Polamalu in as little as a year's time.
Luckily for the Steelers, this year's safety class is deep and talented, so they won't need to spend their first round pick on someone who can provide them with that kind of profile.
One option is Jonathan Cyprien from Florida International. As a small-school prospect, Cyprien has the opportunity to increase his draft stock while getting some close attention by scouts from around the league.
Cyprien should already be on the Steelers' radar, however, based on his Senior Bowl performance, which featured both hard-hitting, run-stopping plays and solid coverage skills.
Cyprien's stock could rise enough that he could become a second-round pick for the right team, and the Steelers could certainly make that move; however, he could end up being a high-value third- or fourth-round selection as well.
The combine will give the Steelers a close enough look at Cyprien to help figure out just what he'd be worth for them.