The Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to lose their way in 2012, finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
As the Steelers try to find their way back to the playoffs, a strong 2013 draft would be a step in the right direction.
Several 2013 draft prospects fit the Steelers mold. They can identify with the Steelers franchise through their style of play or their demeanor on and off the field.
The 2013 NFL Draft begins April 25. The Steelers have the No. 17 pick in the first round. On Day 2, they have the No. 48 overall pick in the second round and the No. 79 overall pick in the third round.
The Steelers might have to trade up or down to draft some of the following players, so this isn't a mock draft. It's a list of players who would be a perfect fit in Pittsburgh because they can quickly grasp the franchise philosophy and help the Steelers find their way again.
Some of these prospects could even address positions of need.
Players' heights and weights are taken from NFL Draft Scout.