Traditionally under general manager Kevin Colbert, the Steelers have been one of the best teams in the league at finding starters and hidden gems in the NFL draft. That's powered them to three Super Bowl appearances and two Lombardi Trophies since he took over in 2000.
But for an 8-8 team that is hemorrhaging long-time starters and who's stars are falling out of their prime, this draft may be the Steelers' most crucial in a long time.
Pittsburgh has some clear-cut needs to fill out its 2013 team and, surprisingly, they seem to start on the defensive side of the ball. After parting ways with longtime stalwarts James Harrison and Casey Hampton and losing cornerback Keenan Lewis to free agency, the Steelers will have a lot of work to do in rebuilding their once-prominant defense.
Offensively, Pittsburgh lost one of the most explosive weapons in the game in wide receiver Mike Wallace when he left for a bigger contract with the Miami Dolphins. The team also had one of its worst rushing seasons in the modern era of football. The Steelers will need to add some pop to an offense that lacked it severely in 2012.
Now that you're all caught up, let's take a look at the Steelers' final seven-round mock draft with the 2013 NFL draft just hours away.