Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have a nine-man draft class in the books, the offseason shifts to another gear. It is time to negotiate contracts with the rookies, get them into the team's offseason program and integrate them into the plans for the 2013 season.
Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert and the rest of the Pittsburgh staff are hinging their futures on this draft class and how much they can get out of it. If they hit a few home runs, the Steelers will contend again soon and be able to finish reloading without much pain. If not, it could be bad news for the coaches and front office executives.
Here's a look at what experts from around the web are saying now that dust has settled on this year's draft class.