In the NFL, it's hard to predict anything.
Given the fact that we have an average of four new playoff teams every year, it's hard to even know who's going to be playing in the postseason that year. Now try and guess how well rookies will play, and you're in a whole nother ballgame.
Fortunately, the Pittsburgh Steelers have traditionally been one of the most predictable teams over the last five decades.
The Steelers haven't really changed how they've gone about business, players they target, the style in which they play or how they've drafted since the team began winning Super Bowls in the mid-70s. So that might be able to give us an easier read into this year's draft class.
Let's take a look at what we can expect from the Steelers' draft class in 2013, based on past evidence of former players. This doesn't mean these players' careers will be the same or their numbers will be exact. It just means that they're in similar situations and could produce a similar result.