2014 NFL Draft: Updated Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft

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2014 NFL Draft: Updated Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

With three games remaining in the regular season, it appears that the postseason hopes of the Pittsburgh Steelers are fading fast. The Steelers currently hold the 10th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft but are only a game away from being part of a big mix that could put them picking anywhere between the fifth pick and the 13th.

Obviously, when thinking about which prospects will be available to the Steelers, it can vary greatly along this spectrum. So, for this exercise, we will stick with some middle ground and look at the draft from the perspective of picking right around 10. However, I am including a trade down in the first round, somewhere into the early 20s in order to pull in an additional third-round pick to help better use the depth of this draft.

This isn't necessarily good news for the Steelers. The top of the round could be very heavy with quarterbacks, offensive tackles and pass-rushers. The Steelers do not need two of those three, but a run on those picks could influence their ability to trade down and could pull the best of a position they do need off the board before they select.

Another consideration is the lack of an original third-round pick. After trading it away in order to draft safety Shamarko Thomas, the Steelers will have to count on a compensatory selection at the end of this round to make up for it. That's why for this mock, the trade down gives the Steelers an extra third and four shots at getting players ranked in the top 100.

Do the Steelers take a shot on another offensive lineman early, or do they turn their attention elsewhere? Read on for this latest mock draft.

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