The NFL draft has come a long way. Access that teams, fans and writers have to prospects has grown exponentially in recent years. One factor in this growth has become the proliferation of all-star games. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in attendance at Saturday's East-West Shrine Game, and there are lots of prospects they'll have their eyes on.
These games showcase potential draft picks and give them an opportunity to perform on a national stage with the game being televised on the NFL Network. It also provides teams an up-close look at some lesser-known prospects.
None of these prospects carry a first-round grade, but that doesn't diminish their value. Being able to pull in a few of these players in rounds two through seven would really improve this team in a hurry. Being able to scout talent in the early rounds is vital, but on some level, championship teams are built with these types of players that they find and other teams miss.
Here's a closer look at some of the positions of strength at this week's game and which ones should be on the Steelers' radar.
You can get more information about the East-West Shrine Game, including rosters, here.