As the 2014 NFL draft approaches, the needs of every NFL franchise are starting to come into focus. The free-agent signing period affords teams an opportunity to fill some needs on their roster and shuffle their respective big boards around.
The same can be said for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As they have made moves this offseason, the players they target early in the draft will change. Pittsburgh has done a nice job adding talent as well as retaining talent for 2014.
However, a team's big board can be impacted by more than just free agency. News continues to come in about all of these young men, and not all of it is positive. This can also negatively impact the draft stock of a player.
With the draft less than two months away, here are some top prospects who are rising and falling for the Steelers for one reason or another. That's not to say these players won't still be targets of Pittsburgh, but in a deep draft, they could be had in a trade down, allowing the Steelers to accumulate more picks.
So let’s take a look at some risers and fallers for Steelers fans.