Recent news that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be receiving three compensatory draft picks, as reported by Fox Sports' Sid Saraf, was a welcome development for a team in dire need of both impact players and depth at a number of positions.
But enthusiasm has to be tempered until those picks are used. After all, two of those three picks are slotted in the fifth and sixth rounds.
For every Richard Sherman and Antonio Brown to be uncovered in those rounds are a slew of players who toil on practice squads and are never seen again.
If the Steelers are to contend for a playoff spot in 2014 and beyond, they’ll have to rely on contributions from this draft class. The following late-round prospects are young men who could prove to be steals and, in turn, should be on the Steelers’ radar.