Assigning Odds to Every Potential Pittsburgh Steelers 1st-Round Pick

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Assigning Odds to Every Potential Pittsburgh Steelers 1st-Round Pick
Michael Conroy

Many of us don't do a lot of gambling. And betting on something like the NFL draft would be considered risky at best, and just nuts at worst. The randomness of the first order of the NFL draft is sufficient to make even the most committed analysts and writers pull their hair out.

Everyone, and I mean everyone wants to be right about their teams' picks, especially that elusive first-round choice. However, the fact of the matter is, unless you are privy to the inside of your favorite team's war room, an educated guess is all anyone will muster.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some pretty clear, albeit broad team needs. There are multiple positions that could be construed as a first-round priority. Because of that, trying to apply any sort of odds to a particular player takes some creativity and a little work.

If you are an NFL draft fan, it is encouraged that you find your way to the mock draft simulator. While not a perfect tool by any means, it provides an interesting look at the draft process, from multiple points of view. Each run through is random and gave a fascinating group of players who made this list.

Determination of the odds for these particular players being selected was generated by the Fanspeak mock draft simulator. The odds were determined by 75 runs with the simulator (25 for each of the provided player lists). Is it a perfect system? Nope, not at all. But it did provide some very interesting results based on the lists of three prominent draft sites (Fanspeak, Walter Football and Optimum Scouting).


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