With only days to go until the 2014 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers front office is putting the final touches on its big board. It has had four months of evaluation since the end of the college football season, and it is now time to put all that work into practice.
There is a danger in a draft so deep at some positions. It really forces a front office to make the right choice first, without giving too much thought as to what might happen later on. It is dangerous to pass on a position in one round, assuming the depth of that position will allow a team to draft a comparable talent later.
Pittsburgh needs to focus on the positions of greatest need, and in each round, find the player at one of those who can help the most early on.
But, which positions are the most important? Here’s a look at five key spots the Steelers should focus on in the draft, along with a mini big board for each one.
All stats provided courtesy of Steelers.com.