The 2014 NFL draft is so close. An extra long offseason has been both a blessing and a curse. Teams have been granted an extended look at potential prospects. At the same time, paralysis by analysis has set in for many prospects by the media.
Looking at the draft from a Pittsburgh Steelers perspective, things are likely set. Team needs are relatively set. Here’s a quick rundown of the positions the Steelers are likely to address.
- Wide Receiver
- Defensive Line
- Outside Linebacker
- Offensive Line
- Running Back
- Tight End
Obviously, this situation is fluid and could change. However, breaking down the draft talent at these positions, look for the Steelers to go after cornerback, wide receiver and defensive line early on. After that, the Steelers’ front office will likely weigh out the value of each player in the round, and rather than reach for a particular position, draft the highest rated player on the board.
This final incarnation also includes a trade. But, not a trade back as you expect. Instead, the Steelers take some of their nine picks to go up and get a top player. Will it pay off? Can they fill their needs? Read on and find out.