Second Round: Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
As I said before, Nix is going to be hard to pass up. His massive body and strength would work well being flanked by defensive ends Cameron Heyward and Steve McLendon.
Third Round: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri
This might be the last chance in this draft for Pittsburgh to get a cornerback who can really come in and play right away. Gaines is a little on the short side but makes up for it with a high football IQ and excellent technique.
Beyond these picks, this mock draft is largely unchanged from my previous predicition.
Fourth Round: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
The Steelers get an underrated, huge target for Ben Roethlisberger.
Fifth Round: Crockett Gillmore, TE, Colorado State
Pittsburgh snatches up a Heath Miller clone in the fifth round.
Fifth Round: Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman
Small-school mauler with great feet and the potential to play four spots on the offensive line.
Sixth Round: Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
Developmental prospect with tons of upside and room to grow. Dominant physical tools but needs refinement.
Sixth Round: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh takes back-to-back Hokies here. Exum could end up as a real steal this late in the draft with his physical coverage skills.
Seventh Round: Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern
Converted quarterback with tremendous athleticism and natural physical gifts. A project.