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2010 NFL Draft: Versatile DT Jared Odrick Would Benefit Steelers

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Defensive tackle Jared Odrick #91 of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks off the field after warm-ups  before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 7, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. Ohio State won 24-7. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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David KlinglerCorrespondent IMarch 10, 2010

The Steelers dove head first into free agency and have come away with mixed reviews. One thing is certain, they have added much-needed depth to some significant areas.

Bringing back Ryan Clark and signing Will Allen to go along with Ryan Mundy gives the Steelers an abundance of depth at the safety position.

Likewise at the receiver position with the arrival of Arnaz Battle and Antwaan Randle El, which could signal the end for Limas Sweed.

Allen and Battle also bring quite a bit to the table on special teams, another area that played miserably at times last season.

In light of these free agent acquisitions, the Steelers can likely turn their focus in this year's draft to another area in need of some youthful depth. Primarily the defensive line and a slew of aging starters.

Penn State's Jared Odrick is likely on their radar. He is versatile enough to play anywhere along the line.

He would provide depth at both defensive end and nose tackle and inject some much needed youth into the mix.

Odrick is a tough, gritty performer with a great work ethic. A Steeler kind of guy.

He has decent pass rushing skills, as he accumulated seven sacks as a senior last season to go along with 11 tackles for loss.

The Steelers got off to a good start addressing some needs through free agency; drafting Jared Odrick could be another piece to the puzzle.

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