Mike Iupati is the top guard in the 2010 NFL Draft, and is being compared by some to a young Alan Faneca.
Iupati is currently known for his ability to run block, but still has work to do in his pass protection.
If the Steelers are true to their word about a commitment to the run, then Iupati would be an asset in that department.
But how true are they to their word? Will they really become run-oriented? If they don't, will they suffer because Iupati is not as good in pass protection?
Pros: If Iupati can be anything near to Alan Faneca, then it is going to be hard to pass up on him. If Iupati plays well in the pros, all of those people that have spent the last two years bashing the Steelers offensive line would be able to stop complaining.
Cons: Last year, the Steelers invested a third-round pick on Kraig Urbik, and already have Chris Kemoeatu starting on the other side. They also have Ramone Foster, who also plays well, who started as an undrafted rookie.
The truth is the Steelers' bigger need on the offensive line is tackle, where Willie Colon is a restricted free agent. His replacement is who the Steelers need, that is IF they want to go the route of offensive line.