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WIllie Colon has been on injured reserve all season, leaving a big hole on an already shaky offensive line.
While some would argue offensive line in general is the absolute first round need of the Pittsburgh Steelers, I tend to disagree as you will see on the next slide.
With that being said, offensive line specifically the tackle position is still a major hole for this Steelers team.
Willie Colon was put on injured reserved before the season started, and is set to become a restricted free agent after the season if a new CBA is not reached. Flozell "The Hotel" Adams has been a mostly consistent presence on the right side of the line this season, but the story stays the same for the Steelers, as Adams turns 36 in May. The two Scotts, Chris and Jonathan, along with Tony Hills are fine players in their own right but have struggled against elite competition
The Steelers must find a consistent and cohesive unit to take the field and protect it's most important asset, Ben Roethlisberger, every Sunday. As the 3-4 continues to gain popularity, and edge rushers continue to be the trend of freak athletes coming out of college, the offensive tackle position will continue to be a need up front.
Best Value Pick-Demarcus Love, OL, University of Arkansas- Versatility, experience, and battle-tested. Three terms when attached to an offensive lineman, make him a scary prospect and a quality bodyguard for quarterbacks. Love is a four year starter, has played both tackle positions as well as right guard in his career, and played his football in the SEC which is no small task. All of these factors should make Love a longtime starter in the NFL, and a potential bookend for the Pittsburgh Steelers.