NFL Draft 2011: 10 Players Each Super Bowl Team Could Use

Eric CaspersonCorrespondent IIFebruary 4, 2011

NFL Draft 2011: 10 Players Each Super Bowl Team Could Use

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    The NFL Draft is a time when teams get to select collegiate players to help out their teams at the NFL level.

    For the most part, the teams that draft well and find sleepers in the late rounds are the better teams in the league.

    The Packers had their star QB, Aaron Rodgers, fall into their laps after Rodgers dropped out of the top 10 in the 2005 NFL Draft.

    Even though both the Packers and Steelers made the Super Bowl, they will have needs to fill once the offseason arrives.

    Here are some players that each team should go after in April's draft.

Steelers: Possible First Round Selection

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    The Steelers' biggest needs are on the offensive line and in the secondary. Flozell Adams might be in his last year or two and they just need to add more depth in the secondary, especially at the cornerback position.

    Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

    I can see the Steelers taking CB Jimmy Smith out of Colorado here with either the 31st or 32nd pick in the first round.

    Smith was a shutdown corner in college. He allowed just 11 completions in the past two seasons.

    He is a physical, big CB who should be able to eat up smaller WRs at the line.

Steelers: Possible First Round Selection

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    Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

    My guess is that the Steelers take either a OT or a CB in the first round. They will take the best value at that pick between the two positions.

    Castonzo is a very athletic tackle that is good for run and pass blocking. He has great size at 6'7" and is very quick with his feet. He might have to bulk up a bit though. He is only listed at 295 lbs.

Steelers: Possible First Round Selection

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    Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida

    I don't know if Pouncey will be available this late in the first round, but if he is expect the Steelers to pick him up. The Steelers already have one Pouncey brother, and would love to have both of them man the line of scrimmage.

    Pouncey's stock will rise because of his ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line. He is projected as a OG now, but can fill in for injuries at all other positions.

Packers: Possible First Round Selection

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    The Packers do not have a lot of glaring holes or needs to fill this off season. The thing that they need is more depth at some positions. Like the Steelers, they could use help on the OL and in the secondary.

    Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/LB, Temple

    Wilkerson was a force up front for Temple this past season. He had 61 tackles, 10.5 TFL and seven sacks.

    Wilkerson played DT, but is projected to be a DE or a LB and will greatly help the Green Bay pass rush. The Packers need an OLB across from Clay Matthews.

Packers: Possible First Round Selection

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    Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

    If the Packers are going to go with the CB route, then either Aaron Williams or Jimmy Smith will probably be the available CBs left.

    Williams plays the position like Charles Woodson does. He is a great coverage man and has the instincts to cover top talent.

    He also plays up on the line of scrimmage. He is a good blitzer and has shown his ability to get into the backfield.

Packers: Possible First Round Selection

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    Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova

    If the Packers were to go OL here, there selections will be limited. Most of the 1st round quality lineman have already been selected by now.

    The Pack might have to go with a 2nd round talent if they really want a lineman.

    Ijalana is a little small at only 6'4" but he makes up for it with his athleticism. He also has the ability to play multiple positions on the line.

Steelers: Possible Second Round Selections

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    Round Two, Pick 64 Possibilities

    - Pernell McPhee, DE, Mississippi State

    McPhee is an all-around DE. He can bust through the middle and run past a lineman on the outside.

    - Rashad Carmichael, CB, VA Tech

    Carmichael's strength is his man coverage ability. His speed is also what could get him drafted this high.

    - Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee

    With how much the Steelers use their TEs, it would help to have some depth.

Packers: Possible Second Round Selections

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    Round Two, Pick 63 Possibilities

    - Jordan Todman, RB, UCONN

    James Starks looks to have the starting gig in '11. They need a change of pace back.

    - Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State

    At only 225 lbs, Jones would have to bulk up a bit to play in the NFL.

    - Marcus Cannon, OG, TCU

    At 350 lbs, Cannon can move. He did not allow a sack this entire season.

Steelers: Possible Third Round Selections

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    Round Three, Pick 96 Possibilities

    - Dontay Moch, DE/LB, Nevada

    Runs a 4.2 40 for a DE? He may go higher than this though.

    - Derrick Locke, RB, Kentucky

    Locke is a small back that would be a perfect change of pace to Rashaad Mendenhall.

    - Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State

    Same as Locke. The Steelers should get a small crafty, speedy back to compliment Mendenhall.

Packers: Possible Third Round Selections

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    Round Three, Pick 95 Possibilities

    - Orlando Franklin, OL, Miami

    Franklin is an NFL sized OG at 6'7" and 320 lbs. Would need to work on his footwork.

    - Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

    At 6'2", Dowling has great size and has good speed for a cover corner.

    - Dwayne Harris, WR, East Carolina

    Harris is an all-pupose WR who has big play ability. He can also be a return guy.

Steelers: Possible Fourth Round Selections

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    Round Four, Pick 128 Possibilities

    - Lee Ziemba, OL, Auburn

    Perfect size for OT in the NFL. Needs to work on discipline.

    - Thomas Keiser, DE/LB, Stanford

    Switched from DE to LB while at Stanford. Could be a good addition to an already deep LB group.

    - Christian Ponder, QB, FSU

    Would be drafted as the primary backup to Big Ben. I don't think Steeler fans want to see Byron Leftwich if Roethlisberger gets hurt.

Packers: Possible Fourth Round Selections

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    Round Four, Pick 127 Possibilities

    - Steven Friday, DE/LB, VA Tech

    Friday has good size at the DE position. He can add depth to a weak LB group.

    - Jason Pinkston, OT, Pitt

    A bit small for an NFL tackle. May switch to guard.

    - Tim Barnes, C, Missouri

    Durable C who is very athletic for his size.