When it comes to the NFL Draft, there are not many teams that can say they are as successful as the Pittsburgh Steelers.
From having the greatest draft class in the history of the NFL (1974 - Four players voted into the Hall of Fame), to continually rebuilding their team with successful drafts, the Steelers seem to have an uncanny ability to find superstars in each round of the Draft.
In 2011, the NFL is having an offseason unlike any other. For the first time, the NFL will actually hold the NFL Draft prior to the start of free agency.
Yes, there is a chance that the NFL and NFLPA* will work out an agreement between now and then, but there is also a chance I will hit the lottery between now and then.
With that in mind, teams will be forced to draft differently than they normally would, because they have no idea who on their team that has been tendered a restricted contract offer will still be valid once the new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) is agreed upon.
With that in mind, the Steelers will still enter this draft, at least in my opinion, with the "Best Player Available" attitude. And, again, they will have another successful Draft.
Here is my first, 7-Round Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft.