xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

AFC North outlook: On the clock with the Steelers

Total picks: 9

First-round pick: No. 32

Advertisement

Biggest needs: OT, CB, DE, WR

Losses: WR Nate Washington, CB Bryant McFadden.

Advertisement
Advertisement

First-round projection: The Pittsburgh Steelers have been abysmal in pass protection for the last few years. That has to change or they're going to expose QB Ben Roethlisberger to even more pain. They need a quality left tackle, but it's unlikely any of the top tackles will fall to them. An interior lineman may suffice. The best are centers Max Unger, Eric Wood and Alex Mack.

Other scenarios: There should be several decent cornerbacks available at the Steelers' pick, and a few wide receivers that would help. Defensive ends who fit the 3-4 aren't likely to be value picks here. The Steelers also might be able to move up to the 27th pick (Indianapolis Colts) if there's a player they really want.

Up next: Check Ravens Insider Wednesday morning for a look at the Cleveland Browns' needs heading into the draft.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement