2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects The Pittsburgh Steelers Must Target

5 Day 2 Prospects The Pittsburgh Steelers Must Target

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The Pittsburgh Steelers used their Day 2 selections last year to add RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Markus Wheaton to the roster. They both produced in their first season in Pittsburgh, and the Steelers could use more production to get back into playoffs.

5. CB Bashaud Breeland - Clemson

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5. CB Bashaud Breeland - Clemson

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Ike Taylor can still produce, but his age (34) will catch up to him and the Steelers need to find his replacement. Bashaud Breeland has the NFL size; at 5-foot-11, 197 pounds, he is quick and uses his long arms to disrupt receivers. Breeland is a very disciplined run defender and a hardworking athlete.

4. TE Jace Amaro - Texas Tech

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4. TE Jace Amaro - Texas Tech

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Jace Amaro is a big, fluid athlete who lined up mostly in the slot for the Red Raiders. The 6-foot-5, 265 pound prospect is a balanced route runner and a load for defenders to handle. Starting TE Heath Miller has had a stellar career, and to add another threat opposite him will benefit in the way of keeping Miller fresh during the year.

3. OT Antonio Richardson - Tennessee

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3. OT Antonio Richardson - Tennessee

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The Steelers seem to have offensive line troubles every season, and this year is no different. Mike Adams does not seem to be able to hand the LT spot, and Kelvin Beachum might be better suited for guard. Antonio Richardson has the size and power, plus impressive athleticism for his 6-foot-6, 336 pound frame.

2. OLB Carl Bradford - Arizona State

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2. OLB Carl Bradford - Arizona State

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LaMarr Woodley is no longer on the team, and Pittsburgh could use a pass rusher for 2014. Carl Bradford is highly instinctive, with speed and quickness off the edge. He has the tenacity, and his explosion toward the ball carrier makes him an intriguing OLB prospect. Pittsburgh has Worilds and Jones on the edge, but Bradford can make an impact as a rookie.

1. DL Dominique Easley - Florida

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1. DL Dominique Easley - Florida

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Dominique Easley has undergone two knee surgeries (2010, 2013), but when healthy, he dominates the line of scrimmage. Easley started 26-of-32 games for the Gators, posting 72 tackles, 18 TFL and 5.5 sacks in his career. The Steelers are looking for defensive lineman, with only veterans (Cam Heyward and FA signee Cam Thomas) on the roster.