Pittsburgh Steelers 7-Round 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Heading into the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ three biggest needs are at cornerback, defensive end and wide receiver. While the Steelers signed receivers Lance Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey, they still lack a true No. 1 receiver. The Steelers can always use more offensive linemen and adding depth to the linebacker position would also be wise despite signing standout Jason Worilds to the transition tag.

Round 1 – Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

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Round 1 – Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

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While tight end isn’t an area of need for the Steelers, Eric Ebron could operate as the Steelers’ No. 1 receiving option and could excel in a two tight end system with veteran Heath Miller. Given how much QB Ben Roethlisberger loves to throw to his tight end, Eric Ebron would be an excellent choice with pick No. 15. He has been compared to Jimmy Graham with more athleticism, and the Steelers may jump at the chance to draft him if he's available.

Round 2 – Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame

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Round 2 – Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame

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Stephon Tuitt would fit perfectly in the Steelers’ 3-4 system as a big-bodied defensive end. At 6-foot-5, 304-pounds Tuitt was effective for the Fighting Irish last year, totaling 7.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss.

Round 3 – Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice

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Round 3 – Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice

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In a deep pool of cornerbacks, Philip Gaines may fall to the third round and would be a great option for the Steelers. Gaines ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the combine and looked good during field drills. At 6-foot, 193-pounds Gaines has a combination of size and speed that could help him develop into a starting cornerback in the NFL.

Round 4 – Chris Smith, DE/OLB, Arkansas

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Round 4 – Chris Smith, DE/OLB, Arkansas

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Chris Smith was a standout defensive end for Arkansas in 2013 and could fit nicely as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Smith totaled 8.5 sacks last year with 11.5 tackles for loss. At 6-foot-1 and 266-pounds, Smith showed good speed at the combine with a 40-yard dash time of 4.71 seconds.

Round 5 - Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami

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Round 5 - Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami

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At 6-foot-7, 331-pounds Seantrel Henderson shows strong athleticism for someone his size. The Steelers can use depth on the offensive line, and with the proper coaching, Henderson has the potential to develop into a starting offensive tackle.

Round 6 – Bryan Stork, C, Florida State

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Round 6 – Bryan Stork, C, Florida State

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At 6-foot-4 and 315-pounds, Bryan Stork’s size is a strength at the center position, and he uses it well, excelling as a run blocker and showing strong pass protection. Stork helped pave the way to a National Championship and also has experience playing guard for Florida State in previous seasons. He would represent ideal depth at multiple positions along the Steelers’ offensive line.

Round 7 – Zach Fulton, G, Tennessee

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Round 7 – Zach Fulton, G, Tennessee

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The Steelers seem to suffer frequent injuries on the offensive line and should continue to add depth in the 2014 NFL Draft. Zach Fulton is a strong run-blocker at 6-foot-5, 323-pounds and has improved on his pass blocking during his three years starting for Tennessee.






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