2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly for Pittsburgh Steelers

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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly for Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to enter a crucial draft with the hopes of adding the necessary pieces to re-emerge as a legitimate championship contender. By now, Steelers fans are well aware of the perceived favorites to be selected by the club. Let's take a look at five sleepers who would be excellent fits in Pittsburgh.

5. Larry Webster, DE/OLB, Bloomsburgh

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5. Larry Webster, DE/OLB, Bloomsburgh

Larry Webster
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Collegiate basketball player turned intriguing small-school NFL prospect, Bloomsburgh's Larry Webster accumulated 26 sacks in two years of football. Some scouts peg him as a tight end at the next level, but he appears to have the edge rushing prowess to continue getting after quarterbacks as a situational pass rusher. The Steelers will likely look to bolster their pass rush at some point during the draft.

4. Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State

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4. Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State

Nevin Lawson
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The Steelers could use another contributor at cornerback and might seek one early in the draft. If they put off addressing the position, though, Utah State's Nevin Lawson is a sleeper prospect to consider on day three. Lawson is short, but compensates for less-than-ideal height with exceptional instincts and toughness.

3. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama

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3. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama

Ed Stinson
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Alabama's Ed Stinson fits the mold of what the Steelers will be looking for to solidify their depth at defensive end. Stinson is one of the most powerful defensive linemen of the class and projects as a run-stuffing force for a club willing to use a mid-round selection on him.

2. Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College

Matt Patchan
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2. Matt Patchan, OT, Boston College

Matt Patchan
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If it weren't for on-field injuries and a couple of freak accidents off the field, Matt Patchan would likely be getting his name called on day two of the draft. Instead, he'll likely come off the board on day three, where he could provide a team like the Steelers with a tackle with future starting potential to develop.

1. Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson

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1. Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson

Martavis Bryant
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Playing in Sammy Watkins' shadow, Clemson's Martavis Bryant is flying under the radar entering the draft considering his jaw-dropping blend of speed, size and fluidity. He isn't the most polished receiver of the class, but his upside is enormous. If he clean up concerns about his hands and refines his route-running, Bryant could emerge as a future No. 1.