Steelers’ Draft Wants and Dreams


Published: April 24, 2009


... enviable honor of picking last in the draft courtesy of the Super Bowl victory.  

This essentially means that the Steelers really don't have a first round pick. They should approach the draft as if they are picking first in the each round and their first round pick is deciding to become an insurance agent rather than play pro-ball.

With the Steelers first pick they need to take care of the offensive line.  A solid pick with late first round, if he is still available is Duke Robinson of Oklahoma.  

Robinson would fit well into Pittsburgh's offense and could contribute immediately as a starter. He would help reduce the sacks and provide protection for outside yards.

Kraig Urbik of Wisconsin is a solid second choice. He would serve the running game well.  

The only question is whether he is fast enough to the outside as a blocker.  His size and reported strength make him a formidable presence in an active running attack.


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