What Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Need To Know About the NFL Draft

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Published: April 8, 2009


... have a different view of how their favorite team should or will spend their first draft pick. 

This is no different for fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, fresh off their victory in Super Bowl XLIII.

Some would think that winning a Super Bowl would buy the front office some time to sit back and allow their team to enjoy its success, but that's not how it works in the NFL. 

What was once considered the offseason is now just a series of events that link us from one season to the next. 

The draft is the pinnacle event of the Steelers' offseason.  As they proved this year, they don't like to get wrapped up in bidding for free agents and bringing in high-profile veterans.  Instead, they have used free agency as a supplement to the draft, filling holes and depth issues with quality players who have a lot left in the tank. 

In fact, the Steelers did not sign one free agent from outside of their own players.  They took...

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