Steelers Draft 2014

Steelers Draft History

The Steelers Draft for 2014 is of paramount importance to them. After two lackluster seasons with a record of 8-8, the Steelers need to re-equip in order to make the playoffs in 2014. The stars are aging, however, they should be just fine for the short term. A few rookies stepped up last year and will be needed again this year.

My advice for this year: the offense needs to be less BEN-centric and the defense needs to be less TROY-centric. Let’s step up guys and it could be a great year!

The following are my picks (from a virtual draft):

Round 1: Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State, CB
Round 2: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame, DE
Round 3: Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State, WR
Round 4: Ronald Powell, Florida, LB
Round 5: De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon, RB
Round 6: James Hurst, North Carolina, OT
Round 7: Isaiah Johnson, Georgia Tech, SS

I have two other considerations for Round 1: Kyle Fuller and Jason Verrett, both CB.

And the Steelers actual picks:

Round 1: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State, LB
Round 2: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame, DE
Round 3: Dri Archer, Kent State, RB
Round 4: Martavis Bryant, Clemson, WR
Round 5: Shaquille Richardson, Arizona, CB
Round 5: Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, OT
Round 6: Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA, LB
Round 6: Daniel McCullers, Tennessee, DT
Round 7: Rob Blanchflower, Massachusetts, TE

What really needs to happen is to have another draft like in 1974.

Round 1: Lynn Swann HOF WR played to 1982
Round 2: Jack Lambert HOF LB played to 1984
Round 3: John Stallworth HOF WR played to 1987
Round 4: Jimmy Allen DB played to 1981
Round 5: Mike Webster HOF C played to 1990

I’m sure you figured out that HOF means “Hall of Fame

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