OK. The regulars to this site know much more than that, as the Steelers' wish list is getting shorter by the day.
Of the players they've had in for visits, they seem to be centering
on wide receivers (Mark Clayton, Troy Williamson and Terrance
Murphy) and offensive linemen (Marcus Johnson and Jamal Brown) of the first-round talent, and cornerback types (Stanley Wilson and Domonique Foxworth) in the second round.
But, to paraphrase Michael Corleone, the true first-round pick
has not yet revealed himself. At least that's what I believe.
Now am I blowing smoke here? Possibly.
But it's likely that - barring a trade up - Clayton, Williamson and
Brown will be gone by the time the Steelers utilize the 30th pick.
That would leave the Steelers with a choice of Murphy or
Johnson, a wide receiver in a draft deep with them, and a guard
who's probably too slow to play tackle in the NFL even though he
has the size to do so.
Who else may be waiting on the horizon? How about Demarcus Ware, Heath Miller or Darryl Blackstock? Any of those players
would fit nicely into the Steelers' plans.
So what we really know at this point is that it appears that barring
an upset, the Steelers will select a cornerback with their
That all could change within a heartbeat. That's the beauty of this
time of the year. Keep sifting through the sand and sooner or
later the true pick will reveal itself.
Sifting through the sand
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