The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the first two days of the 2013 NFL Draft filling needs by drafting Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell and Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton.
But with that out of the way, what exactly does Steelers’ general manager Kevin Colbert have up his sleeve for the final day of the draft?
I would expect more of the same as Colbert will continue to address needs with the Steelers final five picks.
Don’t be surprised if he targets a safety in the fourth round.
Oklahoma’s Tony Jefferson, Alabama’s Robert Lester, Nevada’s Duke Williams and Syracuse’s Shamarko Thomas are all quality safeties who are still on the board would add depth to a position that currently has none.
That has to be the main priority on the third day of the draft, but another is drafting a young quarterback.
The Steelers have been high on Tennessee’s Tyler Bray who is still available. With the likes of USC’s Matt Barkley and Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib somehow still on the board, a guy like Bray or Miami (OH) signal caller Zac Dysert could fall to the Steelers sometime Saturday afternoon.
Those are the two positions of immediate need that I expect the Steelers to target.
But I would also expect the Steelers to look to add depth at cornerback, linebacker, tight end and on the defensive line before things are all said and done.