And with the #32 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers Select...

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                        Utah CB/S Sean Smith

McWhirt33 with the pick...

Coming into the season the Steelers are the reigning champions and have a ton of momentum heading into this season. And when one thinks of the immediate needs that the Steelers have, not many things come to mind. Thus said, if you look over their depth chart two positions are in most need of a new face. One being Offensive Guard, and the other being a Cornerback or Safety.
 
While Duke Robinson may be a heck of a talent at guard, quality interior offensive linemen can be found much later in the draft. So in turn the focus of the Steelers with the 32nd pick will be put solely on solidifying their secondary. Soon 30 year old injury prone Ryan Clark starting opposite Troy Polamalu is in need of an upgrade. Also with the departure of Bryant McFadden this offseason the holes continue to show in the Steelers secondary. Enter Sean Smith, a 6'4" 214lb defensive back out of Utah. With his size and athleticism he can play either position Free Safety, or Cornerback.
 
At Utah he converted from a receiver into one of the best cornerbacks in the nation before leaving school a year early to enter the draft. He played in all 39 games of his 3 year career, and had nine career interceptions and 16 pass breakup in his two seasons on defense. He led the Utes in interceptions in both years as a cornerback as well. As a Junior at Utah he was also named First-team All-MWC defensive back.
 
When one thinks of the strengths of the Steelers the hellacios defense always comes first to mind. With the addition of Smith in the secondary, and the guidance he'll recieve from either Polamalu or Taylor he's very likely to become another driving force in the already impressive Steelers Defense.

Previous pick: RB Knowshon Moreno

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

And Round 1 is done!

Click over for the full first round results.

Pick Round 1 Selection Date Community Approval
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th Forgot to do a poll
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th 67%
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th 56%
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji Tuesday, March 17th 46%
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway WR Michael Crabtree Tuesday, March 17th 37%
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic OT Andre Smith Weds., March 18th 43%
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin WR Jeremy Maclin Weds., March 18th 38%
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns WR Percy Harvin Thursday, March 19th 29%
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM DE/OLB Everette Brown
Thursday, March 19th 68%
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch QB Matt Stafford Friday, March 20th 61%
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread LB Rey Maualuga Friday, March 20th 50%
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose DE Brian Orakpo Monday, March 23rd 58%
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade T Michael Oher Monday, March 23rd 64%
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter CB Vontae Davis Tuesday, March 24th 46%
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude CB Malcolm Jenkins Tuesday, March 24th 61%
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets DE Tyson Jackson Weds., March 25th 58%
17 New York Jets - NJChief QB Mark Sanchez Weds., March 25th 77%
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice QB Josh Freeman Thursday, March 26th 28%
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory DT Peria Jerry Thursday, March 26th 45%
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford DE Aaron Maybin
Friday, March 27th 54%
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717 TE Brandon Pettigrew Friday, March 27th 60%
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56 WR Hakeem Nicks Monday, March 30th 53%
23 New England Patriots - connerman RB Chris Wells Monday, March 30th 43%
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose LB Clay Matthews Tuesday, March 31st 53%
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj LB Brian Cushing Tuesday, March 31st 73%
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S CB Alphonso Smith Weds., April 1st 47%
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary LB James Laurinaitis Weds., April 1st 64%
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717 OT Eben Britton Thursday, April 2nd 75%
29 New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s WR Darrius Heyward-Bay Thursday, April 2nd 70%
30 Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99 C Alex Mack Friday, April 3rd 57%
31 Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH RB Knowshon Moreno Friday, April 3rd 71%
32 Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33 CB/S Sean Smith
Monday, April 6th

 

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