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The 2011 Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft continues with scottchief choosing for the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 63...

Coming into the draft the biggest needs for the Steelers were along the OL, and at CB. The first round selection of Danny Watkins out of Baylor will help solidify the middle of the OL with Kemoeatu and Pouncey, and fills a need. Going into the second round, CB stands out as the biggest need, but Pittsburgh never hesitates to go best player available if there is value.

With the 63rd pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select....

Mikel Leshoure - RB, Illinois

I have Leshoure as a fringe first round talent, between 30-40 overall. To have him available at pick 63 was too much talent to pass up. CB and DL are bigger needs, but I have 4-5 CBs left on the board that I have all ranked about the same (low 2nd and 3rd round). One of them I'm sure could be hard with Pitt's third round pick, if we played the draft out that far. Youth and depth are needed along the defensive line but that can be had later, and I see most of the impact guys off the board.

Leshoure fits the mold of Mendenhall, so he doesn't offer the contrast you might like to have in your backfield,. However, Pittsburgh loves to pound the ball and be physical. Adding Leshoure's talent to Mendenhall's will help prolong drives which helps the passing game, and maybe keeps the D off the field and keeps them fresher over the course of the season. picking Leshoure in the first round would be a waste but at the bottom of round two it's an incredible value that fits the Steeler identity.

Full Schedule & Results:

1. Carolina Panthers (ChiefsFan90s) - Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert

2. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers

3. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Auburn QB Cam Newton

4. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - Georgia WR A.J. Green

5. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Texas A&M OLB Von Miller

6. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Auburn DT Nick Fairley

7. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - LSU CB Patrick Peterson

8. Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara

9. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Alabama DL Marcell Dareus

10. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Alabama WR Julio Jones

11. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - Missouri DE Aldon Smith

12. Minnesota Vikings (Raven Hawk) - USC OT Tyron Smith

13. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Boston College OT Anthony Castanzo

14. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Illinois DT Corey Liuget

15. Miami Dolphins (YerganFlurgan) - Alabama RB Mark Ingram

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Cal DE Cameron Jordan

17. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Temple DE Muhammad Wilkerson

18. San Diego Chargers (Chiefscafan58) - North Carolina DE Robert Quinn

19. New York Giants (flowers 24) - Florida C Mike Pouncey

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan

21. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Baylor NT Phil Taylor

22. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi

23. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Colorado OT Nate Solder

24. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Georgia DE/LB Justin Houston

25. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - TCU QB Andy Dalton

26. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Colorado CB Jimmy Smith

27. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward

28. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - UCLA LB Akeem Ayers

29. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod

30. New York Jets (bradelli58) - Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Baylor G Danny Watkins

32. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn

Round Two

33. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Miami G Orlando Franklin

34. Buffalo Bills (Arrowdread) - Arizona LB Brooks Reed

35. Cincinnati Bengals (Dirty South Chiefs Fan) - FSU QB Christian Ponder

36. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Oregon State DT Stephen Paea

37. Cleveland Browns (H2E) - Maryland WR Torrey Smith

38. Arizona Cardinals (tmurawsk) - Washington QB Jake Locker

39.Tennessee Titans (ejr58) - Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick

40. Dallas Cowboys (IamtheGreatest) - Texas CB Aaron Williams

41. Washington Redskins (nmchief) - Arkansas QB Ryan Mallet

42. Houston Texans (FalconMF27) - UCLA S Rahim Moore

43. Minnesota Vikings (ravenhawk) - Florida State G/C Rodney Hudson

44. Detroit Lions (Matt Hays) - Miami CB Brandon Harris

45. San Francisco 49ers (Another Successful Tedford QB) - Texas DE/LB Sam Acho

46. Denver Broncos (craig in calgary) - Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph

47. St. Louis Rams (Sam D) - Miami WR Leonard Hankerson

48. Oakland Raiders (mushin) - Penn State G/C Steve Wisniewski

49. Jacksonville Jaguars (GenericBrand) - Virginia CB Ras-I Dowling

50. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - UNC DT Marvis Austin

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PSUkegreen) - Illinois LB Martez Wilson

52. New York Giants (flowers 24) - UNC LB Quan Sturdivant

53. Indianapolis Colts (saskwatch) - Iowa S Tyler Sash

54. Philadelphia Eagles (OnlyKCFanNVA) - Pittsburgh DE/OLB Jabaal Sheard

55. Kansas City Chiefs (Matt_Grbac) - Kentucky WR Randall Cobb

56. New Orleans Saints (The Other Patrick Allen) - Washington OLB Mason Foster

57. Seattle Seahawks (Simon from KC) - Alabama OT James Carpenter

58. Baltimore Ravens (Ben S) - Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan

59. Atlanta Falcons (stagdsp) - TCU OT Marcus Cannon

60. New England Patriots (averagegatsby) - Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams

61. San Diego Chargers (Chiefsfaninca58) - Oregon ILB Casey Matthews

62. Chicago Bears (KillaCity107) - Pittsburgh WR Jonathan Baldwin

63. Pittsburgh Steelers (scottchief) - Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure

64. Green Bay Packers (Aesthetist) - Wednesday April 20th