AkronSteel's 1st 2013 Mock Draft
1. Kevin Minter, ILB / LSU
2. Eddie Lacy, RB / Alabama
3. Markus Wheaton, WR / Oregon State
4. Sean Porter, OLB / Texas A&M
5. Zac Dysert, QB / Miami (OH)
6. Jake Stoneburner, TE / Ohio State
7. Brandon Williams, NT / Missouri Southern
The team will not be able to address all their needs with one draft class. The secondary gets neglected in this scenario but I fully expect the Steelers to do all they can to keep Keenan Lewis. That would give the team 3 solid experienced corners going into next season with Taylor, Lewis, and Allen and some other young players to compete for the latter roles like Brown, Van Dyke, King, and Victorian. Clark and Polamalu will return in 2013 to be the starters at safety and the team likes Robert Golden going forward. I would expect the team to push for a veteran minimum deal with Will Allen.
What this draft will accomplish is supplying the Steelers with a run stuffing ILB in the 1st round that will fit nice beside LT. The draft will supply Ben with playmakers at RB, WR, TE, and also give the team a young QB whom Ben already has a relationship with as a security blanket for Ben. Plus, the team gets much younger at the position. Porter and Williams would add depth to the front 7 that the Steelers will be missing a lot. It's not the best scenario but I wouldn't complain May 1st if these 7 guys are wearing Black & Gold.