1 (24) Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
The age of Pittsburgh's defense might push them toward a versatile player like Hightower, who can play outside or inside. The Steelers aren't afraid to build depth at a position instead of filling what people perceive as their more immediate need.
2 (56) Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
The Steelers found it difficult to suit up five healthy linemen at times last season.
3 (86) Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
Adds speed to the team's rushing offense, which lacks a breakaway threat when Rashard Mendenhall is out of the game.
4 (119) Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama
Plug him in at nose tackle for the next few years after Casey Hampton retires.
5 (159) Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
6 (193) Lamar Holmes, OT, Southern Miss
7 (231) Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M
7 (240) Brandon Lindsey, OLB, Pittsburgh
7 (246) Eddie Pleasant, SS, Oregon
7 (248) Markus Kuhn, DT, North Carolina State