WR is deep & so is CB. "Deep" & "Elite" aren't the same. It is simple...Draft the BPA. If the BPA at #15 is a WR & it is a large gap....You draft the WR. You don't reach. If it is a S or CB & it is a large gap...Same thing. That goes for TE, LB, DL...BPA. If You have two guys that are close at say WR & a defensive player like CB....You go defense imo.
I'm looking at my grade board. Lets say Clowney, Barr, Mack, Watkins, Matthews, & Robinson are out of the equation. They "should" be gone. If they fell you would have to take them. Add in Manziel, Bridgewater, & Bortles. That is 9. I think the next group of players are Gilbert, Mosley, Ebron, Lewan, Evans, & Dennard. So ONE of those should be on the board. The Steelers won't pick Lewan if he is BPA imo. The next group is Lee, Clinton Dix, Pryor, Jerrigan, Donald, & Nix.
The Steelers board should not include Jerrigan & Donald. Like I said, I don't believe Lewan or any LT not named Matthews or Robinson will be picked in the 1st. Gilbert, Mosley, Ebron, Evans, Dennard, Lee, Clinton Dix, Pryor, & Nix. I will remove Lee because I feel WR won't be picked at #15 unless it is Watkins or Evans. So I feel the Steelers target group is Gilbert, Mosley, Ebron, Evans, Dennard, Clinton Dix, Pryor, & Nix. Since Lewan, a DL or two, & possibly Lee may come off the board before 15...There is a good chance one will be there. Personally I would take Gilbert, Mosley, Ebron, Evans, Dennard if there. If it is Clinton Dix, Pryor, & Nix...I would try to trade back first. They still may be able to get one of them. I think that adds guys like Benjamin, Serian-Jenkins, Amaro, Hagemen, & Fuller to the list.
FA could change it if they sign a S. More than that...We just don't know how they feel about Shark. Is he the FS like Bouchette said? That may slide Nix up ahead of Clinton Dix & Pryor on their board because it is close. If the Steelers sign a starter at S....I would say they may not value a S that high UNLESS Troy is cut. I see Troy here though. I think the Steelers 1st rounder at #15 is in the group of Gilbert, Mosley, Ebron, Evans, Dennard, Clinton Dix, Pryor, & Nix right now. The one wildcard to this group may be Benjamin. A strong Pro Day could inch him up closer.