Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should have a smile a mile long after knowing that his team has added more protection up front for him. Pittsburgh used their first two picks of the 2012 NFL Draft on two highly rated offensive linemen.
After drafting Stanford University guard David DeCastro with the 24th overall pick, the Steelers stayed focused on the offensive line and selected Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams.
Despite missing five games last season due to a suspension, Adams still managed to be named to the 2011 second-team All Big Ten team, and to become one of the top offensive linemen in this year’s draft.
With Adams, a Pennsylvania native, DeCastro, and third-year Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey on the offensive line, the Steelers should have one of the best o-lines in the NFL for years to come.
For the 56th overall pick, playing for the Steelers was a dream come true. This is what was posted on the Steelers’ official website after being drafted:
Source: Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Steelers
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