2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Needs Help on Its Interior Offensive Line

March 2, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Who’s The Best Prospect For The Steelers to Add Depth?
Pittsburgh was exposed for a lack of depth on the interior of its offensive line in the AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl. Once Maurkice Pouncey went down with a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of the AFC Championship game, the Pittsburgh offense never looked the same.
Pouncey put together an incredible rookie season, earning All-Pro honors. His value was never more clear than when Doug Legursky—an admirable player, himself—the Steeler attack was disrupted. Chris Kemoeatu struggled at times at guard and had his hands full with Green Bay’s B.J. Raji in the Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh’s offense is predicated on running the ball. It’s tough to do that when 350-pound, earth-shaking men are having their way with your hinged offensive linemen.
If the Steelers are so lucky, they should nab Maurkice’s brother, Mike, from Florida. He has experience at both center and guard. With Maurkice at center ...

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