5 Offensive Tackles the Pittsburgh Steelers Should Target in the 2014 NFL Draft

November 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the Pittsburgh Steelers toe the line between mediocrity and the dumps in 2013, it appears more and more likely that the team is headed for its first top ten pick since 2000, when they selected Plaxico Burress out of Michigan State.
The prevailing opinion out of Pittsburgh seems to be to fix the offensive line in the 2014 draft. That line of thinking is completely understandable, as the Steelers have one of the worst O-lines in football.
Without question, the Steelers need to find a way to upgrade the big guys up front. But based on recent history, the draft may not be the best place to do it.
There were five tackles selected in the first round of the 2013 draft, including three of the first four picks.
For the most part, those picks haven’t paid any dividends for those teams. According to Pro Football Focus, No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is rated 71st of 73 offensive tackles who have played at least 25% of his team’s snaps.
Second pick Luk...

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