Steelers 2010 Draft Must Be a Defensive Hit

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One year removed from a Super Bowl championship, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a team with very few immediate needs. As of today, the Steelers have 20 of 22 starters returning and there is a good chance that restricted free agent tackle Willie Colon and unrestricted free agent safety Ryan Clark will return.
Despite this, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers front office are facing their most important draft in the past three seasons.
Steelers President Art Rooney II believes that the Steelers have to take advantage of drafting 18th in the 2010 NFL Draft.
“We have to have a good draft. For us, that’s a key piece to the puzzle. We’ll be drafting a little higher than we have been this year and so we have to do a good job with the draft and have some guys come in who will help in the near future, not right away but in the near future.”
Rooney was particularly concerned about developing young defensive players considering this unit may have...

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