With the 18th Pick in the 2010 Featured Columnist Draft, the Steelers Take…

March 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

…Mike Iupati, offensive guard, Idaho.
The Steelers have been making some noise in recent days in terms of player signings. After deciding not to go the franchise tag route with DT Casey Hampton (3yrs/$21.3 million), and signing Ryan Clark (4yrs), it’s obvious the Steelers are not looking to get younger in the areas we thought they were.
At least not in the next four years.
They continued their free agent activity this week by signing safety Will Allen away from the Bucs and bringing in offensive tackle Jonathan Scott from the Bills and familiar face Antwaan Randle El at wide receiver/kick returner.
While the Randle El signing is a bit of a head scratcher considering the emergence of rookie Mike Wallace last season, the Allen deal is a viable upgrade at backup safety and for special teams purposes over the aging Tyrone Carter.  
With this recent action in mind the Steelers’ draft pick is a bit of an oddity. For starters, the biggest...

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