Official WCG Mock Draft - Pick #24: Pittsburgh Steelers

If everything goes to plan, we should have the entire 1st round mocked out by the end of the week. We've had a few head scratchers, but if history tells us anything, it's that we can expect a few in the actual Draft. Kudos to our drafters so far. Next up is thepreacher...

And with the 24th pick in the WCG Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select...

Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

thepreacher: I really wrestled with this pick. I am trying to get into Rooney's head and pick this as he would. I suppose that is better than getting into JAs head, who knows what is going on in there. The Steelers are known for going after BPA. On my draft board, they are all on the defensive side of the ball. However, the greatest need for the Steelers is on the O-Line. I hear Mike Adams OT (Ohio St) is on their radar but I do not understand why. After his combine performance I have to question his work ethic. The D-Line is also an area of need. Aaron Smith couldn't stay healthy and was let go. James Farrior was also let go leaving Larry Foote to start on the inside. I have Devon Still DL out of Penn State and Dont'a Hightower LB out of Bama ranked equally on my board. Still can be an animal on the line, although he has been known to take plays off. Hightower on the other hand looked solid against the run and looked like a good edge rusher as well. I think the Steelers would find it difficult to pass up this kind of versatility.

On the Clock picking for the Denver Broncos: j.katz

Pick Team Member Back-Up Player Pos. School
1 Colts crackedcactus
Andrew Luck QB Stanford
2 Redskins
Kev H Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
3 Vikings Swarley
Matt Kalil OT USC
4 Browns suckmyditka
Morris Claiborne CB LSU
5 Buccaneers gioduder
Trent Richardson RB Alabama
6 Rams boydvv54
Justin Blackmon WR Okla St
7 Jaguars T.Moore
Michael Floyd WR N.D.
8 Dolphins boondock_saint812
Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M
9 Panthers Suffering from Chicago
Quinton Coples DE N.C.
10 Bills Acreman20
Riley Reiff OT Iowa
11 Chiefs TheotherDane
Dontari Poe DT Memphis
12 Seahawks myronaiii David DeCastro OG
Stanford
13 Cardinals Cutler6 Jonathan Martin
OT
Stanford
14 Cowboys frenchbears113 Dre Kirkpatrick
DB
Alabama
15 Eagles Badgers7 Mark Barron SS
Alabama
16 Jets chitown-tony Melvin Ingram
DE
S. Carolina
17 Bengals rdr3131 Janoris Jenkins
CB
N. Alabama
18 Chargers tks24 Courtney Upshaw
OLB
Alabama
19 Bears beefcurtains Luke Kuechly
LB
B.C.
20 Titans seanc909
Fletcher Cox
DT
Miss. State
21 Bengals IOftenPanic
Cordy Glenn OG Georgia
22 Browns dabears85 Kendall Wright
WR
Baylor
23 Lions Champaign Cubbies George Iloka
FS
Boise State
24 Steelers thepreacher Dont'a Hightower
ILB
Alabama
25 Broncos j.katz myronaiii


26 Texans dieseldc3 boondock_saint812


27 Patriots oreo72910 frenchbears113


28 Packers CurtisEnisFan ThorCo


29 Ravens chiguy8506 Jason Akker


30 49ers BearNecessities TheotherDane


31 Patriots Geo4MVP Cutler6


32 Giants awfullyquiet BOBdaBEAR



If you're wondering the reasoning behind all the choices that our mock drafters have made so far, check out the WCG Mock Draft section to catch up.

And as a reminder to all our mock drafters, we'll email you when it's your pick. So if the email you have on file with SBNation isn't valid, or if you're taking too long to respond, we'll move to the back up drafter.

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