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WCG Mock Draft - Pittsburgh Steelers

Branden Albert
Offensive Guard
University of Virginia
ANALYSIS: The Steelers biggest weakness last year was their offensive line. With a team that relies so much on the run, even though they no longer need to with the emergence of Big Ben Rothlisberger into a Pro-Bowl QB, they still need to protect him and Willie Parker. This is also important with the number of concussions that Big Ben has had in his young career.

That said, the Steelers' biggest loss this offseason was Alan Faneca to the Jets. Branden Albert will fill this need, plus he told any scout who would listen that he can play tackle too (another need for the Steelers). However, I think that regardless of whether or not they try to move him this is their most pressing need and they will address it with this pick. There other needs; OT and DE could be addressed later in the draft.
Pick Team Player Drafter Analysis
1 Miami Dolphins Jake Long McRipper Details
2 St. Louis Rams Chris Long Chad Details
3 Atlanta Falcons Glenn Dorsey mas12 Details
4 Oakland Raiders Vernon Gholston Doctor Chicago Details
5 Kansas City Chiefs Sedrick Ellis whitebearsox23 Details
6 NY Jets Darren McFadden DaNate23 Details
7 New England Patriots Leodis McKelvin tyger1147 Details
8 Baltimore Ravens Matt Ryan McRipper Details
9 Cinncinati Bengals Keith Rivers tomas21 Details
10 New Orleans Saints Mike Jenkins sirus19x Details
11 Buffalo Bills Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Chad Details
12 Denver Broncos Ryan Clady Arctic Bronco Details
13 Carolina Panthers Jeff Otah DaNate23 Details
14 Chicago Bears Chris williams tyger1147 Details
15 Detroit Lions Rashard Mendenhall Doctor Chicago Details
16 Arizona Cardinals Derrick Harvey Gillrowdy Details
17 Minnesota Vikings Calias Campbell Ando Details
18 Houston Texans Jonathan Stewart whitebearsox23 Details
19 Philadelphia Eagles Aqib Talib bufordht Details
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Malcom Kelly Chad Details
21 Washington Redskins Phillip Merling leopoldjones Details
22 Dallas Cowboys Antoine Cason Doctor Chicago Details
23 Pittsburgh Steelers Branden Albert Galloping Ghost Details

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