Pittsburgh Steelers: 2010 NFL Draft Review & Grade
April 25, 2010 by luckylester
Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh wasn’t the talent stacked team shooting for the best talent available this year, nope, they actually needed to improve at some spots. They did well to grab four very talented players in the first 4 rounds of the draft, and none was a bigger need and talent pick that Maurkice Pouncey. It was a high place to grab a center, but the Steelers see this kid as a great player anywhere on the interior line, and I agree – he should start for them somewhere immediately. Jason Worlds and Thaddeus Gibson (2nd and 4th round picks respectively) are two guys that have the tools to become elite pass rushers, pressure players with big ability for a high octane defense. Emmanuel Sanders was an underrated prospect, and he should add something right away to the suddenly questionable Steel-City receiving corps. Chris Scott is a nice upside pick late, but I don’t know how soon he’ll help. Antonio Brown was a nice sleeper pick late, another guy that excelled in college, just not on the highest level. But no sleeper is bigger than Jonathan Dwyer, a kid that some see as the product of his system in college – but he has talent. He runs hard down hill and is strong with the ball. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get carries for the Steelers as soon as this year. In Round 6, he’s a bargain. B+ Back to the 2010 NFL Draft grading team list.