2010 Draft

Steelers Round 2 Possibilities With Jackson Off The Board

Now that day one is in the books and the Steelers addressed the offensive line in round one with the selection of Maurkice Pouncey from Florida. It is time to direct the attention to the Steelers 2nd round pick. In my mock draft, I had Kareem Jackson. I knew his stock was on the rise after talking to a few scouts, but thought there was still an outside shot he would slide to round 2. I was resigned to fact that it might take the Steelers moving up to an earlier round 2 pick to get him and feel they were prepared to at least attempt to do so. The Texans ended all of that by taking Jackson just 2 picks after the Steelers drafted Pouncey. While playing out all of the day 2 scenarios would be mighty tough, now that Jackson is off the board, we can at least look at some other choices the Steelers may make with their #2 pick. I really still think they draft a defensive back with this pick, so that means cornerback or safety. I will however not rule out other positions if players slide.

Below is a short list of players who I consider to be possibilities for the Steelers in round 2 and they should start going quick when round 2 starts. None of the below would surprise me as 2nd round draft picks:

FS Taylor Mays – Southern California
FS Nate Allen – South Florida
FS Morgan Burnett – Georgia Tech
CB Chris Cook – Virginia
CB Brandon Ghee – Wake Forest
ILB Sean Lee – Penn State
DE Alex Carrington – Arkansas State
T Rodger Saffold – Indiana
RB Toby Gerhart – Stanford
WR Golden Tate – Notre Dame
WR Arrelious Benn Illinois

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