2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers Make 31st Selection

The Pittsburgh Steelers now are up to reveal their selections in the 2011 ROTB mock drafts. Their Super Bowl berth lets us know that they were very successful. However, they do have needs on both sides of the ball. Most notably, their greatest need is at cornerback. They need an upgrade over Bryant McFadden

RedBirdRevival picks on behalf of the writers and once again I pick for the community, as I did not get a pick sent to me. Feel free to give your thoughts on the picks.

Next up, to conclude our mock draft, are the Green Bay Packers. Strohman is up for the community and Cardsfan08 is due for the writers. Email me by 11PM with your selections.  

Me (for the community):

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

I did not make the same mistake twice. Texas cornerback Aaron Williams might be the most logical choice here, considering their need at corner, but when Carimi unexpectedly falls all the way to the end of the first round, they simply cannot let him go away. His size and tenacity of blocking will go nicely with the Pittsburgh way of doing things -- run the football and have great defense. Carimi, although he may not be projected as a left tackle, will certainly enjoy run blocking. The power running game of Wisconsin he was used to playing in college will translate well to the pros in this system. Mike Tomlin will be a very happen man knowing who he is getting.

RedBirdRevival:

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

The Steelers are notoriously known for their strong run defense, but with injury and age attacking the players on the D-line, it is time to start looking for a replacement. That is why I am going with Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois. Liuget, a 298 pounder, will easily be able to anchor that strong defensive line with his ability to read the game well and his disruptiveness. Considered to be the third best DT in the draft by many, I was surprised Liuget was able to fall this far, but I am more than happy to select him for the Steelers.

Results of the mock draft:

Draft Pick

Team

2010 Record

Community GM Pick

Writer GM Pick

1

Carolina

(2-14)

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

2

Denver

(4-12)

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

3

Buffalo

(4-12)

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4

Cincinnati

(4-12)

A.J. Green , WR, Georgia

A.J. Green , WR, Georgia

5

Arizona

(5-11)

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

6

Cleveland

(5-11)

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

Cam Newton, QB Auburn

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

9

Dallas

(6-10)

Nick fairley, DT, Auburn

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC

10

Washington

(6-10)

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

11

Houston

(6-10)

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

JJ Watts, DE, Wisconsin

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

J.J. Watts, DE, Wisconsin

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

13

Detroit

(6-10)

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

Tyron Smith, OT, USC

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

Cameron Jordan, DE, California

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

15

Miami

(7-9)

Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

17

New England

(14-2)

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College 

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

18

San Diego

(9-7)

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

Muhammed Wilkerson, DT, Temple

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

Mike Pouncey, C, Florida

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

Mike Pouncey, C, Florida

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

Tyron Smith, OT, USC

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

Cameron Jordan, DE, California

25

Seattle

(7-9)

Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

Titus Young, WR, Boise State

Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

28

New England

(14-2)

Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State

Ben Ijalana, OT, Villanova

29

Chicago

(11-5)

Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

Marcus Cannon, OT/OG, TCU

30

NY Jets

(11-5)

Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA

Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA

31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)

Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

32

Green Bay

(10-6)




Draft assignments and team needs for the Green Bay Packers, according to drafttek.com

32

Green Bay

(10-6)

Strohman

CardsFan08

3-4 OLB, CB, OT, OC

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