Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 4/28/12
The Steelers traded up in the 4th round in a great move to pick up a much needed NT and a great pick on day 3 of the draft, Alameda Ta’amu. A huge space eating NT at 6’3″ 348 lbs, he can be the next Casey Hampton 34 type NT. His primary job is going to be stop the run, being a 2 down type of player. Steelers Defensive Line coach John Mitchell on his newest player: He’ll have to double-team blockers to keep them of the linebackers. “He did that very well at Washington.” Kevin Colbert gave the Redskins their 6th round pick in this draft in to swap spots with them and move up to the 109th overall selection to get Ta’amu. The Steelers still have their 5th round pick and their 7 rounders (including compensatory picks which aren’t able to be traded. Ta’Amu is a stout, powerful run stopper who will occupy space and eat up double teams, exactly what you want in a NT in a Steelers defense. With Casey Hampton still recovering from offseason ACL surgery, the only healthy player left is Steve M...
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