Found December 31, 2012 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
This is the first seven round SteelBlitz Steelers mock draft for the 2013 NFL Draft. This mock will be updated throughout the months leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft and is likely to change a lot along the way. Update 12/31/2012 Steelers 2013 Mock Draft:   Round 1.) Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas Vacarro will likely be the top safety taken in the 2013 NFL Draft. He would be the eventual replacement for Troy Polamalu or Ryan Clark. ESPN draft guru Todd McShay said “Vaccaro has good movement skills, showing balance and the ability to turn his hips and run with receivers. His instincts and ball skills would help solidify any secondary.” Polamalu and Clark could both be gone after 2013 so it’s time to find a replacement and this could be that guy (at least one of them). Round 2.) Alex Okafor, OLB, Texas Okafor played defensive end for the Longhorns, but is projected to be a very good outside linebacker prospect in the 3-4 defense. With Worilds and Woodley likely to be the starters in 2013 (unless Harrison takes a pay cut to stay) the Steelers could use a quality back-up. Okafor could be that guy. Round 3.) Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin Montee Ball has been consistently productive for the Wisconsin Badgers, but he isn’t looked at as a high round draft pick. His stock could continue to rise, but for now he is projected to go somewhere in the third round. The Steelers are set to have their top three running backs hit free agency and Rashard Mendenhall is unlikely to return. A back-field of Ball and Jonathan Dwyer could be very effective for years to come. Round 4.) Ray-Ray Armstrong, CB, formerly of Miami Armstrong may have been a first round talent in 2012, but he was excused from the Miami Hurricanes football team. He has the talent and speed to play corner or safety and has tremendous size at 6’4″ and 220 pounds. Armstrong could be another quality corner or safety in the future although he is more likely to stick at corner. Round 5.) Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame The time is now to find replacements for Polamalu and Clark and Motta and Vacarro could be just that. Also Armstrong could potentially be a safety as well. Motta has the potential to be as good as Harrison Smith who went in the first round of the 2012 draft. In the fifth round Motta is a good get especially when you know you have time to groom him before he’ll have to step in and play. Round 6.) Kyle Long, OT, Oregon Kyle Long is the younger brother of St Louis Ram Chris Long and son of former Raider Howie Long. Kyle Long hasn’t played offense for very long and was formerly a defensive lineman. That inexperience could drop him in the draft and he’d be a great value here as a project tackle. Round 7.) Matt Scott, QB, Arizona Scott has good games and bad games at Arizona. He has the size and ability to play quarterback and could be a good project and third string guy behind Ben Roethlisberger. The post 2013 Steelers Mock Draft: SteelBlitz First Seven Round Mock of 2013 appeared first on SteelBlitz.
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  • The 3-4 defense starts with the nose guard. The Steelers should take Jenkins from Georgia in the first round and grab McDonald a saety from USC in the second. That would be a good starting point. Move McClendon to defensive end to replace Hood.
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