Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14

The Pittsburgh Steelers like to draft the best player available (BPA), and with the announcement that the team will not be trading up, it seem they would take a linebacker at the 17th overall pick.  According to Alan Robinson of Tribe Live, Jarvis Jones may be logical selection based on need, but if the Steelers want the best player at that spot and if he’s available, Texas safety Kenny Vacarro win the BPA award. Rated as the top safety in the 2013 NFL Draft, Vaccaro is a playmaking ballhawk that helps the Pittsburgh safety position get younger and a possible replacement for an aging Troy Polamalu. In a deep draft where the best value is I the second round, the Steelers would prefer to grab a top rated player in the first round, and then go hunting for linebackers. Robinson writes: ‘The Steelers have multiple needs though they insist they never draft for need and are likely to stay with their proven method of taking who they believe to be the best player available on the board when they choose. Vaccaro, a player that ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said has skills similar to Polamalu. The Rams need a safety and, choosing at No. 16, they could snatch Vaccaro before the Steelers can even consider taking him.’

1 Comment:
  • Why would the Steelers waste a first round pick on a safety when the draft class is loaded at that position. The Steelers can concentrate on other needs in the first round.
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