Re: If Hightower is available at 24, is he a no-brainer pick?
Difficult question to answer.
On one hand, the Steelers quite obviously need to upgrade their line (on both sides of the ball) and secondary.
On the other, teams like the Steelers and Giants have won championships by overcoming deficiencies through overwhelming strengths.
Drafting Hightower won't solve the D/OL and DB problem, but an effective pass rush/quick run stopping D might be able to mask said shortcomings enough for a strong campaign.
That hypothetical aside, the Steelers absolutely need to draft D/OL and DB in the draft. Masking problems only goes so far for so long.