PITTSBURGH STEELERS: JOHN JENKINS, NT, GEORGIA
For the most part the Steelers haven’t drafted based on immediate need in recent years. Instead they’ve been content to grab the best player available and let them develop for a year or two before being thrust into a starting role. Some examples include Lawrence Timmons, Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward, just to name a few. That won’t be the case this year though as the aging Steelers have more holes to plug than usual. Perhaps the biggest, both literally and figuratively, is at nose tackle where Casey Hampton is nearing the end of his fine career.
John Jenkins of Georgia is simply a massive presence in the middle of the line, checking in at 358 pounds. Jenkins isn't going to offer much from a pass rush perspective but he is a classic two-gapper with excellent strength and power who is stout at the point of attack and can clog running lanes. Other potential options for the Steelers could include an inside or outside linebacker, a safety or perhaps even a running back or wide receiver if they choose to let free agents Rashard Mendenhall or Mike Wallace leave.
[How the hell does a NT get the number 6 on his jersey?]