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2014 BBV Community Mock Draft: With 15th pick, Pittsburgh Steelers select ...

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The 2014 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft has now reached the 15th overall selection, with 'ross_stephen' reprising what has become his annual role in our mocks as GM of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This year, the selection for the Steelers is Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard.

'ross_stephen' explains:

The board fell really nice for the Steelers this year. The biggest needs are all available. So now the discussion is about the best value at a position of need. I really can't go wrong here.

As I see the Steelers needs:
LBs - Jones last year had some flashes, and I expect him to keep coming on. But in a 3-4, you can always add good skilled LBs
WRs - I know they are high on Wheaton, but six catches last year does not a starting WR Make. Losing three WRs in the last two years is a hit.
Secondary - They are old. They need help. This is a glaring need.

Considered here are 1) Barr, to pair with Jarvis Jones from last year as a killer OLB combo. 2) Mosley, to shore up the ILB position in a 3-4 Defense. And 3) Dennard, who is surprising to be here at this point.

My Steeler fan friends claim that their LB corps is not as glaring a need as their CBs. My heart wants to go Barr. But my brain says to go Dennard. So the pick is Dennard. A strong press cornerback who can also play zone. He will step in and start from Day 1.

Round 1

1.

'56 4life'

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Full Story]

2.

'BigBlueWreckingYou' Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Full Story]

3.

'NYG 28' Blake Bortles, QB, UCF [Full Story]

4.

'NewYork!' Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Full Story]

5.

'Giants_Fan4Life' Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Full Story]

6.

'parksy52' Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Full Story]

7.

'nyg25' Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Full Story]

8.

'ad3lm0' Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Full Story]

9.

Bigbluethruandthru Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Full Story]

10.

'Wangstu13' Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Full Story]

11.

'Larry Soprano' Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Full Story]

12.

Ed V. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan [Full Story]

13.

'BigBlueWreckingYou' Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame [Full Story]

14.

'jagyossarian' Hasean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

15.

'ross_stephen' Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

16.

'pataroons'

17.

'derekturner356'

18.

'Jonathan'

19.

'gobs10'

20.

'jensvoigt'

21.

'ct17'

22.

'RevengeOfTheBlackshirts'

23.

'dviswr20'

24.

'Freedmad25'

25.

'Giantsstep'

26.

'GiantBuckeye'

27.

'The Curse'

28.

'TurnandCoughlin'

29.

'drizzzy'

30.

'zobster'

31.

'Tundra89'

32.

'TNYFBG'

The Dallas Cowboys are up next with the 16th overall selection. Will they improve their woeful defense with this pick, or pull a surprise? The pick from 'pataroons' will be posted Monday morning, so come on back to find out.