Pittsburgh Continues Replacing Veterans on the 2nd Day of the Draft
Pittsburgh Steelers-Round 2 (no. 48 overall): Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
After facing a merry-go-round of runners in the backfield during the 2012 campaign, the Steelers were in search of a workhorse running back that could come in to camp prepared to take on the starting role.
With the departure of Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh found their man in Bell. He was the one legitimate offensive weapon on a thin Spartans team in 2012, and this North and South runner will fit right in with the grind it out mentality in the Steel City.
NFL draft insiders ranks him as the fifth-best running back available in this year's draft class.
Pittsburgh Steelers-Round 3 (no. 79 overall): Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
One of the most underrated receivers coming into the draft, Wheaton will take up the slack left by Mike Wallace who signed with the Miami Dolphins.
Wheaton impressed scouts with both is combine workout and Senior Bowl showing. A crisp and thorough route runner, Wheaton also has the speed to hit the home run, and sure enough hands to be a dependable target for Big Ben during his rookie campaign. This selection could be the steal of the draft.
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