Grdnic: OLB, Safety among top positions Steelers could go in round 1


By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have the 17th pick in the first round during the 2013 NFL Draft, and General Manager Kevin Colbert said Monday afternoon that the club has identified a pool of about 150 players who could end up being selected at that spot Thursday night. The NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, so the Steelers should pick around 10 p.m. and could go in several different directions. They have needs for a pass-rushing outside linebacker, a safety and a running back. The Steelers have not taken an outside linebacker in the first round since flopping with Florida’s Huey Richardson at No. 15 in 1991. The last safety taken first was Troy Polamalu at No. 16 in 2003. It’s unlikely that the Steelers will take a running back No. 1 after selecting Rashard Mendenhall there in 2008. “Obviously, we finished 8-8, and we weren’tRead More »