Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dont'a Hightower runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
With the 24th pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select...
Donta Hightower, LB, Alabama
This selection and write-up was made by rdy:
I believe the Steelers will take Hightower here even though they need O-line help the most. I was tempted to take a Rb but the Steelers are not known for drafting skill players in the 1st round. They also need a NT but with Dontari Poe gone I think they take the 2nd highest rated inside LB.
Although there are some concerns over his speed, Hightower is a very smart LB with experience in the 3-4. With the departure of Farrior he would be a solid option next to Timmons and would be able to make an impact as a rookie. With the history of LB pedigree that the Steelers have I could very well see them picking Donta Hightower.
This pick is a failure; Pittsburgh is supposed to get worse here, not better. In all seriousness, if Hightower is available at this point, this might be the latest lock in the draft.
Theare on the clock next (email will be sent to notthatnoise).
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