2012 Draft

2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Preview Guide, Draft Tracker & Contributor Mock Drafts

The 2012 NFL Draft is finally here and tonight the Pittsburgh Steelers will add yet another promising young player to their team tonight baring a trade out of the first round. We hope you have enjoyed all of the draft related content we have provided you leading up to the draft and there is much more to come. Per usual we will have player profiles posted up after every draft pick is made by Steelers along with the audio of the press conferences given to the media after each and every selection.

Below is refresher Steelers draft guide that includes everything to get you up to date on the team heading into the draft. Enjoy the draft and please check back often for fast moving content. You can also follow me on Twitter at @steelersdepot throughout the entire draft.

2012 Steelers Draft Picks:
Round 1, Pick 24, Overall 24 – G David DeCastro – Stanford
Round 2, Pick 24 Overall 56
Round 3, Pick 23 Overall 86
Round 4, Pick 24 Overall 119
Round 5, Pick 24 Overall 159
Round 6, Pick 23 Overall 193
Round 7, Pick 24 Overall 231
Round 7, Pick 33 Overall 240 (Comp)
Round 7, Pick 39 Overall 246 (Comp)
Round 7, Pick 41 Overall 248 (Comp)

Reported Steelers Pre Draft Visits:
G Lucas Nix – Pittsburgh (Late March)
OLB Brandon Lindsey – Pittsburgh (Late March)
ILB Max Gruder – Pittsburgh (Late March)
DT Chas Alecxih – Pittsburgh (Late March)
OLB Greg Williams – Pittsburgh (Late March)
CB Antwuan Reed – Pittsburgh (Late March)
T Mike Adams – Ohio Sate (Late March)
WR T.Y. Hilton – Florida International (Late March)
DE Derek Wolfe – Cincinnati (Late March)
G Brandon Brooks – Miami (Ohio) (3/30/12)
CB Keith Tandy – West Virginia (4/2/12)
OLB Jerrell Harris – Alabama (4/2/12)
RB Isaiah Pead – Cincinnati (4/3/12)
T Bobby Massie – Mississippi (4/4/12)
OLB/DE Cam Johnson – Virginia (4/10/12)
OLB/DE Olivier Vernon – Miami (4/10/12)
DE Akiem Hicks – Regina (4/10/12)
LB Mychal Kendricks – California (4/10/12)
LB Nick Perry – Southern California (4/10/12)
TE Michael Egnew – Missouri (4/10/12)
ILB Dont\’a Hightower – Alabama (4/12/12)
RB LaMichael James – Oregon (4/12/12)
TE David Paulson – Oregon (4/12/12)
G/T Amini Silatolu – Midwestern State (4/12/12)
DT Hebron Fangupo – BYU (4/13/12)
CB Jeremy Jones – Wayne State (4/13/12)
WR Keshawn Martin – Michigan State (4/16/12)
OLB Andre Branch – Clemson (4/16/12)
NT John Hughes – Cincinnati (4/16/12)
TE Ladarius Green – La-Lafayette (4/16/12)
WR Stephen Hill – Georgia Tech (4/17/12)
T Mitchell Schwartz – California (4/17/12)
DT Dontari Poe – Memphis (4/18/12)
TE Adrien Robinson – Cincinnati (4/18/12)
G Kelvin Beachum – Southern Methodist (4/18/12)
WR Toney Clemons – Colorado (4/18/12)
WR Gregory Childs – Arkansas (4/18/12)

Reported Pro Days Visited By Steelers:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Boston College, California, Central Michigan, Furman, Florida State, Fresno State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Houston, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, Miami (OH), Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, North Texas, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, Purdue, Richmond, San Diego State, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee-Chattanooga, UCLA, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Wayne State, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Steelers Players Released:
WR Hines Ward (retired)
DE Aaron Smith (retired)
ILB James Farrior
WR Arnaz Battle
CB Bryant McFadden

Steelers Unsigned Free Agents:
WR Mike Wallace RFA
QB Byron Leftwich URFA
QB Dennis Dixon URFA
T Max Starks URFA
NT Chris Hoke URFA (retired)
CB William Gay URFA (Arizona)
P Daniel Sepulveda URFA
RB Mewelde Moore URFA
DB Anthony Madison URFA
T Jamon Meredith FA (Tampa Bay)

Steelers Signed Free Agents:
QB Charlie Batch URFA
WR Jerricho Cotchery URFA
G/T Trai Essex URFA
TE Leonard Pope URFA (Arizona)
TE/HB David Johnson RFA
C/G Doug Legursky RFA
G Ramon Foster RFA
CB Keenan Lewis RFA
S Ryan Mundy RFA
RB Isaac Redman ERFA
NT Steve McLendon ERFA
P Jeremy Kapinos ERFA

Steelers Futures Signed:
DT Al Woods
G Chris Scott
WR Derrick Williams
QB Troy Smith
ILB Mortty Ivy
S Da\’Mon Cromartie-Smith
CB Walter McFadden
RB Chad Spann
WR Tyler Beiler
WR/TE Wes Lyons
DE Mike Blanc
DE Corbin Bryant
WR David Gilreath
LB Brandon Hicks
QB Jerrod Johnson
G/C John Malecki
HB/FB Jamie McCoy
LB Marshall McFadden
HB/FB Will Johnson
S Myron Rolle
CB Antonio Smith
WR Juamorris Stewart
T Trevis Turner
DT Kade Weston
WR Jimmy Young

Site Contributor Steelers Mock Drafts:

Dave BryanChristopher DiMarinoJeremy Hritz
124OLBNick Perry124TECoby Fleener130TBobby Massie (via 49ers)
256GBrandon Brooks256GBrandon Brooks256GBrandon Brooks
386NTMike Martin386NTMike Martin386NTMike Martin
4119RBRonnie Hillman4119TNate Potter392WRT.Y. Hilton (via 49ers)
5159CBKeith Tandy5159WRT.Y. Hilton4119ILBJames Michael-Johnson
6193TEDerek Carrier6193CBKeith Tandy5159STrenton Robinson
7231DERyan Van Bergen7231QBAustin Davis6193CBKeith Tandy
7240WRToney Clemons7240FBDrake Dunsmore7240RBBobby Rainey
7246DBJeremy Jones7246WRToney Clemons7246FBBradie Ewing
7248LBJerell Harris7248PDrew Butler7248TEChase Ford
Nick RichettaAlan GiffordChristina Rivers
124ILBDont\’a Hightower124OLBCourtney Upshaw124OLBNick Perry
256GAmini Silatolu256GBrandon Brooks256GBrandon Brooks
386RBIsaiah Pead386NTJosh Chapman386NTMike Martin
4119STrenton Robinson4119RBIsaiah Pead4119RBLaMarr Miller
5159NTHebron Fangupo5159LBNajee Goode5159TNate Potter
6193TJoe Long6193CBKeith Tandy6193CBKeith Tandy
7231CBKeith Tandy7231QBCase Keenum7231QBKellen Moore
7240TEDavid Paulson7240WRToney Clemens7240WRToney Clemons
7246WRToney Clemons7246LBJerrell Harris7246TEBrad Herman
7248LBGreg Williams7248KRandy Bullock7248DBJeremy Jones
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