Potential Targets For The Steelers On Day Three Of The 2013 NFL Draft
Day two of the 2013 NFL draft is now in the books and it is now time to look ahead to the final day and speculate who the Pittsburgh Steelers might be targeting in the final four rounds.
With the outside linebacker, running back and wide receiver positions already addressed in the first three rounds, the Steelers could likely add a safety, inside linebacker, defensive end, guard, cornerback, tight end or even quarterback on day three. Here are some players that I will have my eyes on and please feel free to add your favorites in the comments below that I may have missed.
As far as safeties go, Phillip Thomas, Shamarko Thomas and Duke Williams are all strong safeties, that not only fit the Steelers system, but have also been in for pre draft visits. I would rank them just like I have them listed. Zeke Motta might even be another name that you could add to that list.
As far as inside linebackers go, Khaseem Greene, in my opinion, would fit as a backup MACK linebacker, while Kevin Reddick and Michael Mauti would both be candidates to play the BUCK position inside. While John Simon is an outside guy, I wonder to myself if he could make the transition inside. He is smart, strong, a leader and relentless. He\’s a football player and you can never have too many of those.
The Steelers could quite possibly could be in the market for a 3-4, 5-technique defensive end on day three, and in my opinion, Malliciah Goodman, Joe Kruger, Devin Taylor and David Bass could be possible candidates. Goodman, by the way, made a pre draft visit.
As far as swing guard/center candidates go, both Barrett Jones and Khaled Holmes remain on the board in a very week interior lineman class and guard Nik Embernate was in for a pre draft visit.
The Steelers brought several cornerbacks in for pre draft visits, and should they go that direction in day three, B.W. Webb, Terry Hawthorne and Jordan Poyer all appear to be good candidates. Of the three, Webb reportedly came to Pittsburgh for a pre draft visit.
Quarterbacks? The two that I really have my eyes on as late round or undrafted guys are Ryan Griffin and Sean Renfree, while Zac Dysert and Tyler Bray would both more than likely have to be drafted by the end of round five or six.
As far as tight ends go, Zach Sudfeld might go undrafted while Nick Kasa might be able to be had as late as the seventh round. The list at this position is very thin right now and that was to be expected.
Add us some more day three targets below.