Today, the Steelers had three picks in the third round. Â They chose Kraig Urbik, a 6’5″ 328lb guard who was a 4-year starter for the Wisconsin Badgers. Â Urbik played both right tackle and right guard which gives him some versatility the Steelers need on the O-line. Â Over the last two seasons, he only allowed 2 sacks. Â Just what we need to help keep Ben upright. Â If I heard it once, I heard it a hundred times – the Steelers had the worst offensive line for a Super Bowl winning team. Â Steeler Nation does not disagree. Â And here’s a step in shoring that up. Hopefully giving Ben time to throw…we could be headed to ring number 7.
For the second pick in round three, the Steelers added some depth at wide receiver selecting Mike Wallace, a 6’0″ 190 lb receiver from Ole Miss. Â In 2008, Wallace had 39 receptions for 784 yards and 7 TD’s. Â He’s fast, the NFL Network saying he was clocked running the 40 at 4.28. Â He’s a good deep ball catcher according to reports. Â Looks like we can work to build up our replacement for Nate Washington, not forgetting that we have Limas Sweed still working to learn the game as the NFL pace as well.Â
Happy with this pickthe draft at this point is about building your team and clearly, that’s what we’re working on.
Last but not least, the Steelers last pick in the round went to Keenan Lewis, CB out of Oregon State. Â Lewis is a 6’1″ 195 lb corner who was named 3 time Pac-10 First Team All Academic and also led the Beavers in interceptions as a Junior and Senior with 7 combined. Â He’s a good physical corner with good size – though he will have to build up the speed to match the pace of the NFL wide receivers. Â It’s a good pick and gives us some depth at corner.