Moving right along in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, we come to the team that the Minnesota Vikings will open up the NFL pre-season against, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the draft, and their GM in this process, Typically Lazy (that's his handle. . .I'm not saying the Steelers are typically lazy) has decided to start rebuilding an area that has seen quite a bit of change in recent weeks in the Steel City.
With the 22nd pick in the 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select. . .
Trae Waynes, cornerback, Michigan State University
Here's what Typically Lazy had to say about the Steelers' selection.
Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu have retired in the last couple weeks, leaving an already weak Steelers secondary. The pick here gives former Vikes DC Mike Tomlin a good piece to help fix that defense. The Steelers also a need have at OLB, after Jason Worilds retired, but I don't believe there is a OLB that matches value at pick 22 as well as Waynes.
As Typically Lazy mentioned, the Steelers have lost Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor to retirement since the end of the regular season. Both of those guys were getting up in age a bit, but they were also very solid players for the Steelers' secondary for a very long time. The Steelers' depth in the secondary was a bit questionable before those guys left, and with their departure, the secondary is definitely a primary need for Mike Tomlin and company. Enter Waynes, who would likely immediately start at corner and provide the same aggressiveness that has been a hallmark of the Pittsburgh defense for a very long time. Given that Waynes is widely mocked to be a selection for the Vikings at #11, for the Steelers to get him at #22 represents a pretty big steal, in my opinion.
What do you think of this selection, folks?
|1||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||kwarren3||Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon|
|2||Tennessee Titans||BVB fan||Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||n s||Leonard Williams, DT, Southern Cal|
|4||Oakland Raiders||DrivableGuide9||Dante Fowler, DE, Florida|
|5||Washington Redskins||tep4||Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson|
|6||New York Jets||cycloneallnightlong||Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State|
|7||Chicago Bears||lateefthetruthspeaker||Danny Shelton, DT, Washington|
|8||Atlanta Falcons||berg03||Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky|
|9||New York Giants||thecraphead||Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska|
|10||St. Louis Rams||VikesFanatic||La'el Collins, OL, LSU|
|11||Minnesota Vikings||e.vogel15||Marcus Peters, CB, Washington|
|12||Cleveland Browns||Wayne Joseph||Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia|
|13||New Orleans Saints||Austin Blanch||Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa|
|14||Miami Dolphins||SkolChad||DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville|
|15||San Francisco 49ers||Malte||Kevin White, WR, West Virginia|
|16||Houston Texans||Vikes4lyfe||Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)|
|17||San Diego Chargers||MDFDisc||D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida|
|18||Kansas City Chiefs||Christopher Gates||Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri|
|19||Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo)||Wayne Joseph||Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota|
|20||Philadelphia Eagles||AVeazey24||Landon Collins, S, Alabama|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||misterloveSKOL||Shane Ray, DE, Missouri|
|22||Pittsburgh Steelers||Typically Lazy||Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State|
|30||Green Bay Packers||CCHOF5yearstoolate|
|31||New Orleans Saints (from Seattle)||Austin Blanch|
|32||New England Patriots||raging_cloner|