3 Players The Pittsburgh Steelers Should Target In The First Round Of The NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell short of their Super Bowl expectations last season, and they're looking to the draft to help them sure up some weakness to make a run at a title again next year. Here are three players the Steelers should target in the first round of the NFL Draft:

3) Emmanuel Ogbah, OLB/DE, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Of the 3-4 edge rushers worth a first rounder, Ogbah seems like the most likely to fall to Pittsburgh and be worth the pick. The Steelers need a long-term replacement for James Harrison, and Ogbah is the kind of versatile prospect they love. He already looks like an NFL pass rusher, and can play as a 4-3 DE and 3-4 OLB. He's an athletic freak that would be a menace rushing across from last year's first-round pick, Bud Dupree.

2) Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson Tigers

There's a chance Alexander is gone by the time the Steelers are on the clock, but Pittsburgh has made him a top target. The Steelers were one of the worst teams against the pass last year, and Alexander is an agressive prospect who is excellent in man-to-man coverage - making him a perfect fit.

1) Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Buckeyes

The Steelers have a giant need at safety, and Bell could be the guy to hold up the back end of their defense for the foreseeable future. He never missed a game at Ohio State and picked up nine career interceptions, showing excellent instincts to go with his raw physical talent. Bell is the rare rookie who can make a major impact right away in the NFL, and the Steelers will certainly welcome that.

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