Steelers 2015 Draft: Is First Round Pick Attending Draft?


The popular theory is that the Steelers will either draft a cornerback or an edge rusher in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.

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Seems like it’s been extra difficult this year to discern who just might fall to the Steelers. If there’s a run on corners (and there very well could be easily as many as four or five gone by the 22nd pick), then Kevin Colber and Mike Tomlin will more than likely reach for an edge rusher.

(That’s assuming that teams in the mid-first don’t snag up guys like Randy Gregory or Shane Ray.)

Every year the NFL invites a large contingent of players to attend the draft.  This year, 28 young men have accepted the invitation and will be there at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Here is the list of this year’s attendees:

S Landon Collins, Alabama
CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
CB Byron Jones, Connecticut
CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State
LB Benardrick McKinney
LB/DE Vic Beasley, Clemson
LB/DE Alvin “Bud” Dupree, Kentucky
LB/DE Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida
LB/DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska
LB/DE Shane Ray, Missouri
DL Arik Armstead, Oregon
DL Danny Shelton, Washington
DL Leonard Williams, USC

RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
WR Devin Smith, Ohio State
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
WR Kevin White, West Virginia
OL La’el Collins, LSU
OL Cameron Erving, Florida State
OL D.J. Humphries, Florida
OL Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
OL Andrus Peat, Stanford
OL Brandon Scherff, Iowa
OL Donovan Smith, Penn State
OL Laken Tomlinson, Duke

Well, the majority of these young men will be selected in the first round. There are very few who attend that are passed up – and boy is that ever embarrassing.

Collins, Johnson, Waynes, Gregory, Ray, and (by a long shot) Collins are all potential future Steelers who will be in attendance. Eli Harold from the University of Virginia is certainly on the Steelers’ radar but will not be in Chicago on Friday night.

Do you think the Steelers first round pick is in this list?

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