The Steelers shock the NFL with their first pick in this seven-round mock draft
By Cory Rogers
Round 3 - Pick 80 - Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida
The Steelers think about selecting a center here but instead go with the 6-6, 310-pound Gervon Dexter to man the nose tackle position. Pairing him up front with Cam Heyward and Larry Ogunjobi would give Pittsburgh one of the best defensive lines in the league.
Dexter would give the Steelers a much bigger presence on the nose, as incumbent starter Montravius Adams is two inches shorter and newcomers Breiden Fehoko and Armani Watts are both under 300 pounds.
While this third round selection may be considered a slight reach for Dexter, he has the strength to hold the point of attack and the speed (4.88) to get up field after the quarterback. And that's exactly what the Steelers need in this position.
Other Possibilities: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin; Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor; Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State; Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin; Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina
Surprise Pick: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss
I don't believe Mingo will be available here, but if he is, you can't blame the Steelers if they draft him at this spot. The 6-2, 220-pound slot receiver is moving up the draft boards after a strong combine performance. Even though the Steelers just traded for Allen Robinson, they would likely run to the podium if Mingo falls to them here. And we all know how much success Pittsburgh has had drafting day two wideouts.