NFL Draft order 2013: Pittsburgh Steelers will pick 17th

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't make the playoffs, and as such, will have the No. 17 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

With a win in Week 17, the Pittsburgh Steelers' season is over, and they will officially select 17th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, their highest pick since 2007.

The Steelers finished the year 8-8, better than 16 teams and tied with the Dallas Cowboys. Of the two .500 teams, the Steelers had the worse strength of schedule, giving them the higher draft pick.

Pittsburgh's 2013 pick will be one in many offseason decisions aimed towards avoiding a second-straight season without a playoff appearance. Priorities could include defensive line, with Casey Hampton's Pittsburgh career likely over, or running back, with none of four players filling in adequately over the course of the season for Pittsburgh.

Here's a look at the full top 20 of the 2013 NFL Draft, as provided by SB Nation's Mocking the Draft:

1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) .516 SOS
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) .539
3. Oakland Raiders (4-12) .469
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) .508
5. Detroit Lions (4-12) .566
6. Cleveland Browns (5-11) .508
7. Arizona Cardinals (5-11) .559
8. Buffalo Bills (6-10) .480
9. New York Jets (6-10) .512 (4-8 conference record)
10. Tennessee Titans (6-10) .512 (5-7 conference record)
11. San Diego Chargers (7-9) .457
12. Miami Dolphins (7-9) .500
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9) .502
14. Carolina Panthers (7-9) .516
15. New Orleans Saints (7-9) .522
16. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) .537
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) .465
18. Dallas Cowboys (8-7) .515
19. New York Giants (9-7) .522
20. Chicago Bears (10-6) .514

Pittsburgh has been a fixture in the playoffs over the past ten years, and as a result has had very few picks in the top 20. Troy Polamalu (11th overall, 2003) and Ben Roethlisberger (16th overall, 2004) let their resumes speak for themselves, while Maurkice Pouncey (18th overall, 2010) has been an all-Pro already in his short career, and Lawrence Timmons (16th overall, 2007) has proven his worth at the NFL level.

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