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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers could take DT Johnathan Jenkins, Todd McShay says

ESPN.com writer Todd McShay predicts the Pittsburgh Steelers will address their defense with their first-round draft pick.

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Although the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently focused on making the playoffs, others are attempting to predict who the team will select in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

ESPN.com writer Todd McShay released his first 2013 mock draft on Wednesday, and projected that the Steelers would own the 21st pick in the draft. McShay also believes that Pittsburgh will look to improve their defense in that spot, as he has them selecting DT John Jenkins.

Jenkins is a senior defensive tackle for the Georgia Bulldogs. Jenkins recorded 50 tackles this season, and received credit for one forced fumble and 15 quarterback pressures. Jenkins made the coaches and the media's second-team All-SEC team.

Current defensive tackle Casey Hampton is entering the final year of his contract, and turned 35 earlier this season. This defensive tackle class is considered to one of the best classes in recent memory, with fellow defensive lineman Star Lotulelei and Johnathan Hankins topping many draft boards.

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