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2011 NFL Draft Round 2: Steeler Nation's Dream Of Acquiring Ras-I Dowling Dashed

The first three picks of second round is underway and with the No. 33 pick, the New England Patriots selected Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling. Great pick for the Patriots’ defense, but one fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t at all pleased to see. Dowling has been at the top of Steeler Nation’s wish list all draft season. In a second round mock draft filed this afternoon, Steeler fans even projected that the Steelers might be smart to trade up to land the physical corner. It wasn’t meant to be though, as clearly other teams valued the young talent as much as the vast legion of black and gold fans.

There are plenty of solid cornerbacks left on the board though, so fear not Steelers fans hoping to shore up the secondary with a CB in round two.

Stay tuned here and on Behind the Steel Curtain throughout the evening and for the remainder of the 2011 NFL Draft while we wait to see who the newest additions to the Pittsburgh Steelers will be.

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