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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Now Locked Into No. 24 Pick, Steelers Could Look For Help On Offensive Line

One day after Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas ended the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl hopes, the organization's focus now turns to the offseason and the draft. The Steelers will have the No. 24 pick in the first round. Ben Roethlisberger took a beating on a pretty consistent basis during the 2011-12 season, and many mock draft experts have the Steelers taking an offensive lineman.

That includes Fox Sports' mock draft by Peter Schrager, who has Pittsburgh taking a big offensive tackle out of Florida State.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State: The FSU offensive line was incredibly young and had its challenges this season, but Sanders was a rock. The Steelers have repeatedly ignored drafting a tackle in the first round, but after this year's struggles out of the position and Ben Roethlisberger's continued injury issues, I think they address the position. Sanders is an experienced college player with good NFL size. Sign him up.

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