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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers Could Take Dontari Poe

Dane Brugler's latest NFL mock draft for is the latest to have the Steelers taking Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe, a big man who would take over for Casey Hampton at nose tackle.

With nose tackle Casey Hampton, the linchpin of the team's three-man front, undergoing ACL surgery and turning 35, Poe becomes an attractive target for the Steelers to groom as Hampton's replacement. He has impressive quickness and movement skills to do more than simply occupy blockers at the next level.

Brugler also has Penn State's Devon Still falling all the way to the Tennessee Titans at No. 20. Most mock drafts recently have had Still going to the Carolina Panthers at No. 8 or the Seattle Seahawks at No. 12, but Brugler has the Panthers taking LSU's Michael Brockers, and UNC defensive end Quinton Coples falling to Seattle. So in this scenario, Still would fall a long way, and the Titans would get a bargain.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on Penn State football, there's Black Shoe Diaries.

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