If the Steelers really want to go with an inside linebacker in the first round of the upcoming Draft, there will likely be two options for them. Alabama's Dont'a Hightower may or may not still be on the board, but there is also Arizona State's Vontaze Burfict. The guys over at Mock Draft 101 have the Steelers taking Burfict at No. 24 in their latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft.
James Farrior's game is rapidly declining and towards the end of the season it really showed. Everyone knows about Burfict’s recklessness on the field, but there is no doubt he will be intriguing for the physical Steelers and nice compliment next to Lawrence Timmons on the inside.
Burfict is a little bit raw, but he has all the physical tools that a player needs to be successful at the position and a mean streak that can not be taught.