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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Latest SB Nation Mock Has Steelers Taking Big Defensive Tackle

It's a big week for the NFL mock draft community, as the combine gets under way with the first set of arrivals scheduled for Wednesday. Many mock drafts have the Pittsburgh Steelers looking for help along either the offensive or defensive line. The Steelers have been projected to take a variety of mammoth defensive tackles to plug the middle - with many pegging Memphis tackle Dontari Poe going No. 24 overall to Pittsburgh.

The latest SB Nation mock draft from Ryan Van Bibber has the Steelers taking a different tackle. Van Bibber has Washington Husky Alameda Ta'amu becoming the newest toy for Dick LeBeau:

The latest Samoan sensation is getting more and more attention as one of the top defensive tackles in this draft class. Some teams will have Dontari Poe graded higher and vice versa. Wide, strong and big, he has everything teams want in a nose tackle. Pass rushing ability will separate him and Poe, a nice undercard to the spring workout sessions.

Ta'amu and Poe will be among the last to arrive at the combine this week, with defensive lineman scheduled to work out next Monday morning.

For more on the combine and all things Steelers football, head over to Behind the Steel Curtain. For more on the upcoming NFL Draft, check out Mocking the Draft.

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