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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Will Steelers Find Their Guard In First Round?

The NFL Draft is coming, and the guys at Mocking the Draft are doing their best to make sure you are prepared when April finally gets here. They just came out with a new 2012 NFL Mock Draft, and it has the Steelers upgrading one of their biggest areas of need with offensive guard Kelechi Osemele of Iowa State.

Iowa State offensive guard Kelechi Osemele lined up at tackle on occasion during the Senior Bowl, but it is apparent that his best fit is inside at the next level. The Steelers need help all over the offensive line, so Osemele's versatility will be a plus.

This is a very good need selection for the Steelers because they could definitely use some upgrades on either side of Maurkice Pouncey, but guards are rarely taken in the first round and there is a reason for that. They don't usually carry a first round grade because of the importance of their position, and the Steelers could theoretically get a pretty good one later in the Draft.

For more on this 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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