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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Peter King Predicts The Pittsburgh Steelers Will Select Kevin Zeitler

With the 2012 NFL Draft a little more than a week away, Peter King of Sports Illustrated released his latest mock draft. In this mock he not only goes over who he thinks the team will pick, he also goes over who he believes the team should pick. With the Pittsburgh Steelers choosing at No. 24 in the draft, King predicts that they should and will draft Wisconsin Badgers guard Kevin Zeitler.

Pittsburgh's got to stop treating its offensive-line problems with stopgaps and take a tough guy like Zeitler, whom I've heard compared to Logan Mankins. A 6'4", 315-pound masher, Zeitler will step in on opening day next to Maurkice Pouncey and give the Steelers the stability in front of Ben Roethlisberger that they've lacked for the last several years.

The offensive line is an area the Steelers need to address and selecting a player like Zeitler can only help Pittsburgh out as they try to make sure that the team is ready for the 2012 season.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on the NFL Draft, there's Mocking The Draft. Here's SB Nation's latest mock draft.

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