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2012 NFL Draft Results: Steelers Wrap Up Draft By Picking Tackle Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished off the 2012 NFL Draft by selecting offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum out of SMU. Beachum was drafted just five spots ahead of Mr. Irrelevant, at No. 248 overall as the third and final compensatory pick of the Steelers in Round 7.

Beachum started every game of his career at SMU after redshirting as a freshman, and while he was reliable throughout his college career, he's undersized for the tackle position in the NFL. He's listed at just 6'2 which is remarkably short for an NFL tackle. At 303 pounds, however, he's able to quickly get wide and was considered a solid pass blocking prospect. He gets off the ball quickly, but was not rated as a particular strong and explosive blocker, and scouts question his ability to transition to guard because of his lack of power.

Beachum finishes a solid draft for the Steelers, who started it all off with two offensive linemen who will likely start and bookend it with another potential rotation player up front.

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