The Pittsburgh Steelers passed on needs at wide receiver and cornerback to select the best player remaining on their draft board.
The fastest linebacker to enter the NFL since Brian Urlacher was a freakishly talented safety at New Mexico, Shazier can play inside or outside. He will likely be ticketed for the spot next to Lawrence Timmons, giving Pittsburgh the league's most dynamic inside-linebacker duo.
This is one of our favorite of Thursday night's picks. Faced with an aging defense lacking playmakers, the Steelers staved off Father Time by landing a player with the talent for perennial Pro Bowl berths.
If general manager Kevin Colbert can land a red-zone threat such as Allen Robinson in the second round, he will be right back in the mix for the AFC North crown in 2014.The "Around The League Podcast" broke down all of Round 1's biggest moments. Click here to listen and subscribe.