Leach is still on the clock.
With the 16th pick of the 2013 NFL draft, the Saint Louis Rams select, Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide receiver, Tennessee.
Another reason is that Bardford hasn't really had many weapons to work with.
With the 17th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State.
The Steelers cut Casey Hampton and they're going to have to completely retool a lot of their defense, but it all starts up front for Dick LeBeau. Ziggy Hood isn't very good and Cameron Heyward didn't do much last year either.
Hankins can play DE, DT, or NT in a 3-4, does well against the run, pushes the pocket well, and would be a cornerstone piece for the Steelers' D to build off of. Unlike other big DT's in this draft, Hankins is a 3-down player.
I actually really like Hankins, and would love if he dropped to us at 32, he'd be an instant upgrade over Kemo or Cody, and would be a force next to Ngata.
But if I was the Steelers, I'd go with Lacey, that guy is literally a human bull. I didn't see any "elite" SEC defense have an answer for him. Even Georgia got mauled by him. Jarvis Jones? Jenkins? Rambo? Ogletree? All ran over by this guy. He is one of those picks that could put the AFCN on notice for a team that will be plagued by the cap this year and into the future, the Steelers need all the day 1 starters they can get over the next few drafts, their last one is turning out to be a total fail so far, and Hankins may be that guy, but they have other options than him.
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