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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Pittsburgh Steelers Select Marcus Peters

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With the 22nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers (represented by whodatgermany) select...

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Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

The Steelers offense was among the best in 2014, after the addition of DeAngelo Williams, talent seems to be stockpiled at most positions. That is why Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert will turn to the other side of the ball, a defensive unit that finished just 17th in terms of yards allowed. While yielding a little over 350 yards a game is not exactly horrible, the Steelers were not content with the rather mediocre performance on defense. Subsequently Keith Butler, who previously coached the linebackers under Dick LeBeau, was appointed defensive coordinator. While the front seven lacks an elite pass-rusher, the secondary was woeful more times than not. After Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu announced their respective retirements and with Brice McCain -arguably the team's best corner last year- heading to Miami, the back end of the Steelers stop unit appears to very thin. An infusion of talent is needed at either position.

With Landon Collins off the board, I chose from Marcus Peters, Kevin Johnson and Byron Jones. All prospects are intriguing but the Washington standout Peters provided the best value at this point. A top 10 player from a talent perspective, I trust the Steelers coaching staff to handle his character and make the most of this great value selection. Peters is without a doubt the best corner in this class and makes up for his athletic limitations with outstanding technique and ball skills.

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Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston - Florida State
Hans Petersen 82%
2 Tennessee Titans DE Leonard Williams - USC Tee Word 85%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler - Florida Khannar 80%
4 Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper - Alabama arcuate 73%
5 Washington Redskins DE Randy Gregory - Nebraska Lostastic 29%
6 NY Jets OLB Vic Beasley - Clemson BlackandGold4ever 52%
7 Chicago Bears LB Shane Ray - Missouri saintmanumit 28%
8 Atlanta Falcons DE Bud Dupree - Kentucky Dave Choate 46%
9 NY Giants NT Danny Shelton - Washington GoFastTurnLeftMaybeRight 60%
10 St. Louis Rams OT Andrus Peat - Stanford Kevin Sean Held 46%
11 Minnesota Vikings WR Kevin White - West Virginia gulf shores 60%
12 Cleveland Browns QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon ryan_la_sports07 68%
13 New Orleans Saints CB Trae Waynes - Michigan State Dave Cariello 57%
14 Miami Dolphins RB Todd Gurley - Georgia Ralph Malbrough 30%
15 San Francisco 49ers DE Arik Armstead - Oregon The Irish Assassin 31%
16 Houston Texans WR DeVante Parker - Louisville
quickdrawdoc 77%
17 San Diego Chargers OT La'el Collins - LSU LeedsSaint 66%
18 Kansas City Chiefs WR Dorial Green-Beckham - Missouri jmcmillan_93 46%
19 Cleveland Browns TE Maxx Williams - Minnesota ryan_la_sports07
20 Philadelphia Eagles S Landon Collins - Alabama Matt Mosley
21 Cincinnati Bengals OT Ereck Flowers - Miami coldpizza
22 Pittsburgh Steelers CB Marcus Peters - Washington whodatgermany
23 Detroit Lions
Khannar
24 Arizona Cardinals
saintmanumit
25 Carolina Panthers
Jake White
26 Baltimore Ravens
quickdrawdoc
27 Dallas Cowboys
arcuate
28 Denver Broncos
Ryne Hancock
29 Indianapolis Colts
Alex Lyles
30 Green Bay Packers
Matt Mosley
31 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
32 New England Patriots
Whit Prottsman