Pittsburgh Steelers Select Cameron Heyward With 31st Overall Pick

With the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward.

This is how the Pittsburgh Steelers are consistently good. People reach for talent in front of them and someone talented falls in their laps. At the start of the NFL Draft pre-season, I proclaimed my draft crush on Heyward. He can rush inside, outside, drop into coverage on a zone blitz and defend passes, is a hard worker, and does whatever he can to make a play. For a Steelers team with an aging defensive line, Heyward will be a spark plug and defensive guru Dick LeBeau will find ways to get every ounce of potential out of this kid.

Yet another late round steal here for a playoff team. An unbelievable value pick for the defending AFC Champion Steelers who just got a lot better defensively - like they needed to get better, right?

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