Steelers Bolster Their Offensive Line By Selecting Broderick Jones At No. 14
With an offseason that has seen renewed interest in improving their offensive line, the Pittsburgh Steelers moved up to the 14th spot to select All-SEC offensive lineman Broderick Jones out of Georgia.
The Steelers originally had the 17th overall pick, but agreed to a trade with the New England Patriots for their first and fourth (120th overall) round picks.
Many had speculated the pick would have been Darnell Wright out of Tennessee, who was taken with the 10th overall pick by the Chicago Bears.
The Steelers also had the option of highly talented cornerbacks such as Christian Gonzalez out of Oregon and Joey Porter Jr. out of Penn State. Yet, the team stood true to their theme of improving the trenches with Jones' selection.
Last season, Jones played 933 total snaps, allowing no sack, two quarterback hits, and just seven quarterback hurries.