I had the Steelers picking Landon Collins in my 2015 mock for months, but I changed the selection to an outside linebacker. It made more sense for Pittsburgh to see what it has in Michael Mitchell and Shamarko Thomas before pulling the trigger on a first-round safety.
Rd. 2, Pk. 26
Rodney Hardrick, ILB, Oregon
Lawrence Timmons is going to be due close to $9 million in his contract season in 2016, so the Steelers may want to bring in some insurance for the inside linebacker spot.
The Steelers drafted Senquez Golson in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but he really is just a nickel corner. Pittsburgh will need some difference-makers on the outside.
White has played well the past two seasons with two picks in each year and solid run support. He had 55 tackles as a freshman and 33 stops as a sophomore. White has shown steady ball skills while batting away seven passes in 2013 and six as a sophomore.
White has the potential to take his game to another level and rise higher as a junior. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder is fast with enough size and also is a dangerous punt returner.
Pick change; previously Cameron Sutton, CB
Rd. 2, Pk. 29
Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
The Steelers grab a tight end to replace the aging Heath Miller.
In his first two years, Engram has been excellent for Ole Miss. 2014 was an even better season for Engram than his freshman year. He caught 38 passes for 662 yards with two touchdowns in 2014. Engram (6-3, 217) was a dangerous receiving threat who carved up Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State. He needs to add weight for the next level and get better as a blocker. As a true freshman, Engram caught 21 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns.