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.
Sutton was excellent for the Volunteers in 2014, recording 37 tackles with three interceptions, 13 passes broken up and four tackles for a loss for the year. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder is a very physical defender who plays with a chip on his shoulder. Sutton was one of many superb freshman cornerbacks in college football in 2013. He recorded 39 tackles, seven passes broken up and two interceptions. Sutton has good size and speed for the position.
Pick change; previously Tony Conner, DB
Rd. 2, Pk. 29
Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
The Steelers grab a tight end to replace the aging Heath Miller.
The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Henry is a well-rounded tight end who produced well in 2014. He was a good blocker for the Razorbacks ground game while contributing 37 receptions for 513 yards and two scores. He had 28 receptions for 409 yards and four scores as a freshman.