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2015 NFL Mock Draft: With The Twenty-Second Pick, The Pittsburgh Steelers Select...

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That team that managed to embarrass the Texans on Monday Night Football last year is up next in the 2015 Battle Red Blog Mock Draft. See who they took and why, and then try to forget those last two minutes of the first half.

The Primanti Sisters, probably.
The Primanti Sisters, probably.
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Pittsburgh's pick in hand, presumably carved into a steel card of some sort, bigralph strides to the podium to announce who will wear the black and gold.

With the 22nd pick of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Landon Collins (S--Alabama).

This pick was a no-brainer. With the departure of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor, the Steelers lost both their identity and toughness in one fell swoop. Collins will go a long way towards restoring both. A big-bodied thumper who can play and has played both safety positions, it's no secret that Collins is primarily a run stopper. Collins will go a long way towards restoring a certain level of respect to a defense desperate for playmakers. Tbe Steelers' front office has to know a blue collar city like Pittsburgh will not settle for a white collar defense.

I'm one of those who has real questions about Collins' ability to cover in the NFL, but this pick fits on a number of levels. How does this selection strike you?

With that, BostonianToro and the Detroit Lions are now on the clock.  That picks is due in by 12 p.m. CDT today.

Recapping the first round of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft so far...

Team
Reader
Player Drafted
Pos
School
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers hlc1221 Jameis Winston QB FSU
2. Cleveland Browns (From Tennessee) Caprock High Football Leonard Williams DE/DT USC
3. Jacksonville Jaguars AFBuzz Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
4. Oakland Raiders HTown5 Amari Cooper WR Alabama
5. Washington Redskins BriceMcCainHOF Randy Gregory DE/LB Nebraska
6. New York Jets WotanTX Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
7. Chicago Bears DaJarBot Dante Fowler Jr OLB Florida
8. Atlanta Falcons grandmasteroz Alvin Dupree DE/OLB Kentucky
9. New York Giants Coolbreeze3 Danny Shelton DT Washington
10. St. Louis Rams El Torito Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
11 Minnesota Vikings Puma028 DeVante Parker WR Louisville
12. Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland) Huggy The Bear Shane Ray DE Missouri
13. New Orleans Saints UTBawse23 Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
14. Miami Dolphins Bleyd La'el Collins OT LSU
15. San Francisco 49ers fredy05 Rivers McCown Kevin White WR West Virginia
16. Houston Texans BRB Masthead Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA
17. San Diego Chargers traviscogg Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE/OLB UCLA
18. Kansas City Chiefs

Zach_The_Gamecock

Rivers McCown

Cedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A&M
19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo) Huggy The Bear Todd Gurley RB Georgia
20. Philadelphia Eagles gm.in.waiting Phillip Dorsett
WR
Miami
21. Cincinnati Bengals Free Range Malcolm Brown DT Texas
22. Pittsburgh Steelers bigralph Landon Collins S Alabama
23. Detroit Lions BostonianToro


24. Arizona Cardinals bt20


25. Carolina Panthers TexanStro


26. Baltimore Ravens Three and Out


27. Dallas Cowboys Roll.Texans.Roll


28. Denver Broncos BNew417


29. Indianapolis Colts Schaubshank Redemption


30. Green Bay Packers FeedEmToTheWolves8099


31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle) UTBawse23


32. New England Patriots MD.Texan


TIMING FOR SUBMITTING REMAINING PICKS:
Team
Reader
Pick Due By...
23. Detroit Lions BostonianToro 4/17 @ Noon
24. Arizona Cardinals bt20 4/17 @ 7 p.m.
25. Carolina Panthers TexanStro 4/18 @ Noon
26. Baltimore Ravens Three and Out 4/18 @ 7 p.m.
27. Dallas Cowboys Roll.Texans.Roll 4/19 @ Noon
28. Denver Broncos BNew417 4/19 @ 7 p.m.
29. Indianapolis Colts Schaubshank Redemption 4/20 @ Noon
30. Green Bay Packers FeedEmToTheWolves8099 4/20 @ 7 p.m.
31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle) UTBawse23 4/21 @ Noon
32. New England Patriots MD.Texan 4/21 @ 7 p.m.