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With the 18th Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select...

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Kyle Wilson, CB - Boise State

Pick made by LV Steelers Fan:

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 2010 offseason with numerous needs on the defensive side of the ball. Nose Tackle, MLB, Safety, and CB all were to be major Steelers needs, and O-Line wouldn't have hurt either. However, several offseason moves have significantly changed the Steelers' outlook. The re-signings of Ryan Clark and Casey Hampton, coupled with the acquisition of free agent Larry Foote, have reduced Pittsburgh's likely choices at pick #18 to CB and OL.

In our draft, Bryan Bulaga, Mike Iupati, and Bruce Campbell are all taken, leaving OT Trent Williams as the only remaining blue chip lineman. This would be the pick of most casual Steelers fans, but Willie Colon has developed into a decent tackle and Max Starks is locked up to a big deal for the next few years. Thus, Williams seems less likely to be the Steelers' choice than the man I am taking: CB Kyle Wilson out of Boise State.

Wilson is an aggressive corner whose great hips allow him to stay with a receiver and close in for the play. This can also be a liability, as he is vulnerable to double moves and significant coverage penalties. He is deceptively strong(25 reps at 225) considering his relatively modest stature(5'10", 190).

The William Gay experiment at CB failed miserably, and he simply cannot be used as more than a nickel corner. Deshea Townsend left in free agency, and second year men Joe Burnett and Keenan Lewis have not broken through yet. Simply put, the Steelers need a corner desperately if they want to get their defense back among the league's elite.

How would he impact the 2010 Steelers?

Wilson is likely not going to develop into an all pro, but could easily be a #2 corner opposite Ike Taylor in the Steelers defense, probably as soon as early in the 2010 sesason. Wilson is a student of the game, which should help him master Pittsburgh's complex defensive schemes and slip into the starting role quickly. His leadership skills and penchant for trash talk makes him a perfect fit for a Steelers defense that is in desperate need of a vocal presence.

If Wilson is taken #18 by the Steelers, it would be the 1st CB taken in the first round by the Steelers since 1993, when Deon Figures was taken #23 overall. He will also be the 2nd first round draft pick ever from Boise St., with the other being OT Ryan Clady by the Broncos in 2008.

Wilson's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

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Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 St. Louis Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame TouchdownColts
2 Detroit Russell Okung OT Oklahoma St. coltsfan723
3 Tampa Bay Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Colts Homer
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee sanders_fan89
6 Seattle Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma shake n bake
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
11 Denver Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech JPBarnett
12 Miami Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. fpacheco
13 San Francisco Joe Haden CB Florida BlueVol03
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants C.J. Spiller RB Clemson gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco Mike Iupati G Idaho BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta fiftycal2004
20 Houston Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati FineClub
22 New England skywalker
23 Green Bay bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia TehRhino
25 Baltimore SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona NYKings
27 Dallas jules62
28 San Diego chad72
29 N.Y. Jets diagenesis
30 Minnesota DClark#44
31 Indianapolis mgrex03
32 New Orleans palco