NFL Mock Draft 2014 2.0: Round 1

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15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Darqueze Dennard
CB, Michigan State

Adam’s Take: The Steelers must infuse youth and depth at corner. They allowed 12 passing plays of 40+ yards in 2013, and Ike Taylor’s regression is well underway (he’ll turn 34 in May). Dennard is fearless, aggressive and unafraid to mix it up along the line of scrimmage. He’s a perfect style fit in rugged Pittsburgh and presents great value in the mid-first round. Dennard shut down all highly regarded WR foes in college. His natural instincts make up for lack of eye popping physical traits.