Monday, March 24, 2014
Steelers awarded three compensatory picks
By Scott Brown
The Steelers have nine picks in the 2014 NFL draft after adding three compensatory selections based on free-agent losses last year.
The Steelers were awarded third-round, fifth-round and sixth-round picks Monday by the NFL. They effectively recovered the pick they traded last year when they dealt their 2014 third-round selection for the Browns’ fourth-round pick.
The extra picks come at a good time for the Steelers.
General manager Kevin Colbert has said this is the deepest draft he has seen since he broke into the NFL, and the Steelers have to replenish a defense that is in transition. It's also a team that has needs on offense.
The Steelers have a pick in each of the seven rounds. They have two selections apiece in the fifth and sixth rounds of the draft.