The more I've looked at things, the more I think the Steelers will go with a safety in the first round of this year's draft.
Why? It's the safest thing to do and another safety will help out immediately in the team's nickel defense.
Even with the signing of Ryan Clark, the Steelers have just Troy Polamalu, Clark and Tyrone Carter on the roster to play that important position.
Adding a first-round talent at the position to pair with Polamalu for years to come would be the smart thing to do. And Kevin Colbert is nothing if not smart.
So who will the pick be?
I think if the Steelers had their druthers, it would be Donte Whitner of Ohio State.
If he's gone before they pick in the first round, Darnell Bing, Daniell Bullocks or Jason Allen will get a look.
I'm still not sold on Allen's health, but I would have no problem with Bing or Bullocks, two big, physical safeties to pair with Polamalu.
A late riser in the team's plans has been Ko Simpson of South Carolina, who was originally thought to be one of the top safeties available before his stock fell for some reason. Simpson is back on the Steelers' radar, though probably not as a first-round possibility.
The sleeper pick? Stanford linebacker John Alston, a 6-0, 227-pounder who runs a 4.4-second 40. Hmm. A Pac 10 linebacker turned safety in the second round. Carnell Lake anyone?