GM Kevin Colbert as much as admitted the Steelers didn't do that this year - not that they really do any year - and instead drafted for need.
The team went into this draft wanting to take six defensive players and two offensive. Lo and behold, six defensive and two offensive players were taken.
They were taking offensive players based on value, which is why Maxx Williams would have been the pick in the second round had he lasted and Sammie Coates was taken in the third round.
The Steelers felt the value was too great to pass up.
But they had holes they wanted to fill and they did so.
@ The Steelers sign 12 undrafted rookies on Saturday following the draft. They are:
Collin Rahrig G 6-2 285 Indiana
@ When we asked defensive line coach John Mitchell about Daniel McCullers and Clifton Geathers, his eyes lit up.
Mitchell said he had spoken to McCullers about getting his weight down and the big nose tackle complied. Geathers, meanwhile, according to Mitchell, came in about 30 pounds lighter.
Both guys should be much better in 2015.