Teams swinging for the fences in the first round often come up empty, but a more measured, logical approach often results in better players drafted in later rounds. No one did that better Friday night than last year's Super Bowl opponents. Which other teams fared well in rounds two and three?
Coach Mike Tomlin is entering his seventh season in Pittsburgh, and this may be the most important draft of his tenure. The Steelers are old and cap-strapped, and in desperate need of depth up and down the roster. The organizaton has been relatively successful in recent drafts, but were they successful enough?
An estimated 60 NFL representatives attended the USC Pro Day, including key decision-makers from the Jaguars, Rams and Bears. Other teams thought likely to be interested in the Pro Day, on the other hand, were lightly represented.
While all eyes will be on senior quarterback Matt Barkley, NFLDraftScout.com currently views seven Trojans as potential selections in the 2013 draft, not the least of whom are potential first-round receiver Robert Woods and center Khaled Holmes, who wasn't able to participate at the combine due to a strained pectoral.