Reporting Ross Guidotti
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s time to talk some football.
The 2012 NFL Draft kicks off tonight with the first round and everyone is talking about who the Steelers will choose with their first pick.
You may not know this, but tonight marks the beginning of a holy season – if you will – for Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
So, the question is, who are the Black and Gold going take in the first few rounds.
The draft is a process of weeding the potential superstars from the budding draft day duds, and there is a name on a lot of Steelers’ fans’ minds.
“Hightower, I think is one of them,” said Steelers’ fan Carl Kusar. “That’s about it; that’s the only one I’m hearing.”
Dont’a Hightower is a linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He’s a big body, has a strong build and is a very physical player with the frame to disrupt plays at the line of scrimmage.
But then, there’s the offense too.
Offensive line,” said John Flint, another fan. “Ben’s been getting beat up for many years now, and it would definitely be nice to have somebody good up there besides Pouncey [who has] been hurt for the last two years.”
If you don’t think the first round is that big of a deal, keep this in mind, there are seven Steelers in the Hall of Fame who were first round draft picks.