NFL Mock Draft 2018: Full first round – Who’s the Detroit Lions top pick?

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Ezekiel Ansah of the BYU Cougars stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (R) as they hold up a jersey on stage after Ansah was picked #5 overall by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Ezekiel Ansah of the BYU Cougars stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (R) as they hold up a jersey on stage after Ansah was picked #5 overall by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 01: Ronnie Harrison #15 of the Alabama Crimson Tide breaks a tackle by Jojo Kemp #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats as he returns a fumble for a touchdown at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-3). . Ronnie Harrison, SS - Ala. 28. player. 55

The Steelers had a good 2017, advancing to the playoffs and losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars just prior to the AFC title game. The biggest issue is whether or not Le’Veon Bell, their multi-talented running back, is re-signed or not. Beyond that, the team has needs in their secondary, and linebacker corps where replacing Ryan Shazier is a tall task along with adding a running mate inside.

Selecting Harrison makes a ton of sense since he has experience at both safety spots. The 6-2, 214 pounder, is a big hitter and would provide a big lift to the Steelers secondary. Harrison is simply one of the best talents left on the board, and the Steelers do have a need there, too.

Other players that could make a lot of sense would be: RB Derrius Guice, especially if Pittsburgh elects to not re-sign Bell, linebacker Rashaan Evans, or Mason Rudolph, quarterback from Oklahoma State. Rudolph is a big, pocket passer, similar to what they already have. After all, “Big Ben” Roethlisberger isn’t a spring chicken, anymore.