Ok where is this depth that everybody thinks we have at DE? There is Travis Kirschke who is in his early 30's and has a bad back.lol Oh there is Rodney Bailey. Enough said Rodeny Bailey.lol The starters are very good in Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel. But Smith is in his early 30's and Keisel is in his late 20s. The Steelers have tried to draft Dlineman in the last few drafts but none of them have panned out.
Now I totally agree that LB period is the biggest need and I would address WR and OLine before DE. But the Steelers better start thinking about adding something to their DE rotation. There isn't much behind the starters and there isn't no future replacements waiting in the wings either.
Which leads me back to Adam Carriker. If he is the best available at 15 then it wouldn't be retarded to draft him. He is a very good football player is can play DE both in a 3-4 and 4-3 scheme. Plus could play DT in a 4-3.
I think the focus is to much on need. I only care that the Steelers draft good football players period. The only positions the Steelers should totally avoid in the first round are QB,RB,TE,K and P.