2010 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 1, Pick 18

The 2010 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft rolls on, with each SB Nation blogger making selections for their respective teams. Michael Bean, lead blogger at SB Nation's Pittsburgh Steelers blog, Behind the Steel Curtain, checks in to make the No. 18 overall selection in this year's mock. Take it away, sir!

With the No. 18 overall pick in the 2010 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Mike Iupati, guard, Idaho.

Michael Bean says: Sorry, this blogger didn't send in a write-up.

Mocking Dan reacts: Not only do I like this pick, but I had to make this pick for the Steelers. The idea is that Pittsburgh needs interior line help. Ben Roethlisberger is probably never going to get rid of the ball quicker, so it's imperative the Steelers' offensive line can hold onto blocks.

The ideal pick would probably be Maurkice Pouncey. But with him gone in this scenario, Iupati would be a good pickup. He should start from day one for Pittsburgh. He's stellar in run and pass blocking.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 remaining prospects: 1 - Dez Bryant/WR/Oklahoma State, 2 - Everson Griffen/DE/USC, 3 - Jermaine Gresham/TE/Oklahoma 4 - Anthony Davis/OT/Rutgers 5 - Sergio Kindle/OLB/Texas

Sound off, SB Nation! What say you of Pittsburgh's pick of Mike Iupati? Please be sure to check out Behind the Steel Curtain for all of your Steelers needs.

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