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NFL DRAFT: Salary-cap challenged Steelers focused on adding needed depth in NFL Draft

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Jarvis Jones, the top 2013 NFL draft prospect from Georgia, is interviewed after the unveiling of a “Smokehouse BBQ Chicken" statue, right, in his likeness to announce his official Subway's Famous Fan title on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in New York. Jarvis joins a roster of fellow "Famous Fans" that include Robert Griffin III, Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan, Ndamukong Suh, Blake Griffin and Michael Phelps. More than 10 pounds of chicken were used to create the work of art, made by artist James Victor of Conshohocken, Pa. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) (The Associated Press)

The Pittsburgh Steelers don't think they'll find an impact player with the 17th pick in this week's draft.

That's fine by general manager Kevin Colbert, who believes it takes any player at least one season to figure out how to play for one of the NFL's marquee franchises.

There are plenty of holes to fill in Pittsburgh, which lost a handful of starters to free agency or salary cap cuts following a disappointing 8-8 season. The departures include wide receiver Mike Wallace and outside linebacker James Harrison.

Addressing those losses with one of the team's eight draft picks is a priority, with Georgia's Jarvis Jones and Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson among those who could be available when Pittsburgh makes its selection in the middle of the first round Thursday night.

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