PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Florida offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert with the second-to-last pick of the second round of the NFL draft.
They then selected Texas cornerback Curtis Brown with their third-round pick.
Gilbert, 6-foot-6, 330 pounds, joins Max Starks and Maurkice Pouncey as former Gators offensive linemen on the roster of the defending AFC champions. Although he was injured at the end of last season, Starks is penciled in as the starting left tackle. Right tackle was manned by 35-year-old Flozell Adams last season.
Gilbert started at both tackle spots in starting all 13 games for Florida last season. He started 30 games in his career at Florida, including 27 consecutive the past two seasons. Pouncey was picked in the first round by Pittsburgh last season.
Brown, 6-foot, 185 pounds, was named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team last season. He started 28 games, and appeared in 52 for the Longhorns over the past four seasons.
Cornerback is one of the Steelers' greatest needs, what with their top player at the position, Ike Taylor, an unrestricted free agent, and No. 3 corner William Gay a restricted free agent.