The Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams in the second round of the NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-8, 320-pound Adams gives the Steelers added depth along the line. Pittsburgh drafted Stanford guard David DeCastro in the first round on Thursday.
Adams was an All-Big Ten selection in 2010 and made the second team last year despite being limited to seven games after serving a suspension for violating NCAA rules for accepting improper benefits.
The Steelers are hoping to upgrade their pass protection after allowing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to get sacked 42 times last season. Roethlisberger was injured during most of the 2011 season, including an ankle injury suffered in a loss to the Cleveland Browns that limited his effectiveness.
Adams could give the Steelers some flexibility along the line.