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Pittsburgh Steelers



PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: March 3

Starter Need High (P1, P2)

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
OG
OC

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RB
CB

Depth Fill (P4)
WR
TE
NT
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
EDGE
SFTY

Minimal Need (P9)
RBC
WRS
DL3T
DL5T
ILB


STEELERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #17
Most recent mock draft update: 3/2/2021

R1
24
Pittsburgh
Alex Leatherwood
Alabama
OT
Reach/Value:
-13
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
312
Alex Leatherwood NFL Draft photo
Alex Leatherwood is about as safe a prospect as you can get. Four years of accolades and film at the pinnacle if college football should give evaluators confidence. He played both guard and tackle for the Crimson Tide. While the Steelers need at tackle is more pressing than guard, Leatherwood is a versatile chess piece who should have several penciled in starters looking over their shoulder. <


Leatherwood has a long frame and very long arms that he uses effectively in pass protection. At the Senior Bowl he showed well but struggled a little with elite rushers. His lack of elite lower body quickness might limit his ceiling slightly, but he certainly has all the tools to become a quality NFL starter.
R2
55
Pittsburgh
Landon Dickerson
Alabama
OC
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
325
Landon Dickerson NFL Draft photo
With this pick, the Steelers add a pro-ready center with abundant power, a nonstop motor, and a finisher's mentality. Dickerson isn't the elite athlete that Pouncey was. You won't see the blocks 20 yards downfield.

What you will see is a stouter pocket and some better push at the line of scrimmage. Of course, Dickerson has a medical file longer than Mel Kiper's 1979 NFL Draft Report, but the Steelers will trust their medical team to evaluate Dickerson's medical issues. The team generally isn't superstitious about "injury-prone" players so he should be on their draft board.
R3
87
Pittsburgh
Trey Sermon
Ohio State
RB
Reach/Value:
+9
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
224
Trey Sermon NFL Draft photo
R4
124
Pittsburgh
Rodarius Williams
Oklahoma State
CB
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
193
Rodarius Williams NFL Draft photo
R4
137
Pittsburgh (Comp)
Ihmir Smith-Marsette
Iowa
WR
Reach/Value:
+12
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
175
Ihmir Smith-Marsette NFL Draft photo
R6
213
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Malcolm Koonce
Buffalo
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+13
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
250
Malcolm Koonce NFL Draft photo
PIT g TB (J Hawkins)
R6
221
Pittsburgh (Comp)
Tre' McKitty
Georgia
TE
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
241
Tre' McKitty NFL Draft photo


STEELERS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 2 49 Chase Claypool Notre Dame WR Reach -32
2020 3 102 Alex Highsmith Charlotte EDGE Reach -21
2020 4 124 Anthony McFarland Jr. Maryland RBC Reach -49
2020 4 135 Kevin Dotson Louisiana OG Reach -66
2020 6 198 Antoine Brooks Jr. Maryland S Value +49
2020 7 232 Carlos Davis Nebraska DL3T Value +97
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 10 Devin Bush Michigan ILB Reach -14
2019 3 66 Diontae Johnson Toledo WRS Reach -50
2019 3 83 Justin Layne Michigan St CB Value +24
2019 4 122 Benny Snell Jr. Kentucky RB Reach -28
2019 5 141 Zach Gentry Michigan TE Reach -53
2019 6 175 Sutton Smith Northern Illinois OLB Reach -90
2019 6 192 Isaiah Buggs Alabama DL1T Value +87
2019 6 207 Ulysees Gilbert III Akron ILB Reach -170
2019 7 219 Derwin Gray Maryland OT Reach -101
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 28 Terrell Edmunds Virginia Tech S Reach -71
2018 2 60 James Washington Oklahoma State WR Value +17
2018 3 76 Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State QB Value +35
2018 3 92 Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan OT Value +38
2018 5 148 Marcus Allen Penn State DB Reach -8
2018 5 165 Jaylen Samuels NC State TE Reach -13
2018 7 246 Joshua Frazier Alabama DL1T Value +122
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 30 T.J. Watt Wisconsin EDGE Reach -13
2017 2 62 JuJu Smith-Schuster USC WRF Reach -2
2017 3 94 Cameron Sutton Tennessee CB Value +2
2017 3 105 James Conner Pittsburgh RBF Reach -73
2017 4 135 Joshua Dobbs Tennessee QB Value +1
2017 5 173 Brian Allen Utah CB Reach -13
2017 6 213 Colin Holba Louisville LS Value +5
2017 7 248 Keion Adams Western Michigan DE Value +4
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 25 Artie Burns Miami (FL) CB Reach -13
2016 2 58 Sean Davis Maryland S Reach -32
2016 3 89 Javon Hargrave South Carolina St DL1T Reach -2
2016 4 123 Jeremy Cash Duke S Value +65
2016 6 220 Travis Feeney Washington OLB Value +8
2016 7 229 DeMarcus Ayers Houston WR Reach -81
2016 7 246 Tyler Matakevich Temple OLB Value +132
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 22 Alvin Dupree Kentucky EDGE Value +10
2015 2 56 Senquez Golson Ole Miss CB Reach -49
2015 3 87 Sammie Coates Auburn WR Value +32
2015 4 121 Doran Grant Ohio State CB Value +12
2015 5 160 Jesse James Penn State TE Reach -38
2015 6 199 Leterrius Walton Central Michigan DT Value +71
2015 6 212 Anthony Chickillo Miami DE Reach -151
2015 7 239 Gerod Holliman Louisville S Value +74
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 15 Ryan Shazier Ohio State ILB Reach -17
2014 2 46 Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame DL5T Value +16
2014 3 97 Dri Archer Kent St RBC Value +24
2014 4 118 Martavis Bryant Clemson WR Value +47
2014 5 157 Shaquille Richardson Arizona CB Reach -69
2014 5 173 Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt OC Value +8
2014 6 192 Jordan Zumwalt UCLA ILB Reach -85
2014 6 215 Daniel McCullers Tennessee DL1T Value +59
2014 7 230 Rob Blanchflower Massachusetts TE Value +45