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PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: December 2

Starter Need High (P1, P2)

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RB
EDGE

Depth Fill (P4)
WR
OC
TE
NT
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
OG
SFTY

Minimal Need (P9)
RBC
WRS
DL3T
DL5T
ILB


STEELERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #10
Most recent mock draft update: 12/3/2020

R1
32
Pittsburgh
Asante Samuel Jr.
Florida State
CB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
180
Asante Samuel Jr. NFL Draft photo
The Steelers need to start reloading in the secondary. The primary drivers for this are the likely loss of Slot Corner Mike Hilton in Free-Agency and the age of Joe Haden. As far as depth, Cameron Sutton has been the primary backup for the CB group and he'll be a Free Agent as well.


The team has typically spent mid-round picks on corners with very low success rate. None of the starting lineup were drafted by Pittsburgh. Since 1997, they've only tried once (the ill-fated Artie Burns) in RD1 however. With the upcoming need at this position, the team should invest some draft capital to improve their odds of successfully addressing this position in the draft

Asante Samuel comes with some reasonable expectations that he can succeed at this level. Obviously, the NFL bloodline and mentorship from his father will set him up with appropriate expectations. As the Steelers prefer in RD1, he's an underclassman from a big-time program. He has the fluid movement skills to fit in the Steelers Man-heavy scheme.

On Film you'll see a player who's quick to diagnose and make plays in the secondary. The Seminole's defensive scheme had him playing a lot of off-man coverage so his ability to bump and disrupt players at the line of scrimmage is a projection at this point. With his elite movement skills, he'll probably be a top performer in combine positional drills.

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~ Patrick Mayfield, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R2
64
Pittsburgh
Christian Darrisaw
Virginia Tech
OT
Reach/Value:
-17
Height:
6'5''
Weight:
314
Christian Darrisaw NFL Draft photo
R3
95
Pittsburgh
Kenneth Gainwell
Memphis
RB
Reach/Value:
+23
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
191
Kenneth Gainwell NFL Draft photo
R4
127
Pittsburgh
Myjai Sanders
Cincinnati
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
258
Myjai Sanders NFL Draft photo
R7
212
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Jaquarii Roberson
Wake Forest
WR
Reach/Value:
+22
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
182
Jaquarii Roberson NFL Draft photo
PIT g Miami (Draft Trade)
R7
215
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Brock Purdy
Iowa State
QB
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
6'1''
Weight:
212
Brock Purdy NFL Draft photo
PIT g BAL (Draft trade)
R7
222
Pittsburgh
Talanoa Hufanga
USC
S
Reach/Value:
-14
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
215
Talanoa Hufanga 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