2021 NFL Team Draft Page

Pittsburgh Steelers



PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

Starter Need High (P1, P2)

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
OC
EDGE
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
TE

Late Round Fill (P6)
WR
OG
NT
DL5T
OLB
SFTY

Minimal Need (P9)
QB
RBC
WRS
DL3T
ILB


STEELERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
24
Pittsburgh
Najee Harris
Alabama
RB
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
230
Najee Harris NFL Draft photo
The Steelers needed to address the feeble run game, last in the league in yards per rushing attempt, in this draft. Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert attended Harris's Pro Day and showed obvious interest through the draft process. Harris is a big back with quickness and soft hands. He fits the team's preference as a feature back that can stay on the field for all three downs. Harris was very productive for the Tide with 2600+ yards and 39 TDs over the last two years. Critical to contributing early, Harris is an excellent pass protector. The team passed on O-Line here in the first, something they'll have to address in Day 2 from this deep class.

Grade: B
R2
55
Pittsburgh
Pat Freiermuth
Penn State
TE
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250
Pat Freiermuth NFL Draft photo
The Steelers really, really like Freiermuth. The TE coach Alfredo Roberts worked him out at his pro day where the connection between the two was apparent. Freiermuth has been a weapon for Penn State although the drop off in QB play has kept him under the radar a bit. The Steelers do have a hole in the roster with the retirement of Vance McDonald. This grade is not a slight on Freirmuth, but the team with the last place rushing attack in the NFL that lost 3 OL starters, needs to build the line before adding more skill position guys.

Grade: D+
R3
87
Pittsburgh
Kendrick Green
Illinois
OG
Reach/Value:
-55
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
315
Kendrick Green NFL Draft photo
The Steelers needed a center badly in this draft and they finally get one. Green is a good athlete who's only played center for a couple of games. At his Pro Day he showed an explosive lower body with a 36" vert and a 9'11" Broad Jump. He plays through the whistle with toughness. A B1G first team election who started 33 games, he's an interesting player to develop. He should be able to push incumbent starter Finney for a starting role by mid-season if not sooner.

Grade: B
R4
128
Pittsburgh
Dan Moore Jr.
Texas A&M
OT
Reach/Value:
-95
Height:
6'5''
Weight:
315
Dan Moore Jr. NFL Draft photo
R4
140
Pittsburgh (Comp)
Buddy Johnson
Texas A&M
ILB
Reach/Value:
-80
Height:
6'2''
Weight:
234
Buddy Johnson NFL Draft photo
R5
156
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Isaiahh Loudermilk
Wisconsin
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-62
Height:
6'6''
Weight:
291
Isaiahh Loudermilk NFL Draft photo
DAL g DAL t 2 teams
R6
216
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Quincy Roche
Miami (FL)
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+118
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
235
Quincy Roche NFL Draft photo
PIT g TB (J Hawkins)
R7
245
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Tre Norwood
Oklahoma
CB
Reach/Value:
-81
Height:
6'0''
Weight:
194
Tre Norwood NFL Draft photo
PIT g Miami (Draft Trade)
R7
254
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Pressley Harvin III
Georgia Tech
P
Reach/Value:
+16
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
255
Pressley Harvin III NFL Draft photo
PIT g BAL (Draft trade)


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