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Pittsburgh Steelers



PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

Starter Need High (P1, P2)

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RB
NT

Depth Fill (P4)
QB
WR
EDGE

Late Round Fill (P6)
OG
OC
TE
OLB
CB

Minimal Need (P9)
RBC
WRS
DL3T
DL5T
ILB


STEELERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: A
Most recent mock draft update: 4/29/2022

R1
20
Pittsburgh
Kenny Pickett
Pittsburgh
QB
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
222
Kenny Pickett NFL Draft photo
The Steelers kicked the tires on the top 6 quarterbacks in this class, travelling to Pro-Days across the nation to end up picking the kid next door. Pickett's first few seasons weren't in line with a draftable QB, let alone a RD1 guy. However, much like Frampton, Pickett came alive in the 2021 season, leading the Panthers to an 11-3 record, posting 42 TDs to 8 INTs.

He impressed at the Senior Bowl as the most pro-ready prospect. Practicing in the same facility and having a former Steeler coach as an OC gave the Steelers the inside track on Pickett's evaluation. He has the athleticism needed to run the wrinkles that OC Matt Canada would like to fit into the Steelers offense. His limitations are primarily of a physical nature giving the team further confidence in the evaluation.

Grade: B+
R2
52
Pittsburgh
George Pickens
Georgia
WR
Reach/Value:
-16
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
205
George Pickens NFL Draft photo
The Steelers lost JuJu, James Washington, and RayRay McCloud this offseason. They looked past some very good smaller receivers here to pick up the tall outside receiver from the Bulldogs.

The team lately seems to prioritize receivers who are effective at making a play on the ball in the air and Pickens fits that mold.

Grade B+
R3
84
Pittsburgh
DeMarvin Leal
Texas A&M
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+27
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
283
DeMarvin Leal NFL Draft photo
The Steelers curiously add a player to the deepest position on the roster. This pick may mean that the return of DE Stephon Tuitt may be less likely than the teamís lip service has made it seem.

Regardless, the team passed up a chance to add depth at OT or to pick a safety to groom as a 2023 starter to add a developmental player with no immediate path to a starting role.

Grade: C-
R4
138
Pittsburgh (Comp)
Calvin Austin III
Memphis
WRS
Reach/Value:
+52
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
170
Calvin Austin III NFL Draft photo
R6
208
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Connor Heyward
Michigan State
FB
Reach/Value:
-102
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
230
Connor Heyward NFL Draft photo
PIT g KC (M Ingram)
R7
225
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Mark Robinson
Ole Miss
ILB
Reach/Value:
-92
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
230
Mark Robinson NFL Draft photo
PIT g NYJ (A Williamson & pick swap)
R7
241
Pittsburgh
Chris Oladokun
South Dakota State
QB
Reach/Value:
-115
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
195
Chris Oladokun 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
2021 1 24 Najee Harris Alabama RB Reach -18
2021 2 55 Pat Freiermuth Penn State TE Value +0
2021 3 87 Kendrick Green Illinois OG Reach -55
2021 4 128 Dan Moore Jr. Texas A&M OT Reach -95
2021 4 140 Buddy Johnson Texas A&M ILB Reach -80
2021 5 156 Isaiahh Loudermilk Wisconsin DL5T Reach -62
2021 6 216 Quincy Roche Miami (FL) EDGE Value +118
2021 7 245 Tre Norwood Oklahoma CB Reach -81
2021 7 254 Pressley Harvin III Georgia Tech P Value +16
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