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Pittsburgh Steelers



PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 22

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
OG
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OC

Depth Fill (P4)
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)
WR
EDGE

Minimal Need (P9)
RB
RBC
WRS
TE
NT
DL3T
DL5T
OLB
ILB


STEELERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/22/2021

R1
18
Pittsburgh
Kedon Slovis
USC
QB
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
200
Kedon Slovis NFL Draft photo
The 2020 Steelers team struggled mightily to have a multiple threat offense. The team relied on 4-wide spreads and quick passes to back over a soft schedule into playoffs and promptly exit at the hands of the Browns. The team didn't offer an explanation of why Ben was unable to pass downfield or why the team couldn't run the ball.

This offseason the Steelers retooled the O-line and it's coaching with an eye toward adding physicality on a budget. Roethlisberger, on his farewell tour, is still not connecting on the deep ball and is missing some touch passes in the backfield. Through week 2, Roethlisberger has a disappointing 5.1 Completed Air Yards, good for 24th in the league. Between his continued struggles and the growing pains of the O-line, the Steelers offense seems destined for a middling finish and another draft priority in the offseason

Slovis is a very accurate and efficient passer who's shown some great situational awareness to lead 3 comeback wins as a Freshman. As a Sophomore he took a bit of a step back. In his Junior year, with some continued progression, he can solidify himself as a RD1 QB. However with the coaching carousel ongoing at USC, we suspect that Slovis may find it worthwhile to use the transfer portal for another year of NCAA football at a more stable program. If that's the case, plug the next QB in line into this spot.
R2
50
Pittsburgh
Jaquan Brisker
Penn State
S
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
210
Jaquan Brisker NFL Draft photo
R3
82
Pittsburgh
Abraham Lucas
Washington State
OT
Reach/Value:
-14
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
328
Abraham Lucas NFL Draft photo
R7
193
Pittsburgh (Trade)
Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu
Oregon
OG
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
325
Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu NFL Draft photo
PIT g NYJ (A Williamson & pick swap)
R7
210
Pittsburgh
Colin Newell
Iowa State
OC
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
304
Colin Newell 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