2023 NFL Team Draft Page

Pittsburgh Steelers



PITTSBURGH STEELERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: May 8

Starter Need High (P1, P2)

Starter Need Medium (P3)

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
WR
WRS
OT
OG
OC
TE
NT
DL3T
DL5T
EDGE
OLB
ILB
SFTY
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)

Minimal Need (P9)
QB
CBN


STEELERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2023 Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#1
Most recent mock draft update: 6/1/2022

R1
13
Pittsburgh
Paris Johnson Jr.
Ohio State
OT
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
315
Paris Johnson Jr. NFL Draft photo
At offensive tackle, the Steelers are starting second year man Dan Moore Jr. and journeyman Okorafor, drafted by the team in 2018. Okorafor is a middling pass defender who gets no push in the run game. Although there's a bit more optimism around Moore as he's clearly still acclimating to the NFL game, neither of the starters are even considered an average tackle in the league.

When the Steelers signed 2 interior linemen and then released the mostly injured Zach Banner in March, the team appeared to be poised to draft a tackle this year. Apparently they didn't see the intersection of need and value and failed to pull the trigger in 2022.

Looking to protect developing QBs and improve a bottom-feeding run game, the team will likely need to bolster the tackle position in 2023. Paris Johnson has prototypical size and was the top ranked OT in the 2020 High School class. He spent last year at right guard and will finally start at LT this year. He'll have some versatility to him but perhaps lack polished technique as a tackle. This coming season is critical to show he's worthy of a RD1 pick.
R2
45
Pittsburgh
Jalen Catalon
Arkansas
S
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
200
Jalen Catalon NFL Draft photo
R3
77
Pittsburgh
Zach Charbonnet
UCLA
RB
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
220
Zach Charbonnet NFL Draft photo
R4
120
Pittsburgh
Justin Eboigbe
Alabama
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
285
Justin Eboigbe NFL Draft photo
R5
152
Pittsburgh
Jonathan Mingo
Ole Miss
WR
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
225
Jonathan Mingo NFL Draft photo
R6
184
Pittsburgh
Siaki Ika
Baylor
DL1T
Reach/Value:
+15
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
350
Siaki Ika NFL Draft photo
R7
216
Pittsburgh
Ryan O'Keefe
Central Florida
WRS
Reach/Value:
-87
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
175
Ryan O'Keefe 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
2022 1 20 Kenny Pickett Pittsburgh QB Value +2
2022 2 52 George Pickens Georgia WR Reach -16
2022 3 84 DeMarvin Leal Texas A&M DL3T Value +27
2022 4 138 Calvin Austin III Memphis WRS Value +52
2022 6 208 Connor Heyward Michigan State FB Reach -102
2022 7 225 Mark Robinson Ole Miss ILB Reach -92
2022 7 241 Chris Oladokun South Dakota State QB Reach -115
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