A look at who the Steelers should pick in the 2016 NFL Draft with this second part mock draft, rounds 4-7.
In Part 1 of this mock draft I focused on the Steelers’ need to fill important holes on defense. Apple and Joseph may be wishful thinking, as they most likely appeal to numerous teams, but there is reason to be hopeful. On Day 3, Pittsburgh will have to fill out the depth chart with some more secondary help and some depth on the offensive line, potentially. It would also be logical for them to look at another Wide Receiver and possibly a Quarterback.
One Corner is probably not sufficient in this draft. As is the case with Eli Apple and Karl Joseph, Jones may not be available for them at Pick 123 (which is also the range where Jones is projected to be selected). If Jones is available to the Steelers at that point, I consider him to be a steal. Jones is a press corner who played on the most successful team in college football in the toughest division. He has good ball skills and is a very capable punt returner, which is something that the team can still use to give the great Antonio Brown a break.
Boehringer is a player from Germany who played in the German Football League. His physical stats are impressive. He measures 6’4, weighs in at 225 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in about 4.45 seconds. Regardless of how polished he may or may not be, if Boehringer demonstrates good work ethic he could be a very interesting offensive addition.
Kirkland played two seasons at Guard for Arkansas before moving to Tackle last season. His versatility should be something the Steelers like. He has good feet for a player his size and was a key player on one of college football’s most productive offenses. As the first of two seventh-round picks, the Steelers need to add potential members to the offensive line.
Another Offensive Guard would work with the second 7th round pick with the hope that at least one works out. Friend is a strong player who played on a quality Temple team and went against quality defenders every day in practice. He’s a gritty player who could appeal to the Steeler faithful.