The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely focus on defense during the opening rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft, but could find these mid-round steals from the combine.
Not all superstars come from the first two rounds. The Pittsburgh Steelers know this better than anyone, that there is still plenty of potential during the half of the draft most people stop paying attention. But if it wasn’t for the mid to late rounds, their offseason would be going much smoother than it currently is.
James Conner, Antonio Brown, Jesse James, Vince Williams, the list goes on. The Steelers have had success scoping out the needles in the haystack once all the big names are off the board. Not all mid-round picks turn into stars, but finding them in every round is just as important as finding them early.
This year, the Steelers will turn focus to offense during the middle of the draft after using their opening rounds to fill holes at corner, inside and outside linebacker. Tight end, wide receiver, running back will have have a mid-round draft board in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers love to utilize the middle of the draft and the first step to putting together their wishlist comes from the NFL Combine. Come Saturday, they’ll be focused on finding the pieces to the puzzle they’d like to utilize immediately and those they believe they can find once the third-round hits.
These four players will be sitting around once Pittsburgh fills their holes on defense. When they are, Pittsburgh will sit back and hope they found the next NFL Draft steal to put into their roster.