Steelers full mock draft: Pittsburgh bolsters their offense early

Tommy Jaggi
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 05: KJ Hamler #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions catches a pass for a touchdown against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half at Beaver Stadium on October 5, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 05: KJ Hamler #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions catches a pass for a touchdown against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half at Beaver Stadium on October 5, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 2: Albert Okwuegbunam #81 of the Missouri Tigers gets past Jared Beshore #30 of the Missouri State Bears as he scores in the third quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 2: Albert Okwuegbunam #81 of the Missouri Tigers gets past Jared Beshore #30 of the Missouri State Bears as he scores in the third quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /

4th Round (from Miami): Albert Okwuegbunam

Tight end, Missouri

Here’s a tight end prospect with seemingly unlimited upside. Though the Steelers would prefer to have a tight end that could come in and contribute as an every-down player right away, the top prospects are already off the board. Albert ‘O’, as he is commonly referred to, has prototype size and athleticism for the position, but his tape was lacking in college. Pittsburgh will likely look to retain unrestricted free agent, Nick Vannett. However, it still remains to be seen what they will do with Vance McDonald this offseason. Albert ‘O’ could come in and compete for the number two tight end job, but it may take him a while to get up to speed.

4th Round: Benito Jones

Defensive tackle, Ole Miss

The Steelers could be losing Javon Hargrave this offseason, and Benito Jones could be a perfect replacement. While Jones doesn’t have as much pass rush ability as Hargrave, he had excellent production during his senior season for a man his size. Officially listed at 6’1” and 321 pounds at the Senior Bowl, Jones is an anchor in the middle of a defense. He isn’t an every-down player, but Pittsburgh could plug him in at nose tackle and he could be a great player on first and second downs.

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