Lloyd Cushenberry, IOL LSU
I don’t necessarily think the Steelers are going to go with an interior offensive lineman in the second round. However, Cushenberry has a ‘long-time NFL starter’ written all over him. He was the best offensive lineman on the best offense in college football, and when you put in the tape, it’s not hard to see why.
Cushenberry possesses quick feet and long arms for an engaging defensive lineman. He has plenty of power at the point of attack, and his traits are backed up by his excellent game film.
The LSU product was arguably the best offensive player at the entire Senior Bowl this year, and he hardly lost a rep. Ramon Foster has one more year on his deal, and Cushenburry has the versatility to kick over to guard.
The Steelers could get by without drafting an offensive lineman quite this high, but there is no denying this unit is getting up there in age. Cushenberry could add much-needed youth to this group and be an upgrade over Foster when he’s ready to step in. He could be a 10-year starter for Pittsburgh with Pro Bowl upside.