6th Round: Gage Cervenka
Interior offensive line, Clemson
Gage Cervenka was part of an excellent offensive line at Clemson this past season. He is an incredibly powerful human being who set a new Clemson record on the bench press with 44 reps at 225 pounds. Cervenka is a former defensive tackle and has only been playing on the offensive line for a few seasons.
As a 6th round pick, the Steelers wouldn’t expect much out of Cervenkah right away. B.J. Finney will likely sign with another team this offseason, and Pittsburgh needs to find a guy to fill his shoes. Cervenka is raw and needs to clean up his technique, but he could be the front runner to land a job as a backup guard.
7th Round: Ray Lima
Defensive tackle, Iowa State
Javon Hargrave signed with NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus recently, which means he will certainly be playing elsewhere in 2020. Because of this, it’s certainly possible the Steelers could address this position earlier in the draft. However, I have them rounding out the 2020 draft class with defensive tackle Ray Lima.
At 6’3” and 305 pounds, Lima is a little bit longer than Hargrave. Though he’s nowhere near the athlete Hargrave is, Lima still has a decent burst out of his stance and does a good job anchoring against the run. He would look to compete for the final spot on the defensive line for the Steelers.
Seeing which direction Pittsburgh looks in free agency will give us a much clearer picture of their needs for the draft. As of now, the offense is something that will certainly need to be addressed, and the Steelers know it.