5 draft prospects who could realistically fall to Steelers after the NFL Combine

Chase Claypool of Notre Dame (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Steelers will do their ‘due diligence’ on five prospects who may fall into our laps

With the NFL combine having concluded, the Steelers will undoubtedly pour through hours of tape, both combine and game tape, to find players who will comprise the 2020 draft class.

Not every player who attended the combine will be drafted; players who were not invited to the combine will be drafted. That’s just the reality of the NFL draft.  In addition to attending the combine, the Steelers will also attend various Pro Days where we may come across a ‘gem’ or two.

Without a first-round pick, currently, the Steelers will be ‘behind the eight ball’ in terms of landing one of the top combine prospects; however, the lack of a first-round pick does not preclude us from having perhaps an ‘under the radar’ prospect fall to us.

The question, in my opinion, is this:  If an ‘under the radar’ prospect falls to us in the second round, for example, do we draft him?  There are myriad answers to that question.  One answer is this:  Do the Steelers have that prospect slated as a second-round pick?  Another answer is this:  Do we think that prospect will fall into the fourth round since we currently do not officially have a third-round pick?

Since I am not a prognosticator, I will not attempt to speculate in what round any of the prospects about which we talk will land, so to speak.  With that in mind, let’s talk about five prospects who have a realistic chance of falling to us.