With the Steelers shifting their focus to draft prep, a new mock draft after their free-agent additions looks at ways to fill out the depth chart.
With the majority of the Steelers free agency over with, the team is now gearing up to make the most of their limited draft capital. Most of the top needs were filled in free agency, which has opened up the Steeler draft board to go almost anywhere.
A starting NT, OL, and a third S are atop of the list of needs post-free agency. As well, the team can look for a long-term fixture at TE, a number four WR, depth at OLB and ILB, and maybe even an RB (only if the values right). While the team has crafted a well-rounded team, they still have holes rookies can fill.
While mock drafts are typically an act in futility, they are amusing ways to get the names of various prospects out. While the success rates are usually low, the names used are typically ones that the team has some level of interest in and could be future free agents the team brings in down the road.
For this mock, I’ll be using the pro football networks draft machine as I think they have one of the better big boards out there and you can execute trades, something I will be attempting to gain more picks. As well, I’ll be running the simulation three times and any player I select will have had to be on the board at that pick in at least two of the simulations. With the semantics out of the way, Pittsburgh, you are on the clock!