The Pittsburgh Steelers own the 49th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are my top five prospects I would like them to target in the second round.
The Steelers may have missed out on a run of wide receivers without their first-round pick yesterday, but that certainly doesn’t mean the talent is depleted. While players like Brandon Aiyuk and Jalen Reagor were pipe dreams, there are a handful of players who I am shocked are still on the board in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Pittsburgh still has to wait 16 more picks before making their selection, but there are sure to be some high-value players available to them at pick 49. We don’t know who will be on the board at that point, but as of now, here are my top five available Steelers prospects heading into day two of the NFL Draft:
OLB Zack Baun, Wisconsin
My overall rank: 15th
I’ve been saying since February that Zack Baun was a match made in Heaven for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Baun was a hybrid edge defender with tweener size (6’2”, 238 pounds), but he has an innate ability as both an edge defender and an off-the-ball linebacker.
Baun tested as a solid athlete at the NFL Combine, and his 4.65 40-yard dash and 7.0 3-cone drill tested in the 86th and 83rd percentile among NFL edge defenders, respectively. Baun was also insanely productive as a senior – earning 75 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sack, and an interception he returned for a touchdown.
The Wisconson Badger was made to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and his fit would give them a versatile chess piece in their front seven for years to come.