Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh goes CB first before attacking OL
By Andrew Falce
With the Steelers set to lose JuJu Smith-Schuster in free agency, finding a new slot capable receiver will be a must. The team could opt for a veteran given how youthful this receiving room is, but this draft class is extremely deep at receiver. This allows for a quality slot receiver like Elijah Moore to be available in the fourth round. If he is, he would be a great solution to the potential receiver problems for the team.
Moore is a smooth route runner with the ability to take any pass he catches to the house. Moore also has value as a returner, making him a weapon from multiple positions on the field. The team could pencil him in as a slot option early in his career before he becomes the starter their full time. He would be a good value here and would have a clear role with the team early on in his career.
Sticking with the offense here, the Steelers will look to add a running back at some point in the draft. While many fans are clamoring for a running back in the first, there is a decent chance this group doesn’t receive an addition until the third round or later. If the team opts to wait that long, grabbing a back like Kylin Hill would make sense. The senior back didn’t play much this past season, but he is a good runner with great hands out of the backfield.
The best aspect of his game is his pass-catching ability, as evident by his 67 receptions over his four years in college. Don’t sleep on his running ability either, as he had over 1300 rushing yards last season. Given his shorter size and bowling ball-like statue, his game honestly reminds me of a Maurice Jones-Drew type of player. He doesn’t have the overall talent yet, but his best traits could serve the Steelers well in a committee backfield.