Steelers 2021 entire mock offseason: Building the future

Mike Hilton #28 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
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Liam Eichenberg #74 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Round 1: TRADE: Steelers receive picks 30 and 61, the Bills receive picks 24 and128.

30. Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma

Since the Steelers added Kelvin Beachum in free agency, a tackle is not as much of a need as a center. Luckily Pittsburgh was able to trade back and gain some extra picks. Humphrey has done nothing but excel at the position during his college career and he backed it up with a great week at the Senior Bowl. This is a great get for the team as they try to retool on the fly.

55. Javonta Williams, RB, North Carolina

Williams at 55? Yes, please! He is super explosive and carries the size that the black and gold like to add in the run game. He is one of the most all-around running backs in the draft class as he can run and catch out of the backfield. The main test for all of these rookies will be pass-protection at the NFL level.

61. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

In the simulation ran, Eichenberg fell to 61. That might not be likely of happening but it would be an amazing get at 61. He has the size and ability to become a great tackle at the next level as he learned behind someone like Beachum. Pittsburgh would be thrilled to have these top three picks become reality.

87. Hunter Long, TE, Boston College

The addition of Jesse James makes the tight end position a little less of a need but Long would be such an upgrade over Zach Gentry as the third option. James will likely only be back for one season and Ebron will also be gone come next offseason. Getting Long ready to be a potential successor and sprinkling him in would be a great add at this point in the draft.