Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh doubles-up on offensive line help early

Center Creed Humphrey #56 of the Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)
Center Creed Humphrey #56 of the Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /
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Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Simi Fehoko (13). Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 4 (pick 141): Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford

If you want an exciting playmaker with upside on day three of the draft, Simi Fehoko could be your guy. Listed at 6’4” and 227 pounds, Fehoko has a similar size and athletic profile as Chase Claypool (which is really saying something). Reportedly hand-timed at a 4.39-second 40-yard dash, the Stanford product turned heads and he finished his college career with a remarkable game that included 16 catches for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns.

In a nutshell, Fehoko was never a dominant college player and he earned half of his 2020 production in that one impressive game. Still, if the Steelers want to take a chance on a size-speed guy, Simi Fehoko fits the bill. He would be a special teams player to begin his career, with a chance to develop into something more.

Round 6 (pick 209): Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue

With Vince Williams’ career with the Steelers potentially coming to a close, it’s only right that Pittsburgh goes out and drafts another sixth-round player that would do him justice. Derrick Barnes is essentially a carbon-copy of Williams. At 6′ 1/2” and 245 pounds, Barnes is a downhill, rush linebacker, who likes to lay a beating at or behind the line of scrimmage. He compiled 25.0 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks in his collegiate career.