Steelers 2021 seven-round mock draft: Retooling the offensive line
Round 2: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
Dillon Radunz is coming from one of the best FBS college football programs. Before the Senior Bowl, he was not expected to rise draft boards as much. However, since that week down in Mobile, Radunz proved his worth against some of the best edge rushers in one on one drills during practice and then the game.
His impressive week of work has caught the eye of NFL scouts and this would be a realistic spot for him to land. Many might prefer the Steelers to go tackle or center in the first round but getting Radunz here is a great value pick. He could be brought into immediately battle for the starting left tackle spot in training camp. If his Senior Bowl week performance showed us anything, it’s that he is capable of becoming a starter in the NFL.
Round 3: Richie Grant, S, UCF
With Sean Davis likely departing in free agency again, this will be a need. The safety position is set with the starters but the depth behind them is very sparse. Bringing in Grant provides a nice jump in depth talent and potentially a future starter. Terrell Edmunds improved his game last season but it is not entirely known if he is the future at the safety position for the team. Bringing Grant along slowly can help make him the heir apparent when Edmunds potentially leaves.