3 late-round picks Steelers should consider in the 2021 NFL Draft

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Myers (71).
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Myers (71). /
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The Steelers need to have a good draft to balance out the losses they will have this offseason. Here are some late-round players who could help. 

The NFL Draft is less than two months away, and I could not be more excited. Sure, there are thousands of mock drafts going up about the first round and going where. However, as I read these early-round mock drafts, I wonder what about the later rounds and those prospects who are not being talked about.

Everyone knows that first and second-round draft picks have a higher chance to succeed in the NFL, but there have been players who have gone in rounds four through seven and ended up being the best player from that team’s respective draft class. Here are three targets the Steelers should consider in the later rounds who have tremendous potential but have fallen under the radar by scouts:

Josh Myers, C, Ohio State

While everyone saw the writing on the wall for Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement after the 2020 season, it still leaves the Steelers without a Pro Bowl-caliber starting center which is a devastating loss. If the Steelers decide not to take a center early on in the draft in the first three rounds or sign someone in free agency, Josh Myers is a player I would consider.

Myers is 6’5”, 313 pounds, and was a two-year starter at Ohio State. During his tenure, he was named first-team All-Big 10 in 2020 and was a finalist for the Remmington Award. The issue with Myers is his quickness and length. While Myers cannot improve his size, he can improve his quickness, and with the right coaching, he can become a solid starter in Pittsburgh and help close the void left by Pouncey.