Steelers mock draft: Bolstering the offense early and often

Guard Alijah Vera-Tucker #75 of the USC Trojans. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
Guard Alijah Vera-Tucker #75 of the USC Trojans. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) /
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Ohio State Buckeyes center Josh Myers (71)    Sp Osufb Media Day Jb 102 /

Josh Myers. 4. player. 812. . Center. Buckeyes

Steelers mock draft: Rounds 4-5

Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement was made official in February. The Steelers waited until the 4th round to select his replacement in Josh Myers from Ohio State. Myers is a great NFL prospect that I find to be extremely undervalued. He fits best in the type of role Maurkice Pouncey was relegated to in the latter half of his career.

Myers’ consistent use as a snapper running out of the shotgun formation makes it a fit. He has good lateral quickness but isn’t ready to be a steady option to pull and lead block on outside running concepts. With that being said he is still a great pass blocker and can move up to the second level in running concepts. I think the biggest knock to his draft stock is the fact he played in between one of the best guard pairings in college football in 2020. He is going to be in between Kevin Dotson and David Decastro, so I am not worried about him as a Steeler.

5. player. 884. . Tight End. Mustangs . Kylen Granson

Kylen Gransonout of SMU at 6’2 242lbs isn’t your typical tight end. Yet the Steelers give Matt Canada the perfect weapon for his offense. Something people are starting to talk about is the F-back in Matt Canada’s offense. It is a mix between a fullback and a tight end. Pittsburgh’s own Jaylen Samuels filled this role for Canada during his stint at NC state and Derek Watt helped play the part in Wisconsin.

Granson doesn’t have the size to be a starting tight end in the NFL, but he doesn’t have the route-running to be an NFL wide receiver. However, his athleticism makes him a perfect fit for this role in Canada’s offense and if injuries were to arise Granson could be an emergency starter at tight end. To top it all off, Granson could find himself as a key special teams contributor sooner rather than later. The Steelers love players who like to put in the work on special teams and Granson fits that culture.