Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh doesn’t hide their interests early
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers mock draft round 4: Trey Hill
I really think the Steelers are going to be targeting a center early on day two of the draft, but there’s a chance that the top three players at the position (Creed Humphrey, Landon Dickerson, and Quinn Meinerz) are off the board before their second-round pick at 55 overall. If this is the case, I have them going with value over the position of need, and settling for Georgia’s Trey Hill in the fourth round.
Hill was a former four-star recruit coming out of high school but hasn’t quite lived up to the hype at this point. Surprisingly, he elected to come out as a true junior this year instead of sticking around for his senior season. At 6’3” and 330 pounds, Hill has rare size and bulk for the position. As a result, his power shows up on tape often and he churns his legs through contact.
Unfortunately, Hill is still a bit raw at this point, and he won’t be the plug-and-play center the Steelers were hoping to find. With Maurkice Pouncey gone, the Steelers re-signed J.C. Hassenauer and signed former center, B.J. Finney. They could offer some level of security until Hill is ready to take over down the line (hopefully sooner rather than later).