Steelers 2021 7-round mock draft: Selecting based on positional need
Round 2 (pick 55): Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
With Steven Nelson leaving the team, this need could catapult even higher. Mike Hilton has already left the team in free agency so the need is already there. With Nelson being cut from the Steelers this will be a high draft choice for the team come April.
Newsome is one of the best and most physical cover corners in this class. He wowed during his time at Northwestern and that has made him a day-two choice in most mock drafts. He would be a nice selection at this point and one the team will need to do if Nelson goes elsewhere. He is raw with limited experience starting in the Big Ten conference. He has only started 18 games total but he is a solid press corner that can cover one on one.
Round 3 (pick 87): Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
Brevin Jordan is one of the best tight ends in this draft class. His size and athletic ability make him the biggest weapon coming out of college. That strength is so good that he is steady on draft boards even though his blocking ability is sub-par. If he can grow his blocking then this will become a great selection in the third round.
Eric Ebron is still on the team but there is minimal depth behind him, but getting Jordan here will neglect their need to find a blocking tight end. If the team can sign Jesse James and add this player, it will be a solid group at the position going forward.