The NFL Draft is just weeks away, but here are three players the Steelers have not shown enough interest in selecting early this April.
The NFL Draft is quickly approaching and the Steelers have as many needs to fill this offseason as anyone. With 19 unrestricted free agents and very limited funds to work with, Pittsburgh has already been forced to wave goodbye to several significant players from the 2020 season including Bud Dupree, Steven Nelson, Vince Williams, and Matt Feiler, while more could still follow.
The Steelers were able to sure up the wide receiver position by retaining JuJu Smith-Schuster for the 2021 season, but plenty of questions still remain on the offensive side of the ball – specifically on the offensive line. With Feiler leaving and Alejandro Villanueva’s future still up in the air, many thought the Steelers would pursue offensive line help early in the draft, but their visits might suggest otherwise. Here are four players Pittsburgh has not shown enough interest in drafting with the 24th overall pick this year:
OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas
Samuel Cosmi tested off-the-charts at his Texas Pro Day earlier in the month. According to Relative Athletic Scores, Cosmi is a 99.8 percentile athlete at the position. The position he plays (offensive tackle) just so happens to be one of the most important positions in football. Unfortunately, the Steelers may not see it that way.
Throughout the years, Pittsburgh has never really placed a high emphasis on the offensive tackle position as most teams have in the league. Though Cosmi has good size and great physical tools, the team didn’t send their brass out to see him for his Texas Pro Day. If Samuel Cosmi were to fall to pick 24 in the 2021 NFL Draft, this would seem like tremendous value for a player with his traits, but don’t get your hopes up too much. The Steelers just have not expressed enough interest in him to believe that he will be the selection in the first round if he’s on the board.