Steelers mock draft: Trade-back allows all needs to be met
By Andrew Falce
The Steelers’ most underrated draft needs this season is tight end. While Eric Ebron is set to return, he is only signed through next season and the team has zero depth behind him. This draft class has two realistic starting tight end options and a little after that. Tommy Tremble may be the best of the rest though, and he could find his way to the team to serve as that number two tight end.
Tremble is best known for his blocking, and early on as a pro, that will be how he gets onto the field. He was a mauler at Notre Dame and for a team looking for an edge in the running game, he could fit the bill. Unfortunately, he was always caught behind other tight ends on the depth chart, making it hard for him to produce as a receiving threat.
While Tremble will likely never ascend as a top tight end threat, I think he could develop into a low-end starter down the road. As a rookie, expect him to carve out a role as a blocker and to maintain that next year after Ebron leaves. He may never be a top receiving option, but he could end up being a great number two option that can fill in as a number one in a pinch. At the very least, his blocking would be a great asset for the Steelers.