Steelers 2021 mock draft: Letting the computer make the selection

Michigan offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield blocks defensive end Kwity Paye.
Michigan offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield blocks defensive end Kwity Paye. /
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The Steelers have a decent amount of draft capital at the event so the computer had a lot of work ahead of them.

The Steelers currently have eight selections in the 2021 NFL Draft. They will need to have some picks that contribute to the team right away. Up to this point in the offseason, the team has lost a lot of their free agents and other players due to cap issues. They have many needs to fill and the draft will be the main destination for those answers come next season.

It is never an easy task but Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin have proven their draft prowess for many seasons. As a testament to that fortitude, they have one of the most consistent teams in the NFL. Acquiring players through this event is always an exciting time for the player, teams, and fans across the league as they see new people join the franchise in real-time.

When it comes to these three simulations, they were all done through the Pro Football Network’s draft simulator on their website. It allowed for these three different draft scenarios to occur and these are the differing results. Some of the picks are rather surprising and maybe make little sense but the computer was given a fair chance to make the selections.

This article will provide insight into these different simulations for the Steelers and how that will help the team going forward. There are some repeats but true to form, there is no going back and re-doing what has already been done. None of these mock drafts are terrible but it could have also been better. This team has a lot of needs and the auto selector did the best with what it had to work with.