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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Ohio State Buckeyes punter Drue Chrisman (91) punts. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 6 TRADE (Steelers get pick 248 and 2022 seventh-rounder, Colts get pick 216)

Trading back for a seventh-round pick next season really shouldn’t matter but the team did it in this simulation anyway.

Round 7, 245. Kylen Granson, TE, SMU

At some point in the draft, the Steelers will select a tight end and that will need to happen. Kylen Granson is not the most polished player but he will bring some depth for the position going forward. If the team waits this long to address the need then they will need to bring back Jesse James for the upcoming season.

Round 7, 248. Drue Chrisman, P, Ohio State

Drue Chrisman was a nice punter at Ohio State and was one of the best in the country. Jordan Berry had a nice season last year after being cut initially but competition will need to be brought in. There is another punter on the roster currently but maybe another outside player would be the way to go.

Round 7,  254. Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville

Dez Fitzpatrick lands on another mock draft simulation for this article. He would be a nice late-round selection for this team even if the receiving corp is already so talented.

Grade: B-

This simulation was the best one but it failed to add a center in this class. Other than that the Steelers were able to fill holes that they needed to. It was an overall good class that could turn out to be something more interesting if they can develop.

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These simulations are very interesting as the computer chose to stray off of many mock drafts in circulation. The Steelers will need to have a good class to be the better team in their division going forward.