Steelers should consider one trade in the 2021 draft
The Steelers do not usually do a lot of draft day trading. However, there is one move that might make sense on draft day if they could execute it.
What if the Steelers could address their needs for an edge rusher, tackle, center, and running back in three picks? Actually, it’s not an impossible scenario. The question is, what would the Steelers need to give up to make it happen.
Pittsburgh currently has the 24th selection and the 55th overall selection. What they need is to trade for one of the selections between 33 and 36. With the 24th selection, they can easily address their running back need. If Najee Harris and Travis Etienne are off the board, then the Steelers could either draft a center, and most likely, Landon Dickerson or Creed Humphrey would be available. Their other option would be to address the tackle position, at which they could nab Jalen Mayfield as he may still be on the board.
If they can trade for one of the selections between 33-36, then things get interesting. If they get a running back on the 24th selection, they still have an excellent opportunity to either draft a center. Landon Dickerson, Quinn Meinerz, or Josh Myers may be on the board. There will still be a few quality tackles on the board as well. The ones remaining could include Sam Cosmi, Jalen Mayfield, Tevin Jenkins, Alex Leatherwood, or Liam Eichenberg, more than likely may be one of them.
Their other option at one of those spots would be addressing the need to replacing Bud Dupree. The Steelers could get either Joseph Ossai, Jayson Oweh Gregory Rousseau, Jaelan Phillips, Carlos Basham, or Ronnie Turner. Any one of those six should still be on the board. Or the Steelers could go outside the box here and pick up Zaven Collins LB, Caleb Farley CB, Trevon Moehrig S, Nick Bolton LB, or Rashod Bateman WR. If the Steelers can not get a running back on the 24th selection, they can use this selection to take Michael Carter, Kenneth Gainwell, Trey Sermon, or Chubba Hubbard could still be on the board.