Steelers 2021 re-draft: 3 picks stick and Pittsburgh rebuilds the OL

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Dan Moore Jr. #65 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Steelers Round 4:

Original Pick: Dan Moore, OT

Re-Draft Pick: Dan Moore, OT

This is a tough one, as the Steelers already spent high capital to land a lineman and will spend some more in the draft in the later rounds (more on that next). While Dan Moore has been far from perfect, he has shown steady progression through the year. This was highlighted against the Browns in week 17, as he consistently held Myles Garrett in check.

Moving forward, Moore should be penciled in as the team’s next left tackle. He will have a full offseason to add some strength and refine his technique. With so many other questions surrounding this offensive line, keeping Moore around and being able to rely on him in 2022 will be huge. It has been an impressive stretch for Moore so far and he is worth the pick in the fourth round.

Original Pick: Buddy Johnson, ILB

Re-Draft Pick: Nate Hobbs, CB

One of the Steelers’ biggest needs in the draft was a slot cornerback, yet they ignored the position almost entirely, spending a seventh-round pick on a safety with the hope he could play in the slot. This has led to the team relying on Arthur Maulet to be the top slot option, and while his run defense is fine, his coverage is below-average. Picking Nate Hobbs would have solved all of those issues.

Hobbs is already in the conversation as one of the best slot cornerbacks in the league. He has been dynamic in coverage and has been a physical threat in run defense and blitzing the quarterback. He is a complete package and would have been a huge boost to this defense. He does have some off-the-field issues by way of a DUI and a weird incident where he was sleeping in his car, but in the fourth round taking a risk on Hobbs would be well worth it.