Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh takes a balanced approach in 2022
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers mock draft round 2: OG Jamaree Salyer
This is where things really start to get tricky for the Pittsburgh Steelers. By electing to take a quarterback with the 20th overall pick, Colbert and Mike Tomlin miss out on a talented wave of offensive tackles yet again. While they could still target OT in round two, there isn’t anyone left on the board at this point who is worth considering with the 52nd overall pick.
Though the Steelers could get quality value out of players from different positions here like Alabama IDL Phidarian Mathis or USC EDGE Drake Jackson, I have them sticking with a major position of need and taking the best player left on the board at offensive guard: Jamaree Salyer.
Salyer is a big physical guard who projects as an NFL starter in a power-run scheme. He plays with good balance and anchors well. Most importantly, you can hardly ever see him on the ground (which is more than you can say for most offensive linemen currently on the team).
While Salyer might not be the ideal fit for Matt Canada’s offensive game plan, the Steelers are going to love his quality athleticism and the fact that he was a former five-star recruit. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s coming from a championship Georgia Bulldogs team.