4 Combine studs Steelers must consider in 2022 NFL Draft

Wisconsin linebacker Leo Chena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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North Dakota offensive lineman Matt Waletzko. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers must consider OT Matt Waletzko

You simply cannot find players build like Matt Waletzko every day. The North Dakota offensive tackle officially measured in at 6’8” and 312 pounds with insane 36 1/2” arms and 10 1/4” hands. To put this into perspective, OT Rashawn Slater — who was drafted in the first round last year — had just 33” arms.

Even with his eye-popping metrics, Waletzko isn’t going to sniff the first round. However, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him jump into the day-two discussion. Waletzko first caught my eye at the Senior Bowl, as he used his length and movement skills to his advantage to string together an impressive week.

In addition to his prototype size and length, Waltezko nearly cracked a 5.00 40-yard dash and had an impressive 30” vertical jump for a player his size. Waletzko isn’t going to be ready to play right away and he could really benefit from a year of NFL strength training.

However, Waletzko is one of the only tackle prospects in this class (outside of Evan Neal and Ikem Ekwonu) with true left tackle traits, and he could potentially develop into a starter with good coaching. The Steelers should consider Waletzko because of their need at tackle and hope that they can develop him into a quality football player at one of football’s most important positions.