5 NFL Combine stars that are rising up the Steelers draft board

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Boston col offensive lineman Zion Johnson. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers should be interested in Johnson

The early interior offensive linemen as a whole disappointed at the combine, but akin to Watson, Zion Johnson has continued to boost his stock through the pre-draft process. While he hasn’t jumped up as many rounds as Watson has, Johnson went from a comfortable day two pick squarely into the first-round conversation. While he hasn’t flashed more than what was expected of him, he has consistently been one of the top linemen when tested.

While his own jump in stock is a good thing, he should also benefit from the top two interior options not posting great days at the combine. Kenyon Green, widely considered the top guard prospect, tested mediocrely as a lineman. Tyler Linderbaum, on the other hand, didn’t test athletically but came into the combine extremely undersized.

Johnson doesn’t have either of these issues and with his consistency overshadowing some of the more disappointing names, he could realistically be the top interior lineman off the board. While there are still a few more steps in the pre-draft process, Johnson has already jumped significantly up drat boards. If the Steelers are set on taking an interior lineman in the draft, Johnson is likely their guy at pick 20 right now.