5 players Steelers will no longer consider in the 2022 NFL Draft
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers won’t draft OT Trevor Penning
This one hurt me a little bit. I know many fans have mixed feelings about offensive tackle, Trevor Penning. He’s not a finished product and he still has a lot of work to do when it comes to his technique. However, Penning has exceptionally rare traits that we don’t see at the position every year.
At 6’7” and 325 pounds, Penning tested as a 99th percentile athlete. With the right development, Penning has All-Pro upside at the next level and he would instantly become one of the most physical football players on any organization he lands with.
Sadly, the Steelers didn’t show one ounce of interest in Penning. Not a single representative of Pittsburgh’s coaching staff or the front office showed up at his Northern Iowa Pro Day.
I know Pittsburgh’s history when it comes to drafting small-school players. Couple that with their history of drafting offensive tackles, and you can understand why they didn’t send anybody to make the trip. However, once in a while, a prospect comes along that you should consider breaking the trend for, and I think Trevor Penning might be that guy. The Steelers will not draft him if he’s on the board at pick 20.