Steelers trade back into the first round for a quarterback in this mock draft
4.138: Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota
Matt Waletzko is a project tackle that a team can help try and mold into a starter in this league. He has the size and length that teams are looking for in NFL tackles. He is a clean piece of clay that new offensive line coach, Pat Meyer, can work with.
Waletzko is light in the weight department so that causes some of the biggest concerns for this player. He has the basic size and frame that teams want so just adding weight and working on his fundamentals will be the main hurdle. Waletzko has a high ceiling, and the team still needs to find players at the tackle position going forward.
6.208: Brad Hawkins, S, Michigan
Brad Hawkins played beside one of the top safety prospects in this class, Daxton Hill. The two of them made for one of the best safety tandems in college football. He projects to potentially become a strong safety in the NFL with the size that he carries with his game.
He is a later-round pick, but the Steelers need to figure out what they are going to do at the safety position soon. They need a starter upon the writing of this article. The club also needs to bring in-depth competition and someone to push for a special team’s spot as well.