Steelers trade back into the first round for a quarterback in this mock draft
7.225: Dontario Drummond, WR, Mississippi
Dontario Drummond just finished his best season in college football as he finally eclipsed over 1,000 receiving yards. He became one of Matt Corral’s favorite weapons on offense and this player reaped the benefits. He is still expected to go very late in the draft, but he was too hard to pass up.
The Steelers still need to figure out the receiving group and adding both Olave and Drummond start to provide some depth and competition. This player probably wouldn’t be a starter, but the team wouldn’t need that with the first-round pick entering the fold.
7.241: Decobie Durant, CB, South Carolina State
Decobie Durant is a player from a very small school, this is where Javon Hargrave and Donnie Shell attended college. This has become one of the better programs in their conference and Durant put up a very respectable stat line there. He was one of the best corners during his entire four seasons of starting.
He will have to prove himself on special teams to make this club. There is always an option where he also outperforms one of the other players on the roster, but special teams are how rookies make clubs. It would be an uphill battle, but this player could prove that his production didn’t rely on just poor competition.
The Steelers were able to address some needs in this mock draft after trading back into the first round. This would be unprecedented by the Steelers, but they have been very aggressive this offseason.