Steelers dream mock draft: The perfect haul for Pittsburgh in 2022

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Tennessee offensive lineman Cade Mays drills at Tennessee Football Pro Day. /

Offensive guard. Volunteers . Cade Mays. 6. player. 839.

Steelers dream mock draft round 6: OG Cade Mays

Cade Mays was a former five-star recruit coming out of high school who has put together an impressive body of work during his time starting at Tennessee. Playing at the highest level of competition in college football, Mays rose to the challenge. Somehow, he has become a bit of a sleeper in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Mays has terrific size (6’4 3’4”, 311 lbs) and outstanding length (34 1/8” arms, 82 1/4” wingspan) for a guard at the next level. He’s also a very solid athlete for his size.

The Steelers have some question marks along their interior offensive line — even after signing James Daniels and Mason Cole this offseason. Daniels is a quality player who could prove to be around for the long-term, but between Kevin Dotson and Mason Cole, we don’t know which player will step up to be the opposite guard of the future.

While Mays would probably sit on the bench as a rookie, he might be able to give these guys a run for their money by his second season. Mays has future starter upside, and getting a player like this in the sixth round of the NFL Draft would be a steal.