Steelers mock draft: QB of the future added and depth filled

Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver George Pickens (1) . Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers round 2

Heading into the second day of the draft, the Steelers will have to be targeting their top remaining needs on the roster: receiver and safety. While I really wanted a strong safety-type to fall here, no one did, thus I opted to land a receiver the team has shown a lot of interest in during the pre-draft build in George Pickens.

Pickens was one of the top names in college heading into the season before he missed most of the last season with an injury. He declared with his value relatively low, but he has shown up well athletically so far in the testing process. He is a great outside receiver threat, who uses his size and long speed to win deep regularly. As well, he is a refined route runner that can attack the middle of the field with ease.

While his lack of production is a bit of a concern, Georgia relied heavily on their talented running backs to move their offense and their defense to control the game. Pickens made the most of his targets though and became a serviceable blocker as a receiver. Adding him to a room desperately lacking speed would make a lot of sense, and the Steelers seem to like him given their heavy interest in him so far, this draft season.