Steelers mock draft: QB of the future added and depth filled
By Andrew Falce
Steelers round 7
The Steelers do address the offensive line in this mock, but they are looking for a versatile backup instead of a developmental starter. While there are plenty of issues within this unit, the starters seem relatively set, so finding some versatility would be better than a developmental option. Luke Goedeke seems like a safe bet to become a viable backup for this team.
While he played tackle at Central Michigan, Goedeke has the size to shift inside, if need be, to guard. He will need some time to develop his technique as a blocker, but he can essentially take 2022 as a redshirt. The goal would be for him to take on Joe Haeg’s role next season: a versatile backup that can wear a multitude of hats on offense.
Rounding out the draft, the Steelers grab an explosive back that can ideally complement Najee Harris and take some pressure off of him. D’Vonte Price tested as a great athlete with good size who has a steady track record of being a capable fill-in at running back. He did that for five seasons at Florida International.
Will Price ever be a true every-down starter? Probably not, but he can serve as a depth player in this offense. Finding a capable backup is an underrated need, as this offense will not be able to function without Harris at the helm. Price would be a potential answer and would help keep Harris fresh during the regular season.
This mock draft is far from perfect, but considering a quarterback was added in the first round and most of the major holes were filled, I can’t complain. Personally, I’m still not sold on Corral, but the Steelers seem to like him well enough. The rest of the draft fell into place pretty well, and the team would be set for the season after this.