Steelers mock draft: Rounds 1-7 based on need and pro day meetings

Bryan Cook #6 of the Cincinnati Bearcats. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
Bryan Cook #6 of the Cincinnati Bearcats. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /
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Cincinnati Bearcats safety Bryan Cook (6) Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

I have the Steelers drafting another Cincinnati prospect in the second round

While I do expect the Steelers to look at free agency options at SS, the options fans would love the most may be too expensive. If a quality safety isn’t signed before the draft Cook is the most likely candidate for the Steelers in this draft. Some mocks have Cook showing up in round 3, however, I haven’t known the Steelers to take a gamble on letting a player they like fall to the next round in hopes he will still be there.

His skill in the box is notable and the rest of his skill set in general compliments his would-be partner in Minkah Fitzpatrick. It is just too good of a fit for the roster and Cook has enough upside to potentially force GMs to kick themselves for passing him up.

Romeo Doubs who I’m mocking to the Steelers with their 3rd round pick is a deep threat through and through. Doubs is coming off of 2 consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. He averaged over 17 yards a catch in 2020 and over 13 yards a catch in 2021.

Chase Claypool is likely being slid to the slot for 2022 which makes Doubs’ skillset a perfect fit for the current lineup. He has great ball skills downfield and his ability to track deep balls is advanced for a college player. Pittsburgh showed a lot of interest in him leading up to the combine and I would not be surprised in the slightest to see him in Black and Gold in 2022.