10 day-three prospects Steelers must consider in the 2022 draft
By Andrew Falce
While the Steelers will be looking for starters in the top three rounds, these day three potential prospects would all make sense for the team to fill out the depth chart.
The Steelers have a relatively set up roster ahead of the 2022 NFL draft. While they can still use some good talent across the board, they shouldn’t be relying on all of their picks right away to be impact players. Thus, the day three picks can be used on potential laden players that can grow into a roll.
That all said, here are ten-day three prospects that the Steelers must be keeping an eye on.
Steelers must watch Heyward
Anyone that follows the team should see this name and instantly think of Cameron Heyward. While he is a supreme talent, his brother is set to enter into this draft class, and while not a premiere player or position, he could wear a lot of hats for a team. While he was used as a tight end at Michigan State, Connor Heyward’s size easily makes him a fullback at the next level.
While in school, Heyward wore a variety of hats for the team. He could serve as a blocker, a receiver, and a runner as he was lined up in a variety of ways. While he will become more limited as a player in the pros (his size won’t make it impossible for him to line up as a traditional tight end), he can still become a useful fullback.
He can handle some short-yardage carries and chip in on rollouts and short passes in order to accumulate yards. He can also hold his own in space as a blocker. On top of all of this, he has the makings of a good special teams player in this league. He will never be dominant in one field, but he should be able to contribute to a team in a variety of ways for a long time.