Steelers final mock draft: Pittsburgh settles for a QB at pick 20
By Andrew Falce
Steelers round 7
Rounding out the draft, the Steelers should look to add some capable depth to their roster with their last two picks. The first of those picks is Texas A&M’s Jayden Peevy. Similar to Isaiahh Loudermilk from last season, Peevy lacks elite athleticism or stats in college but has the size and length that the team looks for in their defensive ends.
Add in Karl Dunbar being present at his pro day and there seems to be some interest between the two. Peevy would be some depth insurance in case of injury or Stephon Tuitt not playing again. Even if he needs a season on the practice squad, he has the size and traits to develop into a good rotational piece down the road.
The final pick goes to adding some depth to the running back room. Najee Harris needs a capable backup in case he gets injured and to take some pressure off of him. While not a notable college player, Snoop Conner checks a lot of what the team likes in their running backs. He has good size and runs with a lot of power.
While he was never a top guy at Ole Miss, he was a capable reserve and rotational back. He would fit what the Steelers want in a backup on top of this. While most of the Steelers’ interest in Ole Miss was due to Matt Corral being there, Conner may have caught their eye. He makes sense late as a backup for this team.
While taking a quarterback has its share of issues, the team seems set to add their quarterback of the future this offseason. Beyond the top pick, the Steelers add a lot of early contributors and developmental talent. Howell has his issues, but the team could do worse in this class.