Pittsburgh applies some extra competition to their remaining issues
3.74: Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State
Linebacker is still another need even though Anzalone was signed in free agency to be a starter. Drafting Tommy Eichenberg here allows for him to come in and compete for the starting job on day one, but also sit behind the starters if need be. He is a good athlete that plays well in all phases. Eichenberg’s biggest knock is the lack of playing time he had in college before this past college season.
4.109: Luke Wypler, OC, Ohio State
Another Ohio State product makes the Steelers draft class as they take a center. Luke Wypler is still a young prospect as he is only a Redshirt Junior coming out of college. He still has improvements to be made in his game, but Wypler should be able to come in and compete for a starting job at either guard or center.
7.209: Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State
The lack of size on Deuce Vaughn is going to scare a lot of teams away, but you cannot deny his productivity at Kansas State. The Steelers need another depth running back behind Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren, and they find that here. Vaughn has been highly productive in college both running and catching the football. He could also add an element to special teams as well.
7.225: Matthew Jones, OG, Ohio State
Make that three Ohio State products to be drafted by Pittsburgh in this class or rookies. The investment into the trenches is evident with the number of selections that went into the defensive and offensive lines. Matthew Jones is the last selection as he brings some competition for the bottom of the roster guys. He has something that could be unlocked through coaching, but he might be a project more than anything.
The Steelers are able to fill most of their issues when it comes to plugging holes across their starting group. They are also able to bring in some proven depth across the board and allow for a decent roster to jump on the field in 2023.