Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh addresses pressing needs with early picks
Steelers mock draft round 7: EDGE Brock Martin
The Steelers lack of edge depth got them into some serious trouble this season. When T.J. Watt went down with a pectoral injury in Week 1, the drop to Malik Reed was massive. Because of this, Pittsburgh may elect to go out and sign a veteran they can count on if something like this happens again.
Even if they do, Teryl Austin could use a developmental prospect with special teams ability. Though they rarely look at the Big 12 for defenders, Brock Martin is a solid prospect this late in the draft. He fits the size profile the team looks for at the position and, if he sticks, he could offer a spark in a small rotation off the bench.
Steelers mock draft round 7 (via DEN): OG Jerome Carvin
With Kendrick Green entering his third NFL season and still looking like a player who barely deserves a roster spot, it may not take much for a draft pick to beat him out — even one that comes in the form of a seventh-round pick.
Jerome Carvin has very good size at 6’5” and 321 pounds and comes from a respectable football program at Tennessee. He would be given a fair shot to compete for the final spot on the offensive line. He probably doesn’t have starter upside, but the Steelers at least need to start developing a swing interior offensive lineman.