4 Senior Bowl practice standouts likely on Steelers draft-day radar
Steelers could target massive OT that could bolster Pittsburgh’s offensive line
Pittsburgh finally seemed to turn the offensive line into a cohesive group down the stretch of this past season, but don’t let that fool you into believing the offensive line is not a position of need. Both Chuks Okorafor and Dan Moore Jr. are replaceable members of the position group, and it would do the Pittsburgh Steelers justice to potentially take an offensive tackle with either the 17th or 32nd pick of the draft.
Dawand Jones has seemingly been the main attraction of the Senior Bowl so far, and rightfully so. Jones is a mountain of a man that stands at 6’8 tall, weighing in at around 360 lbs. with incredible strength and mobility for a big guy.
The former Ohio State Buckeye built a name for himself thanks to his prolific play in the running game and after the 2022 season was considered a second-round pick by many scouts.
That all could change as fans and draft experts have been in awe at the site of Dawand Jones’ Senior Bowl practice performances. Jones has displayed improved pass-blocking sets and has asserted his dominance over many in 1-on-1 drills with some of the Senior Bowl’s best participants.
If the hype around Dawand Jones is real, don’t be surprised if he is a first-round lock come May. The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a big decision to make with their first two picks thanks to a very intriguing Offensive Tackle class. Should they choose to fill a different gap at pick 17, don’t be surprised if they try to move back into the first round by trading their 32nd pick to take a guy like Jones. Steeler Nation knows they could use a scenario such as this one.