4 most important scouting notes from Steelers pre-draft visits

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1. OT might be the ultimate prize for the Steelers

Though the Steelers have expressed clear interest in several important positions at the top of the draft, the evidence suggests that offensive tackle may be the uptimate prize for Pittsburgh. Dating all the way back to Senior Bowl week, Tomlin seemed to be fixated on the offensive line during one-on-one drills.

From there, the Steelers had formal meetings at the NFL Combine with top prospects like Paris Johnson Jr., Broderick Jones, and Peter Skoronski. Since then, the team hasn't expressed much interest in Skoronski, but they met with Broderick Jones at Georgia's Pro Day and had a dinner meeting with Paris Johnson and fellow Ohio State tackle, Dawand Jones.

This puts these tackle prospects squarely on the map for the Steelers early in the draft. It's also worth noting that Pittsburgh used 30 visits on Dawand Jones and Oklahoma OT Anton Harrison.

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Fixing the offensive line seems to be a top priority of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2023 offseason, and I think it's reasonable to say that an offensive tackle may be what this team is shooting for with the 17th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft if the right player is available.