5 most likely Steelers draft choices in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft

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4. Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia

Broderick Jones is number four on the list and has a 9.05% of falling to the Steelers, and the Steelers grabbed him in 19 mock drafts. Jones is easily among the top three offensive tackles in the draft, depending on who you ask.  

Jones is a viable alternative in protecting Kenny Pickett if the Steelers cannot get Paris Johnson. He is no small guy and is highly athletic. He enters the draft at 6’5” and 311 lbs. He is a virtual lock as a first-round draft choice, only falling out of the first round in eight mock drafts, and those were in early mock drafts.

While he would be a valuable addition to the Steelers offensive line, the only problem is that he will likely not last until the Steelers selection. Most mock drafts have him falling to the Titans or the Jets in 49.52% of mock drafts. Thus, this is another scenario where he likely does not fall to 17. The Steelers would have to trade up to get him, but if they make a trade, it will be for Paris Johnson, not Jones.

Nevertheless, trades can shake up the order players go, and conceivably the Jets could take Peter Skoronski if the Titans do not opt for a tackle or trade up to get one of the quarterbacks or decide to draft target Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

While it’s slightly unlikely the Steelers could acquire Broderick Jones, it’s still plausible he falls to the Steelers. If Jones is on the draft board at 17, it’s hard to see them passing over Jones for a cornerback, especially if they can still get a cornerback with their 32nd pick.