Jackson Powers-Johnson is on top of the Steelers Draft focus
Perhaps the best outing by anyone at the Senior Bowl was none other than Jackson Powers-Johnson. The center coming out of Oregon had a great showing throughout the week even though he got dinged up in practices. He was an anchor in the middle of the trenches on the offensive side of the ball. He had his stock rise, and the Steelers took notice.
Mike Tomlin remained active and close to the prospects on the field all week. He met with and watched many players up close throughout the event. Even Omar Khan kept his eyes peeled. Powers-Johnson was one of the players that got interest from Pittsburgh. They need an upgrade at a couple of positions across the offensive line with center being one of them.
Mason Cole is a player that might lose his job this offseason. His cap hit doesn't make too much sense to bring back for another year. Nate Herbig is the backup behind him and he almost cost as much as Cole in terms of cap numbers. It would make sense for the black and gold to invest in the center spot come draft time as they look to save money on young contracts.
Powers-Johnson might be an option for the Steelers in round one of the upcoming NFL Draft. He has all the tools every team looks for in a long-term option at the anchor of the offensive line. There were a couple of other center options present that could interest Pittsburgh, but neither participated. Powers-Johnson might have had his draft stock rise the most out of anyone participating this past week.