5 possible steals the Steelers could make in 2023 NFL Draft
By Andrew Falce
OT Darnell Wright, Pick 32
This steal is seemingly becoming less and less likely as we inch closer to the draft. For the majority of the draft process, Darnell Wright seemed to be locked in as a day-two pick and was squarely in the second tier of tackle. As other prospects like Dawand Jones faded, Wright continued to shine.
Wright is an impressive physical specimen, as he has great length and a wide frame that makes him hard to get around. His tape backs that up, as Wright consistently schooled some of the top defenders in the SEC, including the best player in this draft class Will Anderson. At times, he looks like one of the top prospects in this draft.
He does have some inconsistencies as well, as at times he would struggle and yield quite a few pressures. As well, there are some questions if Wright can play on either side of the line. He has the frame and style of a right tackle, but the Steelers could arguably use a left tackle more. Wright may not be the best fit there.
There is a real chance Wright goes on day one, but if the burst in interest is more smoke than fire, he would be a dream candidate at pick 32. No matter if it's on the left or right side, Wright is going to be a good player as a pro. Landing him atop the second round would be a true steal for this team.
The Steelers have a longer list than usual of potential top picks, but they also have a slew of draft capital early in this draft. If any of these prospects fall to the mentioned picks, they would be absolute no-brainer picks and steals for this team on draft night.