5 prospects the Steelers will fall in love with at the 2024 NFL Combine

These draft prospects are sure to interest the Steelers at the NFL Combine this week.

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The NFL Combine is this week, and tons of prospects will be in attendance. From the perceived top ten picks to the players who are fighting to get selected in the draft. Each player will attempt to raise their draft stock this week through a series of workouts and different tests. It will bring mixed results for each player.

Some will shine and others will fall short. This is not the end-all-be-all for these prospects as they have a bunch of other things in the future that could allow them to get better. One thing that the combine brings is interviews. Teams will be allowed to talk to the prospects in attendance and see what their personalities are like. The Steelers have some top targets in the upcoming draft that will be participating.

The Steelers will keep an eye on Kris Jenkins during the NFL Combine

One area where the Steelers want to get younger is defensive tackle. Cam Heyward is getting older and coming off an injury-riddled season. He should be able to bounce back, but it's not fair to expect him to return at the level he was playing at a year prior. Pittsburgh seems ready to invest another high-value pick into the defensive trenches for a second year in a row.

Kris Jenkins is a name to watch. He didn't have great production at Michigan, but he has a lot of good qualities that should help him become a quality player at the next level. His week at the NFL Combine should be a strong one. Jenkins is a strong athlete for his size and will be turning 23 years old a little after the start of his rookie season.

He is just a part of the chunk of talent departing Michigan and entering the NFL during this year's draft. Jenkins is a player that should test well and start to get some attention on draft boards. His lack of production in college is going to remain a concern. The Steelers would need to coach him up, but you can't teach the physical tools that he will bring with him.