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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Sedrick Van Pran-Granger could raise his Draft stock at the event

From one side of the trenches to the other. The Steelers seem prepared to add to both sides of the ball. They want defensive linemen, but they also want to upgrade their offensive line. They just cut Mason Cole in a surprising move. It makes sense as they opened up cap space and Cole has been disappointing since becoming the starting center in Pittsburgh.

It was shocking since they could have released someone like Nate Herbig for similar savings and kept Cole who has plenty of starting experience at both guard and center. They decided to move on, and center is now one of their top needs heading into this offseason. Both free agency and the draft are strong at the position, so the black and gold should find an upgrade.

Most of the top centers in the draft have already seen interest from the Steelers. Jackson Powers-Johnson and Zach Frazier have had their names connected to Pittsburgh through plenty of mock drafts. One name that has to be in the conversation moving forward that has fallen off a little bit since the end of the college football season is Sedrick Van Pran-Granger.

He did not participate in the Senior Bowl, which put him behind the eight ball. He is still considered the third-best center in this class, but the NFL Combine should help his cause. Van Pran-Granger should be able to apply quality testing numbers to his profile. If he can do that then he might be able to carry that into a second-round draft pick.