5 star players that the Steelers could have drafted in the past five years

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2021 NFL draft: Steelers should have drafted Landon Dickerson (Najee Harris)

Perhaps the most obvious connection between player and team that draft was Najee Harris and the Steelers. Ever since he completed his college career at Alabama, everyone and their mother mocked Harris to the black and gold in every mock draft that was published. There were other prospects rumored to the Steelers, but everyone knew the running back was the choice.

Overall, the 2021 draft class for Pittsburgh has been mixed as they got a couple of starters and depth players. They also passed on some positions of need as they still thought their championship window was still open with an aging Ben Roethlisberger. That thought process was their doom, and they would not accomplish much the following season.

Instead of adding another weapon on offense, the club should have taken some offensive linemen to help this front. Landon Dickerson was one of the few names getting talked about going to the Steelers on night one, even though he was coming off a recent knee injury at the time. He would have been a plug-and-play center on offense and would likely be an above average starter there still today.

Harris was not a bad pick at that point in round one, but there could have been other options out there that could have helped. The emergence of Jaylen Warren last year really goes to show you how little value the running back position has. Centers do not carry a ton of value either, but they would pose a bigger impact than a running back right about now.