Best Players Remaining for Pittsburgh Steelers after NFL Draft Day 1

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Finally, the first night came to an end after an exciting first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. It saw plenty of trades, which included the Steelers pulling off a move to slide up three slots to get their offensive tackle. Broderick Jones is not a finished product entering the NFL, but he is young and has tremendous upside. He was the last true left tackle available that could start for your club and it should turn out to be a nice move by this team.

Even though the black and gold got their biggest need out of the way on night one, there are plenty of additions that need to be brought onto this roster. A potential trade back still might be the way to go at 32, especially after the club moved up and gave their fourth-round pick away in the deal last night.

Trading back a couple of spots would secure them an extra pick or two and would still provide a valued selection after the fact. Here are the best players remaining the Pittsburgh Steelers could target after Day 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Adding a center could be a reliable option for the Steelers on Day 2

One rumor that is currently out there is the love that the Steelers have for Steve Avila out of TCU. He is a big mauler coming out of college with plenty of position flexibility. Avila can play at guard or center, but Pittsburgh would envision him as a center if they would select him this early on. He would be a nice value pick, especially if it is after a trade back from pick 32.

Some other interior offensive linemen could also be in the mix on day two of the draft. The black and gold have shown varying degrees of interest in both John Michael Schmitz and O'Cyrus Torrence. Schmitz would be the true center option here as Torrence would likely be a guard without having experience as a center.