Final NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Who are the Steelers taking?

Top NFL Draft experts weigh in with their final thoughts on who they believe the Steelers will be selecting tonight.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be on the clock with their first selection in the 2024 NFL Draft, and fans are dying to know which name will be called with the 20th overall pick. Last year, the trail of breadcrumbs led to the feet of Broderick Jones, and Omar Khan made an aggressive play to move up to draft him.

This year, Amarius Mims is a player the Steelers have had their eyes on, but Pittsburgh's lack of Pro Day visits and various needs make this selection much harder to predict.

Some of the most respectable NFL experts have weighed in with their final thoughts and predictions ahead of the draft tonight. Here's who they believe the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

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Peter Schrager, Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Peter Schrager has a pretty good track record when it comes to his final mock on the morning of the draft, and we are hearing that Brian Thomas Jr. could slide to their pick. Though offensive line is clearly a priority for Pittsburgh, passing on a talented WR prospect like Thomas wouldn't be easy considering Van Jefferson is currently pegged as their WR2. Of course, trading for someone like Courtland Sutton or Brandon Aiyuk is something that has been floating out there.

Daniel Jeremiah, Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Many Steelers fans would consider Tyler Guyton a reach at pick 20 in the NFL Draft, and there's a case to be made for this. Guyton is tremendously raw, but he does possess unmatched physical traits and eye-popping movement skills for an offensive tackle his size. The Steelers met with Guyton for a pre-draft visit, so this pick isn't out of the realm of possibility.

Dane Brugler, The Athletic: Graham Barton, C, Duke

The run of experts mocking Graham Barton to the Steelers begins with Dane Brugler, who thinks this would be a great pairing. Barton, a left tackle at Duke, is projected to be a guard or center in the NFL, and Pittsburgh so happens to have a glaring need at the center position. This would make a lot of sense.

Field Yates, ESPN: Graham Barton, C, Duke

Field Yates also mocked Graham Barton to the Steelers in his final 2024 NFL mock draft. The Steelers expressed a lot of interest in Barton late in the pre-draft process, and they don't have a true center on their team who is projected to be on the 53-man roster in September.

Lance Zierlein, Graham Barton, C, Duke

Lance Zierlein is also riding the Barton train. If he's available at this point, the Steelers find the sweet spot where the value lines up with the need in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. They could turn their card in for the impressive Duke prospect.

Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated: Graham Barton, C, Duke

Chalk up another NFL expert who thinks Graham Barton will be wearing black and gold next year. Albert Breer has the Pittsburgh Steelers passing on Amarius Mims to take a safer plug-and-play prospect with position flexibility on the offensive line.

Trevor Sikkema, Pro Football Focus: Graham Barton, C, Duke

Several experts, including Trevor Sikkema, believe that Georgia OT Amarius Mims could be off the board to the Bengals at pick 18. If this proves to be the case, and the run on the top offensive tackles has already happened, Barton could be an easy pick at 20 overall.

Connor Rogers, NBC Sports: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Amarius Mims has been one of the most frequently-linked players to the Steelers throughout the pre-draft process, so it's hard to believe that more draft experts didn't mock him to Pittsburgh. For many, this comes down to availability, and they just aren't convinced Mims will still be on the board when Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan make their selection in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.