Grading each pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2023 draft class
By Cory Rogers
While we won't know for a couple of years the true status of this draft class, we do know that Omar Khan's first draft as the General Manager of the Steelers was a huge success considering the circumstances.
Pittsburgh knocked it out of the park with its first five picks, getting a starting left tackle, potential starters at outside cornerback and defensive tackle, and a couple of key players at tight end and outside linebacker respectively.
However, with no picks in the fifth or sixth rounds due to previous trades, the Steelers weren't able to address all of their needs. There's still a big hole at slot cornerback, as well as reserve inside linebacker and center.
Perhaps the Steelers will address these holes, as well as possibly a few others, in the remaining days of free agency. Or, they may elect to see what they have in training camp and pick up a few veteran cuts right before the season starts.
But if early returns (aka Twitter and various major websites) are any indication, the Steelers' 2023 Draft Class is the best in quite some time. Not only did the Steelers address some key needs on both sides of the ball, but they also used some shrewd moves to go up and down the draft board on the first two days.
With the addition of two Georgia Bulldogs, two Wisconsin Badgers, a favorite son's son, and a couple of developmental prospects, Pittsburgh gets an "A" for its 2023 draft. Here's a closer look at the Steelers' selections, and the grade for each.