NFL mock draft roundup: Steelers have a consistent theme during Senior Bowl Week

NFL Draft analysts think that the Steelers will be enthralled with the OT talent in the 2024 draft.

Steelers, Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers, Pittsburgh Steelers / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers had their brass on hand in Mobile, Alabama for the first big event of the NFL offseason. Senior Bowl week is an important time of the year for football clubs, as hopeful draft picks as many of the best players in the nation meet in one place to square off against each other in practice drills in an effort to increase their draft stock.

As always, Mike Tomlin was on hand. These days, he's accompanied by Omar Khan (a job that previously belonged to former general manager, Kevin Colbert). Pittsburgh's brass could be seen eyeing several key positions while in Mobile, and it's probably not too hard to figure out which way they could be heading this April.

Tomlin seemed to take a great deal of interest in the uber-talented offensive line group on hand during Senior Bowl week. This week's mock draft roundup sees a consistent theme as Pittsburgh addresses the offensive tackle position.

Steelers mock draft roundup: Everyone mocks an OT to Pittsburgh

CBS Sports, Chris Trapasso: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

There were a plethora of talented offensive tackles in Mobile for Senior Bowl week, but JC Latham was not one of them. Though underclassmen were invited to the Senior Bowl this year, Latham was not in attendance. The talented Alabama offensive tackle is a former five-star recruit. After logging snaps at left tackle as a true freshman in 2021, Latham spent the past two years exclusively at right tackle where he logged over 1,700 snaps.

USA Today, Ayrton Ostly: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

USA Today also has the Steelers going with JC Latham. This could come as a result of other offensive tackles flying up the draft board with a strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl. Pittsburgh might be looking for an offensive tackle bit more nimble than the 335-pound Latham, now that Arthur Smith is calling the offense and will want to implement the wide zone. However, this selection would allow Broderick Jones to move back to left tackle -- where he played in college.

Pro Football Network, Joe Broback: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

A third straight mock draft that has JC Latham going to Pittsburgh? Why not. I think most Steelers fans would welcome the idea of a bookend offensive tackle to pair with Broderick Jones. Chukwuma Okorafor was benched in the first half of the 2023 season, and Dan Moore Jr. simply isn't cutting it. A big upgrade at OT could mean much improved results for the Steelers' offense in 2024.

Yahoo! Sports, Nate Tice: Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State

Nate Tice of Yahoo! Sports has the Steelers following suit and going with an offensive tackle as well. Only this time, it's Oregon State's Taliese Fuaga. Unlike Latham, Fuaga did attend the Senior Bowl... and he can be glad that he did. Fuaga officially measured in at 6'5 3/4'' and 332 pounds. The big-bodied offensive tackle rag-dolled edge defenders and defensive linemen in Mobile, and he greatly increased his draft stock as a result.

CBS Sports, Josh Edwards: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Tyler Guyton is another offensive tackle who wowed at times in Mobile. While Guyton has to become more consistent, his raw tools and incredible strength flash on film often. Guyton had prototype measurables at the Senior Bowl -- measuring in at 6'7'' and 328 pounds with an 82 3/8'' wingspan. Guyton isn't as polished as some of the other top OT prospects in this class, but the upside is undeniable.