NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Steelers split on CB and OT after the NFL Combine

The NFL Combine prompted a shakeup in this week's Steelers mock draft roundup.

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The needs of the Pittsburgh Steelers have been easy to identify since Day 1. Most would agree that the three biggest holes on the roster come at center, cornerback, and offensive tackle, and would venture a guess that Omar Khan will shore up these positions before the start of the 2024 season.

We are on the cusp of free agency, and where Pittsburgh elects to spend their money will give us a clearer picture of which direction they will be headed in the 2024 NFL Draft.

There were plenty of players who either helped or hurt their draft stock from their performances at the NFL Combine. However, one of the most telling signs is where the Steelers used their formal visits. It's clear that they are looking at offensive tackles and cornerbacks in the first round, and experts would agree. Here's the latest Steelers mock draft roundup.

Steelers mock draft roundup: Experts choose between CB and OT

Charles Davis, Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Amarius Mims has been a popular selection to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 20th overall pick, and after a stellar NFL Combine, we aren't going to stop hearing about this fit anytime soon. Omar Khan drafted an uber-athletic Georgia OT in the first round last year, and he could do the same for a high-upside player like Mims.

Jordan Reid, ESPN: Amarius Mims, OT Georgia

Depending on how NFL teams view him, it's entirely possible that Mims isn't available when the Steelers are on the clock in the first round. 6'7'', 340-pound tackles with 36 1/4'' arms don't grow on trees, and Mims proved to be an excellent athlete at his size. If Pittsburgh selected Mims, he would slide in at right tackle with Broderick Jones kicking back over to his more natural position at left tackle.

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Nate Wiggins was frequently mocked to the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the process, but draft experts got away from this for a while, as it appeared he may go too high. Now we don't know what to think. While Wiggins blazed with a 4.29 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, he pulled up lame at the end and wasn't able to work out. His game would fit with Joey Porter Jr. in the secondary, but Mike Tomlin might steer clear of players with injury concerns.

Gordon McGuinness, Pro Football Focus: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

After a stellar NFL Combine performance, it seems very unlikely that Quinyon Mitchell will be available to the Steelers at pick 20. Mitchell was one of the biggest winners at the Senior Bowl this year, and he tested as an outstanding athlete with 4.33 speed. Taking a non-Power Five player in the first round is something this team rarely does, but they would be willing to break this draft trend if it meant getting a top-notch CB like Mitchell.

Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Wiggins might be fast, but his 173-pound frame is going to raise some concerns. At this size, he would be one of the lightest CBs ever drafted in the modern era. Wiggins has excellent upside as a man-coverage cornerback, but his size and length measurements were a bit underwhelming at the NFL Combine, and that could force him to slip a bit in the draft.